Sunday, June 5, 2011

The California Pension Tsunami including Santa Barbara County and the SBCERS fund!

  Well after 365 finished blog postings and probably twice that amount floating around as unfinished. Add 2 additional years were I strictly posted on the Craigslist and I have come up with only two real conclusion.
1- I need to do "this" better whatever "this" is.
2- Just like when I started I am still willing to take any help that comes my way with "this".

 Well folks when the California Public pension crisis came along I had some suspicions. I compared the funding problems with  several California pensions and made note of the similarities that the funds shared. First off they all seemed to prosper or fail simultaneously as if they were a single unit. If one fund jumped off a bridge with no chute the rest were sure to follow. The other thing that jumped out at me was when the funds did under perform they all used the same blanket "Wall Street"excuse. Only they never gave specifics like a fund name or stock. Worse yet when the funds did under perform it tended to last two years with the second year taking the bigger loss. Here is what the Santa Barbara Grand Jury had to say on the most recent SBCERS funds losses.


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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM 

"SUMMARY from The 2008–2009 Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury  
The media has highlighted several large pension funds losses as a result of the market 
drop in October 2008. It has been estimated that between October 7, 2007 and October 7, 
2008 state and local pension plans lost over $1 trillion. This estimate does not include 
losses through the end of October 2008. The  pattern for the Santa Barbara County Employees Retirement System (SBCERS) is similar. For the first six months of this fiscal year (July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008) there has been a $421 million, 24% decline in the value of SBCERS investment portfolio. Recovering from this loss is likely to take several years. While retirement benefits for retired and current employees are essentially guaranteed, there will be a significant impact on the County finances. Public pension plans such as SBCERS assume that the investment growth of the employer and employee contributions will provide the agreed on pension benefits. When the investment growth is less than the expected amount, as has occurred in Santa Barbara, the County is responsible for funding the difference. Although the payment may be spread over a period of years, the size of this particular loss will result in an increasing burden to the County budget that has already been impacted by poor economic conditions. Adding to the problem is the history of the increasing liability of the Retirement System prior to the market drop of October 2008, primarily a result of the poor investment performance of the System. " 

Like I have said many times before I am not that smart but how many of us would put our hand over a hot flame a second time to get burned again. And how many of us line up one after another so we all get burned the same way both times, it just did not made sense to me.

After taking all that in I had one last observation. Because each County Pension fund has virtually no accountability to we taxpayers the retirement boards are free to manipulate there County's yearly budget as they see fit. To date local county residents have been helpless to do anything about it. I would rather use these wasted funds to hire more police, teachers and counselors. Instead of throwing 600 million dollars over a ten year period at a 1.2 Billion dollar fund. Then to see at the end of that ten year period the fund value has only increased by 400 million dollars. Don't laugh because that is exactly what this county did.

 Of course even with all the research and data I have presented to everyone I still feel it is not enough. I still feel that the importance of this crisis is not being given the attention it deserves. I hope somehow to magically present this issue in a way no news agency has before me. So that we citizens, government and union leaders truly understand the problem. I wanted to present my concerns so powerfully that they become our concerns and we take some type of new action. 

I started this posting out by saying I could use all the help anyone was willing to provide. A friend who saw the first version of this posting did just that. I cleaned up my grammar and a few sentences as he suggested but he also had a question. [Larry, just what can “we” do to solve this problem? You identify the issues, but offer no solution.] I will not sit here and pretend to be smart enough to have the answer on what must be done to correct this abuse. I will sit here however and say that I am confident many of you are smart enough and together we can work on it.

The reason I have no solid answers on how to fix the  problem is that there are so many areas to investigate. The issue is so hard to get a handle on because of the corruption by our elected officials running the whole thing and the falsehoods that they put out. Below is a perfect example of the type of data one must review but than what do you do?

The first chart was taken from the Santa Barbara grand jury report I presented at the beginning of this posting. It represents the SBCERS value and growth rate for about a nine year period. On the right side of the graph the value starts at 1.00 and grows in .20 increments. Based on this view the fund never exceeds 1.80 in value some where between 2007 and 2008.

Now please look at the second picture the fund value also starts at 1 billion dollars again. This chart on the right starts at .90 and grows in .20 increments as well. This chart shows that the assumption growth rate and the fund investment performance meet between 2007 and 2008. That happens at about the 2 billion dollar value and reflects a fund that is 100% fully funded with no future outstanding liability. If this was the only data we reviewed we are still looking at a 200 million dollar discrepancy between these two pictures.























I felt my first posting was strong and thought invoking. I worked on it all day yesterday into the late evening and finished it early this morning. My second posting was going to be all visuals letting the pictures break through the complex issues with simplicity. I worked on that most of the day until it happen. About 5 pm the heavens opened up reached down and handed me the tool I was looking for. Handed me something so powerful that everyone who sees it will understand why I have worked so hard on this subject through my blog. So all those visuals were pushed to the side and I present you with this. I admit it is rather lengthy but it is so powerful I could not reduce it.

