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Covered CA premiums set to spike

  For some time, Obamacare critics have warned that health insurance premiums would skyrocket once the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Now they say the leap in premiums, as calculated by state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, is just the

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Prison realignment sparks crime spree 16

Jan. 3, 2013 By Troy Anderson In the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2012, four people were found brutally shot and killed just outside an unlicensed boarding home in Northridge. Not long afterward, four suspects allegedly involved in the

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Stockton leads tsunami of Calif. bankruptcies 19

Aug. 27, 2012 By Troy Anderson During Vallejo’s bankruptcy, which began in 2008, the city cut the number of police in half rather than deal with the “pension problem.” Now, a somewhat similar scenario is playing out in Stockton, a

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Pensions Before The Poor! 3

FEB. 28, 2011 By TROY ANDERSON For years, officials in California have used accounting gimmicks, stimulus funds and the state credit card to keep the safety net intact. But experts say the state may have run out of tricks. Facing

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