The committee may take as much as another month before a vote to recommend the rate increase.
A community group is joining together to fight proposed water and power rate hikes in Los Angeles.
California saw its jobless rate dip to 11.7 percent in May, but lost an estimated 29,000 jobs, another mixed indicator that reflects the lingering uncertainty over the economic recovery.
A California policy which allows illegal immigrants to pay the same tuition rates as legal residents will not be reviewed by the highest court in the nation.
2011 has seen fewer violent crimes committed in Los Angeles County, according to data released Wednesday.
California’s unemployment rate has dropped to 12 percent, but the number of payroll jobs in the state in March also fell from the previous month.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is cutting its budget more than $400 million by imposing a hiring freeze, reducing nonessential training and eliminating take-home vehicles for executives.
While jobs are still scarce in the public sector — because governments are basically going broke — the private sector appears to be ramping up hiring.
After 96,500 jobs were created in February — with roughly half of the job increases coming nationally — California’s unemployment rate slid to 12.2 percent.
The unemployment rate fell or held steady in 40 states in January, the latest sign that hiring is strengthening throughout the country.
Officials say decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area are among the most notable successes in the annual report.
Officials say California’s unemployment rate remained steady at 12.4 percent over the past month.
University of California students clashed with police outside a meeting of the UC Board of Regents, which is scheduled to vote on another tuition increase.
A new state report shows 67.5 percent of California prison inmates who were paroled in 2005-06 returned to prison within three years.
The foreclosure crisis intensified across a majority of large U.S. metropolitan areas this summer, with Chicago and Seattle — cities outside of the states that have shouldered the worst of the housing downturn — seeing a sharp increase in foreclosure warnings.