Archive for February 6th, 2013

The Sun: City Attorney James Penman absolved of accepting bribe

Jim Penman

San Bernardino City Attorney James Penman

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/05/2013 08:55:45 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – There is no evidence that City Attorney James F. Penman accepted a gift and failed to disclose it in 2010, according to a letter from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission.

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SBSO Sheriff

Lori Fowler, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/05/2013 05:49:54 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Four defendants remain in the case against a group of sheriff’s deputies accused in a decade-long pay scandal.

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office originally charged seven people with felony charges tied to a scam involving the falsification of training documents for increased pay and retirement benefits.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Ramos outspent Derry 2 to 1

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February 05, 2013; 06:17 PM

San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos spent more than $1.5 million in his winning campaign last November – more than twice as much as Neil Derry, the incumbent he ousted.

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

Ontario International Airport Terminal 4

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/05/2013 10:51:30 PM PST
Updated: 02/06/2013 01:11:01 AM PST

ONTARIO – L.A./Ontario International Airport will continue to see a decline in passenger traffic for the first half of this year, according to projections from airlines.

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Standard & Poor's

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 – 7:44 am

California’s giant public pension fund has been laboring for more than three years, without any luck, to recoup huge investment losses that it blames on Wall Street’s powerful credit-rating agencies.

It just got a huge assist.

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SacBee: Dan Morain: FPPC pulls thread on laundered money

Dan Morain

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 13A

Upon counsel’s advice, political operative Joel Fox declined to discuss the $11 million that was funneled to his political action committee last fall, other than to say he had done nothing wrong, and that he had received a subpoena from the Fair Political Practices Commission.

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United-States-Treasury-Check

By Lisa Mascaro
February 5, 2013, 10:13 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The federal deficit will drop to less than $1 trillion for the first time in five years, but massive spending cuts that have improved the budget outlook are also slowing the economy, according to a report released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget office.

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