Editorial: As Lois Capps bows out, race for her seat begins
The challenge for the next Democratic nominee will be to keep a broad coalition of Hispanic and small-business voters energized while appealing to environmentalists.
Voters approve the bulk of bonds, taxes
Tri-county voters approved $910 million in school bonds on Nov. 4, with every bond proposal passing in Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties while just one passed in Santa Barbara County.
Op/ed: Both parties need to figure how to get something done
Realistically, the best that either party, or the American public, can hope for is small ball.
Dubroff: Business and politics shake hands at tri-county voting booths
With Tuesday’s elections headed to the rear view mirror, it’s clear that politics on the Central Coast have tilted toward the center and toward a more business-friendly agenda.
Op/ed: Democrats hope for electoral comeback in 2016
Some Democrats who lost their race could try again in 2016. For today, however, it’s a safe bet that anyone who has just completed an exhausting and losing campaign isn’t thinking about two years from now.
Dubroff: A tale of turnout, transition and the state of tri-county politics
Money and party lines still count. But in the end, turnout will matter most.
After Ventura County court battle, pension tensions endure
For most of the summer, Ventura County was at the heart of a statewide debate over public-sector pensions. Reformers spent tens of thousands of dollars on a proposed referendum to change Ventura County’s public employee retirement system from a defined-benefit system to a 401(k)-style system. On Aug. 4, the battle ended when a judge struck Read More →