This panel examines California’s fiscal crisis at the state and local levels. After providing an overview of the fiscal crisis confronting California, the panel focuses on a number of issues: Which cities in California are struggling the most and why? Are Vallejo, Stockton, and San Bernardino the edge of a tide of bankruptcies? How does California’s financial condition compare to other states? How much of California’s fiscal stress is caused by cyclical factors as compared to structural factors?