| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Q: While driving to work the morning of Sept. 27, I came across an unfamiliar situation. I approached an intersection with traffic signals posted with temporary stop signs in all four directions, I assume left over from a power outage. When my direction...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Laguna Beach and the Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn. have called off negotiations on a new employment contract for the city's firefighters.
Negotiations for a new contract began in March and ended earlier this month, said John Latta, the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A meeting called by a federal mediator to bring Will County officials and union leaders back to the bargaining table ended late Tuesday with no deal and no plans for a future meeting.
Union leaders last week gave notice they plan to terminate their...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:28 AM
So it’s official: The top transportation posts in the nation’s three largest cities are in play.
Los Angeles’ Jaime De La Vega is out effective Dec. 1. New York’s Janette Sadik-Khan has made no announcements but has labeled her...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s third request for higher rates in as many years brought out zero customers — angry or otherwise — to offer their opinions to state regulators Monday night.
The hearing in Annapolis was the first of five...
| Nov 3, 2013
James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad.
The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:11 PM
It's about 6:10 a.m. Thursday and 52 degrees in Costa Mesa.
Gaetano Russo has already been on the clock for 2 1/2 hours.
The skies are still black when his work truck approaches a side gate at the Santa Ana Country Club. He parks the Ford F-350 just...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:51 PM
As the government shutdown drama was playing out in Washington, James Ward Morrow was shocked by some of the rhetoric he heard.
Morrow, a 49-year-old Democrat from Ellicott City who goes by the name Ward, said he's running for election as the District...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:56 PM
The possibility of a walkout affecting a wide array of public services loomed larger Wednesday after the union representing most Los Angeles County government employees broke off negotiations, charging that county officials have been unresponsive to their...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks.
Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor.
That just is not done in...