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DeMaio and Frye To Propose Bipartisan Pension Reform Effort Request Budgetary and Legal Analysis -- and Immediate Negotiations with Labor Unions

As the City of San Diego confronts a staggering $200 Million-plus budget deficit, Councilmembers Carl DeMaio and Donna Frye have teamed up to propose a process to analyze and negotiate significant reforms in pension benefits that have been awarded to city employees over the years and are now contributing to the city's financial problems.

District Attorney Charges Eleven in Connection with Identity Theft Ring

(SAN DIEGO) San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis announced earlier this week that 19 felony charges have been filed against eleven individuals accused of conspiracy, grand theft, credit card forgery, and identity theft. The defendants are primarily Russian and Armenian nationals. If convicted, the defendants face between six and 35 years in state prison.

November 4: A Day of Smiles - A Day of Tears – A Day of Action

A year ago on November 4, 2008, Proposition 8, the California ballot proposition passed in the November general election. The measure added a new section (7.5) to Article I of the California Constitution. The section reads: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

More Than a Quarter of Employers Think More Employees Are Calling in Sick With Fake Excuses Due to Stress Tied to the Recession, Finds CareerBuilder's Annual Survey

(CHICAGO)-- While the cold and flu season serves as a primary culprit in workplace absences, the economy may be a factor as well this year. According to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, nearly one-third of workers have played hooky from the office this year, calling in sick when they were well at least once.