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Alameda’s City Manager Refused to Hire “Handpicked” Union Head for Fire Chief. Now She Could Lose Her Job.

3 hours 32 min ago
Jill Keimach’s job hangs in the balance after she resisted “unrelenting” political pressure to hire the less experienced, labor-backed candidate for fire chief.Tags: Featuredlegalcity manageralamedalabor unionscity counciltransparency
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New Law Means Big Changes for SANDAG

3 hours 58 min ago
Despite fierce objections from several cities, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a significant piece of legislation Wednesday that could dramatically alter transportation in San Diego County.Tags: FeaturedChula VistaSan DiegoPowayEl CajonNational CitySan MarcosSolano BeachVista
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Kern County and Bakersfield at Odds Over Marijuana

4 hours 1 min ago

Cannabis is a polarizing issue.

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An Update on California’s Raging Wildfires

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:22

It’s “like somebody dropped a bomb on our lives,” one resident said.

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Morro Bay Council Will Discuss Planning Commissioner’s Fate

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:18

An update to Tuesday's story.

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Mike Webb Selected as Davis City Manager

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:11

Davis, California has named a successor for retiring city manager Dirk Brazil.

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Irvine City Manager Announces Retirement

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:03

The City of Irvine has announced the departure of City Manager Sean Joyce who has been at the helm for the past six years.

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Amid Budget Woes, Burbank Facing a “Dystopian” Future

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 04:53

Bad news for such a lovely town.

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10 Dead, Hundreds Hospitalized in Devastating NorCal Fires

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 04:58

At least 10 people are dead, over 100 hospitalized, and more than 1,500 structures destroyed as a result of fast-moving fires engulfing the northern parts of the state.

Tags: FeaturedfireSanta Rosa
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Morro Bay Officials Pine for “Disruptive” Planning Commissioner's Ouster

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 04:53

The Commissioner says City Manager Martin Lomeli and Councilman Robert “Red” Davis recently asked him to resign. 

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Amid Health Crisis, San Diego City and County Officials Play the Blame Game

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 04:46

Southern California’s hepatitis A outbreak is pitting county and city officials in San Diego against one another, with each side placing blame on the other for what has become one of the region’s m

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L.A. is Considering Its Own Public Bank

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 04:42
Here's what it would mean.Tags: FeaturedLos Angelesmarijuana
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Most Cities in Santa Clara Have Either Banned or Severely Restricted Recreational Pot

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 04:38

A number of cities and counties in California are balking at full implementation of Prop. 64 and enacting tight restrictions or bans of their own ahead of legalization of recreational weed.

Tags: SunnyvaleSan JoseCupertinoLos GatosCampbellSaratogaFeaturedmarijuanaprop 64
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Glendale’s Scott Ochoa Named City Manager of Ontario

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:26

Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa has been hired for the same position in the City of Ontario.

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To Woo Amazon, Cities Are Pulling Out All the Stops

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:22

How far would you go to bring Amazon to your city?

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Latest ICE Raids Target Sanctuary Cities

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:12

Around 167 people in Southern California and 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area were arrested by federal immigration officials last week as part of an eight-state immigration sweep targeting sanctuary cities. 

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Jean Quan’s Pot Venture Goes Up in Smoke

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:07

Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s dream of running a high-end weed dispensary in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco was crushed during an intense appeal hearing Tuesday.

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Protesters Hold ‘Slumber Party’ at Fresno City Hall

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:01

Homeless encampments are now illegal in the City of Fresno, but that didn’t stop one group from hold a massive camp-in.

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