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Charles P. “Chuck” Valdes was one of the most powerful figures at America’s largest public pension fund. But he led a troubled private life, dogged by bankruptcies and assorted ethical problems, and...
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2014/09/16 07:58
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Mayor Kevin Johnson is reassembling the team of strategists that helped him keep the Kings in Sacramento, but this time their job will be to get the city a franchise in Major League Soccer. Johnson...
2014/09/15 07:02
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SANTA ANA – The long-running local issues of ethics oversight and proposed toll lanes on the 405 are among the issues to be discussed this week by local government bodies. Responding to a grand jury...
2014/09/14 06:02
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State officials have determined that a complaint filed by a Huntington Beach City Council candidate lacked sufficient evidence to prove a rental agreement between Councilman Joe Shaw and Councilwoman...
2014/09/11 13:58
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Support for two health-related ballot initiatives has dramatically eroded since the beginning of the summer, when large majorities of likely voters were inclined to vote yes on Propositions 45 and...
2014/09/10 17:57
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Oakland-based Kaiser is spending big in an effort to defeat two state ballot measures this campaign season. Though the November election is still two months away, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has...
2014/09/10 05:20
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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors directed staff on Tuesday to draft a campaign finance reform ordinance limiting individual contributions to candidates running for county office to $1,500 per...
2014/09/09 05:02
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ALISO VIEJO – Mayor Phil Tsunoda has apologized for using a city-maintained email list to promote his and another city council member’s re-election campaigns, saying his actions were “completely wrong...
2014/09/09 00:58
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Eight years ago, a state legislator named Debra Bowen was elected secretary of state, promising to use her expertise in technology to modernize what had been a ministerial backwater of California...
2014/09/08 08:22
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CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Clearlake City Council is seeking applications from city residents interested in serving on the Clearlake Planning Commission. There is one vacant seat on the commission for a...
2014/09/05 22:20
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The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents of violating conflict of interest and gift limitation...
2014/09/05 15:43
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CLEARLAKE >> The City Council is seeking applications from Clearlake residents for one vacant seat on the city's Planning Commission for a term ending March 11, 2015. Planning commissioners...
2014/09/05 05:02
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SANTA ANA – County attorneys are urging Santa Ana officials not to release the findings of a city investigation into a 2010 land swap involving Mayor Miguel Pulido, arguing that making the information...
2014/09/04 02:02
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SANTA ANA Mayor Miguel Pulido has received at least $25,000 in contributions toward a legal defense fund that he established in January as he is being investigated by the state's political watchdog...
2014/09/02 13:44
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Should a council member or mayor who is running uncontested in an upcoming election be allowed to cast a deciding vote to scrap the election, especially if it means the city can save some...
2014/09/02 08:49
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LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately. And now that the Lathrop City Council has made a decision that will essentially open the door for a legal...
2014/09/02 07:58
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In the legislative session just ended, state lawmakers gave speeches and cast votes intended to show they are on the side of good and open government. They did, in fact, approve some noteworthy...
2014/08/30 02:58
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The state’s political watchdog agency announced Friday it will investigate whether Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters illegally voted on Mather Airport projects near her commercial...
2014/08/29 23:21
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Many Oakland residents can now find out whether their home might be seismically unsafe. The nonprofit civic organization Open Oakland this week launched a website that maps many of the seismically...
2014/08/29 07:58
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It’s an election that only a select group will decide, but its outcome is crucial to taxpayers across California – as a key decision last week on pensions demonstrates. In the race for the local...
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