Fixing California

Benefits ReformJudges keep close watch over their own pensions

Jun 18, 2014, 6 a.m.

Payments seven judges make toward their pensions would be cut nearly in half by a bill approved last week in a Senate committee, despite a warning from the chairwoman of a “slippery slope” undermining the governor’s pension reform.

SolutionsThreat of 'Parent Trigger' drives school to reform

Jun 16, 2014, 11 p.m.

After months of discussions, the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed on May 23 to spend $300,000 on a full-time psychologist, a new attendance officer, a part-time social worker, an additional teacher’s assistant, and a few part-time aides for the school.