Archive for May 9th, 2013

SacBee: CalPERS says insolvent San Bernardino has cash to pay its bill


By Dale Kasler
Published: Thursday, May. 9, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 7B

CalPERS says the insolvent city of San Bernardino has enough money to pay its past-due bill to the giant pension fund.

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No Marijuana

By Sandra Emerson, Wes Woods II and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/08/2013 02:49:30 PM PDT
Updated: 05/08/2013 04:05:02 PM PDT

Special Section: Medical Marijuana

Now that the more than 180 cities and counties up and down the state have the state’s highest court on their side, many local government officials are actively seeking the closure of medical marijuana dispensaries operating in violation of their zoning laws.

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Orange County Seal

By Nicole Santa Cruz
May 8, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Orange County may owe the state as much as $150 million after a judge tentatively ruled this week that it must pay back funds originally meant for local schools and community colleges.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013 – 1:40 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013 – 3:56 pm

Former CalPERS Chief Executive Fred Buenrostro pleaded innocent today to conspiracy charges in connection with the pension fund’s bribery scandal.

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LATimes: Unions, lawmakers line up against Koch brothers

By Patrick McGreevy and Chris Megerian
May 8, 2013, 8:21 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California legislative leaders and 10 public employee unions announced opposition Wednesday to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to a pair of wealthy brothers who fund conservative causes throughout the country.

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NYTimes: An Effort to Thwart Sale of Papers to the Kochs

Published: May 8, 2013 104 Comments

LOS ANGELES — An effort by two conservative billionaires to take over The Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers is setting off a firestorm of opposition here. Public employee unions, the leaders of the State Legislature and liberal advocacy groups are moving to block the sale, denouncing it as a threat to public workers and Democratic Party issues.

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