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Jean Quan’s Pot Venture Goes Up in Smoke

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:07

Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s dream of running a high-end weed dispensary in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco was crushed during an intense appeal hearing Tuesday.

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Protesters Hold ‘Slumber Party’ at Fresno City Hall

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:01

Homeless encampments are now illegal in the City of Fresno, but that didn’t stop one group from hold a massive camp-in.

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Californians Killed or Injured in Las Vegas Massacre

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:45

Dozens of California locals -- including a number of teachers, off-duty public safety officers, and other public employees -- were among those killed or wounded in a shooting rampage in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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Farmersville City Manager is Leaving for Windsor

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:30

Farmersville City Manager John Jansons is stepping down after two years on the job. He has accepted a position as the top administrator of Windsor, a town of about 27,000 in Sonoma County.

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Stanford Professor Joe Nation Talks Pension Crisis

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:27

“This is absolutely the most challenging issue facing state and local government, not just in California but across the country.”

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What’s That Smell? Councilman Seeks Answers to Mysterious Odor Plaguing O.C. Cities.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:21

For two years, residents in some Orange Counties cities have been assailed by a noxious odor. To this day, its origin remains a mystery.

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Ex-Del Rey Oaks City Manager Facing Corruption Charges

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:34

The former city manager of Del Rey Oaks could face up to three and half years in prison for what prosecutors allege was a convoluted scheme to transfer water credits for a city-owned property to a lot he owns.

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This L.A. City Parking Cheater Could Owe $20,000 in Fees

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:20

A parking manager for the City of L.A. has been caught storing his cars in a pricey lot on the taxpayers’ dime.

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L.A. Pension Board Cuts Investment Projections

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:15

Bad news for the budget.

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San Francisco’s Commercial Cannabis Rollout Will Be Delayed

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:12

The reason might surprise you.

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Stephanie DeWolfe Chosen for South Pasadena City Manager Job

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:09

Stephanie DeWolfe, deputy city manager for West Hollywood, is slated to assume the top administrator position in South Pasadena on Nov. 6, 2017.

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Tracy City Manager Fired

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:38

The decision to terminate Brown’s contract came early Wednesday morning in a split vote by the city council.

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Four City Employees Lost Their Jobs for Skipping Work During Hurricane Irma

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:35

Would you show up for work during a Cat 4 hurricane?

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Home Prices in Disaster Prone Areas Are On the Upswing

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:28

Living in L.A. or San Jose? Now might be a good time to check your insurance policy.

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L.A Could Soon Be the Marijuana Capital of the World. But There’s a Catch.

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:22

The City of Los Angeles is on the cusp of a ‘green rush’ that could eclipse every cannabis market we seen so far. And yet, there’s virtually nowhere to smoke the stuff.

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Pie Thrower Pleads No Contest in Attack on Sacramento’s Ex-Mayor

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:16
The perpetrator -- or should we say piepertrator? -- will avoid jail time for the 2016 incident.Tags: FeaturednewsSacramentounusualmayor
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Morgan Hill Names New City Manager

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:55

Morgan Hill Assistant City Manager for Administrative Services Christina Turner is slated to assume the top administrator position by the end of this month.

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Dave Sykes Named City Manager of San Jose

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:45

San Jose’s assistant city manager Dave Sykes was promoted Tuesday to the top city’s top management position.

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Stockton Is Moving Its City Hall

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:40

The current City Hall will soon be history. 

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