| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:15 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The battle over California's failed effort to upgrade its payroll system for public employees is heading to court.
Controller John Chiang on Thursday sued SAP Public Services, the contractor he fired in February after deep problems with...
| Dec 11, 2013
The conviction this week of former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia for plundering the small working-class city of Bell to enrich herself — along with former City Manager Robert Rizzo's plea to 69 similar charges in October — closes one...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:18 PM
A leaked early draft of state Controller John Chiang's audit of Stockton's finances found that more than half of the accounting controls investigated were ineffective and that Stockton leaders had missed warning signs, according to the Stockton Record....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Rocco Bersane died in March at the age of 56 after being hospitalized for a gallbladder infection and liver failure.
At the time of his death, Bersane had about $1,175 in a Bank of America checking account. His disability-related Social Security...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California officials didn't include stricter rules in the contract for overhauling the state payroll system because they feared scaring companies away from the complex project, officials told a panel of lawmakers Thursday.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:19 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Negotiations between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and two striking unions lasted through the night failed to produce an agreement, BART officials said Wednesday morning.
The two sides met until 3 a.m. Wednesday and will resume...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, attended Sunday morning services at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in the city and a regular stop for local and national politicians.
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — Three liberal federal judges — relics of the Jimmy Carter era — are trying to force Gov. Jerry Brown to release nearly 10,000 criminals from state prisons. Politically, it doesn't get much better for a governor.
| Jun 18, 2013
Desiree Tibbets' mother died in 1995. Her father passed away four years later.
Yet Tibbets, 39, never knew — and was never informed by her parents' life insurer, Prudential — that she was the sole beneficiary for their policies.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:16 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bill Lockyer, who has served in Sacramento for four decades as a legislator, attorney general and state treasurer, announced he will retire from elective office when his term expires in 2014.
Lockyer, a Democrat who was first elected to...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The new leadership in Bell deserves credit for ejecting corrupt city leaders, but if additional problems aren't fixed, the potential for mismanagement and fiscal crisis remains high, state Controller John Chiang said.
Chiang issued his final audit on...