Californians Grab a Piece of History
President Obama's first inauguration was a hot ticket back in 2009. The official ceremonies are open to the public, and this time tickets are easier to come by. Thousands of Californians will make the trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend, including a number of educators and students from around the state. We catch up with some of them before they set off.
Freshmen Calif. Congressmembers Settle In
Visitors to Washington this weekend might need some help finding their way around the Capitol -- but they're in good company. California's 53-member Congressional delegation includes 14 freshmen. We sat down with some of them this week, including two who are physicians.
Immigration Reform Tops Policy Agenda
Members of California's Congressional delegation will likely be important voices on an issue President Obama promises to make one of his top priorities in the second term: immigration reform. The November election -- and Latino voters' overwhelming support for President Obama -- was a wake-up call for Republicans.
California Dreaming in the Nation's Capital
The District of Columbia has a booming population. In fact, last year D.C. grew faster than every state except North Dakota. And Washington is full of transplanted Californians. For some, it can be had to say goodbye to the Golden State.
Santa Cruz Painter Adds Art to Politics
Four years ago, artist Andrew Purchin was perched on the National Mall with his easel and oil paints as Barack Obama delivered his first words as President of the United States. Purchin will be back for this year's inauguration with a new vision for creating public art.