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Former Palm Springs Mayor and Two Developers Charged in Public Corruption Scheme

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:35

Their alleged quid pro quos have created a mess for the City of Palm Springs.

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Sierra Madre to Welcome New City Manager

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:27

Gabriel Engeland will replace Elaine Aguilar, who retired in December.

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America’s Worst Paying Cities

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:22

Here are the cities where you can expect a less-than-stellar paycheck. 

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Small Towns Hold the Key to Journalism’s Future

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:17

One journalist's valuable lesson from the 2016 Election.

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Santa Monica Cuts Ties with Wells Fargo Over Dakota Pipeline

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:01

Taking a stand on Standing Rock.

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Fountain Valley’s Manager Bids the City Farewell

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 07:55

Fountain Valley City Manager Bob Hall tendered his resignation earlier this month after being hired to manage an exclusive community association in Rancho Santa Fe.

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District Attorney Launches Investigation into Huntington Park Councilwoman

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:14

As it turns out, much (or perhaps all) of the money Macias raised for a client’s state Assembly campaign came from companies which sought to do business with the city.

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BART is Paying Workers to Man a Station With No Trains

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:16

Where do we sign up?

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BART Jumps Aboard the Sanctuary City Train

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:14

BART may become the first to declare itself a ‘sanctuary in transit.’

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Documents Show Ghost Ship Hazards Were Well-Known and Universally Ignored

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:03

Officials from nearly every department tasked with ensuring the safety of the public in Oakland were acutely aware of the hazards at the Ghost Ship warehouse before it caught fire and killed 36 people in December.

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Hands Off Our Tacos: Santa Ana’s Fourth Attempt to Regulate Food Trucks is Met With Resistance

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 07:56

The city has tried to crack down on food trucks three times before. 

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Evacuees Stranded Pending Repairs to Oroville Dam Spillway

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 04:32

Officials have been working around the clock to repair the Oroville Dam spillway and ensure surrounding areas are safe from flooding.

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Potholes Lead to Acrimony at Compton City Council Meeting

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:35

People can get real testy over potholes.

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CalPERS Predicts 5.8% Return Under New Allocation, Far Short of 7% Goal

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:29

Not-so-great expectations.

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Corpus Christi Mayor’s Bizarre Stint in Office Ends After 37 Days

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:25

Fed up with the status quo, voters took a chance on a political novice. Now they’re in the market for a new mayor.

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In Richmond, Pension Woes Reach Boiling Point

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:58

A looming calamity in Richmond should serve as warning to other struggling municipalities.

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“A Really Good Deal”: San Jacinto Strikes Pay Agreement With New City Manager

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:15

Rob Johnson will take home $22,000 less than his predecessor.

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