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  • Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year

    Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year
    Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check. It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000. But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
  • Events: De Porres dinner party, Alma benefit, Pork 101 at Lindy & Grundy

    Events: De Porres dinner party, Alma benefit, Pork 101 at Lindy & Grundy
    Downtown dinner series and catering company De Porres DTLA hosts a dinner party at the Think Tank Gallery in the Fabric District on Sunday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. Four courses will include roasted beet and peach salad, pulpo tiradito (made with octopus,...
  • Conformity vs. authenticity in the office

    Conformity vs. authenticity in the office
    If I could command every working person in America to do one thing, it would be: “Give me the rest of that doughnut.” If I could make a second command — after I finished the doughnuts — it would be: “Please be yourself.&...
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

    California controller race too close to call; other contests decided
     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Indicted Yee gets a quarter-million votes for secretary of state

    Indicted Yee gets a quarter-million votes for secretary of state
    Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee faces federal gun trafficking and political corruption charges, but still collected more than a quarter-million votes for California secretary of state in Tuesday’s primary election. Yee, out on bail, had filed a...
  • Democrats finish strong in primary, but GOP takes hope from results

    Led by Gov. Jerry Brown, California Democrats finished strong across the board in Tuesday’s primary election, but Republicans performed well enough in premiere races to indicate the GOP’s long, cold political winter in the state may be...
  • Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call

    Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call
    Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level. But that...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300,000 votes?

    SAN FRANCISCO — In this week's largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: more than 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place, even though he dropped out after being accused of...
  • A think tank shows how not to measure the cost of regulations

    A think tank shows how not to measure the cost of regulations
    The American Action Forum, which describes itself as a "center-right" think tank, issued a report Tuesday estimating that regulations issued by the Obama administration "will increase consumer prices by more than $11,000." That number is likely to raise...
  • South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned

    South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned
    JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan was one of the most ambitious state-building projects that global donors have ever undertaken: Take a newly minted, resource-rich country with some of the world's worst poverty, health and education problems, pour...
  • Memo to Alex Sink: There's a better way to serve Florida

    Dear Alex, Sorry about your loss. The fact that a one-time chief financial officer of Florida and candidate for governor loses a congressional seat to a lobbyist making his first bid for office is hard to swallow. Being a two-time loser rarely helps...