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Antonio Villaraigosa Calls for New “Prosperity Zones” to Bridge State’s Economic Divide

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:04

“These new Prosperity Zones need the power to keep local funds local. They need the ability to adapt regulations to local realities while continuing to meet statewide goals. Most of all, they need the authority to act together as regional economies to help lift up every family in every part of California.”

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Could ‘Gabriel’s Law’ Help Prevent Another Senseless Child Death?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:56

The death and torture of eight-year-old Palmdale boy Gabriel Fernandez is one of the most horrific in recent memory.

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Laguna Niguel Expected to Hire Anaheim’s Assistant City Manager

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:45

Anaheim Assistant City Manager Kristine Ridge is expected to be appointed to the top administrative position in Laguna Niguel today, effective January of 2018.

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Selma City Manager Arrested For Misuse of Fowler Funds

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:29

Selma City Manager David Elias has been arrested on suspicion of misappropriating public funds through the use of a city credit card while he was employed as the top administrator of Fowler.

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Lompoc City Manager Leaving for Santa Maria

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:21

Lompoc City Manager Patrick Wiemiller is headed to Santa Maria to assume the assistant city manager’s job. He’ll start in about 90 days, according to statements released by both cities on Nov. 9.

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How a Group of Mental Health Patients May Have Defeated a Sales Tax Measure in Coalinga

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:01

The Coalinga State Hospital is home to more than 1,000 sexually violent predators and other individuals with severe psychiatric illnesses. 

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29 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Receive New Warnings From Jeff Sessions

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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CityNews Alert: Tax Debate in DC Threatens Local Government

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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Editorial: Protect Local Government and the Middle Class

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

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

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

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

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

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:31

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

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Adelanto Councilman Facing Federal Arson and Bribery Charges

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

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

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

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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