| Dec 26, 2013
Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, so I've read. And about 90% of those vows wind up being blown off.
But we're allowed to give it another try every year. It's part of the self-improvement process, a vital...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:39 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said she has ordered 10 websites to shut down because they violated state law by imitating the official site of the state's health insurance exchange.
Harris said she began investigating these misleading websites in...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
NEW YORK -- The nation's biggest bank is close to shelling out the largest-ever penalty for a single company in American history.
The U.S. Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are close to finalizing an agreement over a $13-billion...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:48 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay a record $13 billion to resolve allegations that it sold faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, Justice Department and state officials said.
New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman said the...
| Nov 26, 2013
One bit of popular lore that Californians often hear regarding our criminal justice system is that the state has an extraordinarily high rate of recidivism — the nation's highest, at somewhere between 65% and 75%. That figure is cited in legislative...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Update, 7:15 a.m. Dec. 3: The California GOP revised its shadow website for the Affordable Care Act roughly two hours after this post first appeared. The site's homepage now carries a direct link to the state insurance exchange Covered California, as well...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California politicians on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid.
“Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:22 AM
SAN DIEGO — A 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website, on which sexually explicit photos of women were posted by angry former boyfriends or ex-husbands, is due to be arraigned in court Wednesday on 31 felony counts....