Archive for February 23rd, 2013

InlandPolitics: Supreme Court disbars local attorney facing 11 lawsuits

California Supreme Court

Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 12:15 p.m.

The Supreme Court of California has formally disbarred Rancho Cucamonga-based Attorney James V. Reiss.

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Scales of Justice

Pair named in indictment which was filed more than five years ago
By Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/22/2013 11:26:23 AM PST
Updated: 02/22/2013 11:42:01 AM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – There’s still no trial date scheduled for the two men accused of misappropriating $5.5 million in taxpayer funds meant for California charter schools.

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InlandPolitics: Bankrupt San Bernardino steps in it again

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

You really gotta hand it to the leaders of bankrupt San Bernardino, California.

The city, which filed for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy protection last summer has, will full-knowledge, chosen a new city manager with a bumpy past. A move certain to be the focus of the financial press.

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Campaigns

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
February 22, 2013; 07:15 PM

You lead a party that picks up four competitive seats in the November election. And for your labors you’re tossed four months later?

To read column by Jeff Horseman, David Olson and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

 Allen J. Parker

San Bernardino City Manager Allen J. Parker (LaFonzo Carter/Staff Photographer)

Zen Vuong, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/22/2013 02:55:00 PM PST

San Bernardino City Council members on Friday stood by Allen J. Parker, their new pick to lead the insolvent city, despite his having filed for personal bankruptcy twice and having once been forced to resign from the same position in Illinois.

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John McMahon

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon at a February 2013 news conference.

By Andrew Edwards and Rick Orlov, Staff Writers
Posted: 02/22/2013 07:50:38 PM PST
Updated: 02/22/2013 08:02:37 PM PST

Law enforcement agencies that used the most resources pursuing murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner may soon be looking at a total tab that could reach into the millions of dollars.

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February 22nd, 2013, 1:39 pm ·
Posted by BRIAN JOSEPH

Democrats lost supermajority control of the state Senate on Friday with the sudden resignation of Bakersfield Sen. Michael Rubio. But they almost certainly will regain their two-thirds advantage in May if not sooner.

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By Cheryl Miller
The Recorder
February 22, 2013

“The people have the right of access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business, and, therefore, the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies shall be open to public scrutiny.”
— California Constitution, Article 1, §3 (b)(1)

For decades, California’s courts have upheld, even championed, laws granting the public open access to government meetings.

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LATimes: California will tap bond market for $2.7 billion

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By Alejandro Lazo
February 22, 2013, 10:43 a.m.

California will sell $2.7 billion worth of bonds in March, tapping the bond market for the first time since its credit rating was boosted earlier this year.

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WashPost: 5 political truths about the sequester

Truth

Posted by Chris Cillizza on February 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

In seven days, the sequester — the this-will-never-really-happen set of automatic cuts in federal spending — is set to kick in. Given that everyone in Washington expects the sequester to happen, it’s worth detailing what we know about the politics of it one week before it hits.

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