| 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross and the HealthCare Partners physician group say a new effort to coordinate care among 55,000 patients helped save $4.7 million.
In results released Friday, the two companies said their collaboration, known as an...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Pensions and public safety took center stage as the Laguna Beach City Council weighed in last week on how the city should spend its money in the next fiscal year.
The council directed the city to set aside $1 million in the next fiscal year to start...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:53 PM
What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Our City Council likes to brag how we are spending millions of dollars on parkland services. But, nearly 90% of the parkland money comes from grants by the county, state or federal government. Thus, only 10% comes from the city’s General Fund....
| Mar 27, 2014
Re “Couple shocked by 90% rate hikes,” Column, March 25
Change the names from “Mike and Judy Holtzman” to “Norm and Susan
Zareski” and from “John Hancock” to “CalPERS,” and my wife and I could...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
MONCURE, N.C. -- Regulators in North Carolina cited Duke Energy on Friday for a crack in an earthen dam holding back coal ash slurry at a retired coal-burning plant, where the utility was cited March 20 for illegally dumping coal ash waste into the Cape...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening.
"I believe that the old man who's running for City...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven years.
They bit the bullet again at an April 7 study session, where they learned how much the city's contributions to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:03 PM
County, state and federal authorities are investigating the compensation of a South Bay school district superintendent who received nearly $675,000 last year, far more than the leaders of much larger systems.
The FBI and the Los Angeles County...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:37 PM
SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog.
Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Joseph A. Dear, the chief investment officer who helped guide California's and the country's largest public pension fund out of the Great Recession, has died. He was 62.
Dear died Wednesday in Sacramento after battling prostate cancer...