Archive for November 11th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Happy Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 11, 2011 – 08:45 a.m.

In honor of those who protect our great nation.

U.S. Rep. Joe Baca

Rep. Joe Baca
Posted: 11/10/2011 08:33:21 AM PST

Every Veterans Day, Americans come together to remember those who have served our country around the world in the name of freedom and democracy. Veterans Day is not just another day off from school or work, it is a day to reflect and understand the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform through the history of the United States.

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City Attorney James Penmen discusses the implication of Tuesday’s election at Mexico Cafe Restaurant Thursday in San Bernardino. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/10/2011 05:07:46 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – It’s a little after noon on an overcast Thursday, and the city’s most polarizing political figure walks into his favorite dining establishment.

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Joe Nelson and Mike Cruz, Staff Writers
Created: 11/10/2011 04:48:37 PM PST

RIVERSIDE – A federal judge seemed poised to rule that federal agents did not violate the civil rights of Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum when they served search warrants at his home and office in September.

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The PE: POLITICS: EMILY’s List backs Negrete McLeod

 

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 10 November 2011 01:22 PM

EMILY’s List, a Washington-based group that backs women in politics, is throwing its support behind state Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod in her Congressional bid.

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Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter
November 9, 2011

Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.

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The California Supreme Court examines a law that would kill the agencies and one that would let them exist if they shared tax money with schools and others. Both were aimed at cutting the deficit.

By Maura Dolan and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2011

Reporting from San Francisco and Los Angeles — The California Supreme Court appears inclined to permit the state to abolish municipal redevelopment agencies, but the justices did not clearly signal whether some of the entities could continue to operate as long as they shared tax revenues with schools and special districts.

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The decision by a panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal upholds Riverside’s ban. It could embolden more cities and counties to enact their own bans.

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2011

In a decision that could have immediate fallout for medical marijuana dispensaries, a state appeals court has ruled that California law allows cities and counties to ban the stores.

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Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
Friday, November 11, 2011

Sacramento –State Controller John Chiang delivered bad news Thursday when he reported that the state is collecting much less in taxes than expected so far this year, and he warned that mid-year trigger cuts to social services and higher education appear more likely to happen.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
November 10, 2011 | 3:48 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that plummeting state revenues probably portend deeper budget cuts next year, but that it was too early to tell whether that meant additional spending reductions would be necessary before the end of the current fiscal year.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The political Sturm und Drang over California’s public employee pensions, like all emotional debates, has tended to obscure the underlying facts of the issue.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
November 10, 2011 | 1:23 pm

Backers of a referendum drive to overturn the new state Senate district maps said Thursday they have begun turning in signatures at all 58 counties.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 10, 2011

By Laurel Rosenhall and Torey Van Oot

The Fair Political Practices Commission decided today to levy a $30,000 fine against lobbyist Frank Molina , scrapping an earlier proposal to increase his penalty to $50,000.

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Calbuzz: Fishwrap: Cheap shots, trash talk and brain farts

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Friday, November 11, 2011

Three things Calbuzz cannot abide: 1) kicking someone when they’re down 2) taking cheap shots and, uh, … what’s the third one there? Let’s see … taking cheap shots, and let’s see … we can’t, the third one, we can’t … Sorry. Oops.

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LATimes: Prospect of online sales tax grows

Momentum builds after Amazon’s deal with California. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduces the Marketplace Fairness Act to let states collect sales taxes from most Internet retailers.

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2011

Reporting from Washington— Lawmakers, looking to help cash-strapped local governments, are coalescing around legislation aimed at letting states require most online retailers and catalog-only companies to collect sales taxes from customers.

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By Ralph Vartabedian and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he will formally request that the Legislature approve billions of dollars to start construction of the California bullet train next year and will work hard to persuade skeptical lawmakers that the project is critical to the state’s future.

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