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Riskier Investments Are Costing Pension Funds

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:49

A new report from the PEW Charitable Trusts shows the state’s largest pension funds incurred over $10 billion in fees in 2014 from these more complex and risky investment vehicles.

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Santa Rosa Firefighters Say They’ve Been Underpaid for Years

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:45

Firefighters in Santa Rosa have filed a federal lawsuit against the city that could end up costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lost wages, interest, and legal fees.

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Court Upholds San Diego’s 2012 Pension Reform Measure

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:56

Another important court decision has been handed down in the uncertain world of public pensions.

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Former Mayor Sues San Diego Over Wife’s Ruptured Implants

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:48

Former San Diego mayor and radio talk show host Roger Hedgecock is suing the city of San Diego over a shoddy sidewalk and ruptured breast implants that he says put his wife in the hospital.

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Vallejo City Manager Announces Retirement

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:33

Vallejo City Manager Daniel Keen will leave this fall after six years as the city’s top executive.

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These Cities Most Closely Reflected the State’s Election Preferences in 2016

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:21

Was your city a bellwether or maverick in 2016?

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California Consulting Grants for March 2017

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:17
Municipal Grants Current as of March 31, 2017Tags: Featured
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South Pasadena’s City Manager Hired by Hermosa Beach

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 05:01

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez will head to Hermosa Beach next month to serve as the city’s top administrator.

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California’s Dogs Top List of Mail Carrier Attacks

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:52

When it comes to attacks on mail carriers, California’s cities are going to the dogs.

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California’s Drought is Officially Over

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:46

California no longer finds itself in a state of emergency drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared.

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About That Gas Tax Hike…

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:44
After much political wrangling, the California Legislature approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s $52-billion transportation infrastructure repair plan Thursday. The crux of the measure is a 12-cent-per-gallon tax hike on gasoline.Tags: Featured
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Signs Mocking ‘Sanctuary City’ Status Cause a Stir in Malibu

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:55

“Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!’ (Boyle Heights Not So Much).”

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Antioch Welcomes New Acting City Manager

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:50

Antioch's former city manager Steve Duran was fired last month.

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Sebastopol Rains on the Tiny House Parade

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:45

Not everyone loves a tiny home.

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Berkeley Bans Fur

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:33

Animal skins are fur the birds.

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As Crime Rises, Arrests are Plummeting. Why?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 04:26

Arrests in the City of Los Angeles have been falling precipitously since 2013, according to statistics from the Los Angeles Police Department. From 2013 to 2015, they dropped by 25 percent.

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L.A. Traffic Deaths Up Dramatically

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 04:21

This Vision Zero thing isn't going so well.

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Murrieta City Manager Announces Retirement

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 04:17

Murrieta’s City Manager Rick Dudley says he’s stepping down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30. His departure will cap off 10 years as the city’s top executive.

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