People all I did was search " California Counties facing a budget deficit in 2011" and this web page came up. Every County and City seems to be included as well as example after example of the damage left in the wake of what one writer calls the Pension Tsunami!

As always I ask that if you find value in my posting please share it with as many people as posable, Also please keep your Heart open because you never know when you might just find some Magic in it!

http://www.counties.org/default.asp?id=2084


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SF budget plan garners praise
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Woodland Daily Democrat
January 13, 2010
January 13, 2010
January 13, 2010
San Mateo Daily Journal
January 13, 2010
North County Times
January 13, 2010
The Fresno Bee
January 13, 2010
Marin Independent-Journal
January 13, 2010
Los Angeles Daily News
January 12, 2010
Riverside Press Enterprise
January 12, 2010
The Sacramento Bee
January 12, 2010
The Desert Dispatch
January 12, 2010
Los Angeles Daily News
January 10, 2010
The Fresno Bee
January 8, 2010
San Luis Obispo New Times
January 6, 2010
Eureka Times-Standard
January 6, 2010
Stockton Record
January 5, 2010
Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 5, 2010
January 5, 2010
Southern California Public Radio
January 4, 2010
The Californian
December 21, 2009
Marin Independent-Journal
December 19, 2009
December 18, 2009
Stockton Record
December 18, 2009
Chico Enterprise Record
December 18, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel
December 17, 2009
The Fresno Bee
December 16, 2009
Visalia Times Delta
December 16, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
December 16, 2009
The Woodland Daily Democrat
December 16, 2009
Ukiah Daily Journal
December 14, 2009
The Fresno Bee
December 9, 2009
Auburn Journal
December 9, 2009
Redding Record Searchlight
December 9, 2009
Trinity Journal
December 9, 2009
Sacramento Press
December 4, 2009
Visalia Times Delta
December 4, 2009
Stockton Record
December 3, 2009
Siskiyou Daily News
December 3, 2009 
Palm Desert Sun
December 2, 2009
Stockton Record
November 25, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
November 25, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
November 25, 2009
Palm Desert Sun
November 25, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
November 25, 2009
Stockton Record
November 24, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
November 23, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
November 23, 2009
The Appeal-Democrat
November 12, 2009
San Diego Union Tribune
November 12, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
November 12, 2009
Riverside Press Enterprise
November 12, 2009
The Appeal-Democrat
November 11, 2009
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
November 5, 2009
Roseville Press Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 2009
The Desert Sun
November 4, 2009
The Modesto Bee
November 3, 2009
North Bay Business Journal
November 3, 2009 
Riverside Press-Enterprise
November 1, 2009
Napa Valley Register
October 29, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
Lompoc Record
October 29, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
October 28, 2009
Stockton Record
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
October 28, 2009
Lassen News
October 27, 2009
Sierra Sun
October 27, 2009
Sonora Union-Democrat
October 27, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
October 26, 2009
Salinas Californian
October 26, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
October 21, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
October 21, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
October 21, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
October 21, 2009
Grass Valley Union
October 21, 2009
Orange County Register
October 20, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
October 19, 2009
The Valley News
October 16, 2009
Willows Journals
October 16, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
October 16, 2009
Santa Maria Times
October 14, 2009
San Diego Union-Tribune
Chico Enterprise-Record
October 14, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
October 14, 2009
Lompoc Record
October 14, 2009
Grass Valley Union
October 14,2009
Grass Valley Union
October 14,2009
Redding Record Searchlight
October 8, 2009
The Desert Sun
October 8, 2009
Contra Costa Times
October 7, 2009
Trinity Journal
October 7, 2009
Nevada Union
October 6, 2009
Granite Bay Press Tribune
October 2, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
October 2, 2009
The CalifornianMonterey County officials look to replace $23.5M in state fundingSeptember 30, 2009
 
San Mateo Daily JournalSan Mateo County budget cuts 98 jobsSeptember 30, 2009

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County supervisors discuss revenue estimateSeptember 30, 2009

Appeal-Democrat
Sutter County avoids layoffs in 2009-10 budget
September 30, 2009
Chico Enterprise-RecordGlenn County supervisors approved $90.5 million budgetSeptember 30, 2009
 
The CalifornianMonterey County rethinks budget planSeptember 28, 2009
San Mateo Daily JournalSan Mateo County to finalize budgetSeptember 28, 2009
 
The Sacramento BeeSacramento County set to adopt budget but sees more fiscal painSeptember 28, 2009
Appeal-DemocratSutter County budget leaves positions open to save
September 27, 2009
Sierra Star Cal Fire stations to close in Madera CountySeptember 24, 2009
San Diego Union-Tribune
The Sacramento Bee
Riverside Press-Enterprise Cuts, furloughs imposed on Riverside County deputy DAs
September 23, 2009
 
