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West Coast Politics and Finance Reporter — Bloomberg News

Reporter, West Coast politics and finance, Bloomberg News

California’s Worst-in-Nation Roads Face $5.7 Billion Funding Gap

bloomberg.com — California's streets are some of the most potholed and rutted in the U.S., with three-fourths in Los Angeles and San Francisco rated poor in a new national study calling on lawmakers to boost road funding. The dilemma that California and other U.S.

California Farmers Fight for Century-Old Claims to Water

bloomberg.com — California farmers whose families have held rights to water since the Gold Rush are fighting cutbacks sought by an agency that's merely 48 years old, one of many points of contention in a battle inspired by an epic drought.

Calpers Chief Sees Interest Rates as Greatest Portfolio Stress

bloomberg.com — The chief investment officer of the biggest U.S. pension fund is most worried about low interest rates as the California Public Employees' Retirement System struggles to earn enough money to pay beneficiaries.
Jul 15, 2015

Calpers CIO is worried abt low interest rates as it struggles to earn enough to pay beneficiaries bloom.bg/1M4v7TN w @alisonvekshin

Jul 15, 2015

RT @mdc: Calpers CIO is worried abt low interest rates as it struggles to earn enough to pay beneficiaries bloom.bg/1M4v7TN w @alisonvekshin

Calpers Misses Target With 2.4% Return in Past Fiscal Year

bloomberg.com — The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest pension in the U.S., said it earned 2.4 percent last fiscal year, below its target rate as financial-market turbulence depressed stock and bond returns. The $300 billion fund earned 1 percent on public-equity holdings and 1.3 percent in fixed-income investments, said Ted Eliopoulos, chief investment officer.
Jul 13, 2015

Calpers earned 2.4% in past fiscal year, just a lil shy of 7.5% target bloom.bg/1TxuQLj by Alison Vekshin

Jul 13, 2015

RT @mdc: Calpers earned 2.4% in past fiscal year, just a lil shy of 7.5% target bloom.bg/1TxuQLj by Alison Vekshin

Jul 13, 2015

RT @mdc: Calpers earned 2.4% in past fiscal year, just a lil shy of 7.5% target bloom.bg/1TxuQLj by Alison Vekshin

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More Cops Walk U.S. Beats as Cities Emerge From Riots, Recession

bloomberg.com — U.S. cities are hiring thousands of police officers as they recover from the recession that emaciated department ranks, putting more cops on neighborhood beats who could ease racial tensions between police and communities. New York is adding 1,300 officers, the first expansion of its police force in two decades.
Jul 07, 2015

U.S. cities are hiring more cops as they emerge from riots and the recession bloom.bg/1Uw6fYG by @alisonvekshin

Jul 07, 2015

U.S. cities are hiring more cops as they emerge from riots and the recession bloom.bg/1Uw6fYG by @alisonvekshin

Jul 07, 2015

RT @bpolitics: 7 out of 10 American cities are now increasing spending on public safety bloom.bg/1KOngc2 pic.twitter.com/VuQvJK45m6

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Calpers Pension to Sell $3 Billion of Real-Estate Portfolio

bloomberg.com — The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the biggest U.S. pension, plans to sell as much as $3 billion of its real-estate portfolio, a move that's part of a broader plan to reduce costs, risk and the number of external investment managers.
Jun 30, 2015

Calpers Pension to Sell $3 Billion of Real-Estate Portfolio bloom.bg/1Nv9een via @business

Jun 30, 2015

Calpers plans to sell as much as $3 billion of its real estate portfolio. bloom.bg/1Nv9een via @business

Jun 30, 2015

RT @alasoff: Calpers Pension to Sell $3 Billion of Real-Estate Portfolio bloom.bg/1Nv9een via @business

Saving San Francisco’s Landmark Businesses

bloomberg.com — Sam's Grill & Seafood Restaurant got its start as an oyster stall on a San Francisco pier in 1867, on the heels of the Gold Rush. But will it survive the technology boom? Managing partner Peter Quartaroli says he worries the eatery will be forced to move if his rent goes up when his lease expires in 2017.
Jun 25, 2015

RT @business: San Francisco lawmakers are scrambling to save local landmarks from runaway commercial rents bloom.bg/1KdJDr2 pic.twitter.com/s9QKQdd4vm

Jun 25, 2015

RT @business: San Francisco lawmakers are scrambling to save local landmarks from runaway commercial rents bloom.bg/1KdJDr2 pic.twitter.com/s9QKQdd4vm

Jun 25, 2015

Not even San Francisco's most beloved landmarks are safe from the runaway commercial real estate market » bloom.bg/1KdJDr2

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Hillary Clinton Calls for End to Gun Violence After Charleston

bloomberg.com — Hillary Clinton called for an end to gun violence and said the country's long struggle with race is far from finished after a mass shooting at a South Carolina church this week left nine people dead.
Jun 20, 2015

.@Hillary Clinton says failed gun control measures are a "rebuke to this nation," by @alisonvekshi... bloom.bg/1BD7Rtv via @bpolitics

California Lawmakers Move to Merge Water Agencies Amid Drought

bloomberg.com — California lawmakers are poised to pass a bill allowing regulators to merge some of the state's 8,000 public water systems as a record drought depletes supplies. The legislation, one of two dozen needed to enact the $115.4 billion state budget, has sparked a fight between Governor Jerry Brown's administration and leaders of tiny water districts that date back to California's era of dusty ranchos.
Jun 19, 2015

California may force the merger of water agencies - would this make winners and losers of their muni debt? bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Jun 19, 2015

California Lawmakers Move to Merge Water Agencies Amid Drought bloom.bg/1JZadFN via @bpolitics

Jun 19, 2015

RT @romyvarghese: California may force the merger of water agencies - would this make winners and losers of their muni debt? bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Jun 19, 2015

Interesting. Wonder which SoCal districts would be consolidated: Lawmakers Move to Merge Water Agencies Amid Drought ow.ly/Oy7jF

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — Lyle Fitterer, head of tax-exempt fixed income for Wells Capital Management, spoke with Bloomberg Brief editor Taylor Riggs on state intervention for distressed municipalities and how a Puerto Rico restructuring may impact the muni market. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Wells Capital oversees about $35 billion in munis.
Jun 18, 2015

Green bonds, Chicago, Puerto Rico and more - check out out Best of May edition of the Muni Brief here: bit.ly/1K0lQe5 #muniland

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Jun 26, 2015

Ceremony commemorating 70th anniversary of U.N. Charter signing at SF city hall. pic.twitter.com/Ua77ghyuCG

Jun 20, 2015

.@Hillary Clinton says failed gun control measures are a "rebuke to this nation," by @alisonvekshi... bloom.bg/1BD7Rtv via @bpolitics

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