Burbank approves new workers’ compensation dispute agreement

The Burbank City Council has unanimously approved an alternative dispute resolution with the Burbank Fire Fighters’ Association in order to expedite the dispute process. Under the city’s current workers’ compensation process with other labor groups, it could take up to two to three months for the city and labor group to select an agreed medical […]

San Bernardino County approves contract for terror attack memorial

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved a $175,000 contract with a San Francisco-based corporation to assist in planning and selecting an artist for a memorial to the victims of the December 2015 Islamic terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center. Fourteen people were killed in the deadly shooting perpetrated by a county […]

Central Valley: Before $1.3M went missing, grand jurors raised alarm

In the aftermath of the December arrest of the former Visalia Public Cemetery manager on charges of embezzling more than $1 million, former members of a 2007 grand jury are asking why nothing was done after they uncovered evidence of financial impropriety and illegal activity. Dona Shores has denied all charges and claims she’s been […]

Mother of stuntman killed on ‘The Walking Dead’ set to sue

The family of a 33-year-old stuntman who fell to his death on the set of “The Walking Dead” in Georgia is moving forward with a lawsuit against the show’s production company, now that Fed-OSHA has reportedly cited and fined his employer. San Francisco Chronicle

Suicide rate for California prison guards alarmingly high

Suicide is distressingly common among current and former California prison employees. The annual suicide rate among union members exceeded California’s overall suicide rate of 10.3 per 100,000 people in 13 of those 17 years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Now, a first-in-the-nation study, California’s corrections agency and UC Berkeley researchers is trying to figure […]