California County News’ Top Stories of 2018

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is just around the corner. As we do each year, we’re taking a look back at the stories that most piqued our readers’ interest — from California’s mounting pension woes to local pot policy, personnel changes, and the occasional head-scratching report like the county worker who managed to steal $1.2 million worth of meat and tortillas.

Without further ado, we present California County News’ top 10 stories of 2018:

1. Why Are There So Many Missing People in Humboldt County?

2. These 10 Counties Made the Most in Pot Taxes This Year

3. Painful Layoffs in Monterey

4. The County With the Most Legal Marijuana Farms May Surprise You

5. County Official Who Stole $1.2 Million in Fajitas Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

6. Here’s How Much Each City and County Will Owe CalPERS

7. Body of Missing Fire Captain Found

8. The 25 Best Counties to Live In

9. Can You Guess the Highest Housing Market in California?

10. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: California’s Pension Crisis in a Nutshell

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!