Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

Holy Harangue! Pastors preaching politics

Testing the mettle of the federal government, some church leaders preached politics from the pulpit during the run-up to the election and are challenging authorities to pull their tax-exempt status. (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal tax rules mandate that religious groups... (Continue reading)

Peterson swamps Molnar to win Grover Beach mayor seat

Debbie Peterson, a Grover Beach councilwoman, easily swept to victory in the race for mayor with a 75 to 24 percent lead over Phyllis Molnar. Peterson is expected to make changes in the South County Sanitation District’s leadership following regulators... (Continue reading)

Capps wins reelection to Congress

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps defeated Republican Abel Maldonado in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Following redistricting, the seat became one of a few in California that the Republican Party hoped to wrestle... (Continue reading)

And the 2012 winners are . . .

Here we are, live in CalCoastNews Election Central, waiting for the first returns to be posted. Check with us throughout the evening as we report on the results from today’s election. And feel free to add comments as we go... (Continue reading)

California GOP lodges complaint against Lois Capps

The chairman of the California Republican Party filed an ethics complaint against Congresswoman Lois Capps that requests an investigation into whether she violated House rules by renting a room to a staff member and failing to report it on financial... (Continue reading)

Political sign thief caught on video

For weeks, signs promoting council candidates Kevin Rice and Dan Carpenter and mayoral candidate Steve Barasch have been disappearing from yards around the city of San Luis Obispo. Earlier today, a local man captured a video of a woman attempting... (Continue reading)

State GOP chair quitting

Tom Del Beccaro will not seek another term as chairman of the California Republican Party, he announced this week in an email. (Sacramento Bee) Elected in 2010, Del Beccaro said, “It is time for me to pause from party politics.”... (Continue reading)

Local lawmakers on maverick list

Two Republican state lawmakers from San Luis Obispo County are among the party’s most independent members, according to an analysis of voting records by the Sacramento Bee. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (33rd District) and Sen. Sam Blakeslee (15th District) were on... (Continue reading)

Another option to Abel Maldonado and Lois Capps

OPINION BY MATT KOKKONEN Are there two tax cheats running for Congress now in California’s redesigned 24th District? Lois Capps failed to report rental income for 10 years, only to pay up after getting caught and failed to report $500,000... (Continue reading)

Steve Kniffen is Cambria’s non-candidate

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Cambrian Steve Kniffen envisions a grand political experiment which he believes could productively alter the way Americans elect their leaders. And he’s shifting his philosophy into action by throwing his name into the hopper as a write-in... (Continue reading)