Archive for October 1st, 2011

Spencer

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/30/2011 06:16:21 PM PDT

The airport developer at the center of a federal investigation said Friday he has no intention of stepping down.

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The PE: An Overdue Goodbye

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 30, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

The retirement, resignation or whatever you want to call it of Don Rogers as executive director of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority is an opportunity for the oversight board to get a grip.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/30/2011 02:50:44 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A slew of redevelopment projects are on the shelf as officials await word from the state Supreme Court on whether a redevelopment-related law is constitutional.

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Frank C. Girardot, Staff Writer
Created: 09/30/2011 05:03:08 PM PDT

Local officials are bracing for a radical realignment of the state penal system that will place thousands of low-level felons in county jail rather than prison.

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DailyBulletin: Counties implement corrections shift

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 09/30/2011 11:04:50 AM PDT

Responsibility for incarcerating and rehabilitating low-level criminal offenders transfers today from state to county oversight – a radical move some officials fear will lead to increased crime in the state.

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The move comes in response to a federal investigation of Kinde Durkee, who was arrested in a campaign-embezzlement case.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— The head of the state’s ethics agency Friday proposed new measures to prevent fraud in the handling of political funds in response to a federal investigation of Kinde Durkee, who is suspected of embezzling from campaign accounts she controlled.

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LADailyNews: Dem groups feeling pinch

By Dakota Smith, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/01/2011 01:00:00 AM PDT

Big-name politicians aren’t the only ones suffering from the Kinde Durkee scandal. Dozens of small Democratic groups throughout Los Angeles are now scrambling to survive after their bank accounts were frozen amid accusations of embezzlement by the Burbank-based campaign treasurer.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California will devote nearly 8 percent of its general fund budget to paying off debt this fiscal year, more than twice the share of eight years ago, according to a new report from Treasurer Bill Lockyer.

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Attorney General Kamala Harris says the state will not accept terms that would grant immunity to the lenders. Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Bloomberg
Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, October 1, 2011

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is withdrawing from multistate negotiations with big banks over their handling of foreclosures and instead will continue her own probe in an attempt to reform bank practices and prevent foreclosures, she said Thursday.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
September 30, 2011 | 4:19 pm

Advocates for homeowners in California applauded California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ decision to bow out of talks aimed at reaching a national foreclosure settlement with the nation’s biggest banks.

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OCRegister: State money grab forces county cuts, layoffs

Published: Sept. 30, 2011 Updated: 5:56 p.m.
By KIMBERLY EDDS / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

The County of Orange needs to make $29 million in cuts, lay off dozens of employees and dip into its reserves under a plan recommended by the county’s chief executive officer to recoup $49.5 million the state took to fix its own budget issues.

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