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Dreaming of a Career in Transportation? Caltrans is on a Hiring Spree.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 04:03
You have 1,100 positions to choose from.Tags: Featured
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Beauty Contestants Sue El Cajon City Councilman

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 04:01

The two beauty queens are alleging fraud and sexual harassment.

Tags: legalnewsunusualEl Cajon
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This Couple Purchased an Entire San Francisco Street for Peanuts and Now the Residents Are Furious

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:30

Presidio Terrace homeowners could now be forced to pay rent or parking fees all because their tax bills were allegedly being sent to the wrong address.

Tags: FeaturednewshousingunusualSan Francisco
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Cities Baffled by DOJ’s Strange New Threat

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:26

Why the four cities were targeted remains a mystery.

Tags: Featuredsanctuary citiesStocktonSan Bernardinoimmigration
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Andrea Miller Appointed City Manager of San Bernardino

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:23

San Bernardino has promoted its assistant manager to the top executive position, but not without a little controversy.

Tags: Featuredcity managerSan Bernardino
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Anaheim City Council Divided Over New Transparency Rules

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:17

A set of new rules governing Anaheim’s interaction with lobbyists moved one step closer to fruition last week, but not with consensus from the city council.

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To Block or Not to Block: Officials Grapple With Free Speech on Facebook and Twitter

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:13

Technology forces government to confront all sorts of legal and ethical questions it has never pondered before.

Tags: FeaturedPolicyTechnewslegal
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San Jose Mourns Passing of Former Councilwoman Patricia Dando

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:13

A life well lived. 

Tags: FeaturedSan Jose
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How One Alaska Town Was Left Without a Single Cop

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:05

Today, things are returning to normal in the small town of Sand Point, Alaska. But just a few weeks ago, a call to 911 may have gone completely unanswered.

Tags: Featurednewsunusualpublic safety
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California Product Stewardship Council’s Heidi Sanborn Appears on NBC Nightly News to Discuss Waste, Recycling and the “Amazon Effect”

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00

NBC Nightly News highlights challenges that cities like San Francisco and their waste hauler Recology have due to the increase in our mail order lifestyle, often called the Amazon Effect.

Tags: FeaturedgreenSan Francisco
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Ethics Case Against Oakland Councilwoman Heads to Administrative Judge

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 05:54
A neutral arbitrator outside of the city will soon decide whether Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney violated ethical standards by allegedly using city resources to block a townhouse development near her home.Tags: corruptionEthicsFeaturedOakland
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Here Are the Best Big Cities to Live In, According to a New Survey

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 05:49

There’s much to be said for small town charm and familiarity, but some people simply prefer to go big.

Tags: FeaturedSan DiegoSan Joselists
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L.A. to Host the Olympics in 2028

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:00

Competitions will also take place at a number of surrounding SoCal cities.

Tags: FeaturedLos AngelesPasadenaSanta MonicaAnaheimInglewoodLong BeachCarson
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Councilman Resigns After Allegedly Choking Two Women in a Drunken Rage

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:52

Riverside City Councilman John Burnard has resigned from office following an arrest on domestic violence charges earlier this month.

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America’s ‘Gangster Mayor’ Convicted of Public Corruption Once Again

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:48

For the second time in 13 years, a jury has found former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley guilty of misappropriating public funds.

Tags: FeaturedcorruptionComptonlegal
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Is the Republican Party Dead? A Zócalo Public Square event

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:45

On August 10, Sacramento GOP political consultant and partner at GrassrootsLab Mike Madrid, public affairs strategist and founder of 3.14 Communications Cassandra Pye, and Ballotpedia publisher Leslie Graves visit Zócalo to consider whether the Republican Party is stronger or weaker than it looks.

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Nine Secrets For Getting Elected

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:38

A new book by former Hermosa Beach Mayor and City Councilman Patrick “Kit” Bobko looks at the questions every politician - newbie or veteran - ultimately has to answer before running for elected office.

Tags: FeaturedHermosa Beach
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Azusa’s City Manager is Out After 21/2 Years. But Why?

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 06:12

There’s some disagreement over what prompted the resignation. Or was it even a resignation?

Tags: newsFeaturedAzusa
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Head of Stockton’s Miracle Mile Improvement District Admits to Embezzlement

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 06:08
She was just named among Lifestyle magazine’s “Forty under 40” to watch.Tags: FeaturedStockton
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Laguna Niguel’s Mayor is in the Hot Seat

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 06:05

Jerry Slusiewicz is being investigated and facing possible removal amid a slew of allegations, ranging from bullying to demands for special treatment.

Tags: FeaturedmayorLaguna Niguel
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