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  • Bill Lockyer says he won't run for office in 2014

    Bill Lockyer says he won't run for office in 2014
    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...
  • BART strike continues after night of fruitless negotiations

    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...
  • Controller finds more accounting problems in parks payroll

     
    This post has been updated. See below for details. A review of the scandal-plagued California parks department found that managers were circumventing payroll policies and boosting employee salaries, according to the state controller's office on Tuesday....
  • Los Angeles college district settles for $1 million in civil rights case

     
    The Los Angeles Community College District has agreed to pay $1 million to a firm that alleged that it was unfairly passed over during the selection of an inspector general to oversee a $6-billion campus rebuilding program....
  • Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman named to campaign watchdog panel

     
    State Controller John Chiang appointed Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman to serve on the panel that enforces campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, bypassing a more controversial figure also vying for the seat....
  • Jerry Brown notably absent from new Proposition 30 ad

     
    The Proposition 30 campaign launched its first television ad Wednesday, but there was something conspicuously missing from the spot -- Gov. Jerry Brown. The initiative is Brown’s effort to raise sales and upper income taxes to help balance the...
  • California faces fewer cash problems this year, officials say

     
    California will need fewer accounting maneuvers to survive the fiscal year, officials announced on Friday. For the last five years, the state has routinely delayed payments to schools, colleges and social service programs in order to paper over shortfalls...
  • Draft audit critical of Stockton officials, accounting practices

    Draft audit critical of Stockton officials, accounting practices
    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....
  • Not even death stops banks from deducting fees

    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...
  • A packed schedule for Eric Garcetti's inauguration ceremony today

    A packed schedule for Eric Garcetti's inauguration ceremony today
    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. Garcetti’s...
  • Controller: Progress in Bell, but potential for more problems high

    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...