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City Wins Pension Overtime Case

The firefighters union argued that where an employee is regularly scheduled for overtime, the overtime pay should be included in the base compensation for purposes of calculating retirement.

California's Fiscal Health Continues to Deteriorate, Despite Many Deep Cuts

(LOS ANGELES) — Just three months after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cut, taxed and line-item-vetoed away a two-year budget gap of $26 billion, California faces billions of dollars in new shortfalls, with the problem likely to deepen in the next fiscal year.

Newsom Exit Gives Huge Boost to Brown Campaign

When Attorney General Jerry Brown, 71, became the last man standing in the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial field on Friday, the battle-scarred warrior with four decades in state politics pulled off a remarkable feat in California - home to an elbow-throwing pack of ambitious Democratic politicians.

Mexico Extradites 11 Fugitives to the United States

Each year since 2001, Mexico has increased the number of defendants it extradites to the United States. By ensuring that alleged criminals are held accountable, the U.S. sends a strong message that fleeing across the border does not mean you will escape justice.

Cutbacks Will Affect State Park Enthusiasts

Padlocked toilets are coming soon to California's once-fabled state parks. They will be joined by off-limits campgrounds, closed hiking trails and forbidden forests as the cash-poor state seeks to save $14.2 million by yanking away the welcome mat from its 278 parks.