Appeal-DemocratYuba County board to consider early-retirement package
September 23, 2009
San Mateo County Daily Journal
September 21, 2009
Vallejo Times Herald
September 21, 2009
Amador County Ledger-Dispatch
September 18, 2009
Ledger-Dispatch
September 17, 2009 
The Fresno BeeFresno County delays retirement costs
September 17, 2009
Stockton RecordCalaveras County budget awash in uncertainty
September 17, 2009
Daily DemocratFinal Yolo County budget takes its tollSeptember 16, 2009
Chico Enterprise-RecordGlenn County supervisors get latest budgetSeptember 16, 2009
San Mateo Daily JournalSan Mateo County weighs taxes, cutsSeptember 16, 2009

Ukiah Daily Journal
Ag preserve law under scrutiny in Mendocino County
September 16, 2009

San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County studies budget
September 14, 2009
Salinas Californian
September 10, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
September 10, 2009
Orland Press-Register
September 10, 2009
Auburn Journal
September 9, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
September 9, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
September 9, 2009
Anderson Valley Post
September 9, 2009
Contra Costa Times
September 8, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
September 8, 2009

San Mateo Daily JournalPink slips will hit 28 San Mateo County court workers
September 2, 2009
The Modesto BeeStanislaus County reduces health care for poorSeptember 2, 2009
Times-HeraldSolano County supervisors delay eliminating jobs to explore optionsSeptember 2, 2009
Chico Enterprise-RecordGlenn County officials to continue Williamson Act contracts, accept new applicationsSeptember 2, 2009
Times-StandardState budget dust hasn't quite settled, may add red to Humboldt County's budgetSeptember 2, 2009
Press DemocratSonoma County workers approve wage contract
September 2, 2009

Lassen County NewsLassen County supervisors approve $104 million budget
September 1, 2009
 Ukiah Daily JournalMendocino County budget hearings begin MondayAugust 30, 2009
 
The Press DemocratSonoma County's HIV clinic likely to close
August 29, 2009
Adobe Press
August 27, 2009
The Sacramento BeeSacramento County again readies budget axAugust 26, 2009
Hollister FreelancerSan Benito County supervisors OK $116M budget
August 26, 2009
 
Hollister FreelancerMore San Benito County office closures announcedAugust 26, 2009
 
Union DemocratTuolumne County leaders OK $154.5M budgetAugust 26, 2009 
Red Bluff Daily NewsTehama County looks at more cutsAugust 25, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Sales tax revenue plummets, cities and counties sufferAugust 22, 2009
 
Press DemocratSonoma County's first-ever assessment dropAugust 20, 2009
Redding Record-Searchlight
Shasta County cashes in on state IOUsAugust 20, 2009

August 19, 2009

Chico Enterprise-RecordGlenn County budget may feed on pay
August 19, 2009
Trinity JournalTrinity County works on cash flow
August 19, 2009
PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
August 18, 2009
Merced Sun Star
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009
The Modesto Bee
August 17, 2009
Ukiah Daily Journal
August 13, 2009
Palm Desert Sun
August 13, 2009
Porterville Recorder
Tulare County considers Williamson Act alternativesAugust 12, 2009

Auburn Journal
August 11, 2009

Auburn Journal
August 10, 2009
Amador Ledger-Dispatch
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009
Ventura County Star
August 7, 2009
San Diego News Network
August 7, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009
August 6, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
August 6, 2009
Mt. Shasta News
August 6, 2009
Contra Costa Times
August 5, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
August 5, 2009
Auburn Journal
August 5, 2009
The Signal
August 5, 2009
Vacaville Reporter
August 5, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
August 5, 2009
Contra Costa Times
August 4, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
August 4, 2009
Auburn Journal
August 4, 2009
St. Helena Star
August 4, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
August 3, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
August 3, 2009
Ventura County StarVentura County braces for state raids on coffers
July 29, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
July 23, 2009
Contra Costa Times
July 23, 2009
The Triplicate
July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009
Visalia Times-Delta
July 22, 2009
North County Times
July 22, 2009
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2009
Oakland Tribune
July 22, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
July 22, 2009
Visalia Times-Delta
July 22, 2009
Salinas Californian
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009
North County Times
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009

San Jose Mercury News
July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009
Fresno Bee







July 22, 2009
The Recorder

July 22, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
July 22, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle
July 22, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
July 21, 2009
Merced Sun-Star
July 21, 2009
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2009
July 21, 2009
Palm Springs Desert Sun
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2009
Lassen News
July 21, 2009
Palm Springs Desert Sun
July 21, 2009
Calaveras Enterprise
July 17, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
July 17, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
July 16, 2009
Monterey Herald
July 16, 2009
The Triplicate
July 16, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
July 16,2009
Bakersfield Californian
July 15, 2009
Stockton Record
July 15, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
July 15, 2009
The Triplicate
July 15, 2009
Stockton Record
July 15, 1009
Siskiyou Daily
July 13, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
July 13, 2009
Victorville Daily Press
July 13, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
July 13, 2009
San Bernardino Sun
July 13, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel
July 10, 2009
July 10, 2009
Tahoe Daily Tribune
July 10, 2009
July 9, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
July 9, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
July 9, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
July 9, 2009
Merced Sun Star
July 8, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
July 8, 2009
Oakland Tribune
July 6, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
July 6, 2009
Palm Desert Sun
July 6, 2009 
The Recorder
July 1, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
July 1, 2009
Palm Desert Sun
July 1, 2009
The Vacaville Reporter
June 30, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
June 30, 2009
Visalia Times-Delta
June 30, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
June 30, 2009
Alameda Times Star
June 26, 2009
Stockton Record
June 26, 2009
Hollister Freelance
  
