Archive for April 17th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Wrongfully charged man to appear on KTIE-AM 590

Microphone

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 12:oo a.m.

A democratic political activist and former staffer of Former U.S. Representative Joe Baca, who was wrongfully charged by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, will appear, with his lawyer, on KTIE-AM 590 Wednesday evening.

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InlandPolitics: CD 31: Advantage Miller

Campaigns

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Are democrats already shooting themselves in the head in next year’s race to represent California’s highly-coveted 31st Congressional District?

It sure looks that way.

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Scales of Justice

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – 04:30 p.m.

The defense in the highly-publicized Colonies case accuses the State Attorney General and San Bernardino County District Attorney of using an “novel charging scheme” to bring its case against Rancho Cucamonga Developer Jeffrey Burum, Former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin, Former County Supervisor Paul Biane and Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

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City of Los Angeles Seal

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/16/2013 07:12:16 PM PDT
Updated: 04/16/2013 07:45:22 PM PDT

Negotiations with Ontario for local control of LA/Ontario International Airport have ended, according to a report issued by Los Angeles’ top administrator to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Aguilar slams Baca as contest looms

Joe BacaPete Aguilar

Former Congressman Joe Baca left. Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar right.

April 16, 2013; 05:26 PM

In an opening salvo of a looming primary fight in one of Democrats’ top House targets next year, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar criticized former Rep. Joe Baca for his support of Rep. Gary Miller last summer.

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

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport fraud suspect out on bail

Scot Spencer

Spencer

April 16, 2013; 10:35 PM

Scot Spencer, the former San Bernardino airport manager charged with conspiracy and perjury, was released on $1 million bail on Monday, April 15.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

california_state_senate

April 16, 2013; 07:12 PM

Legislation to restore millions of dollars in 2011 budget cuts to four Riverside County cities has been pulled from its first committee hearing.

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

SBCO-Probation

April 16, 2013; 09:39 PM

San Bernardino County has the second-highest number of former state prisoners being monitored by county probation officers under California’s realignment shift.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Paul Cook

Cook

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/15/2013 06:23:18 PM PDT

Rep. Paul Cook, now in his fourth month as a freshman member of Congress, seems to share many Americans’ frustration with the gridlock that seems to be increasingly seizing lawmakers’ ability or willingness to attempt longterm solutions to the country’s problems.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 16, 2013

SHENZHEN, China – Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his administration will prepare to release as many as 10,000 state prisoners if the state is unable to get out from under a court order demanding it reduce California’s prison population.

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Calpensions: CalPERS panel approves rate hike on split vote

CalPERS

By Ed Mendel
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A CalPERS committee yesterday approved raising employer rates roughly 50 percent over the next seven years, replacing actuarial methods that kept rates low during the recession with a new goal of full funding in 30 years.

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Hagman

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 16, 2013

A bill establishing a statewide guide for bail amounts passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday with a bipartisan 6-0 vote.

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LATimes: A big day in a big month for California taxes

California Seal

By Chris Megerian
April 16, 2013, 2:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California is primed for a strong month for tax revenue after the Legislature’s top budget advisor said Tuesday was among the biggest days for tax collection in state history.

The state raked in $2.7 billion in income taxes Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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