Archive for June 26th, 2013

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: All but one council member notified of recall action

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After technical glitches in the first attempt, all but one Moreno Valley official has been served

June 25, 2013; 06:13 PM

The recall effort in Moreno Valley has gained momentum, with all but one in the cast of City Council officials getting served with another round of notices that their constituents intend to boot them out of their elected office.

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

Grand Terrace

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/25/2013 08:46:25 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE — Residents applauded Tuesday after the approval of a budget that includes a contingency cutting city parks, senior center and law enforcement, an unusual occurrence that showed the audience’s understanding that it actually meant a step away from those steep cuts.

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Scales of Justice

By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News
Posted: 06/26/2013 07:14:50 AM PDT

The U.S. Supreme Court today paved the way for same-sex couples to marry soon in California, effectively leaving intact a lower-court ruling that struck down the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 – 1:05 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 – 2:32 pm

Federal prosecutors are trying to bolster their case against the two men charged in the CalPERS bribery scandal by attempting to halt to a series of lawsuits that could interfere with the criminal case.

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By Karen Tumulty and Dan Balz
Published: June 25 E-mail the writers

In calling for a rewrite of one of the nation’s most significant civil rights laws , the Supreme Court has demanded that the other two branches of government design a guarantee of racial equality that reflects the realities of the 21st century.

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By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2013

WASHINGTON — In a decision bolstering private property rights, the Supreme Court ruled that a Florida landowner could sue a local government agency for denying him a building permit because he refused to pay for improvements on public property several miles away.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013 – 7:46 am

When California’s new redistricting commission was divvying up the state’s 38 million residents among 177 legislative, congressional and Board of Equalization districts in 2011, the federal Voting Rights Act loomed large.

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By Scott Bland
Updated: June 26, 2013 | 6:20 a.m.
June 25, 2013 | 9:59 p.m.

As eight senators huddled behind closed doors to craft a bipartisan and comprehensive immigration-reform bill, South Carolinians began seeing television ads bashing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for his involvement. “Who elected Graham to demand amnesty and welfare for millions of illegal aliens?” a faceless voice asked in the February ad paid for by advocacy group NumbersUSA.

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