Sacramento Bee
Budget cutting isn't over for El Dorado County
June 25, 2009

San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County adopts $1.76B budgetJune 25, 2009
Plumas County News
Plumas County budget close to approvalJune 24, 2009
Redding Record SearchlightShasta County supervisors balk at cost increases
June 24, 2009
Calaveras Enterprise
More than 40 Calaveras County jobs could be cutJune 23, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County budget crimping sheriffJune 23, 2009
Alameda Sun
Alameda County Cuts Could Hit HomeJune 18, 2009

Bakersfield Californian
Latest Kern County budget plan includes about 200 layoffsJune 18, 2009
 
The Sacramento BeeSacramento County OKs budget - and 800 layoffs
June 18, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Cruz County to boost fees for parks, permits, businesses
June 18, 2009

Merced Sun-StarLower tax bills in Merced County but less tax revenuesJune 18, 2009
Stockton Record
San Joaquin County cuts to run deep - Budget plan calls for 297 full-time positions axedJune 18, 2009


The Sacramento Bee
Yolo County supervisors search for places to cut
June 17, 2009
Ukiah Daily JournalMendocino County uses reserves to balance budget
June 17, 2009
Ventura County Star
Ventura County approves $1.68 billion budgetJune 16, 2009


Contra Costa Times
Solano County lower property taxes may hurt
June 16, 2009
Bakersfield CalifornianKern County D.A. could see reduced prosecutions
June 15, 2009
Calaveras EnterpriseBudget woes could mean cuts for Calaveras County Sheriff's DepartmentJune 15, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009
Contra Costa Times
June 12, 2009
Ukiah Daily Journal
June 11, 2009
Red Bluff Daily News
June 11, 2009
The Weekly Calistogan
June 11, 2009
June 11, 2009
June 11, 2009
June 11, 2009
Orange County Register
June 10, 2009
The Stockton Record
June 10, 2009
Los Angeles Times
June 10, 2009
The Modesto Bee
June 10, 2009
The Bakersfield Californian
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009
Oakland Tribune
June 10, 2009
Los Angeles Times
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009
The Salinas Californian
June 10, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
June 10, 2009
The Hollister Freelance
June 10, 2009
Vallejo Times-Herald
June 9, 2009
The Modesto Bee
June 9, 2009
The Monterey Herald
June 9, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
June 9, 2009
Redding Record-Searchlight
June 9, 2009
The Monterey Herald
June 8, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
June 8, 2009
The Monterey Herald
June 8, 2009
Siskiyou Daily News
June 8, 2009
The Fresno Bee
June 5, 2009
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
June 5, 2009
The Bakersfield Californian
June 5, 2009
North County Times
June 4, 2009
Long Beach Press Telegram
June 4, 2009
The Modesto Bee
June 4, 2009
Eureka Times-Herald
June 4, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009
San Bernardino County Sun
Siskiyou Daily Journal
June 4, 2009
Contra Costa Times
June 3, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
June 3, 2009
June 3, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
June 3, 2009
Ukiah Daily Journal
June 3, 2009
Visalia Times Delta
June 3, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
June 2, 2009
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
June 2, 2009
Siskiyou Daily
June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009
Ventura County Star
May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009
The Bond Buyer
May 29, 2009
The Monterey Herald
May 29, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
Contra Costa Times
May 28, 2009
Publicceo.com
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
North County Times
May 28, 2009
The Siskiyou Daily
May 28, 2009
The Bakersfield Californian
May 28, 2009
The Salinas Californian
May 28, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009

May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
May 27, 2009
The Record-Bee
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
Vallejo Times Herald
May 27, 2009
Pleasanton Weekly
May 21, 2009
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County bracing for fallout
May 21, 2009
Redding Record-Searchlight
Shasta sheriff plans more layoffs

May 21, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
May 21, 2009
Grass Valley Union
May 21, 2009
The Salinas Californian
May 20, 2009
Visalia Times-Standard
May 20, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
May 20, 2009
May 20, 2009
May 20, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
May 20, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
May 20, 2009
The Valley News
May 20, 2009 
The Sacramento Bee
May 19, 2009
The Monterey Herald
May 19, 2009
Orange County Register
May 19, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009
Chico Enterprise Record
May 19, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
May 18, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
May 15, 2009
Salinas Californian
May 15, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
May 15, 2009
Hollister Freelance
May 14, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
May 14, 2009
Santa Maria Times
May 13, 2009
Stockton Record
May 13, 2009
San Diego Union-Tribune

Visalia Times Delta
May 13, 2009
Redding Record Searchlight
May 13, 2009
Ventura County Star
May 13, 2009
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
May 13, 2009
The Fresno Bee
May 13, 2009
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
May 13, 2009
Gridley Herald
May 13, 2009
Santa Rosa Press DemocratPlan calls for laying off 150 Sonoma County workersMay 12, 2009


