Archive for May 3rd, 2013

LAW360: Interview with Arent Fox’s Stephen Larson


Friday, May 3, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Law firm Arent Fox L.P. released a Q&A interview of Partner and Former Federal Judge Stephen Larson, by legal website LAW360, yesterday.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/02/2013 04:18:21 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — A group trying to recall the city’s top nine elected officials drew about 50 people for a news conference Thursday explaining why they think the city needs all new leaders.

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The PE: TRIBAL CASINO: Inland tribes lose Assembly vote

California Assembly Seal

May 02, 2013; 02:17 PM

SACRAMENTO – In a rare legislative setback for members of Inland Southern California’s powerful tribal casino industry, the Assembly narrowly passed legislation ratifying a gaming compact between the Brown administration and a Central Valley tribe.

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

VVDailyPress: VVC board calls for special meeting

Victor Valley College

Board of trustees to vote on O’Hearn’s future
May 02, 2013 8:40 PM
Jose Quintero, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Victor Valley College trustees called a special meeting for Friday night to discuss renewing the contract of Superintendent/President Christopher O’Hearn, who some critics in the community have accused of poor leadership.

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Jerry Brown

By Denny Walsh
Published: Thursday, May. 2, 2013 – 10:53 pm | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, May. 3, 2013 – 7:53 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Brown administration told a federal court Thursday night that to further reduce inmate prison population the Legislature would have to agree to dramatically restructure the laws governing California’s corrections system.

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State coffers contain about $4.5 billion more than expected in personal income tax payments. Business taxes have also rebounded, signaling an economic recovery.

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California has been flooded with revenue this tax season and is on track to finish the fiscal year with a surplus of billions of dollars, according to officials.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Thursday, May. 2, 2013 – 4:58 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 2, 2013 – 8:34 pm

The powerful Service Employees International Union said today it defeated a challenge from the upstart National Union of Healthcare Workers and will continue to represent 45,000 Kaiser Permanente workers.

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By Patrick McGreevy
May 2, 2013, 11:06 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would allow prosecutors to file misdemeanor instead of felony charges in cases of simple possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs.

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follow the money

With campaign donations up and a lack of federal action, a joint effort aims to lift the shadows on tax-exempt political advocacy groups and trade associations.

By Matea Gold, Chris Megerian and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Early last month, state lawyers and election officials around the country dialed into a conference call to talk about how to deal with the flood of secret money that played an unprecedented role in the 2012 election.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 2, 2013

Former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia is looking to return to the Legislature.

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By Peter Burrows – May 2, 2013 9:01 PM PT

Apple Inc. (AAPL) avoided as much as $9.2 billion in taxes by financing part of a $55 billion stock buyback with debt rather than offshore cash that would have been billed by the U.S. government, Moody’s Investment Services estimates.

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Gas Nozzle

California has the nation’s highest taxes on gasoline, at 38.2 cents a gallon, according to the Energy Department’s most recent survey. Last year, when the state’s overall prices set a record high, one station near L.A.’s City Hall was charging nearly $5.50 a gallon for regular.

By Ronald D. White
May 2, 2013, 10:40 a.m.

California gasoline prices have fallen by 77.4 cents a gallon from the record of $4.671 set in October.

But the state’s prices remain among the highest in the nation, and today is no exception. California is running fourth behind Hawaii, Alaska and Illinois with an average of $3.897 a gallon, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.

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