Category Archive: Interesting Articles

Oct 25

UC to pay damages in Davis pepper-spraying

UC to pay damages in Davis pepper-spraying The University of California will pay $30,000 each to the 21 UC Davis protesters who were pepper-sprayed by campus police late last year. UC-Pepper-Spray-Damages

Oct 25

California Insolvencies Mount as Atwater Votes Emergency

California Insolvencies Mount as Atwater Votes Emergency Atwater, California, the Merced County agricultural community facing insolvency before year-end, declared a fiscal emergency as it struggles to avoid becoming the state (STOCA1)’s fourth city to seek bankruptcy protection in 2012. CA-Insolvencies-Atwater-10-4-2012

Oct 25

Baldwin Park inches closer to disbanding police department

Baldwin Park inches closer to disbanding police department BALDWIN PARK – The city inched closer Wednesday to disbanding its police department and contracting with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, after a fiery debate and a narrow vote by the City Council.. Baldwin_Park_Inches_Closer_To_Disbanding_Police_Department

Sep 11

Accumulated state worker leave prompted California’s park scandal!

Accumulated state worker leave prompted California’s park scandal What started as a quiet scheme to draw down excessive leave hours built up by state parks managers quickly spread, first to hardship cases and then to the rank and file, according to recently released state investigative documents. Park-Scandal-8 21 2012

Sep 11

Calpers Defends Pension Benefits While Risking Losses

Calpers Defends Pension Benefits While Risking Losses The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension,is defending government workers against criticism of their benefits even while it risks losses as municipalities, faced with rising retirement costs, file for bankruptcy. Calpers-Defense-8-20-2012

Aug 27

It is an Amazing World and Our Future, Even More Amazing!!!!

It is an amazing world we live in with an even more amazing future of technology ahead, Risk management is here to stay however and behavioral based safety may very well be the secret to our success as we continue to update our programs as technology evolves.  As you enjoy this video and ponder how …

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Aug 21

City of San Bernardino – Need for Sound Risk Management Practices!!!!

During this protracted period of acute governmental entity budget challenges, the unfortunate story about the City of San Bernardino, reinforces the need for sound Enterprise Risk Management practices and the need for risk managers to have a seat at the executive decision making table. Click the link below for the entire story. San-Berdo-Bankruptcy-8.20.2012

Aug 16

State Supreme Court Rules Against Insurers

State Supreme Court Rules Against Insurers in Stringfellow Acid Pits Case In a unanimous ruling, Justice Ming Chin endorsed what he called the “all sums with stacking” rule, a big win for policyholders — in this case, the state of California. The state Supreme Court added millions of dollars to five insurers’ tabs. Two articles …

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