Archive for July 17th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors change how agendas are put together

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July 16, 2013; 04:02 PM

Hoping to make their decision-making more transparent and easy to understand, Riverside County supervisors approved changes to how supporting information is presented on agenda items for their meetings.

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

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July 16, 2013; 04:48 PM

Efforts to recall Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings and Councilman Richard Stewart have hit legal snags, stalling one drive and throwing the other out altogether, the city clerk said Tuesday, July 16.

To read story by Suzanne Hurt in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/16/2013 08:57:09 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — County Board of Supervisor Chairwoman Janice Rutherford wants to start a task force that would help create a dialogue between investors and the county that would ultimately promote business here, she said Tuesday.

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By Brian Sumers, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/16/2013 05:59:18 PM PDT
Updated: 07/16/2013 06:18:53 PM PDT

Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey said she deserves to keep her job under new Mayor Eric Garcetti because she has turned around an inefficient city agency with “conflicting priorities,” according to a memo delivered to City Hall.

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Fontana USD

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/16/2013 09:36:15 PM PDT
Updated: 07/17/2013 12:38:54 AM PDT

FONTANA – In a lopsided contest, Fontana Unified School District voters ousted Leticia Garcia and Sophia Green, two controversial board members who raised the hackles of Mayor Acquanetta Warren, many district employees and parents.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Jerry Brown channels George Wallace

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013 – 6:32 am

George Wallace, the segregationist governor of Alabama, became a national political figure on his pledge to “stand in the schoolhouse door” to preserve “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

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By Steve Scauzillo, Staff Writer
@stevscaz on Twitter
Posted: 07/12/2013 06:39:38 PM PDT
Updated: 07/12/2013 06:40:42 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES – A judge on Friday tossed out of court the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s case against former San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Executive Director Nick Conway, declaring him innocent — as Conway and his attorney had maintained all along. The District Attorney had alleged Conway obtained contracts that benefitted him financially.

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Dan Morain

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain, Senior editor
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 13A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013 – 6:36 am

Tom McClintock used the occasion of a 2005 hearing into state pensions to denounce government workers’ rich retirement benefits, as was his wont back when he was in California’s Senate.

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Politico: Federal student loan debt tops $1 trillion

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By LIBBY A. NELSON | 7/17/13 12:01 AM EDT

Federal student loan debt has topped $1 trillion, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce Wednesday, a milestone that will only intensify the debate in Congress over what to do about student loan interest rates.

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LATimes: George Zimmerman unlikely to face federal charges

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Justice Department officials say they are unlikely to prosecute George Zimmerman because it would be hard to prove he acted out of racial bias.

By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano
July 16, 2013, 8:36 p.m.

WASHINGTON — George Zimmerman is unlikely to face federal charges for killing black teenager Trayvon Martin because it would be difficult to prove he acted out of racial bias, Justice Department officials said Tuesday.

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