Archive for November 3rd, 2012

The Sun: San Bernardino County corruption case moves forward

Prosecutors talk to Judge Michael Smith during a pretrial hearing on the Colonies case Friday in San Bernardino Superior Court, in San Bernardino. (Lafonzo Carter/Staff Photographer)

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/02/2012 12:21:25 PM PDT

A law enforcement labor union’s political mailer featuring the mugshot of Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum, a defendant in a sweeping county corruption scandal, could taint the jury pool, Burum’s attorney told a San Bernardino Superior Court judge on Friday.

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Published: 02 November 2012 – 05:15 PM

The Colonies corruption case is moving forward again after an appeals court ruling earlier this week that dismissed some charges and reinstated others.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Canan Tasci
Posted: 11/02/2012 12:39:58 PM PDT
Updated: 11/02/2012 05:51:37 PM PDT

ONTARIO – With days left before the election, Congressman Joe Baca is hoping to convince voters ad buys from his opponent’s super PAC are distorted lies.

Standing behind a podium at his reelection office Rep. Baca responded to television advertising and campaign mailers launched by a super PAC formed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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The PE: POLITICS: Big money in supervisor’s race

Kevin Jeffries, left, and Bob Buster are running for the 1st District seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

Published: 02 November 2012 – 06:40 PM

Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster opposes Liberty Quarry. His top campaign contributors include companies supplying the same materials the quarry would produce.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

A decision by a California appeals court has made it increasingly unlikely that voters will know before election day who is behind an $11-million campaign donation from an Arizona nonprofit group.

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
November 3, 2012

SACRAMENTO — A Friday decision by a California appeals court has made it increasingly unlikely that voters will know before election day who is behind a controversial $11-million campaign donation from an Arizona nonprofit group.

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HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press
Updated 2:37 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters, while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state’s minority party, officials said Friday.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 2, 2012

High unemployment will persist in California for at least a couple more years, the state Department of Employment Development predicts, and the state’s $10 billion debt to the federal government will also persist unless California employers cough up more money.

The projections are contained in a new EDD report.

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LATimes: High Desert outpost casts wary eye on election

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2012, 6:34 p.m.

BARSTOW — Vicky Davis pulled in a hundred grand a year installing high-end corporate phone systems until the recession hit and work dried up. Now she’s racing to find a job before she drains her retirement savings.

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SacBee: Taxes at the pump hit all-time high

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

California motorists paid a record $8.3 billion in state and local fuel taxes during the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to the state Board of Equalization.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
November 2, 2012 | 4:05 pm

Credit rating agency Moody’s said in a report released Friday that San Bernardino’s and Compton’s disputes with CalPERS, the state’s public employee pension fund, could have ramifications for other cities and their creditors.

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