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Whittier’s Mayor Says the Justice System Failed Slain Officer Keith Boyer. Here’s How.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 08:15

Whittier Mayor Joe Vinatieri is blaming AB 109 and Proposition 47 for the death of police officer Keith Boyer.

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Berkeley Divests From Trump’s Border Wall

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:55

To hell with your border wall, says the notorious liberal enclave.

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Oakland’s Embattled Fire Chief to Retire

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:17

The chief has been on leave for the past several months, as questions over the city’s deadliest fire mounted.

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A Look at Oakland’s Financial Woes

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:13

With soaring retirement costs and a projected $100 million annual deficit by Fiscal Year 2019-20, the City of Oakland is standing at a financial precipice that could thrust it straight into recession, writes Bay Area News Group’s Daniel Borenstein.

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Malibu Joins the Sanctuary City Movement

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:06

The council was divided.

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'Tampon Bill' Sidelined Over Local Taxes

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 05:53

Assembly Bill 9, which would exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes, hit a major snag Monday over governments’ power to tax the items at the local level.

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Is League of Cities President the New SI Cover Jinx?

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:04

Is serving as the League of California Cities President a re-election curse?

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Rich Criminals in SoCal Are Upgrading Their Jail Digs for a Price

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:00

Individuals accused of some of the worst crimes imaginable are enjoying luxuries like cushy beds and flat screen TVs under an infuriating pay-to-play program exposed by the Los Angeles Times last w

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Ex-Placentia Finance Manager Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:59

Michael Nguyen has been a very bad boy.

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How Does San Francisco Compare to Its Peers? Follow the Data.

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:53

San Francisco has combed through the data to see how it’s doing in comparison to other cities. 

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San Bernardino Sent a Letter to Trump and it Backfired

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:46

A letter asking the feds for help with the city's rising crime rate is shaping up to have been more trouble than it’s worth.

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Everything That Happened in March's Elections (that no one voted in)

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:28

Nearly 100 city council seats were up in LA County on Tuesday, and though few seemed to care enough to vote (11.5 percent turnout), we cared enough to peek at the results.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Coasts to Re-Election

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:48

That was easy. 

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CalPERS Could Slash Benefits for 200 SoCal Workers

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:42

The at-risk pensioners once worked for the East San Gabriel Valley Human Services or LA Works.

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San Ramon Firefighters Making $400,000 a Year

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:37

Is this the new normal?

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California Shines Bright on Gallup’s Latest Well-Being Index

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:30

Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo both made the top 10.

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There Are More Dogs in LA County than Voters

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:01

We all know no one drives... or votes in LA. But just how bad is it?

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Webinar: Implications of the "Private Device Communications" Ruling for Public Officials and Staff

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:18

On March 2, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued its expansive opinion in City of San Jose et al. v.

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