California's public pension crisis is bad and getting worse
California's two major public pension systems are underfunded and are asking local governments to pay more. Critics want to reduce benefits, while others say policymakers should allow time for recent changes to take hold.
On March 19, new CalPERS board member Margaret Brown drew attention to discipline she experienced for allowing a friend to use CalPERS equipment for political purposes by asking whether she would be arrested for attending the pension fund's meeting.
CHP sergeant Ron Wade talks about being berated in standoff with angry protesters trying to get onto Interstate 5 following death of Stephon Clark, who was shot by Sacramento police officers on March 18, 2018.
Santa Maria firefighter David Dahlberg helped rescue 62 children and camp staff from the Whittier Fire last year. President Donald Trump thanked Dahlberg for his service in the opening minutes of his State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.
Lt. Col. Christopher Lutz joined the California National Guard in 1996, eventually ending up as a pilot in the Air Guard. Lutz also is a California Highway Patrol officer with 12 years of service, and says the CHP is essentially destroying his car