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Palmdale Mayor, Two Consultants Charged in Public Corruption Scheme

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:11
Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed conspiracy, conflict of interest, and perjury charges against Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford.Tags: corruptionFeaturedPalmdale
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No, a Major Earthquake did Not Hit Isla Vista Yesterday

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:52
Thousands of people receive a false alarm about a 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Southern California on Wednesday.Tags: unusualnews
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How a Hipster Coffee Shop Became Ground Zero in Boyle Heights’ Gentrification War

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:43

The owners of a new boutique coffee shop in one of L.A.’s most historically Latino neighborhoods were greeted with picket lines and protests at their quiet grand opening last week.

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Fired SFO Officer Allegedly Dressed Up as an ICE Agent and Spied on Parishioners

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:37

Hang on to your hats and glasses because this is one wild story.

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Guest Commentary: AB 1250's Burdensome Restrictions on County Service Contracts

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:10

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The California Budget: A Primer

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:52

California lawmakers approved a $183.2 billion budget Thursday, an all-time record.

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Flint Crisis Results in Manslaughter Charges for Five Public Officials

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:43

Plus attempts at obstruction and lying to investigators.

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CA's Vanishing Republicans Comprise Majorities in Just 14 Cities

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:39

California Republicans are an endagered species.

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Clovis’ Interim City Manager Becomes Permanent

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:36

Six months after he took over as Clovis’ interim city manager, Luke Serpa has been tapped for the permanent position.

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Do More with Less: 5 Successful Strategies from Finance Leaders

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:10

Is your organization constantly striving to do more with less? Almost universally, public sector agencies now operate under conditions where every dollar and minute must go further.

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Replacements Chosen for Deceased Sacramento Area Councilmen

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:02

The cities of Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova have each appointed a new council member to fill a seat left vacant by the recent death of one of their councilmen.

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San Jose’s HR Director Joins the Brain Drain

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 04:57

This one hurts.

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Former Long Beach Staffer Arrested Outside Councilwoman’s Home

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 04:47

The former Chief of Staff for Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce was arrested outside the councilwoman’s home last Saturday, hours after the two were questioned for possible DUI and domestic violence.

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Water Throwing Incident Prompts Citizen’s Arrest by Westminster Councilman

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 04:39

A Westminster woman got more than she bargained for when she pelted a councilman with a glass of water during a fundraiser last week.

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Off-Cycle Local Elections Moving to Even Years

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:35

A new law will require cities, counties and school districts that hold their regular elections on an off-cycle and that have low turnout to move their elections to align with statewide elections.

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Protesters Face Off Over Cudahy’s Sanctuary Policies

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:33

Advocates and opponents of Cudahy’s sanctuary city policies lined up to speak, shout, and -- in some cases -- hurl insults at a raucous city council meeting Tuesday.

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Cities Rally to Defy Trump on Climate Change

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:30

Hundreds of cities are pledging to abide by the terms of the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, San Francisco is publishing deleted climate data. 

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L.A. Releases Draft Rules for Marijuana

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:25

Plus a map of every dispensary in the city.

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Report: Redding Fires Its Police Chief

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:24

Paoletti has served as the city's top cop since 2011. 

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