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  • Cigarettes could cost you more if Proposition 29 passes in June

    May 24, 2012 9:44 PM

    Smokers could be paying more for the pack of cigarettes, if Proposition 29 passes on June 5th. The Proposition 29 tax increase would pay for cancer research and support programs. Right now, the tax on cigarettes is .87 cents. And, if could go up to a $1.87 if Proposition... more »
  • Political candidates take questions at local forum

    February 17, 2012 1:50 AM

    Two Santa Maria city councilmembers campaigning to be the city's next mayor attended a candidates forum this evening at the Santa Maria Library. Public safety will be a top priority for both candidates, but nobody at Thursday night's forum asked any questions about the recent officer involved shooting. It... more »
  • Santa Maria councilmembers kick off campaigns for mayor

    October 4, 2011 9:52 PM

    Two city councilmembers in Santa Maria have announced they're throwing their hats into the race for mayor. Alice Patino and Mike Cordero would like to be the city's next leader. The news came just hours after Mayor Larry Lavagnino announced yesterday he will not seek re-election. Lavagnino has been... more »
  • New board member stirs up controversy

    December 1, 2010 9:35 PM

    A controversial school board member says he plans to bring change to the Santa Maria Bonita School District, but his past leaves some questioning his intentions. Reverend Will Smith unseated incumbent Jody Oliver in last month's election. Smith taught 7th and 8th grade for six years in the district.... more »
  • Animosity lingers between district and new school board member

    December 1, 2010 1:43 PM

    Reverend Will Smith plans to shake things up at the Santa Maria Bonita School District. He recently unseated incumbent Jody Oliver in a race few expected him to win. Smith taught 7th and 8th grade in the district for six years, but resigned in August. Now that he's back,... more »
  • Social Security rally sparks heated debate

    October 27, 2010 9:32 PM

    Social Security is one of the big national issues as congressional elections are held across the country. It's no different on the Central Coast in the 23rd District congressional race between incumbent Democrat Lois Capps and Republican Tom Watson. Capps hosted a rally today in Santa Maria to talk... more »
  • Race for 23rd Congressional District could be unusually competitive

    October 25, 2010 9:44 PM

    Tonight, we're highlighting the race for the 23rd Congressional District. It spans sections of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, stretching from Oxnard in the south to the Monterey County line. The incumbent Democrat Lois Capps has served six terms. Two years ago, she won with 68 percent... more »
  • SLO County Sheriff Candidates square off in KSBY Forum

    October 15, 2010 2:13 AM

    With less than three weeks until election night, we're commited to informing you about the issues and candidates. Earlier tonight, we hosted a candidate forum between former Pismo Beach Police Chief Joe Cortez and San Luis Obispo Police Captain Ian Parkinson. KSBY's Jeanette Trompeter hosted the forum which... more »
  • Local Republicans gaining momentum toward November

    September 6, 2010 9:22 PM

    A new national poll shows Republicans are gaining momentum in that battle for Congress. The opinion research corporation survey shows the G.O.P leads the Democrats by seven points on the "generic ballot" question...-- 52 percent to 45-percent. That's up from a three-point margin last month. The "generic ballot"... more »
  • Prop 23 has both sides fuming over green retrofits

    September 2, 2010 1:20 PM

    Supporters call it the California Jobs Initiative while opponents label it as the Dirty Energy Proposition. No matter where you stand, Proposition 23 is all the rage heading into the November election. If passed, it would appeal AB 32, also known as the Global Warming Act of 2006. That... more »
  • Special election has high stakes for California politics

    June 21, 2010 2:29 PM

    Voters will soon decide who should fill Abel Maldonado's 15th Senate seat. It's a hotly contested race between Republican Sam Blakeslee from San Luis Obispo and Democrat John Laird from Santa Cruz with a significant impact. A win for Laird would put the Democrats within one seat of having a... more »
  • Rematch: Janet Wolf vs. Dan Secord for 2nd District Supervisor

    June 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    Next Tuesday... if you think the two candidates battling to represent Santa Barbara County's 2nd District, look familiar, you're right. The race is a rematch from 2006. Former Santa Barbara city councilman Dan Secord hopes to trump the incumbent and board chair Janet Wolf. The district covers portions of... more »
  • Joyce Dudley vs. Josh Lynn for District Attorney

    May 24, 2010 9:25 PM

    If you've driven through Santa Barbara County, you may have noticed the district attorney campaign signs on many hillsides. The race is on for the county's top legal prosecutor. On June 8, voters will decide whether they want Joyce Dudley or Josh Lynn to become the next district attorney.... more »
  • Local district attorney's race heats up

    May 24, 2010 1:25 PM

    Their signs have been dotting the hills of Santa Barbara County for months. Josh Lynn and Joyce Dudley are racing to be the county's next district attorney. One of them will replace Ann Bramsen. She's been the acting DA since the late Christie Stanley stepped down for health reasons in... more »
  • Meg Whitman speaks in Santa Barbara County

    May 20, 2010 3:26 PM

    Republican candidate Meg Whitman will speak about her comprehensive plan to cut government spending this afternoon at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as she continues her campaign to be California's first female governor. A new poll shows Meg Whitma's lead in the Republican race for California governor... more »
  • Jerry Brown campaigns to lower student fees

    May 17, 2010 11:02 PM

    California Attorney General, Jerry Brown pays a visit to UC Santa Barbara as part of his campaign for California Governor. A survey conducted last week by "Survey U.S.A." finds Republican candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are neck-and-neck to grab their party's spot. 39 percent are in favor of... more »
  • Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown to speak at UCSB

    May 17, 2010 1:20 PM

    The only major Democratic primary candidate in the governor's race will speak this afternoon at UC Santa Barbara. Jerry Brown is California's Attorney General. He served as state governor from 1974-1982 and later as the mayor of Oakland. The UCSB Campus Democrats, a student group, is sponsoring the free... more »
  • A closer look at Proposition 14

    May 8, 2010 8:55 PM

    The June 8 primary election is still one month away, but one item on the ballot is already stirring up controversy. California voters will either approve or reject Proposition 14 next month. If approved, the primary election process for statewide, congressional, and legislative races would change. All candidates... more »
  • Candidates for SLO County Sheriff will speak at forum Wednesday

    April 28, 2010 2:27 AM

    The men running for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff will be taking your questions on Wednesday. The County Sheriff's Advisory Council, along with the League of Women Voters, will host a Sheriff's Candidate Forum Wednesday night. Six men are vying for the job. They are: Mark Adams, Joe... more »
  • South coast businessman enters race for 23rd congressional district seat

    March 19, 2010 11:52 AM

    A south coast businessman has tossed his name in the hat for the upcoming congressional election. Republican Tom Watson held a campaign kick-off party in Santa Barbara Thursday afternoon. According to his website, Watson has lived in the 23rd district for some thirteen years. The district covers Santa Barbara,... more »
  • No change in SB election outcome after ballot recount

    November 12, 2009 6:21 PM

    The recount of the ballots cast in the City of Santa Barbara 2009 General Municipal Election has been completed. There is no change to the outcome of the election previously reported. Earlier this week, officials found a vote counting machine did not properly read a portion of ballots cast.

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