| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:55 PM
When three city officials were arrested trying to shake down a marijuana dispensary owner, Cudahy was branded a town where bribes were routine and elections were rigged.
On Tuesday, state officials added one more indignity to Cudahy's battered...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:18 AM
SACRAMENTO -- While lawmakers begin discussing ways to fix California's cash-strapped teacher pension system, another long-term financial problem continues to fester.
The cost of providing healthcare to retired state workers is $64.6 billion more than...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:43 PM
A dozen candidates are in the running to be Los Angeles County's next assessor, but not incumbent Assessor John Noguez, who is battling public corruption charges.
Noguez still holds the title of assessor and continues to collect his $200,000 annual...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Jim Power, a licensed trainer of guide dogs for the blind from San Rafael, was visiting a crowded Southern California theme park a week ago when he spied "a 20-something lady...with a Chihuahua on a leash." The small pooch wore a vest...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:08 PM
State Controller John Chiang has asked every public school district in the state to provide salary and benefit information for all employees and elected officials so that it can be posted on the Internet and shared with the public.
Chiang has said...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:21 PM
State Controller John Chiang has asked every public school district in the state to provide salary and benefit information for all employees and elected officials so that it can be posted on the Web and shared with the public.
Chiang has said that...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress.
"Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced.
| May 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown definitely rules the roost in California's Capitol. And on Tuesday he was strutting and crowing and thoroughly enjoying himself.
Unlike previous governors—including his dad Pat Brown a half century ago—Jerry seldom holds...
| May 16, 2014
The California state treasurer is charged with investing the state's money and selling its bonds. That's not quite as sweeping as it sounds. The Legislature and voters actually decide what projects to sell bonds for, and there are numerous constraints...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars and personal belongings from the battlefield are among a trove of unclaimed property the state will try to return to more than 95,000 California veterans or their families under a new effort launched by the state controller's...