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  • Save or delete? Official email policies vary by state

    In Pennsylvania, state agency employees' email is purged five days after it is deleted. In New York, email is automatically discarded after 90 days unless an employee specifically tags it. And in North Carolina, executive branch email of any kind must...
  • City Hall debates who should trim L.A.'s trees

    City Hall debates who should trim L.A.'s trees
    Nearly a decade ago, Los Angeles embarked on an ambitious campaign to plant more trees across the city. Now city officials find themselves struggling to maintain the urban forest along its parkways and medians. To save money during the recession, the...
  • Inspector General: Deerfield Beach mayor violated ethics

    Inspector General: Deerfield Beach mayor violated ethics
    A final report from the Broward County Office of the Inspector General, released Friday, says Deerfield Beach Mayor Jean Robb violated state and city ethics laws by abusing her position. The inspector general can't mete out a penalty, and will refer...
  • Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail

    My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O. We have also received phone...
  • Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn

    Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn
    Last Sunday in these pages, under the headline "Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner," my colleague Steve Chapman explained why he favors the Republican challenger in next week's gubernatorial election. Today, in response, I'll explain why I favor...
  • Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race

    Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race
    Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, whose election drive was buoyed by significant backing from public employee unions, took a slim lead Tuesday over former Santa Monica City Council member Bobby Shriver in a pivotal race for an open seat on the Los...
  • Commissioners praise city manager

    The reviews are in; Coconut Creek has an amazing city manager, according to city commissioners and department heads. City commissioners recently gave Coconut Creek City Manager Mary Blasi an outstanding review by praising the improvements in the city...
  • Outsourcing street-sweeping proposal nixed

    Burbank residents and city workers spoke out at a City Council meeting on Tuesday against a staff proposal to outsource a single commercial-area street-sweeping route. They expressed concerns that the proposal to seek competitive bids on a street-...
  • Commentary: A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control

    The ideological differences surrounding Costa Mesa's proposed charter are as simple as most other Republican-Democrat issues, and the anti-charter comrades need to stop masking their motives and be honest: They want more unionization. Make no mistake....
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling preserves city pensions

    Stockton bankruptcy ruling preserves city pensions
    A federal bankruptcy judge approved the city of Stockton's bankruptcy recovery plan Thursday and sidestepped challenges to its workers' pensions that could have threatened municipal retirement plans across the state in the years ahead. Stockton's plan...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa would be harmed by a city charter

    Pensions, pensions, pensions. Isn't it interesting that Costa Mesa is embroiled in political controversy that, in a microcosmic sense, reflects exactly what is going on throughout the nation? The conflict is simple. Conservatives continue to...