Archive for April 14th, 2013

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supervisors set to impose cuts on lawyers

Pay Cut

Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 11:45 a.m.

After a protracted negotiations period, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is set to impose a one-year contract on the union representing the positions of Deputy District Attorney, Deputy Public Defender and Child Support Attorney, effective immediately.

A contract that will deal a serious blow to take-home pay.

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The Sun: Aguilar, Baca seek support for campaigns


Greg Cappis and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers
Posted: 04/13/2013 08:06:52 PM PDT

History may be on track to repeat itself in the 31st Congressional District as Democratic candidates begin to secure support more than a year before the 2014 primary election.

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Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller, left, listens to Ed Schultz, supervisor of the radiation therapy department, describe the process that patients go through when receiving proton beam treatment in one of the gantries at the James M. Slater M.D. Proton Research and Treatment Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center./Contributed Image

April 13, 2013; 03:33 PM

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, met with officials of Loma Linda University Health on April 2 to hear about developments on campus and the challenges of an academic medical center to remain a global leader in clinical care, education and research.

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UTSanDiego: Legislative staffers lavished with gifts

free tickets

By Christopher Cadelago7:13 a.m.April 13, 2013

SACRAMENTO — In Sacramento, an old maxim holds true for some of the state’s largest power brokers: Always be nice to the secretary.

And the legislative director.

And the committee consultant.

And the chief of staff.

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SJMercuryNews: Harris, Newsom urge Democrats to drive change

Kamala HarrisNewsom

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Left. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom right.

By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Posted: 04/13/2013 02:14:52 PM PDT
Updated: 04/13/2013 05:45:01 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Democratic Party’s biggest rising stars, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, used the party’s annual convention Saturday to push for bold political changes on everything from immigration to marijuana as they positioned themselves for the next stage of their careers—and as potential rivals for a 2018 gubernatorial nomination.

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By LAURA OLSON, Associated Press
Posted: 04/13/2013 03:50:36 PM PDT
Updated: 04/13/2013 06:47:33 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Trying to maintain their grip on newly won congressional seats, California Democrats are seeking to counter the corporate money pouring in from other states by expanding the party’s base of small donors and looking for more outside financing.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 – 7:39 am

Eight years ago, the California Legislature and then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made what may have been a gigantic mistake by allowing public employee pension funds to drop a curtain of secrecy over their dealings with hedge funds, private equity funds and other “alternative investments.”

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By Paul West, Washington Bureau
April 13, 2013, 5:46 p.m.

WASHINGTON — It sounds like a bad joke from an old comedy routine. Question: How do you take on Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination? Answer: Very carefully.

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