About 300 students in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District are now receiving free dinners, through a government-funded program. The "Supper Program" gives needy students free and healthy dinners.
According to school administrators, about 80% of the students in Santa Maria come from low-income families.
Right now, only three... more »
GENEVA (AP) - The Swiss government says it is freezing any money belonging to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or his family in Switzerland. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lars Knuchel says the order to block any accounts comes into effect immediately Friday.
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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 »
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 »
Today marks the annual National Day of Prayer, a federally-recognized day that is drawing new controversy this year over its constitutionality. Last month, a U.S. District Judge in Wisconsin ruled that the event, first established by Congress in 1952, is unconstitutional.
The decision resulted from a lawsuit filed by... more »
More than 120 million U.S. Census forms started hitting mailboxes today.
The constitution requires the government to tally up the population once every ten years. That data is used to divide up resources and funding to communities nationwide. This year's form is one of the shortest ever.
It's... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department is formally demanding documents related to Toyota's massive recalls in the United States to find out if the automaker conducted three of its recalls in a timely manner.
The legal documents were delivered to Toyota on Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. The... more »