| Mar 27, 2014
Re “Couple shocked by 90% rate hikes,” Column, March 25
Change the names from “Mike and Judy Holtzman” to “Norm and Susan
Zareski” and from “John Hancock” to “CalPERS,” and my wife and I could...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
MONCURE, N.C. -- Regulators in North Carolina cited Duke Energy on Friday for a crack in an earthen dam holding back coal ash slurry at a retired coal-burning plant, where the utility was cited March 20 for illegally dumping coal ash waste into the Cape...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening.
"I believe that the old man who's running for City...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven years.
They bit the bullet again at an April 7 study session, where they learned how much the city's contributions to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:03 PM
County, state and federal authorities are investigating the compensation of a South Bay school district superintendent who received nearly $675,000 last year, far more than the leaders of much larger systems.
The FBI and the Los Angeles County...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:37 PM
SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog.
Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Joseph A. Dear, the chief investment officer who helped guide California's and the country's largest public pension fund out of the Great Recession, has died. He was 62.
Dear died Wednesday in Sacramento after battling prostate cancer...
| Dec 29, 2013
The Detroit bankruptcy court judge's ruling that employee pensions are "on the table" for potential reductions has spurred yet another round of acrimonious debate between those on the right who blame public-sector pensions for virtually all of government'...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:40 PM
It was almost 11 p.m. Tuesday, nearly five hours after the start of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting, when the discussion turned to a touchy subject: pension obligations.
That's when the "big boogeyman" of a number, as the city's Pension Oversight...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Board members for the Mesa Water District approved a new labor agreement this week that will have the district's union membership contributing to its pensions.
The contract for the 32-member employee association stipulates that by December 2017, the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...