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Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

According to a new website run by California State Auditor Elaine Howle and her staff, the dozen most populated cities in California all have significant fiscal problems and will be forced into major adjustments in coming years. Eleven of the

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Occupy-style rhetoric used to frame CA drought

Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement of mandatory water cutbacks led to news coverage of the disparities in water usage between very rich neighborhoods and everywhere else. In San Diego, this instantly prompted angry comments on social media about Rancho Santa Fe,

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CA chickens coming home to roost 0

July 23, 2012 Katy Grimes: A fourth California city is on the verge of bankruptcy. What a surprise. Yawn. The news that Compton is about to file for federal bankruptcy protection is not surprising. But news that Santa Monica may also

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Redevelopment is Prop. 13 in Reverse

JUNE 28, 2011 by WAYNE LUSVARDI To California redevelopment advocates, the policy brings the Midas touch to cities, turning everything into gold for the Golden State. Redevelopment fans point to all the beautiful new malls, restored Old Town business districts, industrial

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