By Fenit Nirappil | 02/19/14 08:29 AM
California's government will increase the amount it contributes to state employees' pensions starting this summer, and cities and other government agencies will follow suit in two years, to help cover the cost of benefits for retirees who are living longer.
02/19/14 01:45 AM
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement Tuesday that it...
02/18/14 05:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest pension fund is considering increasing how much government agencies contribute to their workers' pensions. The rate increases proposed in this afternoon's California Public Employees' Retirement System board meeting comes because retirees are...
By Mona Charen | 02/18/14 11:38 AM
There are many reasons President Obama's presidency has proven so ineffectual even by its own standards -- boosting economic growth, improving health care, preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, enhancing America's world reputation. One reason is that Obama is the most...
02/18/14 09:27 AM
NBC News writes that California's Department of Social Services acknowledged last week that the state is not able to adequately monitor centers caring for children and elderly.
02/18/14 09:22 AM
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored, the Center for Investigative Reporting writes.
By Mark Flatten | 02/18/14 04:43 AM
From California to New Hampshire, state governments are using smoke and mirrors instead of cash to meet the constitutional or statutory mandates that they finish their fiscal years with balanced budgets.
By Washington Examiner | 02/16/14 09:55 AM
There is much to be said about the Obama administration's linkage of California's extreme drought and global warming. For starters, President Obama and John Holdren, his chief science advisor, should spend a little time in the United States Global Change Research Program's library. There they...
By Susan Crabtree and Brian Hughes | 02/15/14 11:02 AM
President Obama, during a tour of California's drought-torn agricultural central valley, tied the state's dry spell – one of the worst in recent years – to climate change and said extreme weather patterns are only going to get worse unless the country reduces its carbon emissions. “A...
02/14/14 02:16 PM
SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – Referred to as the worst “judicial hellhole” in the U.S. by some groups, California likely won’t change the ranking any time soon as Republicans seem to be coming up short in 2014 state races. Harris Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the race for...
02/14/14 12:31 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Occidental Petroleum Corp. said Friday that it plans to spin off its California assets into a separate publicly traded company as part of the oil and gas company's plans to streamline its business. As part of the change, Occidental will move its headquarters from Los...
By Associated Press | 02/14/14 09:44 AM
LOS ANGELES — An appellate court is refusing to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson's doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
By Brian Hughes | 02/14/14 09:11 AM
President Obama on Friday will travel to California to announce new executive actions to combat the state's drought and will attribute the growing frequency of such conditions to climate change. Obama will announce the expediting of $100 million in assistance for livestock producers, $60...
02/14/14 09:04 AM
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that citizens have rights under the Second Amendment to bear arms outside their homes for protection. The ruling comes in the case of Peruta vs. San Diego. "The Peruta Court expressly stated that its ruling only applies to law-abiding citizens,"...
02/13/14 05:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down California's concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said California was wrong to require...
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