After raising hopes they’d stay, Chargers likely heading to L.A.

San Diego Chargers’ fans woke up Wednesday morning to hear the most encouraging news yet that the team wouldn’t be returning to Los Angeles after 55 years in San Diego: a report that the Chargers had asked, and the NFL

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Crunch time: Chargers staying, Raiders Vegas-bound?

The fate of two of California’s four NFL teams should become much clearer this week. The Chargers have to decide by Sunday, Jan. 15, whether to exercise their option to share a $1.7 billion stadium being built in Inglewood by

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Concerns remain after hack of San Francisco rail system

Six weeks after some 900 computers used by the San Francisco Municipal Railroad were hacked with ransomware, many concerns remain about the incident — especially as coverage of U.S. cyber vulnerabilities has become more extensive than ever. San Francisco’s light-rail

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 3

Proposed ballot measure asks if state should take action it already took Kern County law enforcement under fire Did California legalize child prostitution? Making sense of Trump Kamala Harris’ coronation? Good morning. Happy New Year! We start this year with

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Kern County law enforcement in cross-hairs

A year after being branded by a London newspaper as America’s most lethal police force, the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office are now the subjects of civil rights investigations by the state Attorney General’s Office. Attorney

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 30

Brown struggles to get support for twin tunnels water project More than 800,000 undocumented immigrants issued CA driver’s licenses in last two years New no-cellphone-usage-while-driving law goes into effect Sunday When city retirement pays better than the job Senate leader’s political

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Gov. Brown struggles to build support for water project

Gov. Jerry Brown’s aides treated the release last week of a massive environmental review that marshaled evidence in support of his $15.7 billion plan to build two 35-mile-long tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as an exciting step toward construction

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 29

Short-term pain with ACA repeal CA wall of debt Brown taps two top advisors for CPUC posts Former Lt. Gov. for Trump’s agriculture secretary? New disclosure rules show greater detail of lobbyists’ influence Good morning! TGIT. Republicans in Washington appear

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Bad news for U.S. is good news for CalPERS, CalSTRS

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has not had a good 2016. Its investment returns were microscopic, it faced sharp criticism from a prominent financial website for alleged unethical behavior and Gov. Jerry Brown had to intervene to prevent the nation’s largest

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CA water policy: Will House GOP demand more change?

The California water compromise reached by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, and inserted into the massive infrastructure bill that was signed into law last week was trumpeted as a hard-fought victory for Central

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