Archive for November 4th, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Group admonishes Zellerbach actions as judge

A state judicial watchdog agency has publicly admonished Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach. )DAVID BAUMAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Published: 03 November 2011 12:12 PM

A state judicial watchdog agency has publicly admonished Riverside Count District Attorney Paul Zellerbach for actions he took as a judge involving the district attorney’s office, then run by Rod Pacheco, the man Zellerbach would defeat in an election.

The state Commission on Judicial Performance’s admonishment Thursday was prompted by complaints filed by Pacheco’s office before he left.

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The PE: SENATE: Clute opens fundraising committee


Published: 03 November 2011 10:41 AM

Former Inland lawmaker Steve Clute has moved a step closer to a full-fledged campaign for the state Senate and opened a fundraising committee.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

An oft-repeated cliché of political discourse – whose exact origin is unclear – goes something like this: “They didn’t see the light until we turned up the heat.”

Like many clichés, it has a valid core, and the California version is that the Legislature has tended to ignore a difficult issue until someone threatens to take it to the voters via an initiative ballot measure.

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Sasha Hood is moving her money from Wells Fargo into a Berkeley credit union.

Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, November 4, 2011

Ken Wilkins has been a Citibank customer for more than 20 years, but on Thursday he was at Berkeley’s Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union opening new checking and savings accounts in preparation for transferring all of his and his wife’s funds.

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Wells Fargo received nearly $18 billion in tax breaks from 2008 to 2010, reducing its taxable income, researchers found.

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2011

Many of the nation’s most profitable companies are paying far less than the government’s 35% corporate income tax rate, with dozens paying no taxes at all, according to a controversial new report.

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