Archive for March 4th, 2013

DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County Democrats expel Ontario Councilman Avila

Paul Avila

Avila

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/03/2013 04:08:51 PM PST
Updated: 03/03/2013 06:10:39 PM PST

Ontario Councilman Paul Vincent Avila’s unorthodox decision to endorse an opponent in the race for a vacant state Senate seat has led to his expulsion from the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee.

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Rialto-Seal

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/03/2013 05:39:07 PM PST

RIALTO – Pastor Trish Valdez of Lost and Found Ministries took part in a long-standing City Council tradition when she opened the Feb. 12 meeting with a prayer for wisdom on behalf of elected leaders and other decision-makers.

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Norma Torres

The Assembly leader in free travel was Norma Torres, D-Pomona, who accepted $20,000 in trip aid, including $10,811 from the American Israel Education Foundation.
By Jim Sanders

jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 12:46 pm

California lawmakers accepted food, travel, tickets and other gifts totaling more than a half-million dollars last year, ranging from a $14,000 trip to Brazil to a $1.89 Coca Cola drink with straw.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 – 6:23 am

Gov. Jerry Brown did another victory lap in Washington late last month, suggesting during a national governors’ conference that California had shown the way to resolve the federal government’s budget woes by balancing the state budget after years of deficits.

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Jim Brulte

L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
March 3, 2013 | 4:53 pm

A campaign committee controlled by the newly elected chairman of the state Republican Party donated $1,300 to Democrat Wendy Greuel’s Los Angeles mayoral bid.

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pensions

By Ed Mendel
Monday, March 4, 2013

A federal judge suggested last week that pension cuts in the Stockton bankruptcy may not be a key issue until the city tries to negotiate a debt-cutting “plan of adjustment” with creditors, a step awaiting an eligibility ruling after a trial later this month.

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By Kimberly Kindy and Rosalind S. Helderman
Published: March 3, 2013

Congress returns to work this week with no plan to reverse across-the-board spending cuts that took effect Friday, but with hope on both sides of the aisle of averting an end-of-the-month showdown that could result in a government shutdown.

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