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Watch keynote speakers deliver addresses to delegates and party members at the California Democratic Convention in San Diego. For live updates from the ground of the convention floor, follow...

California Burning By Ben Christopher and Judy Lin | October 18, 2017 After a particularly wet rainy season fueled growth of lush vegetation, the sweltering summer of 2017 dried those plants to a...

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A Tale Of Two Sectors

The general assumption for retirement security is a job in the public sector. The trade-off means lower pay, however. Meanwhile, the private sector has strayed from pension promises, but is…

How are cities across California responding to the ballooning cost of pensions in the state? CALmatters Reporter Judy Lin explores a case study in Richmond where priority police and library…

Many cities across California face rising costs for public employee retirement benefits. And for some, that’s laying bare a stark reality — it’s getting tougher to provide basic services and…

Generous retirement benefits for public safety employees could help push the Bay Area city of Richmond into bankruptcy

The mayor of El Monte, a cash-strapped San Gabriel Valley city with many retired employees drawing two pensions, says there’s "no rational justification" for the double pensions.

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