Archive for April 10th, 2013

InlandPolitics: DA advisor entangled in second political prosecution

knife in back

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

The political advisor to San Bernardino County District Attorney Micheal Ramos has found himself in the middle of a second politically-motivated and malicious prosecution by his client.

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San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2013 05:56:46 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

RIVERSIDE — Nearly a year after filing for an emergency bankruptcy instead of passing a budget on time, the city will present a fiscal plan Monday that restarts payments to the country’s largest pension fund – payments it’s controversially skipped since August – its bankruptcy attorney said in court Tuesday.

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Scales of Justice

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2013 10:57:57 AM PDT

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SAN BERNARDINO — Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer appeared in court for a pretrial hearing Tuesday for the first time since his March 24 arrest, and has been appointed a public defender to represent him.

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DailyBulletin: Joe Baca may challenge Gary Miller in 2014

Joe Baca


Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2013 09:39:11 PM PDT
Updated: 04/09/2013 09:39:30 PM PDT

Former Rep. Joe Baca has already promised that he will try to make his way back to Congress next year, but the new question is whether he will seek a rematch with Democrat Gloria Negrete-McLeod or challenge Republican Gary Miller.

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April 09, 2013; 05:45 PM

SACRAMENTO – Around this time a decade ago, Riverside County delegates at a political party convention received a large trophy recognizing their ballot success the previous November.

That was at the 2003 California Republican Party winter convention. Now, it’s Democrats’ turn to celebrate.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Brian Charles, Staff Writer @JBrianCharles on Twitter
Posted: 04/09/2013 04:04:20 PM PDT
Updated: 04/09/2013 06:36:15 PM PDT

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced Tuesday the approval of $1.9 billion in bonds to aid in the construction of six Kaiser hospitals, including several in Southern California.

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The courts have lost about 65% of their state general fund support in the last five years, a new study says, and the effect of the cuts is growing.

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2013, 6:44 p.m.

California courts, reeling from years of state budget cuts, are delaying hearings and trials, allowing records to sit unprocessed for months and slashing services at public windows, a judge’s committee has reported.

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By Kathleen Hennessey
April 10, 2013, 3:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Obama will unveil a budget proposal Wednesday that curbs spending on Social Security, raises the minimum wage, closes tax loopholes for top earners and invests in infrastructure — an overdue document that the White House described as its final offer to Republicans in the deadlocked deficit reduction talks.

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