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Former CHP officer urges CalPERS to pull its money out of guns

Retired California Highway Patrol lieutenant Robert Velasco urges CalPERS to divest from gun manufacturers and retailers. His daughter was killed in the December 2015 massacre in San Bernardino.
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Retired California Highway Patrol lieutenant Robert Velasco urges CalPERS to divest from gun manufacturers and retailers. His daughter was killed in the December 2015 massacre in San Bernardino.

In case you missed it:

Bryan Anderson writes that California’s main public pension fund, CalPERS, beat its investment return forecast.

Kim Kardashian is keeping up with California politics and lobbying Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill to improve prison conditions for female inmates, Anderson reports.

From the opinion pages:

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson says the true challenge with the modern immigration system is getting people to legally enter the United States.

Joe Mathews, who writes the Connecting California column for Zócalo Public Square, thinks California’s population may be peaking.

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt say workers need more training to succeed in the “gig” economy.

Bill Whalen, a Hoover Institution research fellow and former speechwriter for Gov. Pete Wilson, argues that Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a big gift with the emerging Supreme Court fight.

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