Bay Area Representatives Ask U.S. Attorney Back Off On Medical-Marijuana CrackdownFour California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.
First Lady's Bay Area Fundraising Visit Delayed Due To ShutdownA fundraiser brunch with First Lady Michelle Obama and other democratic leaders scheduled for this weekend has been postponed in the wake of the partial federal shutdown.
Man Allegedly Threatens To Blow Up Santa Cruz Congressman After Rejected Lunch OfferStephen Brown walked into Congressman Farr's office in Santa Cruz and asked his aid out to lunch, said deputies. When she refused, Brown allegedly walked out of the office saying he was going to wait for Congressman Farr and "blow up the county building."
Obama Orders Federal Protection For Massive Swath Of Bay Area CoastlinePresident Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.
California Congress Members Say GOP Cuts Would Hurt The Golden StateCalifornia’s Democratic Congressional representatives sounded off Thursday about how budget cuts proposed by House Republicans would impact the Golden State.