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  • LA mayor, unions contend with huge retirement bill

    March 9, 2011 6:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The fight over costly public pensions is raging across the country, but voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles quietly rolled back retirement pay for future police officers and firefighters this week with no opposition from labor. The changes approved by voters Tuesday are modest, considering the city's... more »
  • Local unions rally behind midwest protesters

    March 7, 2011 11:42 PM

    Union protests in Wisconsin and Ohio are sparking activism right here at home. The Santa Barbara County Democrats rallied today in front of he county building in Santa Barbara. They say conservatives are blaming unions for the region's economic troubles, but some taxpayers argue the cost of a county... more »
  • OC takes pension battle to Calif. Supreme Court

    February 9, 2011 12:38 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Orange County is taking its fight over a sheriff's pension plan to the California Supreme Court. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue a legal challenge to a plan that allows deputies who've worked for 30 years to retire at age 50 with 90 percent... more »

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