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CalPERS’ Big Move on Amortization: What Does It Mean for Cities?

CityNews - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:58

In a major decision Tuesday, the California Public Employees Retirement System voted to shorten the amortization period for new pension liabilities from 30 to 20 years. The implications could be massive.

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Could Marijuana Be the Answer to Blythe’s Prayers?

CityNews - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:25

Blythe, California is the last stop en route from the Golden State to Arizona. It’s poor. It’s desolate. It’s moribund. But could marijuana be its answer?

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Marijuana Purchases and Privacy: What You Should Know

CountyNews - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:38

Is Big Brother watching you buy weed?

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Judge in Stanford Rape Case Up for Recall This June

CountyNews - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:54

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to place a recall measure against Judge Aaron Persky on the June 5 ballot.

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L.A.’s Public Defenders Rally Against New Boss

CountyNews - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:18

Plenty of people don’t like their boss. But L.A. County’s public defenders have taken it to a whole new level.

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What Are Nutria and Why Should You Care?

CountyNews - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:11

Beware the "rodent from hell."

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Angels Camp Appoints Country’s First Deaf Female Mayor

CityNews - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:36

"I see it as my superpower."

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New Report Says Mission Viejo is California’s Most Livable City

CityNews - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:31

The city is virtually crime-free, writes 24/7 Wall St, and incomes are high.

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What Can California Teach America About Immigrant Integration? A Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation Event

CityNews - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:22

UC Immigrant Legal Services Center executive director María Blanco, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, and California state director of Immigrant Integration Daniel Torres visit Zócalo to examine the lessons of California’s efforts to integrate its immigrants.

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Straight Outta Weed: Compton Bans Marijuana Sales

CityNews - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:39
“Drugs have pillaged black and brown communities," one resident told the LA Times. "It has taken all of our talent away from us. It makes our neighborhoods bad neighborhoods to live in."Tags: marijuanaFeaturedCompton
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San Luis Obispo to Consider New Code of Conduct After Supervisor Tells a Constituent to “F*** Off”

CountyNews - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:11

San Luis Obispo County supervisors have directed staff to draft a code of conduct in the wake of profane comments made by one of their colleagues.

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LASD Excessive Force Claims Continue Their Decline

CountyNews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:59

But there's still work to be done.

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Body Mix-Ups, Erroneous Coroner Charges Hurt Grieving Families in San Joaquin

CountyNews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:51

A KQED investigation found “the coroner’s office, under Sheriff Steve Moore, released the wrong bodies to families in 2016 and 2017, and once lost track of a body in the morgue for months.”

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Groundbreaking Study: Birds -- Not Poison -- May Be the Answer to Protecting Levees From Rodent Damage

CountyNews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:28

Ventura County will further limit its use of rodenticide as a result of the study.

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Santa Ana Riverbed Evictions on Hold

CountyNews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:12

The legal ruling came down Tuesday. 

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