Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:13 am
haRep. Ami Bera pledged to give 8.2 percent of his monthly pay to organizations in his Sacramento County district that are feeling the impact of the across-the-board spending cuts of the sequester.
Sunday, January 6, 2013 4:30 pm
Democrat Ami Bera of Elk Grove, who defeated incumbent Republican Dan Lungren in the November election, was sworn into Congress last Thursday.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am
Anyone interested in serving in either the 8th or 13th Assembly districts or the 5th State Senate District has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file for the June primary election.
Friday, February 10, 2012 3:09 am
The White House is touting the recession is officially over
despite the fact that the economy is moving at a pace that makes
Cal Trans workers look speedy. There is no denying that business,
especially the car business, needs a jump start. Washington's
bailouts saved General Motors' and Chrysler's bacon, but did not
pan out too well for the tax payers.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:00 am
Due to some major domestic and financial issues in her life,
Assemblywoman Alyson Huber announced Monday night that she will not
seek a third term.
Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, has served three years in the Assembly
representing a far-flung district that ranges from Lodi, Woodbridge
and Acampo to Rancho Cordova and El Dorado Hills.
Monday, October 17, 2011 1:51 pm
Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, will have a town hall meeting
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Littleton Community Center, 420 Civic
Monday, September 12, 2011 11:45 am
Rep. Richard Pombo was standing near the top of the U.S. Capitol
dome while giving two visiting cousins a personal tour when
terrorists flew an airplane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11,
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:00 am
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton: "I opposed
(Monday's) bill and will continue to advocate for fiscally
responsible policies that address our country's debt and protect
our economic recovery.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am
Local politicians are anxiously awaiting news on what the new
state and federal election boundaries turn out to be so that they
can decide whether they want to seek public office in the 2012
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:10 pm
The Lodi area will no longer be aligned with Solano and Yolo
counties if the revised Assembly and state Senate maps released
this week by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission are
approved in August.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:00 am
In Congress, Lodi and Antioch could be represented by the same
In the Assembly, Lodi and Galt might become married to Solano
County and places like Woodland and Winters.
In the State Senate, the new Assembly district would not only
encompass Lodi and Galt, but the entire Napa Valley, Santa Rosa and
Sebastopol to boot.
Friday, June 3, 2011 7:01 am
If graduating top of her class with a 4.51 grade-point average
and being Galt High School’s Class of 2011 valedictorian wasn’t
enough to celebrate, Hailey MacLeod is the school’s first student
ever to be appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:32 pm
The United States Supreme Court delivered a body blow to the
safety of the people of my home state of California. In an
unprecedented action of judicial intemperance, the United States
Supreme Court basically ordered that between 38,000 and 46,000
prisoners currently in the California prison system be
Monday, May 2, 2011 11:44 am
Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River
(District includes Galt)
“The horrific tragedy of Sept. 11 was the main reason I felt the
need to return to public service. In a region of Pakistan, the
mastermind of that crime and the leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist
network, Osama bin Laden, has been killed. I am pleased to hear
Friday, March 18, 2011 12:00 am
A longtime expert on reapportionment in California predicts that
San Joaquin County will no longer partner up with the East Bay and
Morgan Hill for a single congressional seat when district
boundaries are changed for the 2012 election.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:00 am
Elk Grove physician Ami Bera, a Democrat who lost to Dan Lungren
for the 3rd Congressional District seat, has announced that he will
run again in 2012.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 12:00 am
Some American Muslims, including at least one in the Lodi area,
are concerned that the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on
Muslim extremists will unfairly target Islam.
Monday, February 28, 2011 12:00 am
STUCK WHERE? After getting on the phone with a
reporter to talk about the state of the union, Rep. Dan Lungren,
R-Gold River, said he spent his prep time for the interview
listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lodi.”
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:22 am
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, said he voted against the
House Republicans' spending bill for the remainder of the 2010-11
fiscal year because it contains deep cuts to clean energy,
education and infrastructure projects.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:21 am
President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union on Tuesday
night in front of Congress and a television audience in the
millions. Below is reaction from local politicians, educators and
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:00 am
The two congressmen representing the Lodi and Galt areas had
nothing but positive comments about critically wounded Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords. They also agree that politicians, the media and
the public should tone down partisan political rhetoric to reduce
the chance of violence among public officials.
Monday, January 10, 2011 12:00 am
In light of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona,
and the deaths of six people on Saturday, Stockton police will step
up patrol of Rep. Jerry McNerney's Stockton office.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
Rep. Dan Lungren joined his fellow Republicans last week in
continuing the tax cuts started by former President George W.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:23 am
Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, has been named chairman of the
House Administration Committee and the Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and
Security Technologies. Lungren’s district includes Galt and
Monday, December 20, 2010 12:00 am
A laundry list of recommendations on how to trim the federal
deficit failed to get enough votes by President Barack Obama's
Fiscal Commission, but Rep. Dan Lungren says it's a good start
toward putting a number of major issues on the table before