Archive for October 26th, 2012

Quincey

By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/25/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT
Updated: 10/25/2012 06:18:05 PM PDT

UPLAND – Before filing criminal charges last week, investigators with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office interviewed officials about former City Manager Robb Quincey’s statements during an arbitration hearing with the city and a settlement he made with a police sergeant. Quincey, 52 of Upland, has been charged with three felonies including, misappropriation of public funds, gaining personal interest from an official contract and perjury.

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Munger Jr.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 25, 2012

Wealthy heir Charles Munger Jr. has ponied up another $13 million to kill off Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 tax increase and to pass the anti-union Proposition 32, according to new campaign finance reports.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 25, 2012

A Sacramento Superior Court judge scheduled a court date for Tuesday — one week before the Nov. 6 election — to consider whether an Arizona-based nonprofit must provide transaction data related to an $11 million donation made this month.

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Nearly $42 million has been spent, with more than half the money going to three districts. In some cases, the amount exceeds that raised by candidates.

By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2012

But a little-known group called America Shining recently started spending money — more than $610,000 so far — to oppose Royce and help Chen, drawing attention to the race in ways the Chen campaign couldn’t afford. The outlay by the 3-month-old America Shining, whose only donor is Chen’s brother Shaw, is a fraction of the nearly $42 million in independent spending poured into unusually competitive California congressional races this year.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The governor of California may not be toast – yet – but, one might say, he’s turning browner by the moment in the heat of a political campaign he hoped would be his legacy achievement.

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