How Safe Is Your Pension?
Defined-benefit plans represent a promise, but whether it will be kept depends on the type — and your employer
Pensions put the risk on employers, who are on the hook to pay retirees an agreed amount no matter what happens to the underlying investment.
A Community Service Project and the Issues of the Building Industry
It is difficult to build anything — especially homes and apartments — in California. Even simple projects like constructing a playground come with frustrating hurdles.
How Data Science Could Help California Battle Future Wildfires
Wildfires are threatening homes across California. Those fires are offering critical data and insight that can be used by first-responders and government agencies to prevent them in the first place and better rebuild communities when they do occur.
Why College Students and Seniors Are Missing Out on Food Assistance
Roughly 1.6 million Californians are not getting help from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as CalFresh in California, even though they are eligible.
Startup of the Month: TagCarts
A veteran-owned startup looks to improve medical carts for health care professionals
Medical carts are mobile storage units for health care equipment, supplies and medication, and may include workstations for access to electronic data.
Media File: Resilient Radio
In the face of increasing competition, a small-town radio station is thriving
Despite competition from neighboring big-market stations, satellite radio and streaming, thousands are tuning in to Vacaville’s KUIC-FM each week. Those who work for the station say a local identity is key to their success.
Back to Paradise
One year after the Camp Fire, some business owners have gambled on making a go of it again — but others see no reason to return
The biggest problem facing business owners is a lack of customers. No one knows what to do first: Build the customer base and create a demand for business, or rebuild the businesses and see if the customers follow?
Are Energy Microgrids the Solution to California’s Public Safety Power Blackouts?
Energy microgrids, which can power businesses, neighborhoods or even cities, are having a moment. They’re touted as alternative ways to keep the lights on when California’s big utility companies shut power to avert wildfires.
Comforting California, Newsom Vilifies PG&E Over Wildfires, Power Outages
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lambasting of PG&E as California reels from wildfires and mass blackouts reflects his roots in San Francisco — and a public perception that’s built up over the last half century.
New State Law Pushes NCAA Into Action Over College Athlete Pay
The move is a dramatic shift for the college sports economy
As California’s new student-athlete compensation law continues to spark a nationwide movement, the NCAA Tuesday agreed to allow college players to sign paid endorsement deals, but left itself room to define the terms of those agreements.