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29 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Receive New Warnings From Jeff Sessions

CityNews - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:49

Twenty-nine jurisdictions received new letters from the Justice Department Wednesday warning them that they’re in danger of losing federal grant money unless they prove they’re in compliance with 8 U.S.C. Section 1373.

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CountyNews Alert: Tax Debate in DC Threatens Local Government

CountyNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:55

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" currently being debated in Washington includes several provisions of concern to local government.

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CityNews Alert: Tax Debate in DC Threatens Local Government

CityNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:55

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" currently being debated in Washington includes several provisions of concern to local government.

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Horror in Tehama: Four Killed, Ten Wounded in Shooting Spree

CountyNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:37

Here's what we know about Tuesday's horrific incident at a Northern California elementary school.

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CalPERS Wants Law That Would Force Cities to Notify At-Risk Pensioners

CountyNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:27

CalPERS wants local governments to deliver the bad news when they decide to exit the pension fund.

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San Francisco Delays Crucial Vote on Pot

CountyNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:24

San Francisco just can't get it together on marijuana.

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Who Donated $50,000 to an Orange County Archery Range and Why Does It Matter?

CountyNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:21

An anonymous $50,000 donation for an archery range in Fountain Valley’s Mile Square Park has ignited a debate over donor transparency.

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Hate Incidents Are Up in California

CountyNews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:16

The FBI has released its annual statistics on crimes motivated by sex, race, and religion and it shows a troubling jump in California last year.

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Editorial: Protect Local Government and the Middle Class

CityNews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:05

The federal tax proposal unfairly targets California and its middle class.

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Marysville Police Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Claims

CityNews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:13

Some of the details were revealed as part of an investigation into the mysterious death of the chief's wife.

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Palo Alto Hires New Police Chief

CityNews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:00

Palo Alto has hired a new top cop. Robert A. Jonsen, who currently serves as Chief of Police in Menlo Park, was named head of the Palo Alto Police Department Monday.

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CalPERS Wants Law That Would Force Cities to Notify At-Risk Pensioners

CityNews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:56

CalPERS wants local governments to deliver the bad news when they decide to exit the pension fund.

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ACLU Slams Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Bakersfield Police in New Report

CityNews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:34
The civil rights group found systemic abuse within the Kern County Sheriff’s and Bakersfield Police departments.Tags: BakersfieldpoliceFeaturedlegal
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Los Angeles Gets a New Communications Director

CityNews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:31

Suzi Emmerling has a background in progressive causes and national politics.

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L.A. County D.A. Announces Special Task Force for Hollywood Sexual Assaults

CountyNews - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 05:10

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is forming a special task force to field the avalanche of sexual assault and harassment complaints coming out of Hollywood.

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Hundreds of Marijuana Permits Have Been Sought in Stanislaus

CountyNews - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 05:01

“This industry is clamoring for validation.”

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Calaveras May Not Be Able to Pay for a Marijuana Ban

CountyNews - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:58

A ban on pot would require some funds for enforcement. As it turns out, those funds aren't so easy to find.

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ACLU Slams Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Bakersfield Police in New Report

CountyNews - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:49

The civil rights group found systemic abuse within the Kern County Sheriff’s and Bakersfield Police departments.

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Despite Hepatitis A Shortage, California Health Officials Press On

CountyNews - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:43

A national shortage of the hepatitis A vaccine is hampering California’s efforts to prevent further spread of the illness which has already killed 20 people and sickened more than 600 in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties.

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Adelanto Councilman Facing Federal Arson and Bribery Charges

CityNews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:17

Adelanto Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright is accused of taking bribes and planning to burn down his business for the insurance money. 

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