Archive for May 10th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Supreme Court: Final brief filed in Colonies appeal

Scales of Justice

Friday, May 10, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

In a strange turn of events, state prosecutors now say it’s no longer necessary for the California Supreme Court to throw out two long standing case law precedents, and more than a dozen underlying appellate opinions, in order to reinstate key bribery and conflict of interest charges against defendants in the well-publicized case involving the 2006 Colonies Settlement.

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Ontario International Airport

By Brian Sumers Staff Writer @briansumers on Twitter
Posted: 05/09/2013 06:34:18 PM PDT

Medium-size airports like LA/Ontario International Airport have lost a significant number of flights in the past six years, while larger facilities have been less affected, according to a study released this week by researchers at MIT.

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A Metrolink train travels across the Magnolia Avenue overpass in January 2012. A similiar grade crossing project to the east at Riverside Avenue has received some $12 million in funding from the California Transporation Commission.

May 09, 2013; 05:46 PM

The California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $70 million in funding to nine projects in Inland Southern California, including $12 million toward a four-lane grade separation on Riverside Avenue at the railroad tracks in Riverside.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Health Insurance Rates

By Susan Abram and Peter Fullam, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/09/2013 05:50:17 PM PDT

Database: Average charges for procedures by California hospitals

Data released this week by the federal government that show a wide variation of what hospitals charge Medicare for everything from pacemakers to hip replacement to obstructive pulmonary disease may bolster a discussion on fair pricing but does little to help the average consumer understand what they are paying for, health policy experts said.

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san bernardino police

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/09/2013 01:39:03 PM PDT

Years of levying but not collecting fines on medical marijuana dispensaries and fielding impatient calls from neighbors upset the shops stay open are rapidly ending now that the California Supreme Court says cities may ban them, San Bernardino officials say.

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By Andrew Tangel
May 9, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

NEW YORK — California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of using fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against some 100,000 credit card holders in the state.

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Janet Nguyen disputes grand jury report

Supervisor Janet Nguyen, who was criticized in a January report, said the grand jury never interviewed her. (Marc Martin / Los Angeles Times / March 18, 2008)

By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2013, 11:57 p.m.

The first grand jury report described Orange County as being a “hotbed of corruption, conflict of interest and abuse of authority” while the next blamed political leaders for the “implosion” of the county’s health plan for the poor.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, May. 10, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Crime dominated California’s political landscape during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s before giving way to other preoccupations.

During that era, the state’s voters and politicians debated – and decided – issues such as capital punishment, “three strikes and you’re out,” and prison construction, all hinged on voters’ fears of becoming crime victims.

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CPR: Foreclosure Starts On The Rise In California


By Steve Milne
Thursday, May 09, 2013

(Sacramento, CA) A new report shows California home “foreclosure starts” – or the number of homes just entering the foreclosure process – were up for the third straight month in April.

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