A Year in Review: Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

What a year it has been!

We’ve seen public officials sounding the alarm on pensions and hits in the courts to the so-called “California Rule.” We’ve seen promotions, scandal, and an extremely high paid BART janitor who spent a hell of a lot of time in a closet.

As the year comes to a close, we’re offering you a little blast from the past.

Below is a recap of our top stories in 2017.


1. On Pensions, More Experts and Local Officials Sound the Alarm 

2. $8 Million Blunder Puts SLO County in the Red

3. BART janitor who made $270,000 Caught Spending Hours in a Closet

4. 'California Rule' Takes Another Hit in the Courts 

5. The Most and Least Affordable Counties in California

6. People Are Fleeing California Again

7. About That Gas Tax Hike...

8. New "Hate Map" Lists 68 Organizations in California

9. Counties, Media Come Out Swinging Against AB 1250 

10. Amid Torrent of Investigations, Sacramento County Assessor Resigns


Top Stories


Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 05:10

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Riverside County over an early youth diversion program which it says ‘criminalizes’ normal acts of rebellion, sets children up to fail, and violates thei


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:44

Kern County supervisors moved forward with a proposal Tuesday that could result in a one percent sales tax increase appearing on the November ballot. But they didn’t do so without complaint.