Bay Area / California

Dolly Avila, a state employee who must put off her planned retirement. (Photo: Bill Raden)

Public Sector Pensions Under Attack – From the L.A. Times

Posted October 18, 2016 by Bill Raden

Call it the tale of two pension crises. In June, the Los Angeles Times’ business pages looked at the looming retirement savings disaster caused by the nearly 40-year transition from traditional employer-sponsored defined-benefit pensions to individual 401(k) plans — a
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Apartment building construction, Boyle Heights. (All photos by Pandora Young.)

Can Ballot Measure Ease L.A.’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

Posted October 13, 2016 by Sasha Abramsky

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Parent Maria Ruiz

CA Comeback: When Budgets Shrank and Classrooms Exploded

Posted September 29, 2016 by Bobbi Murray

Parents manage a huge pile of details to guide their children’s education, from lunch logistics to transportation to homework—all while holding down jobs and the home front. What, then, happens when a recession hits, state education funding is drastically cut,
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