| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Few annual events trigger over-the-top saturation media coverage like the Super Bowl, and No. XLVII has once again demonstrated its curious effects. When so much is said, written and broadcast about deer antler spray, you know you have either gone down...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday billed as a response to the California drought, but the measure is unlikely to go further in the face of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:14 AM
A group of Democratic U.S. House representatives has asked Republican Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to hold hearings to find new ways to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund program. That fund provides federal matching...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON – Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting in July 2012, recounted Wednesday that it was not until the Connecticut school massacre five months later that she and her husband decided to...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller.
Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress.
"Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?"
That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:21 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Five Congressional Democrats have demanded the resignation of a top official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration for comments the official allegedly made about the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
The controversy surrounds...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Wednesday that designates the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, protecting 319,000 acres of federal lands along the inner coast range that is home to some of the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Debbie Tinkham was installed president of the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council during the organization’s Oct. 2 meeting. Serving with her on the board are Darrell Tinkham, John Newcombe, Marietta Kruells, Cookie Kulper, Caroline Craven, Stephanie...