| Aug 30, 2013
Re "For students, fossil fuels become an issue of conscience," Aug. 26
Congratulations to the students of San Francisco State University who persuaded the trustees of their college to divest from fossil fuel companies. However, this article has an...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The federal government is withholding about $2 billion from transit agencies across California, including $268 million earmarked for bus, rail and street projects at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The money has been held...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area was bracing for another BART strike that could again cripple mass transit in the region.
Unions representing the majority of Bay Area Rapid Transit workers issued a 72-hour notice of intent to strike late Thursday....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Like most employers, Trader Joe's is grappling with how to look after the well-being of its workers amid difficult financial circumstances.
In May, the head of the privately held Monrovia company, with stores nationwide, sent a confidential memo to...
| 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.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Los Angeles County's new Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection selected David Sanders to lead its far-reaching effort to reform programs for the county's abused and neglected children.
Sanders was elected chairman at the commission's first...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Last week, with a massive $18-billion debt, Detroit became the largest American city to seek bankruptcy protection, and once again we are reading obituaries of the late, great Motor City.
I don’t pretend to be an expert on Detroit, where I once...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he “won’t be pushed” into a quick deal on a new labor contract for workers at the Department of Water and Power.
“I’m not going to do a deal before it’s a good deal for...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:03 PM
If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst.
Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
| Aug 25, 2013
Many large-scale commercial breeders of dogs that sell to pet stores have been criticized by animal welfare advocates and public officials as puppy mills, where female dogs are often overbred in inhumane conditions. Nonetheless, large breeders of...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:19 AM
The man who boasted California's biggest public pension isn’t giving it up without a fight.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System cut former Vernon city administrator Bruce Malkenhorst’s annual pension from more than $500,...