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CalPERS’ Big Move on Amortization: What Does It Mean for Cities?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:58

In a major decision Tuesday, the California Public Employees Retirement System voted to shorten the amortization period for new pension liabilities from 30 to 20 years. The implications could be massive.

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Could Marijuana Be the Answer to Blythe’s Prayers?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:25

Blythe, California is the last stop en route from the Golden State to Arizona. It’s poor. It’s desolate. It’s moribund. But could marijuana be its answer?

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Angels Camp Appoints Country’s First Deaf Female Mayor

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:36

"I see it as my superpower."

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New Report Says Mission Viejo is California’s Most Livable City

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:31

The city is virtually crime-free, writes 24/7 Wall St, and incomes are high.

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What Can California Teach America About Immigrant Integration? A Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation Event

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:22

UC Immigrant Legal Services Center executive director María Blanco, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, and California state director of Immigrant Integration Daniel Torres visit Zócalo to examine the lessons of California’s efforts to integrate its immigrants.

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Straight Outta Weed: Compton Bans Marijuana Sales

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:39
“Drugs have pillaged black and brown communities," one resident told the LA Times. "It has taken all of our talent away from us. It makes our neighborhoods bad neighborhoods to live in."Tags: marijuanaFeaturedCompton
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California Police Chiefs Association Urges Cities to Support Public Safety Fix

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 05:54

A call to action for all elected officials interested in reducing crime in their cities.

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Lawmaker’s Bill Would Legalize Street Vending Statewide

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:22

A top-down approach to street vending rules. 

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Let’s Talk About Perris, California

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:14

Perris, California, where thirteen children were recently discovered shackled to beds in a “house of horrors,” is actually a beautiful place.

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Ojai Hires New Community Development Director

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:08

The City of Ojai in Ventura County has hired a new director of Community Development.

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League of California Cities Study Warns Pension Costs Are Becoming Unsustainable

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 04:18

A new study conducted by Bartel Associates and commissioned by the League of California Cities predicts pension costs to nearly double over the next decade for the state’s 482 cities.

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With Feds No Longer Interested, California Steps In to Monitor SFPD Reforms

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 04:08

Once again, California will go it alone.

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A Look at Pot Prices Worldwide

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:56

How much does a gram of weed cost these days? It depends on the city. 

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San Diego Mayor Taps New Police Chief

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:54

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has selected Assistant Police Chief Dave Nisleit to head the department following the impending retirement of Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.

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