San Jose Mercury News
Budget crunch has Contra Costa County DA eyeing cities
May 12, 2009
San Diego Union-TribuneSan Diego County expects to make big cuts
May 11, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
Marin County officials brace for widening budget gap
May 10, 2009
North County Times
May 7, 2009
Los Angeles Daily News
May 7, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
Butte County supervisors accept proposed budgetMay 6, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
May 5, 2009
North County Times
May 5, 2009
Vallejo Times Herald
May 4, 2009
Oroville Mercury Register
May 3, 2009
San Bernardino County Sun
April 30, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
April 30, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
April 29, 2009
The Modesto Bee
April 29, 2009
The Desert Sun
April 29, 2009
Riverside Press-EnterpriseRiverside County may slow down, halt projectsApril 27, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
April 27, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
April 23, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
April 23, 2009
Riverside Press-EnterpriseRiverside County budget gap grows for next fiscal year
April 22, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
April 21, 2009
Contra Costa Times
April 21, 2009
  
The Union Democrat
April 21, 2009
The Press-Telegram
April 21, 2009
Stockton Record
April 21, 2009
Monterey Herald
April 21, 2009
Salinas Californian
April 21, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
April 20, 2009
Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
April 17, 2009
April 16, 2009
Oakland Tribune
April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009
Eureka Times-Standard
April 15, 2009
Lake County News
April 15, 2009
The Appeal Democrat
April 14, 2009
MyMotherLode.com
April 14, 2009
Riverside Press Enterprise
April 8, 2009
The Desert Sun
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
April 8, 2009
  
The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County's budget gap grows
April 7, 2009
The Adobe Press
April 3, 2009
Bakersfield Californian

April 1, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
April 1, 2009
Contra Costa Times
April 1, 2009
  
Visalia Times Delta
April 1, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
Marin County budget cut by $5.1 millionMarch 30, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
March 30, 2009
The Sacramnento Bee
March 30, 2009
Oroville Mercury Register
March 30, 2009
Calaveras Enterprise
March 27, 2009
Chico News & Review
March 26, 2009
San Leandro Times
March 26, 2009
Visalia Times Delta
March 26, 2009
North County Times
March 25, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
March 25, 2009
The Fresno Bee
March 25, 2009
March 25, 2009
Auburn Journal
March 25, 2009
San Mateo County Times
March 24, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
March 24, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
March 23, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
March 23, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
March 22, 2009
The Fresno Bee
March 18, 2009
Contra Costa Times
March 18, 2009
  
Salinas Californian
March 18, 2009
Salinas Californian
March 17, 2009
Marysville Appeal-Democrat
March 17, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
March 14, 2009
  
The Sacramento Bee
March 12, 2009
Hollister Freelance
March 12, 2009
Santa Barbara IndependentSanta Barbara County budget bloodbath
March 12, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
March 12, 2009
Merced Sun Star
March 10, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
March 9, 2009
The Fresno Bee
March 8, 2009
  
The CalifornianMonterey County works to cut deficitMarch 5, 2009
  
San Jose Mercury News
  
The Sacramento Bee
March 4, 2009
  
March 4, 2009
Monterey Herald
March 4, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
March 4, 2009
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
March 4, 2009
Oroville Mercury Register
March 4, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
March 3, 2009
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
March 3, 2009
Contra Costa Times
March 3, 2009
Visalia Times Delta
Chico Enterprise-Record
Butte County fire to take hit in proposed budget cutsMarch 2, 2009
Granite Bay Press-Tribune
Placer County cutting millions but more savings soughtFebruary 28, 2009
Daily DemocratYolo County supervisors continue budget talksFebruary 27, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
Oakland Tribune
February 26, 2009
Contra Costa Times
February 26, 2009
Monterey Herald
February 26, 2009
Palm Desert Dispatch
February 26, 2009
Stockton Record
February 25, 2009
February 25, 2009
Napa Valley Register
February 25, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
February 25, 2009
The Daily Sound
February 25, 2009
Woodland Daily Democrat
February 25, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
February 25, 2009
  
Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2009
Contra Costa Times
February 24, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
February 24, 2009
Marysville Appeal-Democrat
February 24, 2009
North County Times
February 24, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
Court lawyer layoffs feared in Sacramento CountyFebruary 22, 2009

Marin Independent Journal
Marin County pension costs to rise
February 22, 2009
Redding Record-Searchlight
Tehama County supervisor gives county piece of his paycheckFebruary 22, 2009

