The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) took full advantage of opportunities for profits on investments in 2017 and 2018., but it could actually be underwater because of a new way of calculating its liabilities.
Over a political career that’s well into a sixth decade, Willie Brown has had several incarnations. Gavin Newsom’s inauguration as governor and Kamala Harris’ declaration that she’s running for president are testaments to Brown’s patronage skills.
The last major criminal justice measure Brown signed would eliminate cash bail for those accused of crimes, on the premise that it discriminates against the poor. Under the new measure, defendants would be considered for bail based on flight risk.
Decluttering is a fine idea, and to the extent that Netflix’s Marie Kondo helps people with a pretty daunting household chore, everyone is better off. But more problematic than our society’s cluttered homes is our belief in perfect solutions to our imperfect lives.
Once again, with President Trump in the White House, our government is “in the hands of a bad man.” Once again, Congress has a duty to act -- not rashly but responsibly, dealing with concrete issues in concrete ways.
In a nation where people seem divided in every way, it’s worth appreciating that in Sacramento, people don’t argue over what to do, but how to do it. That will certainly be true as the city tries to open more homeless shelters and tackles affordable housing.
Kendall Rae Murray, a frequent client of the LGBT Center, died when she was by a Union Pacific train in Sacramento. For many of those who mourned her death, it was just one more example of violence for a community and its allies increasingly under attack.
Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 will again consider what powers to give an inspector general to provide oversight of the sheriff’s department. Elected sheriffs have a lot of authority in California — maybe too much.
Sacramento County supervisors and soon the City Council will be able to access nearly $20 million in funds to open new shelters. But without cooperation from resistant residents, opening new facilities for homeless people in California will be all but impossible.
Supporters of Measure U, the Sacramento sales tax on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot, have more campaign cash. Opponents are banking on different numbers – cost savings to prove that City Hall doesn’t need more money.
Black Lives Matter is planning a protest of Old Soul at 40 Acres on Oct. 12, 2018, over allegations of racism. But the real question is what responsibility business owners in gentrifying neighborhoods like Oak Park have to residents who are being pushed out.
Watching U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh choke back tears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, after testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, was clear example of the way the privilege is changing in the U.S. and Trump supporters are scared.
After a Black Lives Matter protest and a Blue Lives Matter counter-protest at the Sacramento Convention Center, it’s easy to think you can only support one side. But that conclusion would be wrong. As a community, we should call out wrongdoing wherever we see it.
Senate Bill 822, awaiting a signature from California Gov. Jerry Brown, would restore Obama-era net neutrality rules that forced internet providers to treat websites equally. Now Republicans want similar rules to stop “censorship” of right-wing content.
It is going to take a lot more than five hours of public discussion to solve the affordable housing crisis in Sacramento. But the longer the debate over rent control and eviction policies, the more lives will be lost and ruined.
A boycott of In-N-Out will not help Democrats in the coming midterm elections in which liberals need to take back Congress. The last thing California needs are more people who are willing to boycott, but not vote.
A cashier at a Raley’s in Citrus Heights called police on a black woman, Zhalisa Clarke, on suspicion of shoplifting. Now all employees must take diversity training. Still, racism isn’t as shameful as it used to be.
Sacramento has largely avoided the kind of anger that has erupted across California over electric scooters left blocking sidewalks and dropped in yards. But with 900 JUMP bikes on the way, it will happen. Good thing Sacramento has the laws to handle it.
United Auto Workers not only has a complicated relationship with Tesla, it’s has a complicated relationship with all electric automakers. It takes fewer people to make electric cars, and massive job losses are likely to follow.
An official portrait of Sen. Tony Mendoza is removed from a display of active Senators in a hallway outside the Senate chambers on Thursday. Mendoza resigned from office just as his colleagues considered whether to expel him.