Robert A. Iger

California Inc.: The explosive growth of M&A activity this year

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the Los Angeles Times Business section.

Here's a rundown of stories coming up this week and the highlights of last week.

Looking Ahead

Public pensions: The nation's largest public pension fund will take a deep look Monday into its private equity investments, against a backdrop of growing criticism over pouring such money into the risky and controversial sector. The California Public Employees' Retirement System has devoted about $28 billion, or nearly 10% of its total portfolio,...