Archive for June 5th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Local fraud case has interesting twists

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Last week’s news of disciplinary charges filed against a Redlands-based investment advisor over the misappropriation of some $4.2 million of client funds seems to have some interesting twists and turns.

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The Moreno Valley mayor and 2 on the council know petitioners are collecting signatures against them

June 04, 2013; 08:56 PM

Organizers of a recall campaign presented Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings, Mayor Pro Tem Marcelo Co and City Councilwoman Victoria Baca with notices Tuesday, June 4, of plans to circulate petitions to boot them out of office.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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June 04, 2013; 08:19 PM

Riverside officials and Measure A supporters were finally able to relax Tuesday night, June 4, after voters supported the continued transfer of water utility money to cover other city expenses.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

June 04, 2013; 08:31 PM

Riverside voters elected Jim Perry to represent Ward 6 and put two retired law enforcement officers in a runoff for the chance to represent Ward 3 on the City Council.

To read story by Jeff Horseman and Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: CalPERS questions San Bernardino’s good faith

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2013 08:07:46 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The city’s largest creditor is again questioning the city’s good faith — and therefore its eligibility for bankruptcy protection — as the California Public Employee Retirement System and the city head into bankruptcy court Wednesday.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2013 07:59:27 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — An election to decide whether to recall 10 elected officials would cost an additional $222,000 if combined with the city’s regular November election, according to the county Registrar of Voters.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2013 04:53:07 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — In an attempt to increase public involvement, City Council meetings will start an hour later, at 4 p.m.

Monday’s decision was the so-called final reading — coming after two successive meetings where council members first agreed to put the item on their agenda, then approved it at a first reading — which is often just a formality. But this time, three council members changed their votes, nearly stopping the change.

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Los Angeles World Airports is planning to launch an ad campaign to attract travelers to L.A./Ontario International Airport. (File Photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2013 07:46:03 PM PDT
Updated: 06/04/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT

ONTARIO — A Los Angeles World Airports official on Tuesday declined to comment on a lawsuit filed Monday by Ontario, but instead said her agency is gearing up to launch a new advertising campaign to attract travelers to LA/Ontario International Airport.

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
Posted: 06/04/2013 02:58:56 PM PDT
Updated: 06/04/2013 05:06:19 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES—An internal review by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded that rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner was justifiably fired, a lawyer who reviewed the findings told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013 – 5:20 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 – 7:50 am

Anyone who would tune into the Legislature’s budget conference committee sessions this week expecting to learn how the 2013-14 budget is shaping up would be disappointed.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 4, 2013

Independent campaign expenditures are corrupting politics and young voters are reshaping California’s electorate by eschewing parties.

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By Abby Sewell
June 4, 2013, 4:05 p.m.

The former head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Southern California Edison’s plan to restart the darkened San Onofre nuclear plant at reduced power for safety reasons is “not one that instills tremendous confidence in me.”

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“It’s not a recovery. It’s not even normal growth. It’s bad,” UCLA economist Edward Leamer says.

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2013, 1:00 a.m.

The country’s tepid growth in its gross domestic product isn’t creating enough good jobs to build a strong middle class, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.

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