Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




Does California even need a lieutenant governor?

Lost in the ongoing battle to confirm Abel Maldonado as California’s next lieutenant governor is the move in Sacramento to abolish the office entirely. [Capitol Alert] Assembly Constitutional Amendment 30, introduced in late January, would abolish the office of lieutenant... (Continue reading)

Waterfield has the $$$ in Assembly race

New campaign fundraising documents reveal that Etta Waterfield continues to raise more money than her opponents in the race to replace Sam Blakeslee in the 33rd Assembly District. [Lompoc Record] In 2009, Waterfield, a former Santa Maria planning commissioner, raised... (Continue reading)

Three Assembly members come out against Maldonado

Three Democratic members of the state Assembly held a press conference Monday to voice their opposition to Abel Maldonado’s appointment as lieutenant governor. [Capitol Alert] Pedro Nava, D – Santa Barbara, Jose Solorio, D – Anaheim, and Tony Mendoza, D... (Continue reading)

The Tea Party meets the Republican Party

BY MATT KOKKONEN The modern Tea Party movement hearkens back to the efforts of the Sons of Liberty more than 230 years ago. In 1773, the earlier patriots boarded the vessels of the East India Company and tossed tea overboard... (Continue reading)

Fourth District candidates debate issues at first forum

The three candidates for 4th District county supervisor gathered Saturday morning for the first public forum in the race to replace incumbent Katcho Achadjian. [Nipomo Incorporation] Jim Guthrie, Paul Teixeira, and Mike Zimmerman fielded questions on 22 separate issues over... (Continue reading)

Karl Rove coming to UCSB

Controversial political guru Karl Rove is confirmed to speak at UCSB next month. Rove, largely credited with transforming George W. Bush’s political career as governor of Texas, and later as the 43rd President of the United States, will speak on... (Continue reading)

Kevin McCarthy, Republican recruiter

As some aging Republicans have become entirely too divisive, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has managed to get broad support from a party hoping for a big win in 2010. [Miami Herald] McCarthy, chosen by Congressional insiders as the Republican member... (Continue reading)

It must be the curry

The 86-year-old (that’s right 86!) governor of a southern India state resigned Saturday after a television station broadcast a tape allegedly showing him in bed with one-two-three women. The San Francisco Chronicle has the story. Eat your heart out, Jack... (Continue reading)

Union attempts to strong arm Meathead Movers

Since a local general contractor refused to hire a union company to install drywall at the future San Luis Obispo home of Meathead Movers, the tactics and aggressive antics of the rejected bidder’s union have reached a level that caused... (Continue reading)

Where does Settle live?

By KAREN VELIE During the past four months, police and fire have responded to a San Luis Obispo house owned by City Councilman Allen Settle at least three times. The visits, prompted by complaints about noise, suspicious activities and an illegal... (Continue reading)