All Things Considered 2008-03-03

Monday, March 3, 2008

    Part of Series

  • City Employees Could Get Buyout Offers
    Sacramento’s budget deficit has grown larger, and city officials hope employees will take voluntary buyout offers to help shrink the gap.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Survey Shows Mortage Lenders Falling Short
    Mortgage lenders are falling short in their effort to negotiate new loan terms for homeowners at risk of foreclosure in California. That’s according to a new survey.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • New Lead-in-Jewelry Standards
    If you’re a fan of body piercing – or you just like rings and necklaces you’ll probably want to know about a new state law that limits the amount of lead allowed in jewelry sold in California. The changes went into effect Saturday.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • New Bill Would Require Clearance Before Cosmetic Surgery
    A recently introduced bill in California will add new requirements for patients seeking surgeries like face lifts. The suggestion came from the family of hip hop star Kanye West— whose Mother died after cosmetic procedures.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Business Journal: Developer Plans To Buy Up Land
    As developers and homebuilders face a declining market and lower values for their land, an investor is looking for property – on the cheap.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Job Cuts Expected At Elk Grove Schools
    School district officials in Elk Grove are looking at cutting around 200 jobs…including teachers and classified employees.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Property Tax Reassessments Will Hurt Local Governments
    When the economy stumbles and the housing market slumps, property values drop as well. That means a lower tax bill for homeowners, of course. But it also means a huge revenue loss to cities, counties and even school districts.
    Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Vallejo Approves Deal To Avoid Bankruptcy
    Vallejo City Council members have approved a controversial labor deal designed to keep the city out of bankruptcy.
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008