Stories by Erik
California is facing another budget with a multi-billion-dollar deficit and a nonprofit group wants to help put the issue into focus. Next 10 wants ordinary citizens to take a crack at balancing the books.
The number of California homes going into foreclosure dipped in the last quarter of 2011. Lender policies and shifting market conditions get the credit.
The economic recovery will continue this year, but at a frustratingly slow pace, San Diego economists say.
A top credit-rating firm says California is no longer last among states.