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Conflict of Interest Questions Surround Palo Verde Farmers

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 05:36

“The problem with the Palo Verde Irrigation District is its very structure. It is a public entity controlled by the same business interests that the entity regulates,” says open government advocate Peter Scheer.

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Feds Accuse Pomona Police of Brutality and Cover-Up

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:42

Federal prosecutors have charged three Pomona Police Officers with civil rights violations and lying to federal authorities in a beating incident that took place in September of 2015.

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San Bruno’s City Manager is Stepping Down After Fourteen Years

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:36

This is a time of great change for San Bruno. In addition to Jackson’s retirement, Mayor Jim Ruane and Vice Mayor Ken Ibarra have both said they will not seek re-election.

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Brentwood Swears In Newest Council Member

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:32

Balwinder “Bailey” Grewal is the city's former director of public works. 

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Cities With the Highest and Lowest Murder Rates in California

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:25

Homicide rates are up in California for the second year in a row, but some cities and counties have seen more troubling increases than others.

Tags: listsComptonSan BernardinoSalinasStocktonOaklandRichmondnewspublic safetyFeaturedCarlsbadElk GroveFremontMurrietaRosevilleThousand Oaks
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Ex-Poway Mayor Sues to Reverse District-Based Voting Trend

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 04:49

Don Higginson says the California Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.

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Ex-Anaheim Police Chief Walks Away With $750,000 Settlement

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 04:00

The large payout settles allegations that Quezada was subjected to “intolerable” working conditions as Chief of Police.

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Morro Bay Planning Commissioner to Keep His Seat

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 03:56

Richard Sadowski will not be 'silenced.'

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Audit: It’s Time for Some Changes to L.A.’s Street Sweeping Program

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 03:46

Do the San Fernando Valley’s streets look unkempt to you? It’s not your imagination.

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Anaheim Police Chief Steps Down

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 04:38

Raul Quezada's departure comes just months after a no-confidence vote by the police union. 

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Santa Ana Hires New City Manager in Controversial Vote

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 04:32

With a total compensation package of $489,000, Godinez will be the second-highest paid chief executive in the state.

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These Councilmembers Dancing to “Despacito” is Just the Break From Politics We Needed

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 04:00

A local journalist and videographer made the video to raise money for the Society of Professional Journalists. 

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After Weinstein Scandal, California Lawmakers Say “Me Too”

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:29

Female lawmakers and lobbyists in the state’s capital have joined a chorus of women nationwide who say they too have been victims of sexual harassment or assault.

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It’s Not Just Football. Now City Employees are Kneeling During the Pledge of Allegiance.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:24
Four city employees in Ann Arbor, Michigan decided to take a knee during the Pledge.Tags: Featuredcity councilProtest
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