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126 Local Governments Called Out by State Controller for Not Filing Financial Books

Cheryl Getuiza
In-house reporter for California Forward, formerly KTLA general assignment desk reporter

We learn from our mistakes—that’s how we grow and in the end, succeed, right? Well you’d think after the 2010 corruption scandal that rocked the working-class city of Bell, about 7 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California local governments would bend over backwards to ensure their decisions and financial dealings were as transparent as […]

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Tale of California’s Two Economies

Cheryl Getuiza
In-house reporter for California Forward, formerly KTLA general assignment desk reporter

California is an economy of regions—from the north to the south—from the inland to coastal communities—California’s regional economies are diverse. When the recession hit in 2008, no region was exempt. Five years later, the state’s economy is improved, but not every region has bounced back in the same way. In fact, getting back to the […]

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Amazon Making Good on Boosting California Economy

Cheryl Getuiza
In-house reporter for California Forward, formerly KTLA general assignment desk reporter

First there was the City of San Bernardino. Then there was Patterson. Now, you can add the Tracy to the list of places where internet retailer Amazon is calling home. The Northern California city will be the third site for a massive distribution center in the state. The warehouse will be situated in a very […]

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State Parks Scandal Leaves Questions About Budgeting Unanswered

Cheryl Getuiza
In-house reporter for California Forward, formerly KTLA general assignment desk reporter

Seventy–that’s a big number. Seventy is the number of state parks that were on the state budget chopping block, threatening to close their gates back on July 1. Turns out there was an even bigger number that could have prevented any threats of closure: $54 million. Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown approved the park closures […]

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