LOS ANGELES - The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 9 case of the City of San Bernardino, Calif., on Dec. 17 certified an appeal by the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) directly to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the city's eligibility to file for bankruptcy (California Public Employees' Retirement System v. City of San Bernardino, California $(In re: City of San Bernardino, California$), Adv. No. 13-01952, No. 12-28006, Chapter 9, C.D. Calif. Bkcy.).