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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2008 | Associated Press
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said Friday that he will request 2% -- or $14 billion -- of the federal government's $700-billion bailout package. Reed said he and several other California mayors plan to collectively present a bailout request to the federal government. "If the federal government is going to be doling out money, we'll be asking for our fair share," Reed told the Associated Press. "As the 10th-largest city in the country, we should at least get 2%, that would be fair." He did not know when the request would be formally submitted, nor did he say what other California cities would be asking for funds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1991 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Simi Valley and other Southern California cities have a right to control growth in their communities, a state appellate court has affirmed. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Ventura on Friday rejected a developer's lawsuit alleging that Simi Valley's land-use regulations were discriminatory. The suit was filed nearly two years ago by Long Beach Equities Inc. against Simi Valley and Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1989
Californians don't need to be fed statistics to have a sense of how rapidly the state is growing. They see signs of it in their own micro worlds each day--traffic snarls, sprouting developments, jammed theater lines, schools on double session and so on. But California's macro world of population figures is always startling. The 1988 estimated city population figures just released by the Census Bureau provides some eye-openers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1995 | BERT ELJERA
The City Council has decided to rejoin the League of California Cities because of the bankruptcy that recently hit Orange County. "We need to get involved, be at the table, so to speak," said Councilman Mark Leyes on Tuesday, moments before the council voted 3 to 2 to rejoin the league after dropping out last year. Garden Grove was one of only two California cities that were not members of the league. But with the county's bankruptcy filing Dec.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel
Warren Buffett may have doubts about municipal bonds, those boring tax-exempt investments that governments need to finance their operations and projects. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the famed investor's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. recently wound down a large bet on muni bonds. The decision to end credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion in bonds is seen as a sign "that one of the world's savviest investors has doubts about the state of municipal finances," the Journal reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2010 | Abby Sewell and Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The average pay of a city manager in Los Angeles County is about $209,000 -- far less than the compensation received by former Bell Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo, according to a Times analysis of compensation data. The total taxable compensation cities reported paying their administrators in 2009 -- including base salary and other routine, taxable components such as bonuses; housing, car and cellphone allowances; and cashed-out sick leave and vacation time -- ranged from $106,600 in tiny Bradbury to about $315,000 in Santa Monica.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
Thousands of Los Angeles homeowners covered by State Farm General Insurance Co. will see their annual premiums drop an average of $102, or 12.3%, beginning April 15. The reduction is part of a statewide markdown that will benefit 85% of State Farm's 1.6 million homeowner customers in California, the company said. The lower prices are expected to be announced at a 10:30 a.m. news conference in Los Angeles held by state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and State Farm Chief Executive Tom Conley.
OPINION
October 1, 2012 | By William Fulton
The recent bankruptcies of Stockton and San Bernardino have again highlighted the fragility of many California cities' finances. In each case, the burden of public pensions has been blamed for the financial problems. However true that may be in the short run, the pension blame game masks another, deeper problem for the state's taxpayers: the hidden but crushing cost of sprawl. It's true that pensions are an increasingly visible strain on city budgets. As a former mayor of Ventura - a city that is not going bankrupt - I can attest that rapidly rising pension costs are a huge problem that must be dealt with aggressively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1987 | STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writer
More than two dozen local government leaders took their battle for the "home rule" power of cities to the state capital last week in an attempt to preserve local bans on the sale of alcohol and gasoline at the same places. And although the local officials won some minor concessions, Glendale Mayor Ginger Bremberg said her city, and more than 30 other California cities that have imposed similar bans, will most likely lose the fight. A measure by Assemblyman Gary A.
NEWS
April 30, 1987 | STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writer
Glendale Mayor Ginger Bremberg took her battle for the "home rule" power of cities to the state capital last week in an attempt to preserve Glendale's year-old ban on the sale of alcohol and gasoline at the same places. And although she won some minor concessions, Bremberg said Glendale--and more than 30 other California cities that have imposed similar bans--will most likely lose the fight. A measure by Assemblyman Gary A.
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