Archive for February 9th, 2013

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Derry fine with being GOP “second-in-command”

Neil Derry

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry/THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

February 09, 2013; 12:33 PM

While former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry lost his bid for chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Party, he plans to remain active as its vice-chairman.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Alicia Robinson and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Scales of Justice

Lori Fowler, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/08/2013 04:08:00 PM PST

A Riverside jury convicted a Moreno Valley school board member of 23 felonies charges including pimping and pandering and filing false insurance claims.

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LATimes: California sees strong revenue in January

California Seal

By Chris Megerian
February 8, 2013, 3:01 p.m.

California raked in far more tax money than expected last month, according to a report from the state controller, who tracks the state’s cash flow.

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calstrs

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalSTRS reported higher investment returns this week, but the teachers’ pension system continues to grapple with an enormous long-term funding shortfall.

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wine-glass

By Ricardo Lopez
February 8, 2013, 3:43 p.m.

California’s grape wine harvest in 2012 was the largest to date, up 20% from the year earlier, according to a preliminary report released Friday.

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LATimes: Execs off the hook at S&P

Standard & Poor's

The federal and state lawsuits against S&P are well and good, but no people are on the hook in these cases. What kind of deterrence is that?

By Michael Hiltzik
February 9, 2013, 6:55 a.m.

You may have heard last week about a couple of big lawsuits brought by federal and state governments, alleging that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s concocted a fraudulent scheme that contributed to trillions of dollars in investment losses and the cratering of pretty much the entire world financial system.

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Budget Cuts

Posted by Natalie Jennings
February 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Congressional Republicans now have a hashtag for their efforts to pin the blame for the looming sequester on President Obama: #Obamaquester.

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