San Jose's Pension Cuts Land in Court

A lawsuit challenges Measure B, the city's voter-approved plan to make changes to retirement benefits it previously agreed to in negotiations.

San Jose Gets $200,000 NEA Grant for Downtown Arts District

San Jose is getting a federal grant to create an arts and culture district downtown.

Francis Fukuyama on Avoiding 'Political Decay'

Twenty-five years ago, Francis Fukuyama wrote an influential journal essay entitled "The End of History?" He argued that liberal democracy and market economies would emerge as the dominant systems in the post-Cold War world. In his new book "Political Order and Political Decay," Fukuyama returns to many of the same themes while exploring the history of the modern state.

L.A. City Council Approves Minimum Wage Boost for Hotel Workers

The Los Angeles City Council yesterday voted in favor of boosting the minimum wage for hotel workers to just over $15 an hour. Business leaders say the wage hike could lead to layoffs and higher room rates.