Oakland Tribune
February 20, 2009
Times Press Recorder
February 20, 2009
San Mateo Daily Journal
February 20, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
February 20, 2009
Santa Maria Times
February 19, 2009
Plumas County News
February 19, 2009 
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2009
February 13, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
Marysville Appeal Democrat
February 13, 2009
Porterville Recorder
February 13, 2009
Oakland Tribune
February 13, 2009
North County Times
February 12, 2009
Sacramento Bee
February 12, 2009
Sacramento Bee
February 12, 2009
Torrance Daily Breeze
February 12, 2009
Los Angeles Times
February 12, 2009
The Desert Sun
February 11, 2009
February 11, 2009
Lodi News-Sentinel
February 11, 2009
Victorville Daily Press
February 11, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
February 11, 2009
February 11, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
February 11, 2009
Orange County News Register
February 11, 2009
Vallejo Times Herald
February 11, 2009
February 11, 2009
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 11, 2009
Red Bluff Daily News
February 11, 2009
San Bernardino County Sun
February 11, 2009
Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2009
Marin Independent Journal
February 11, 2009
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 11, 2009
San Bernardino County Sun
February 11, 2009
Stockton Record
February 11, 2009
February 11, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
February 10, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
February 10, 2009
Sacramento Bee
February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009
The Daily Breeze

February 10, 2009
Paradise Post
February 10, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
February 10, 2009
Sacramento Bee

February 10, 2009 
Merced Sun-Star
February 10, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
February 10, 2009
Times-Standard
Humboldt County budget picture bleak at midyear
February 9, 2009
The Desert Sun
Cuts cripple Riverside County's social servicesFebruary 9, 2009
Redding Record Searchlight
Tehama County schedules furlough day for budget savingsFebruary 8, 2009
The Ledger-Dispatch
February 6, 2009
Red Bluff Daily News
February 6, 2009
Sacramento Bee
February 6, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
  
Hanford Sentinel
February 5, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
February 5, 2009
Sacramento Bee
February 5, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
February 5, 2009
Santa Ynez Journal
February 5, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
February 5, 2009
Bakersfield Californian
February 5, 2009
Monterey Herald
Bakersfield Californian
February 4, 2009
February 4, 2009
Lompoc Record

February 4, 2009
Riverside Press-Enterprise
February 4, 2009
Chico Enterprise-Record
February 4, 2009
North County Times
February 4, 2009
The Daily Sound
February 4, 2009
North County Times
February 4, 2009
Marysville Appeal-Democrat
Yuba County lays off 8 from planning
February 4, 2009
Lake County Record-Bee
February 4, 2009

Vacaville Reporter
February 3, 2009
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
February 3, 2009
Contra Costa Times
February 3, 2009 
San Jose Mercury News
February 3, 2009
Riverside Press Enterprise
February 3, 2009
The Fresno Bee
February 1, 2009
Torrance Daily Breeze
January 31, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
January 31, 2009
Wall Street Journal
January 31, 2009
Yolo County tries to fend off losses due to state
January 31, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 30, 2009
Marysville Appeal-Democrat
January 30, 2009
Woodland Daily Democrat
January 29, 2009
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
January 29, 2009
Napa Valley Register
January 29, 2009
Fresno Bee
January 29, 2009
January 28, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
January 28, 2009
Red Bluff Daily News
January 28, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 28, 2009
Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2009
The Daily Journal
January 28, 2009
Ventura County Star
January 28, 2009
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 28, 2009
NACo County News
January 26, 2009
Stockton Record
January 26, 2009
Bakersfield CalifornianKern County staff recommends immediate, deep cutsJanuary 26, 2009

Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 26, 2009
Los Angeles Times
January 26, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
January 23, 2009
San Mateo Daily JournalSan Mateo County faces $100M loss
January 22, 2009
Amador Ledger-Dispatch
January 20, 2009
Eureka Times Standard
January 16, 2009
Sonora Union Democrat
January 16, 2009
Willows Journal
January 16, 2009
Visalia Times Delta
January 16, 2009

Orange County RegisterOrange County lays off 210 county workers
January 5, 2009
The Press-EnterpriseRiverside County supervisors OK new furlough policy
January 1, 2009
Capitol WeeklyState budget woes pinch cities, counties
December 31, 2008
Visalia Times DeltaTulare County may close health clinics
December 30, 2008
Redding Record SearchlightTehama County adopts hiring freeze
December 21, 2008
  
San Mateo County TimesSan Mateo County budget deficit grows
December 18, 2008
 
The CalifornianMonterey County jobs, programs take a hit
December 18, 2008
The Appeal-DemocratYuba County projecting a $2.2 million budget dent
December 17, 2008

The Californian
Monterey County tightens its belt
December 17, 2008
 
Chico Enterprise-RecordButte County supervisors mull $10 million in budget cuts
December 17, 2008

San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County structural deficit ballooning
December 17, 2008

The Sacramento Bee
El Dorado County cuts 29 Health Services jobs
December 17, 2008
 
San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco supervisors to deal with budget cuts next year
December 17, 2008
San Francisco ChronicleMore budget cuts in San Francisco County/City's futureDecember 15, 2008
  
Los Angeles TimesOrange County cuts 210 workersDecember 11, 2008
Monterey County WeeklyMonterey County feels crunch from budget crisis
December 11, 2008
San Francisco ChronicleDeeper San Francisco city/county budget cuts next yearDecember 11, 2008
Orange County Register800 may lose jobs at Orange County Social Services AgencyDecember 10, 2008
   

Morgan Hill Times
Santa Clara County cuts $17 million, balances budget
December 9, 2008
  
