Archive for January 7th, 2012

The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Defense attorneys in Colonies case seek union records

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 06 January 2012 11:19 AM

Defense attorneys in the Colonies corruption case announced in court Friday morning they are seeking records from an influential union representing public safety employees.

Attorneys are also seeking additional records from the county flood control district concerning its four-year legal battle with Colonies Partners.

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Joe Nelson and Mike Cruz, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/06/2012 01:08:11 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Defense attorneys in a San Bernardino County corruption case are requesting documents from a public safety labor union they believe will help refute allegations of blackmail against a Rancho Cucamonga developer and the union’s former president.

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By Mark Gutglueck
Friday, January 6, 2012

Questions continue to dog the second highest ranking member of the county auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector’s office with regard to the role he and a political action committee he controlled played in illegally passing through and laundering money for those convicted of or charged with participation in a bribery and extortion conspiracy.

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The Sentinel: Granlund ducking Colonies case subpoena

By Mark Gutgleuck
Friday, January 6, 2012
Originally Published: Friday, December 30, 2011

As of earlier this week, former state assemblyman Brett Granlund had actively avoided several attempts to serve him with a subpoena relating to the Colonies Settlement case.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jails release 57 inmates early

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

Published: 06 January 2012 06:30 PM

Riverside County jails have reached their inmate capacity because of the state prison realignment program, and officials said that 57 inmates will have to be released between Friday evening and today.

The county has 3,906 jail beds and is under a federal court order not to add any more unless it builds additional housing for inmates.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Nurses set for raise

Supervisors will take up an agreement Tuesday to provide raises to nurses at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley.(FILE PHOTO/2008)

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 06 January 2012 06:01 PM

In an effort to make Riverside County Regional Medical Center nursing pay more competitive, supervisors Tuesday will take up a deal to provide the hospital’s nurses with significant raises.

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DailyBulletin: G3 to stay open

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/06/2012 03:35:10 PM PST

UPLAND – G3 Holistic will remain open, for now.

West Valley Superior Court Judge Barry Plotkin on Friday postponed his decision on whether or not the co-op can remain open until the California Supreme Court decides whether to review G3′s appeal.

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In this April 4, 2011 file photo is Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, in Sacramento. Donnelly, who previously sought the right to carry a loaded weapon inside the state Capitol has been cited for trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a Sacramento-bound flight. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says Donnelly had a Colt .45 with four rounds in it inside his carry-on luggage at Ontario International Airport. He says another magazine with five rounds also was in Donnelly’s carry-on bag. The lawmaker was passing through a security checkpoint at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. (Associated Press file photo)

By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 01/06/2012 10:52:55 AM PST

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said Friday the effort to repeal the California Dream Act had fallen short of gathering enough signatures needed to get on the ballot.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 6, 2012

Complying with a court order, the California Assembly released thousands of pages of documents about its members’ expenditures today that it fought against providing to the public.

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SacBee: California Senate remap foes optimistic

Published: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 4A

A Republican group backing a referendum challenging newly drawn state Senate districts believes they have inched closer to qualifying just days before the California Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should intervene.

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LATimes: Furor-stoking L.A. radio duo defies pigeonholing

KFI’s John and Ken thrive on an angry public and wield power by stirring their loyal listeners — 1 million weekly — to action. But their stances and beliefs are more varied than many might suspect.

COLUMN ONE

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2012

Four hours a day, five days a week, John and Ken swoop from substantive to sophomoric faster than you can change the station.

They are conservative, campaigning against what they deride as the “Illegal Alien Dream Act.”

They are liberal, hosting an in-depth conversation about income inequality with Occupy Los Angeles protesters.

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