1. Meg Whitman has extensive ties to Goldman Sachs, one of the poster-boys of Wall Street greed. According to a joint report from California Watch and the Chronicle, the Republican frontrunner for governor steered huge bond deals to Goldman Sachs while she was CEO of eBay. She then joined Goldman’s board of directors and scored insider stock deals.
2. UC Berkeley has a bloated bureaucracy and could save up to $75 million a year by cutting waste and inefficiency, a new study concludes. But union members who could lose their jobs if the campus implements the study’s recommendations plan to fight back.