Redding Record SearchlightTehama County officials looking closely at budget
December 7, 2008
Rocklin & Roseville TodayPlacer County to consider forced time off for 2,200 employees
December 7, 2008
December 6, 2008
Granite Bay Press-TribunePlacer County looks at cost-cutting optionsDecember 6, 2008
  
Ramona SentinelEconomy paints bleak picture for San Diego County
November 26, 2008
Marin Independent JournalMarin County now looking to chop another $6 million from budget
November 25, 2008

The Sacramento BeeSacramento County acts to reduce its costsNovember 25, 2008
Orange County RegisterParks face steep cuts as Orange County budget tightens
November 24, 2008
Sacramento Bee
November 20, 2008
Stockton Record
November 20, 2008
  
Mt. Shasta News
November 20, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
November 20, 2008
Riverside Press-Enterprise
November 19, 2008
November 19, 2008
  
Fresno Bee
November 19, 2008
Contra Costa Times
November 19, 2008
Sacramento Bee
November 12, 2008
   
Siskiyou Daily News
November 12, 2008
Sacramento Bee
November 7, 2008
Modesto Bee
November 7, 2008
  
Merced Sun-Star Dozens will lose Merced County jobs
November 5, 2008
San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco budget faces larger shortfall than thought
November 4, 2008
Santa Ynez Valley Journal
October 30, 2008
Willows Journal
October 30, 2008
Marin Independent Journal
October 30, 2008
The Press Enterprise
October 29, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
October 22, 2008
The Fresno Bee
October 21, 2008
Fresno County supervisors OK nursing cutsbacks
Redding Record Searchlight
October 19, 2008
Shasta County looks into further cuts for budget
Stockton Record
October 15, 2008
San Joaquin County thins out budget
 
Visalia Times-Delta
October 9, 2008
The Union Democrat
October 8, 2008
The Fresno Bee
October 8, 2008
Fresno County supervisors cut health services
The Bakersfield Californian
October 8, 2008
Kern County supervisors tighten budget, extend hiring freeze
MediaNews
September 30, 2008
San Mateo County budget tops last year's
Willows Journal
September 30, 2008
Glenn County budget outlook murky
The Reporter
Chico Enterprise-Record
September 29, 2008
Stockton Record
September 25, 2008
Sierra Sun
September 23, 2008
The Fresno Bee
September 23, 2008
The Fresno Bee
September 23, 2008
Press Democrat
September 18, 2008
Merced Sun-Star
September 17, 2008
The Daily Triplicate
September 17, 2008
 
Orland Press Register
September 17, 2008
Visalia Times-Delta
September 17, 2008
Contra Costa Times
September 15, 2008
Amador Ledger Dispatch
September 15, 2008
The Ukiah Daily Journal
September 10, 2008
The Fresno Bee
September 10, 2008
  
