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California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as then governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California’s state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In the name of transparency, State Controller John Chiang has added reams of data about public pension liabilities to his website. “In the months [...]

California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as then governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California’s state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In the name of transparency, State Controller John Chiang has added reams of data about public pension liabilities to his website. “In the months [...]

California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as then governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California’s state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In the name of transparency, State Controller John Chiang has added reams of data about public pension liabilities to his website. “In the months [...]

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

(L-R) Director/Producer/Actor Jon Stewart, journalist Maziar Bahari and actor Gael Garcia Bernal attend the “Rosewater” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.; Credit: Sam Santos/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including [...]

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

(L-R) Director/Producer/Actor Jon Stewart, journalist Maziar Bahari and actor Gael Garcia Bernal attend the “Rosewater” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.; Credit: Sam Santos/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including [...]

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

(L-R) Director/Producer/Actor Jon Stewart, journalist Maziar Bahari and actor Gael Garcia Bernal attend the “Rosewater” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.; Credit: Sam Santos/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including [...]

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

(L-R) Director/Producer/Actor Jon Stewart, journalist Maziar Bahari and actor Gael Garcia Bernal attend the “Rosewater” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.; Credit: Sam Santos/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including [...]

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘The Homesman’ and more

(L-R) Director/Producer/Actor Jon Stewart, journalist Maziar Bahari and actor Gael Garcia Bernal attend the “Rosewater” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.; Credit: Sam Santos/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including [...]

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

Former LAUSD teacher Elkis Hermida was convicted in 2011 of lewd acts with a child and sentenced to three years in state prison.; Credit: California Department of Justice Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to [...]

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

Former LAUSD teacher Elkis Hermida was convicted in 2011 of lewd acts with a child and sentenced to three years in state prison.; Credit: California Department of Justice Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to [...]