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The Most Livable Cities in 2017

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:03

Live it up, baby!

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Folsom Hires New Community Development Director

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:59

Folsom has hired a new Community Development Director. Pam Johns, Associate Vice President of global planning engineering firm Michael Baker International, will take over September 6.

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Auburn Names City Manager

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:54

The City of Auburn removed Jim Buston's "interim" title Tuesday and made him the permanent top administrator for the city.

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L.A. Hires Director for New Cannabis Regulation Dept.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:49

Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Cat Packer to head the new Department of Cannabis Regulation for the City of Los Angeles.

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White Nationalist Rallies Planned in Cities Across California

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:45

State and local authorities in California are determined to prevent the kind of violence and chaos seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend amid

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Beaumont Councilman Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:51

Beaumont can't catch a break.

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California Sues Trump Administration Over Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:42

California became the first state in the nation to sue the Trump Administration over his its sanctuary city policies on Monday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the suit in U.S.

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Ex-Stockton Mayor Will Avoid Jail Time in Youth Camp Case

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:36

Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva reached a plea deal with prosecutors Friday.

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Facing Possible Removal, Laguna Niguel Mayor Resigns

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:30

Jerry Slusiewicz has given up his mayoral title, but will stay on as a council member.

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These Cash-Strapped Cities Are Eyeing Marijuana, But Not Everyone is On Board

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:26

With less than five months to go before the legalization of commercial pot sales, some struggling cities are seeing dollar signs.

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Déjà vu: Port Hueneme Council Member Stripped of Duties for a Second Time

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 04:15

Port Hueneme Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hensley is in trouble again.

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San Luis Obispo City Manager Takes Job in Santa Monica

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 04:11

After seven and a half years at the helm, San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig is leaving.

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When it Comes to Lobbying, Local Governments Are King

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 04:05

Forget corporations and labor unions. Most lobbying efforts are being paid for by taxpayers like you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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