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Palo Alto’s trio of newspapers staying alive in hard times

The online news boom and the busted U.S. economy have combined to make community newspapers an endangered species.  So how does Palo Alto manage to support three newspapers–The Palo Alto Weekly, The Daily Post and The Daily News? The New York Times asked that question of the newspapers’ publishers, including FAC board member Bill Johnson, who is publisher of the Weekly, as well as President and CEO of Embarcadero Media which owns the Weekly and

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Yuba City: Questions arise about possible open government violation in proposed raise for community college chancellor

The Yuba Community College District board may have violated California’s Brown Act which requires the board to hold discussions about salary increases in open session. -DB Daily Democrat Commentary January 28, 2010 By Erin Tracy A decision to approve a salary hike for the Yuba Community College District chancellor might be considered insult to injury for those impacted by budget cuts, but is also an apparent violation of the Brown Act. At its Jan. 20 meeting,

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Citizen sets deadline for school district in delivering overdue salary records

Under California law, government agencies have ten days to fulfill public information requests, but as of last week, in response to a citizen’s inquiry, the Glendale Unified School District has not supplied full records of employees who make more than $100,000. -DB Glendale News Press November 23, 2009 By Max Zimbert GLENDALE — Brian Ellis’ months-long quest for a list of Glendale Unified School District employees who make more than $100,000 per year remains unfulfilled.

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Northern California: District Attorney sides with citizen about Brown Act violation

Butte County District Attorney agreed with a citizen who said the Oroville City council violated the Brown Act, California’s open government law, when it appointed a fire chief and approved free rent and the use of a city car on weekends in closed session last August and failed to report the rent and car benefits. -DB Oroville Mercury-Register November 6, 2009 By Mary Weston OROVILLE — Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey asked the city

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Court rules CA counties must disclose pension amounts paid to government retirees

Nov 6, 2009—In a case filed by the First Amendment Coalition, the Modesto Bee and the California Newspaper Publishers Association, a California Superior Court has ruled that county governments, upon request, must disclose–by name–their retirees’ pension payments. The Superior Court for Stanislaus County reasoned that the public interest in access to government employees’ pensions outweighs the public interest in protecting the confidentiality of that information. In 2007 the California Supreme Court ruled that government employees’

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