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Schwarzenegger's proposal on prison healthcare draws criticism

LA Times

Opponents say the plan to put inmate care in the hands of the UC system and medical schools could put doctors at risk and lead to high costs and malpractice suits.

CalPERS delays vote on $700-million increase in state contributions

LA Times

The state pension board wants to study the effects of a hike on the state budget.

Bill requires diversity in Calif. pension funds

Associated Press

California's public pension funds would have to report the ethnicity and gender of some of the outside investment managers they hire under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.

9 cited in West LA immigration rights protest

Associated Press

Nine immigration-rights protesters have been arrested after blocking the street in front of a West Los Angeles federal building near UCLA.

350 immigrants held more than 6 months while fighting deportation, U.S. says

LA Times

ACLU sought detainees' names as part of a class-action lawsuit seeking their release until the cases are resolved.

Budget battles divide a normally unified L.A. City Council

LA Times

After the hawks find the votes to cut 761 jobs, a union coalition aligned with the doves hints that its members will take action at election time.

LAPD watchdog vows to erase backlog in use-of-force reports

LA Times

Police Commission's inspector general is supposed to report the agency's findings for every instance of an officer firing his weapon or using serious force. About 240 cases have not been reviewed.

Arizona official threatens to cut power to LA

LA Daily News

Incensed that the City Council approved an economic boycott of his state, an Arizona official has threatened to have utilities there withhold power sales to Los Angeles.

Randal Simmons one of LAPD officers to receive Medal of Valor

LA Daily News

It was February 6, 2008, a fateful day for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Auditor says unused leave could cost prisons $1 billion

California Watch

Unused leave and vacation time could cost the state's prison system anywhere between $546 million and $1 billion in coming years – a problem exacerbated by understaffing and furloughs...

California auditor's report figures in medical parole issue

Sacramento Bee

A report from California State Auditor Elaine Howle on Tuesday found that specialty health care for prisoners cost the state $734 million in 2007-08, a figure that advocates say bolsters the case for a medical parole system for incapacitated inmates.

CalPERS warned about lower investment returns

Sacramento Bee

CalPERS was told Monday to expect lower investment returns over the next 10 years, a development that could put more pressure on taxpayers and workers to increase contributions to the pension fund.

Supreme Court: 'Sexually dangerous' should stay behind bars

USA Today

The Supreme Court ruled federal prisons can hold sexually dangerous offenders beyond their prison terms.

Search on for suspect who stabbed LA firefighter

Associated Press

Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a firefighter who was responding to a call at a downtown Los Angeles hotel.

Prison agency projects costs of 'Chelsea's Law’

San Diego Union-Tribune

Eventually, provisions could mean $54 million in added expenses.

SF sheriff seeks to opt out of immigration program

Associated Press

San Francisco's sheriff is seeking to opt out of a federal program that uses the fingerprints of arrestees to check their immigration status.

CalPERS raises state contribution by $600 million

Sacramento Bee

A key CalPERS committee today voted to raise the state's annual contribution to the pension fund by $600 million in the upcoming fiscal year. CalPERS' full board will vote on the increase Wednesday.

LA council: City's labor unions will determine scope of layoffs

LA Daily News

Having adopted a $6.7 billion budget for next year, Los Angeles City Council members said Tuesday it is up to the city's labor unions to determine the scope of any layoffs and furloughs for municipal workers.

Carlsbad Council cuts pension benefits for new firefighters

North County Times

Declaring contract talks were truly at an "impasse," Carlsbad's City Council terminated negotiations Tuesday with the city's Firefighters' Association and voted to impose a contract that contains a two-tiered retirement system with lower benefits for new employees.

Santa Monica police officer shot during DUI stop

LA Daily News

A Santa Monica police officer shot by the passenger in a vehicle stopped for a DUI check was expected to survive, and the suspected gunman was also hospitalized after being shot by SWAT officers.

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