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Here’s How Loyalton Retirees Are Doing After Seeing Their Pensions Slashed

CityNews - 6 hours 36 min ago

It’s time to check in with the retirees of Loyalton, California which recently became the first to see their pensions slashed by CalPERS because of the city’s inability to pay.

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Berkeley Passes Urgency Ordinance Ahead of Protests

CityNews - 6 hours 59 min ago

The Berkeley City Council passed an urgency ordinance Friday altering the way in which city officials deal with unauthorized demonstrations.

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After Laguna Beach Rally, a Sigh of Relief

CityNews - 7 hours 2 min ago

Way to go, Laguna Beach.

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This group has gotten numerous California cities to abandon at-large voting. Now they’re going after Donald Trump.

CityNews - 7 hours 16 min ago
“The work involving changing cities and school districts and special districts, as well as community college districts, from at large systems to district systems … will continue,” Saenz insists. However, with Donald Trump in office, MALDEF says it also plans to place more emphasis on the actions of the federal government.Tags: FeaturedRedlandsLa MiradaPlacentiaBellflower
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O.C. Mass Murderer Spared Death Due to Jailhouse Informant Scandal

CountyNews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:58

“If this case had been prosecuted from the outset by the Orange County District Attorney within the most fundamental parameters of prosecutorial propriety, this defendant would likely today be living alongside other convicted killers on California’s Death Row in the state prison at San Quentin,” Judge Thomas Goethals told the court.

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Commission to Study Impact of Criminal Justice Reform Measures in L.A. County

CountyNews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:44

Have AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57 led to “unintended consequences” for public safety in L.A. County? We’re about to find out.

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L.A. County to Pay Homeowners to House the Homeless

CountyNews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:30

Under a pilot program approved Tuesday, L.A. County will give homeowners $50,000 to 75,000 to build a second dwelling for homeless individuals.

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Sac Bee: The state’s new pot regulations are being “built on the fly”

CountyNews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:20

“Up to 82 people must be hired. Software must be written to accept applications of thousands of entrepreneurs hoping to legally sell marijuana. Regulations governing sales aren’t fully cooked.”

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Plagiarism Questions Rock Contra Costa’s Search for New D.A.

CountyNews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:14

KQED says two of the five finalists included passages from other sources in their applications without proper attribution.

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The Most Livable Cities in 2017

CityNews - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:03

Live it up, baby!

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Folsom Hires New Community Development Director

CityNews - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:59

Folsom has hired a new Community Development Director. Pam Johns, Associate Vice President of global planning engineering firm Michael Baker International, will take over September 6.

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Auburn Names City Manager

CityNews - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:54

The City of Auburn removed Jim Buston's "interim" title Tuesday and made him the permanent top administrator for the city.

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L.A. Hires Director for New Cannabis Regulation Dept.

CityNews - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:49

Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Cat Packer to head the new Department of Cannabis Regulation for the City of Los Angeles.

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White Nationalist Rallies Planned in Cities Across California

CityNews - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:45

State and local authorities in California are determined to prevent the kind of violence and chaos seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend amid

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A Pardon for Joe Arpaio Could Come Within Days

CountyNews - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:39

He wouldn’t. Or would he?

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Head of SANDAG to Step Down

CountyNews - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:32

Gary Gallegos’ request follows shocking revelations of wrongdoing by SANDAG staff, including claims they mislead voters about revenue projections for a proposed ballot initiative and destroyed emails and other public records to cover their tracks.

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A Pot Oasis in San Bernardino County? Not So Fast.

CountyNews - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:26

Always read the fine print, especially before purchasing an entire town for $5 million.

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A Pardon for Joe Arpaio Could Come Within Days

CountyNews - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:23

He wouldn’t. Or would he?

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California Sues Trump Administration Over Sanctuary Cities

CountyNews - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:17

California became the first state in the nation to sue the Trump Administration over his its sanctuary city policies on Monday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the suit in U.S.

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