Archive for August 27th, 2011

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/26/2011 03:12:40 PM PDT

Attorneys for defendants in a wide-ranging San Bernardino County corruption case are requesting that an electronic monitoring order and court-imposed travel restrictions be lifted for their clients.

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Issa

By PE Politics
August 26, 2011 7:10 AM

Under pressure from Inland Rep. Darrell Issa, The New York Times this morning issued another correction to the unflattering front-page story the newspaper published last week about the wealthy lawmaker’s business dealings.

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The PE: PACHECO LAWSUIT: Court says no standing to sue

Pacheco

11:34 PM PDT on Friday, August 26, 2011

BY RICHARD K. DE ATLEY and DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITERS
rdeatley@pe.com | dbegley@pe.com

A 2009 lawsuit claiming retaliation and discrimination by then-Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco has been tossed by a commissioner who agreed the plaintiff, a former chief deputy district attorney, had no standing to sue.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO CASE: Key figure enters guilty pleas

10:16 PM PDT on Friday, August 26, 2011

BY RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Special Section: San Jacinto Corruption Probe

A land developer accused of supplying hundreds of thousands of dollars for bribery and hidden campaign contributions during a political corruption scandal in San Jacinto pleaded guilty Friday for his role in the scheme.

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DailyBulletin: California’s budget may weigh on DREAM Act

Brown

DREAM Act

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/26/2011 06:46:36 PM PDT

A bill allowing undocumented students in California to use public funds to help pay for college is quickly moving through Sacramento, but cost may be an issue if and when it crosses Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk next month.

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Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/26/2011 07:28:16 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – About 20 people showed up Friday to voice opposition to a new ordinance requiring organizers of rallies, protests and picket lines to get a city permit six days before the event.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 26, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Under growing political and legal pressure, the Legislature plans to release lawmakers’ spending records this afternoon, information that party leaders had argued was protected from public disclosure.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 26, 2011 | 5:38 pm

Opponents of the new voting districts drawn by a citizens panel for the state Senate were cleared Friday to begin a petition drive to qualify a referendum aimed at overturning the plan.

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By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Democrats in the Legislature are trying to make it harder for Californians to pass their own laws at the ballot box, saying the state’s century-old initiative process has been hijacked by the special interests it was created to fight and has perpetuated Sacramento’s financial woes.

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California official says developer AEG probably overstated the financial boost. He speaks at a hearing on the fiscal effect and a possible bill to let AEG curtail legal challenges on environmental issues.

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2011

The office that advises the California Legislature voiced doubts Friday about the level of economic benefit that would come from an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, saying studies commissioned by the project’s developer “likely overstated” the financial boost it would deliver.

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