Archive for October 20th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Hansberger continues newspaper dodge

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger dodging newspaper reporters?

Yes indeed.

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InlandPolitics: Jahn to run against Donnelly

Jahn

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

We missed this yawner last week.

It would seem State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has a primary opponent.

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VVDailyPress: McEachron forms committee to run for Congress

McEachron

October 19, 2011 11:08 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Mayor Ryan McEachron has formed a campaign finance committee to run for Congress in 2012, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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Garcia

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 10/19/2011 09:39:28 PM PDT

FONTANA – In a sparsely attended meeting, Fontana Unified School District board member Kathy Binks called for fellow board member Leticia Garcia to step aside until the District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Unit can investigate whether Garcia violated any election code when she concealed her marriage to a convicted murderer who was in prison.

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Supervisor Gary Ovitt

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 10/19/2011 06:33:01 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – This city has gained the attention of the Public Utilities Commission.

Members of the commission, including its president and a board member, recently visited the city to inspect the construction of 200-foot high-voltage power lines by Southern California Edison.

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DailyBulletin: Prison unions strike deal to avoid layoffs

Staff and Wire Reports
Created: 10/19/2011 04:48:30 PM PDT

As California’s massive prison and parole department begins an historic downsizing to cut costs and comply with court orders, it’s getting a hand from organized labor.

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The PE: COLTON: New police chief sworn in

BY DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
STAFF WRITER
dsantschi@pe.com

Published: 19 October 2011 09:06 PM

Steve Ward has been sworn in as Colton’s police chief, vowing to make the town safer for residents and less hospitable for criminals.

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October 19, 2011 9:18 AM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

HESPERIA • After months of buildup, more than 100 Hesperians crowded into City Hall on Tuesday night to hear the City Council unanimously reject medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Prior to the vote, audience members who spoke were split on the issue.

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The subpoenas could indicate that state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is widening her own investigation of big home lenders. (Kris Connor, Getty Images / February 10, 2011)

California is trying to determine whether BofA and its Countrywide Financial subsidiary sold investments backed by risky mortgages to investors in California under false pretenses, a source says.

By Alejandro Lazo and E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2011

Investigators with the state attorney general’s office have subpoenaed Bank of America Corp. in connection with the sale and marketing of troubled mortgage-backed securities to California investors, according to a person familiar with the probe.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
By Ed Mendel

In a settlement of a wrongful firing, a suburban San Diego water district agreed six years later to put its former general counsel back on the payroll for one year at $222,000, with a leave of absence that left him free to take another job.

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Published: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Bolstered by a new $400,000 donation from the California Republican Party, officials of a referendum campaign to overturn the state’s new Senate districts say 400,000 voter signatures have been collected and a full-court press has been launched for more.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
October 19, 2011 | 4:29 pm

California was forced to boost interest rates on a sale of $1.8 billion in tax-free muni bonds Wednesday, as institutional investors demanded higher yields to close the deal.

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CapitolWeekly: Fed crackdown sparks confusion in pot world

By Malcolm Maclachlan | 10/20/11 12:00 AM PST

“Did anyone bring the beer?” quipped U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Tom Mrozek just before an L.A. press conference announcing a major crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Inside the high-security room several stories up in a downtown Sacramento courthouse, the line garnered a few genuine chuckles. But among the two-dozen or so pro-medical marijuana protestors down on the street below, few people were in a joking mood.

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As other GOP presidential candidates’ popularity rises and falls, a steady one-quarter to one-third of Republican voters continue to support Mitt Romney, center. (Richard Brian, Reuters Photo / October 19, 2011)

NEWS ANALYSIS

The former Massachusetts governor may prevail only because a plurality of Republicans don’t seem to like anyone else a whole lot better.

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2011, 5:32 p.m.

Reporting from Las Vegas— After a concentrated burst of campaigning, the GOP presidential race has been distilled to a simple question: Can Republicans learn to live with Mitt Romney even if they don’t love Mitt Romney?

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