Year in Review: California City News’ Top Stories of 2016

It’s been called the worst year ever and the year the music died. Whatever you call it, in just a few more days, 2016 will finally come to a close.

While the world spent this last year shaking its head over the U.S. Presidential Election and Brexit, fearing Zika, and mourning endless tragedies and celebrity deaths, we at California City News were covering the most pressing (and humorous) issues affecting California’s municipalities.

In the spirit of finality, we’re looking back at the news that most captured our readers’ attention this year. Here’s a list of the top 10 City News stories of 2016.

10. CalPERS and the No Good, Very Bad Year

9. Top 25 California Elections 2016: #20 – Carson Mayor’s Race

8. Thousand Oaks Fires City Manager

7. List Naming Most Boring California Cities is Sure to Make Someone Mad

6. Cities Have Just 90 Days to Comply With SB 272

5. California’s Top Paid City Managers

4. The Ten Best Cities for an Active Retirement

3. Top 25 California Elections 2016: #22 – Pomona City Council and Mayor’s Race

2. Creepy Clown Sightings Spread to Multiple Cities

1. Study: San Bernardino, Stockton Most Dangerous Cities in California

Happy New Year!


Top Stories

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 05:12

Finance Director Adam Pirrie was appointed acting city manager by the Claremont City Council last week.The unanimous appointment came after the resignation of City Manager Tara Schultz.

Rev & Tax

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 05:41

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran has threatened to sue the state and Santa Clara County over a $29.2 million plan to turn an Extended Stay America hotel into permanent homeless housing.

Special Reports

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 04:40

The coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into the debate over “strong mayors.” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg have recently pushed for strong mayor charter