| 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
| 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...
| 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 30, 2013
| 5:01 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits.
In a letter to congressional...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words.
On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Transit unions won the first round in their battle with Sacramento over Gov. Jerry Brown's pension reforms. But under a deal negotiated between Brown and the U.S. Department of Labor, which sided with the unions, their victory may be only a temporary one....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Regarding your Sept. 12 story "Sports Stadiums or a Theater?": Many people love a good high school football game. There is no question that kids benefit from athletics. But high school drama programs are just as important.
Our son met his wife in the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The City Council struck a deal with Glendale’s largest union this week to reverse a 1.5% pay cut council members imposed on the Glendale City Employees Assn. in 2010.
Although the pay cut for the 750-member union will be lifted, rank-and-file...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970.
Richard Nixon was president,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:03 PM
If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst.
Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has reluctantly approved a Kaiser Permanente rate hike for more than 45,000 public employees and their families, after aggressively pressing the nonprofit healthcare coverage provider for months to...