| Aug 20, 2013
In the midst of this year's mayoral campaign, the union representing most Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees made city officials an offer they apparently couldn't refuse.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Ordinarily, I don't spend more than an hour or so at a time in Los Angeles City Hall. I get in and out of there, quick as a burglar, to avoid having my judgment impaired.
I thought longingly about that approach on Friday, when I attended a windy...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:47 PM
California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out.
Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:13 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democrats put their supermajority in the state Senate to use on Wednesday, waiving the rules to revive four bills that had missed deadlines for policy committee hearings.
The party-line vote on the rule waiver was the bare minimum 27-11,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Amid criticism from the state insurance commissioner and some children's advocates, California's health insurance exchange is moving ahead with a controversial approach to children's dental coverage for next year while vowing to pursue changes for 2015....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California already has begun to comply with a federal court order to reduce its prison count by 9,600 by the end of December.
State contracts with Corrections Corp. of America to continue to house 9,000 inmates in out-of-state prisons were...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:40 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As the clock ticked toward another potential regional transit strike, Bay Area public officials banded together Friday to press management and labor to resolve their differences and spare the riding public significant hardship.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
A U.S. District Court judge denied a request Friday by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to delay a planned L.A. County audit of the organization.
The group, which provides care to HIV and AIDS patients through a contract with the county, filed an...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new contract with California's largest state worker union on Thursday, granting raises to more than 90,000 employees.
The state could begin increasing salaries for all members of SEIU 1000 next July if...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Later this year and in years to follow, your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rates will go up, not down, despite the new employee contract for which city officials are uniformly patting each other on the back.
The deal with Local 18 of the...