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14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

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San Diego’s Pension Battle Hits the Courts

Following an effort by Governor Jerry Brown’s union-stacked Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to nullify its 66 percent voter-approved public pension restructure, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to appeal the PERB’s ruling to the courts. Facing impending municipal bankruptcy

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California Supreme Court Could Stop Bullet Train

The California Supreme Court threw a giant obstacle on the California bullet train’s track toward fruition this week, ruling that the state agencies cannot escape the state’s environmental laws by claiming federal laws supersede them.