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Mayor Ed Lee to Lie in Wake at City Hall

CityNews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:15

Plus, a list of must-read articles on Lee’s legacy.

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Laguna Hills City Manager Retiring After 26 Years

CityNews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:07

It's the end of an era. 

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Bel Air Fire Was Caused by a Homeless Encampment

CityNews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:01

Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis is out of control. Now, it has contributed to the destruction of four homes and millions of dollars in damage.

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Robots Are 'Shooing Away' Homeless People in San Francisco

CityNews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:56

But a crackdown is underway.

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Ready or Not - Top 5 Legal Changes Coming for 2018!

CityNews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:46

Don’t miss this webinar on the latest California employment law related updates.

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LASD’s “Brady List” Contains Shocking Allegations Against Hundreds of Sheriff’s Deputies

CountyNews - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:37

Lies, manufactured evidence, assault. Those are just some of the indiscretions allegedly committed by some 300 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies whose names appear on a super-secret list maintained by the highest ranking officials of the sheriff’s department.

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Report: California is a Top ‘Judicial Hellhole’

CountyNews - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:50

Each year, the American Tort Reform Foundation ranks the most litigious states in the nation, and California never disappoints.

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The Most and Least Affordable Counties in California

CountyNews - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:46

The California Budget and Policy Center has taken a look at the cost of living, county by county. It developed a list based on the costs of housing, food, utilities, child care, transportation, and health care.

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San Francisco Supervisor London Breed Takes Over as Mayor Following Death of Ed Lee

CountyNews - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:40

Acting San Francisco Mayor London Breed briefed reporters from City Hall Tuesday morning hours after it was confirmed that the city’s mayor Ed Lee had passed away suddenly at the age of 65.

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Santa Cruz County Prepares for Legal Pot

CountyNews - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:37

Crunch time.

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Breaking News: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead at 65

CityNews - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:00

A shocking announcement this Tuesday morning. 

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Op-Ed: The Biggest Problem With the GOP Tax Bill is the Attack on Local Governments

CityNews - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:06

Plenty has been said and will be said about the GOP tax bill currently being reconciled by Congress. But is it possible we’re overlooking the biggest problem with this legislation?

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West Sacramento Police Investigating “Suspicious” Death Outside City Hall

CityNews - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:43

Police in West Sacramento are investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman whose body was discovered outside City Hall on Sunday.

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Nancy Pfeffer Chosen to Head Gateway Cities COG

CityNews - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:41

Gateway Cities COG Regional Planning head Nancy Pfeffer has been appointed to the Executive Director position.

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Here's Why Sacramento Residents Are Ticked Off at Stephen Colbert

CityNews - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:31

Hey Colbert, what do you know?

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San Joaquin County Pathologists Offer to Rescind Resignations on One Condition

CountyNews - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 08:19

Is it time to separate the Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s Department?

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L.A. County Has the Second Highest Homeless Population in the United States

CountyNews - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 08:11

And unlike New York (No. 1), most of L.A.’s homeless are on the street.

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As Wildfires Rage, Inmate Firefighters Are in Short Supply

CountyNews - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 08:01

A series of criminal justice reform measures have reduced the number of inmates serving time in California’s state prisons. That has cut the ranks of inmate firefighters dramatically at a time when devastating wildfires seem to be becoming the norm.

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Sonoma County Issues First Permit for Commercial Marijuana Farm

CountyNews - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:51

Sonoma County has issued its first non-medical marijuana cultivation permit to a couple in Sebastopol.

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What’s In a Name? San Diego Changes Rules for Honorary Bridge Naming

CountyNews - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:48

It just got a little harder to have a bridge named after you in unincorporated San Diego County.

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