Stories for July 31, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of Californians will soon receive notices that they face a new fire-protection fee. The state Board of Equalization plans to mail the notices next week and the first bills on August 13th.
California’s Proposition 30 campaign released its fundraising numbers for the first half of the year today. The campaign for Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative has raised more than $6 million.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Luis Vargas ruled Tuesday that San Diego can move forward with eliminating city pensions and implementing a 401(k)-style retirement system for most new hires.
Westboro Baptist Church members, best known for protesting military funerals, got more than they bargained for when they held an anti-military demonstration outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Friday. A well-organized group of zombies staged a counter-protest in support of the troops, grabbing the media spotlight so eagerly sought by WBC.
California's move to tighten eligibility requirements for its Cal Grant program will eliminate or reduce awards to 14,500 students, most of them enrolled in for-profit colleges such as the University of Phoenix, the California Student Aid Commission announced Tuesday.
Home prices rose in May from April in every city tracked by a leading index, a sign that increasing sales and tight inventories are supporting a modest housing recovery.
California State University has reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract with its faculty that would avert strikes threatened for the fall, the university and faculty union said Tuesday.