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Is L.A. Fudging Its Crime Statistics? Shocking Allegations Rock LAPD.

CityNews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:08

A captain with the LAPD has alleged a “complex and elaborate coverup” of crime statistics. Police Chief Charlie Beck calls the claim outrageous.

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State's First Transgender Council Member Elected in Palm Springs

CityNews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:03

The Palm Springs City Council is now 100% LGBT.

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WalletHub Ranks Best and Worst Cities for Veterans

CityNews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:56

In honor of Veterans Day, WalletHub has turned its attention to those who have served our country so valiantly and selflessly.

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93-Year-Old WWII Vet Unseats Mayor in New Jersey

CityNews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:47

Vito Perillo's Veterans Day gift came early this year. 

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Supervisors Nix Outdoor Cultivation in Merced

CountyNews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:38

That's enough of that.

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California’s Working Group on Marijuana Banking Has Issued Its Report. Here’s What They Have to Say.

CountyNews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:50

The state’s working group on marijuana and banking has finally issued its report on the litany of banking challenges facing California’s legal marijuana industry. And while it does recommend a number of measures to alleviate the industry’s difficulties, it ultimately concludes that real improvement will require some change at the federal level.

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Audit Finds Waste and Abuse of County Credit Cards in Stanislaus

CountyNews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:28

Without proper oversight, county credit cards can be dangerous.

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Study Says SoCal’s Traffic is the Most Stressful

CountyNews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:22

Feeling a little stressed out today? If you live in Southern California, it was probably your commute to work.

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Santa Clara Seeks to Crack Down on Drug Drones Over County Jails

CountyNews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:19

One drug-carrying drone crashed into the Elmwood jail in Milpitas recently. Even as the board was meeting to discuss the issue, reports came in that another drone was spotted flying above Elmwood.

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Election Day: Measures and Races to Watch

CityNews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 03:05

It’s Election Day for many voters in California. And while these off-cycle races may be typically low-key, a number of candidates and issues are making waves.

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Ex-Compton Official Sentenced to Prison

CityNews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:47

Salvador Galvan, the former deputy treasurer of Compton, was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison Friday for embezzling more than $3.7 million in taxpayer funds.

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Huntington Beach Council Members Look to Censure Colleague

CityNews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:41

Billy O'Connell says he's seen allegations that could compromise city officials. City officials say he never should have brought it up.

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FPPC Clears Palm Springs of Wrongdoing After Mailer Controversy

CityNews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:32

The probe surrounded city mailers on a new sales tax measure and marijuana tax ordinance.

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Think Before You Tweet: Social Media Basics for Local Government Officials

CityNews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:26

Social media presents elected officials with a tempting but sometimes risky platform for communicating with constituents. This educational and entertaining webinar focuses on the First Amendment, the Public Records Act, and the Brown Act.

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In Quest to Treat Homeless, L.A. Supes Seek Expanded Definition of ‘Grave Disability’

CountyNews - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:51

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is trying to make it easier to involuntarily detain some homeless individuals for psychiatric treatment.

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Think Before You Tweet: Social Media Basics for Local Government Officials

CountyNews - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:42

We’ve lost count of the number of government officials were left red-faced (or worse) as a result of what they thought was just an innocent tweet.

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