Investigative Reports

Four New California Cities Might Dissolve

March 13th, 2012 By admin. Editor's Note: Correction Below MARCH 13, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Newspapers across the United States have told of the financial plight of three cities in northern California facing possible bankruptcy: Stockton, Hercules and Lincoln. However, many may not be aware that four newly formed cities in Southern California may be facing disincorporation due to the California Legislature d...

Special Series: Bankruptcy Didn’t Make the Sky Fall In Orange County

March 6th, 2012 By admin. Editor's Note: This is the first in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. MARCH 6, 2012 BY CHRIS REED Overwhelmed by enormous unfunded liabilities for retired employees’ pensions and health care, local governments throughout California are increasingly contemplating what once seemed unthinkable: declaring Chapter 9 bankruptcy to hold off ...

CalWatchDog.com Exclusive: Cal State Lies about Executive Pay

March 2nd, 2012 By admin. MARCH 2, 2012 By JOHN HRABE California State University officials have provided false and misleading information to the public about the total compensation provided to at least one of the system’s 23 presidents, a CalWatchDog.com investigation has found. According to IRS documents of the Cal State University Los Angeles Foundation, CSULA President James Rosser reported receiving $515...

Gleickgate Pollutes Enviro Movement

February 24th, 2012 By admin. FEB. 24, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The environmental movement is suffering from a cluster of scandals. First there was Climategate. Then there was Climategate 2.0. Now, there's Climategate 3.0 -- also called “Gleickgate.” Climate activist Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute of water policy in Oakland may face criminal charges that he deceptively obtained data from a conserva...
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