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  • Weak contracts, lack of expertise hurt tech projects, officials say

    Weak contracts, lack of expertise hurt tech projects, officials say
    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. The project...
  • California sues SAP over payroll system failures

    California sues SAP over payroll system failures
    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...
  • The lesson of Bell: A watchful citizenry is still crucial

    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...
  • California no longer shuffling funds to pay bills, controller says

    SACRAMENTO -- For nearly six years, California finances were so weak that officials needed to constantly shuffle money between state accounts to ensure there was enough cash to pay bills on time. They would take money out of one fund, use it to cover...
  • 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...
  • Steeped in debt, Bell could owe millions in legal fees, audit says

    The city of Bell could be on the hook for $4 million in legal fees for court cases stemming from its corruption scandal, according to a state audit. Adding to the problems, the city is showing a possible negative balance in its general fund of $1.1...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing

    Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing
    Less than a year after state auditors warned that Bell faced possible insolvency, the city has seen a significant infusion of cash from settlements with firms it blamed for not preventing the corruption scandal that engulfed the town. City officials...
  • 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....