Auburn Journal
September 8, 2008
 Granite Bay Press-Tribune
September 2, 2008
   
The Fresno Bee
September 2, 2008
The Sacramento Bee
September 1, 2008
The Ukiah Daily Journal
August 27, 2008
The Fresno Bee
August 27, 2008
Appeal-Democrat
August 27, 2008
Bakersfield Californian
August 27, 2008
Plumas County News
August 27, 2008
Daily News
August 26, 2008
The Ukiah Daily Journal
August 26, 2008
The Press Democrat
August 22, 2008
Willows Journal
August 21, 2008
The Union Democrat 
August 21, 2008
The Sacramento Bee
August 21, 2008
The Trinity Journal
August 21, 2008
Chico Enterprise-Record
August 20, 2008
Plumas County News
August 20, 2008
Chico Enterprise-Record
August 19, 2008
Lake County Record-Bee
August 15, 2008
The Fresno Bee
August 14, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2008
Contra Costa Times
August 13, 2008
The Fresno Bee
August 13, 2008
The Union
August 12, 2008
Contra Costa Times
August 11, 2008
Chico Enterprise Record
August 8, 2008
The Fresno Bee
August 6, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
July 27, 2008
Corning Observer
July 17, 2008
The Union
July 16, 2008
Sacramento Bee
July 15, 2008
Press Democrat
July 13, 2008
Daily Democrat
July 13, 2008
Marin Independent Journal
July 13, 2008
Napa Valley Register
July 2, 2008
Desert Sun
July 2, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
June 27, 2008
Chico Enterprise-Record
June 27, 2008
Contra Costa Times
June 27, 2008
San Mateo Daily Journal
June 26, 2008
Stockton Record
June 26, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
June 26, 2008
Salinas Californian
June 25, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
June 25, 2008
Eureka Times-Standard
June 25, 2008
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
June 25, 2008
Marysville Appeal-Democrat
June 25, 2008
Redding Record-Searchlight
June 25, 2008
North County Times
June 25, 2008
Redding Record-Searchlight
June 23, 2008
Chico Enterprise-Record
June 23, 2008
Eureka Times-Standard
June 23, 2008
Riverside Press Enterprise
June 23, 2008
Vallejo Times Herald
June 23, 2008
Fresno Bee
June 20, 2008
Stockton Record
June 20, 2008
Riverside Press Enterprise
June 19, 2008
Sacramento Bee
June 19, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
June 19, 2008
Sonora Union Democrat
June 19, 2008
Sacramento Bee
June 18, 2008
Ventura County Star
June 18, 2008
The Union
June 18, 2008
Del Norte Triplicate
June 18, 2008
Siskiyou Daily
June 18, 2008
Riverside Press Enterprise
June 18, 2008
Fresno Bee
June 17, 2008
Stockton Reocrd
June 17, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
June 17, 2008
Ventura County Star
June 17, 2008
Sonora Union Democrat
June 17, 2008
San Luis Obispo Telegram Tribune
June 17, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
June 13, 2008
Tri-Valley Herald
June 13, 2008
Redding Record-Searchlight
June 13, 2008
Riverside Press-Enterprise
June 13, 2008
Fresno Bee
June 12, 2008
Santa Barbara Independent
June 12, 2008
Santa Cruz Sentinel
June 11, 2008
Colusa Sun Herald
June 11, 2008
Ventura County Star
June 11, 2008
Modesto Bee
June 11, 2008
Sacramento Bee
June 10, 2008
Oakland Tribune
June 10, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
June 3, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
June 2, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
June 2, 2008
The Eureka Reporter
June 1, 2008
Sacramento Bee
May 30, 2008
San Mateo County Times
May 28, 2008
Adobe Press
May 23, 2008
Fresno Bee
May 20, 2008
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2008
Sonora Union Democrat
May 20, 2008
Santa Maria Times
May 19, 2008
San Bernardino Sun
May 16, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
May 16, 2008
Chico Enterprise Record
May 16, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
May 15, 2008
Ventura County Star
May 15, 2008
Fresno Bee
May 9, 2008
Contra Costa Times
May 7, 2008
Fresno Bee
May 7, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
May 6, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
May 6, 2008
California Aggie
May 6, 2008
Modesto Bee
May 5, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
May 5, 2008
Palm Springs Desert Sun
April 30, 2008
Sonora Union Democrat
April 24, 2008
Santa Barbara Independent
April 24, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
April 23, 2008
Fresno Bee
April 23, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
April 23, 2008
Contra Costa Times
April 22, 2008
Bakersfield Californian
April 21, 2008
Contra Costa Times
April 21, 2008
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
April 21, 2008
Sonora Union Democrat
April 15, 2008
Redding Record-Searchlight
April 15, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
April 4, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
April 4, 2008
Redding Record-Searchlight
April 4, 2008
Marin Independent Journal
April 1, 2008
Pasadena Star News
April 1, 2008
Los Angeles Daily News
March 28, 2008
Mother Mode Lode News
March 27, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
March 26, 2008
Plumas County News
March 26, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
March 26, 2008
Vacaville Reporter
March 24, 2008
Riverside Press Enterprise
March 19, 2008
Modesto Bee
March 19, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
March 19, 2008
Amador Ledger-Dispatch
March 18, 2008
Loomis News
March 18, 2008
Lassen County News
March 18, 2008
Redding Record-Searchlight
March 18, 2008
Modesto Bee
March 18, 2008
Lassen County News
March 12, 2008
San Bernardino County Sun
March 6, 2008
Placerville Mountain Democrat
March 6, 2008
Chico Enterprise-Record
March 5, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
March 5, 2008
Sacramento Bee
March 2, 2008
Santa Barbara Independent
February 28, 2008
Santa Barbara County making plans now for big reductions later
Salinas Californian
February 28, 2008
Lompoc Record
February 26, 2008
Chico Enterprise-Record
February 25, 2008
Santa Maria Times
February 25, 2008
California Aggie
February 25, 2008
Chico Enterprise Record
February 21, 2008
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 14, 2008
Stockton Record
February 12, 2008
Sacramento Bee
February 11, 2008
Contra Costa Times
February 7, 2008
February 6, 2008
Lassen County News
February 5, 2008
Bakersfield Californian
February 4, 2008
Sacramento Bee
February 1, 2008
Riverside Press-Enterprise
January 31, 2008
Daily Pilot (Newport Beach/Costa Mesa)
January 31, 2008
  
Monterey County Herald
January 31, 2008
Contra Costa Times
January 30, 2008
Riverside Press-Enterprise
January 30, 2008
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Auburn Journal
January 21, 2008
Oroville Mercury-Register
January 17, 2008
San Mateo County Daily Journal
January 11, 2008
Visalia Times-Delta
January 11, 2008

Vacaville Reporter
January 11, 2008

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
January 11, 2008

North County Times
January 3, 2008
Los Angeles Times
December 31, 2007
Stockton Record
December 19, 2007
San Mateo County Times
December 12, 2007
Sacramento Bee
December 7, 2007
Fresno Bee
December 4, 2007
Redding Record-Searchlight
December 5, 2007
San Mateo County Times
December 5, 2007
Central Valley Business Times
Merced County chops jobs, servicesAugust 19, 2009

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