| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Two men could face life in prison if convicted of embezzling more than $822,000 from the city of Buena Park during their time as city employees, the Orange County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Rudolph P. Juarez, 56, of Anaheim, who...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today plans to introduce legislation to switch new city employees from the a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
By implementing the switch, the city expects to save $1 million in fiscal year 2014, with...
| Aug 29, 2013
Re "Garcetti's DWP test," Editorial, Aug. 25
Your discussion of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's negotiating strength glossed over the interesting and relatively unique position the mayor finds himself in: to wit, a Democrat elected to office with no...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Bob Filner will step down effective Aug. 30 as mayor of San Diego after the City Council Friday approved an agreement involving a sexual harassment case brought against Filner and the city by his former director of communications.
In a 7-0 vote, the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A federal appeals court has rejected a request by Gov. Rick Scott's administration for a rehearing in a legal battle about drug tests for state employees. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order last week denying the request, which included...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme.
Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer.
Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:36 AM
This is the beginning of a series of columns that address the "upside down world" of the attitude of entitlement. Perhaps if we can all agree on some basic truths, we can actually advance the conversation and solve some problems.
So who is responsible...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:55 PM
(AP) — Jerry Sandusky might have to testify in person if he wants to win back the pension he earned during three decades at Penn State University — and former FBI Director Louis Freeh could be called as a witness, as well.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:13 PM
SAN DIEGO - The city attorney's office may seek a restraining order to bar Mayor Bob Filner from City Hall because his presence allegedly creates a hostile working environment for women.
"It is a possibility as a last resort," Michael Giorgino,...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Ordinarily, I don't spend more than an hour or so at a time in Los Angeles City Hall. I get in and out of there, quick as a burglar, to avoid having my judgment impaired.
I thought longingly about that approach on Friday, when I attended a windy...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:57 PM
This is a tale of two cities — yours and mine, each with its own water and power utility companies.
In your city, base rates for electricity did not go up for six years until the City Council narrowly approved a plan last week to raise rates by...