Archive for May 7th, 2013

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: Mayor claims grand jury probe underway

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May 06, 2013; 06:38 PM

Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings put out a statement late Monday asserting he had reason to believe a grand jury will begin to collect testimony Wednesday, May 8, as part of a wide-ranging investigation into corruption by federal enforcement agencies.

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San Bernardino City Council Member Wendy McCammack

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/06/2013 10:40:16 PM PDT

The group behind a campaign to recall nine elected city officials says eight have been served with the required notice and accuses the remaining councilwoman of hiding and even denying her identity to avoid being served.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/06/2013 05:07:10 PM PDT

YUCCA VALLEY — A recall is under way against two recently re-elected members of the Town Council who opponents charge have not been accountable to the town’s 20,000 residents.

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California Supreme Court

By Denny Walsh
Published: Monday, May. 6, 2013 – 12:59 pm
Last Modified: Monday, May. 6, 2013 – 5:53 pm

Local governments in California are free to ban the distribution and sale of marijuana for medical purposes despite state law that allows it under certain circumstances, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: California reverting to secrecy

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 – 8:37 am

There’s nothing ambiguous about Article IV, Section 8a of the California Constitution:

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 6, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown today called “mystifying” the continuing legal pressure on his administration to reduce California’s prison population, as he reiterated his pledge to appeal the case as far as the U.S. Supreme Court.

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

By Abby Sewell
May 6, 2013, 1:27 p.m.

Energy officials expect to get through another summer without blackouts even if the San Onofre nuclear plant remains shuttered — but damaging fires in the months ahead could undermine that prediction.

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NationalJournal: Debt-Ceiling Fight May Flare This Week

By Billy House
Updated: May 5, 2013 | 2:11 p.m.
May 5, 2013 | 12:00 p.m.

The brewing debt-ceiling showdown still looms weeks—if not months—away, but hostilities will begin flaring this week as House Republicans push action on a bill signaling no retreat from their demand for spending cuts as a condition to any ceiling hike.

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