Archive for October 13th, 2010

LATimes: NOW calls for firing of Jerry Brown staffer who used Meg Whitman slur

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
October 13, 2010 | 4:07 pm

Count the National Organization for Women among those unsatisfied with state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown’s debate apology for the campaign staffer who called Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman a “whore.”

A statement on NOW’s website from President Terry O’Neill said Brown’s comments Tuesday night did not go far enough.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
October 13, 2010 | 9:00 am

A law-enforcement group mentioned by Jerry Brown on his now-infamous voicemail message that was made public last week has purchased more than $800,000 in radio time to boost Republican Meg Whitman.

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InlandPolitics: Who will suck more of your blood?

After watching Tuesday nights debate, the question is, who will suck more of your blood?

Darius Anderson

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 – 9:48 am

A national law firm tied to Darius Anderson, a prominent Sacramento lobbyist and fundraiser, has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a probe of pension fund corruption at CalPERS and two New York retirement funds.

In announcing the settlement, New York officials said the Manatt Phelps & Phillips law firm helped Anderson’s lobbying firm obtain a $25 million investment from CalPERS in 2003 for a Wall Street client.

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Gutierrez

08:48 AM PDT on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez accused the city’s redevelopment director of being an “obstructionist” when she raised questions about an affordable housing agreement the city was entering into with a developer in 2007, according to court testimony Tuesday.

Linda Daniels, a Rancho Cucamonga deputy city manager who was redevelopment director at the time, said Gutierrez shouted at her after one meeting for not moving the project along fast enough.

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09:13 PM PDT on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

By JON COUPAL

How would you like to invest just $9,000 for a return of $2 million or more over 30 years? Sound too good to be true? It’s not if you are a member of the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association.

This sweet deal is funded by taxpayers and the sheriff’s deputies union is looking to guarantee that nothing changes. That’s why union officials put Measure L on the ballot and are backing it with an expensive and misleading campaign.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Highland City Council members heard emotional appeals from both sides of the immigration debate Tuesday night.

Three months after the council voted 4-0 to send letters to a number of officials supporting Arizona’s illegal immigration law, a Latino advocacy group accused the council of violating its own code of ethics and called on the council to rescind its action.

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Boxer

By PE Politics
on October 12, 2010 5:18 PM

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer voted early today in Riverside, and likely cast her vote for a host of statewide propositions on the November ballot.

But after dropping off her ballot, Boxer did not say how she weighed in on five of those measures — propositions 21, 22, 24, 25 and 26. She already has taken a public stance on propositions 19, 20, 23 and 27.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/12/2010 10:12:42 PM PDT

The political-action committee responsible for three negative campaign mailers targeting Board of Supervisors challenger Janice Rutherford filed its statement of organization Tuesday, but the document offers little information as to who is actually behind the mailers.

The paperwork filed with the county registrar of voters by Citizens Against Corruption Opposing Rutherford for Supervisor 2010 includes only an address and the names of a treasurer and assistant treasurer.

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The Sun: Wood has cross-county campaign this election

Democrat says turnout is vital
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/12/2010 05:29:55 PM PDT

In 2008, Democrat Carl Wood beat Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa, in the Riverside County section of Cook’s 65th Assembly District.

But Wood came up short in San Bernardino County. In 2008, he didn’t have a campaign to speak of on this side of the county line. This time around, he’s aiming to fix that.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/12/2010 10:12:39 PM PDT

Rancho Cucamonga’s former redevelopment director testified Tuesday in court that Councilman Rex Gutierrez was anxious to push through, despite her opposition, a $42.5million low-income housing project benefiting developer Jeff Burum.

Linda Daniels, now the city’s deputy city manager of economic and community development, took the witness stand Tuesday in San Bernardino Superior Court during Gutierrez’s criminal trial.

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DailyBulletin: 3 incumbents face 2 challengers in Upland

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/12/2010 10:12:50 PM PDT

UPLAND – Through the haze of pending economic challenges and an ongoing FBI investigation, two newcomers are challenging three incumbents on the City Council.

Mark Creighton, a former Marine, is making his second attempt at public office and Gino Filippi, a well-known wine enthusiast, is stepping into Upland politics for the first time.

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Blood report assailed

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 10/12/2010 05:47:54 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Prime Healthcare Services called allegations that it has extraordinarily high rates of blood-borne infections at its California hospitals a union effort to “extort” concessions in contract negotiations and “coerce” management into executing policies favorable to union expansion in the 13-hospital chain.

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VVDailyPress: Revenue may not cover debt payments for SCLA

October 12, 2010 2:37 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The city may not collect enough tax revenue to cover its debt payments for Southern California Logistics Airport this year.

That means Mayor Pro Tem Mike Rothschild’s controversial proposal to help Victorville gain more control over pooled tax revenue would be “hollow” for another six years or so, City Manager Jim Cox said, since there’s no excess money to fight for.

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The rivals for California governor continue their attacks on each other and stick to their talking points without offering details on how they would fix the troubled state.

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2010

In a blistering final debate, Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown apologized to his Republican counterpart Meg Whitman on Tuesday for a slur directed at her by an associate, an apology that Whitman did not explicitly accept as she cast his campaign as insulting to all Californians.

Brown continued to insist that Whitman was seeking office to enrich wealthy Californians such as herself, while she derided Brown as a “same old same old” politician who helped lead California into its present straits and said she represented a fresh start for the beleaguered state.

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gubernatorial rivals Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman slugged it out toe to toe Tuesday, a far cry from their last debate when Brown hammered Whitman mercilessly on her hiring and firing an illegal immigrant housekeeper.

Whitman was clearly the more aggressive during their third and last debate at Dominican University in Marin County, taking advantage of the Brown campaign’s embarrassment about an accidentally recorded phone message in which someone close to Brown, in his presence, called Whitman a “whore” in obtaining a police union endorsement.

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California gubernatorial candidates Democrat Jerry Brown, right, and Republican Meg Whitman, left, debate at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 for their third and final debate. Brown is California Attorney General. Whitman is former CEO of eBay. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, pool)

By ROBIN HINDERY
The Associated Press
Tuesday, October 12, 2010; 11:35 PM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown apologized Tuesday to Republican opponent Meg Whitman for one of his campaign aides referring to her as a “whore” on an audio tape that surfaced last week.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 12, 2010

Republican Meg Whitman poured another $20 million into her campaign tonight, bringing her total investment in her gubernatorial bid to more than $140 million.

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California Watch
A Project of the Center for Investigative Reporting
Public Safety

October 13, 2010 | Michael Montgomery

California-grown marijuana could eclipse pot illegally imported from Mexico and dominate the U.S. market if voters open the way to commercial sales and large-scale cultivation, according a new Rand Corporation study released yesterday.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
October 12, 2010 | 11:08 am

A new study concludes that Proposition 19, which would partially legalize marijuana in California, would do almost nothing to curtail violent Mexican drug organizations that ship the drug across the border, a finding that undermines one of the main arguments proponents have made.

The report, released Tuesday by the Rand Corp., the non-partisan research institute in Santa Monica, estimates legalized marijuana could displace Mexican marijuana sold in California, but says that accounts for just 2% to 4% of the revenues gangs get from drug exports.

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October 13th, 2010, 1:00 am · 7 Comments · posted by Mary Ann Milbourn
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California has borrowed $8.4 billion from the federal government to pay unemployment insurance benefits and, just like any charge account, a big interest payment will be due next year, possibly as high as $500 million.

It could be a major challenge for the state’s stretched fiscal coffers because the money cannot be repaid from the unemployment insurance trust fund. Under federal law, the money will have to come from the general fund or some other source.

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