Archive for July 18th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Law enforcement executes search warrant in fraud case


Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 02:40 p.m

Law enforcement officers, likely federal agents, appear to have executed a search warrant Midday Thursday at the home of Christopher Burnell.

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InlandPolitics: AD 52: Polling numbers [Update]


Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Here’s polling numbers released by one of the campaigns competing in next Tuesday’s special election to represent the 52nd State Assembly District.

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InlandPolitics: CD 31: Fundraising Update


Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Here’s the latest fundraising numbers in next year’s hotly-contested race in the 31st Congressional District.

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The Sun: Bankruptcy judge pushes against CalPERS

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen
ryan.hagen@ @sbcitynow on Twitter
Posted: 07/17/2013 07:26:18 PM PDT

RIVERSIDE >> In a bankruptcy hearing Wednesday in which both San Bernardino and its main creditor accused the other of misrepresenting important facts, the judge overseeing the case pushed back against CalPERS on several points.

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By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer l @sbcitynow on Twitter
Posted: 07/18/2013 02:24:08 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Residents and members of the city’s Planning Commission deliberated on a controversial proposed expansion of the Waterman Gardens housing project for three hours Wednesday night before the panel voted unanimously to delay a decision until Aug. 21.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City council approves labor contracts


July 17, 2013; 06:41 PM

The Redlands City Council has approved contracts for managers and mid-management employees that end furloughs and provide a 3 percent base salary increase but should save the city money in the long run.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.


By Dale Kasler
Published: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013 – 3:39 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013 – 3:53 pm

Investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. reportedly is considering paying a $500 million-plus fine to settle charges of manipulating electricity markets in California and the Midwest.

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TheAtlantieWire: Whatever Happened to Those Obama Scandals?

The Atlantic

Philip Bump
Jul 17, 2013

Those of you who are old enough may remember a time when Barack Obama was plagued with scandal. “Scandal politics sweep Capitol Hill,” Politico yelped. The suffix “-gate” was added to various words.

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Philip Bump
Jul 17, 2013

As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather casually indicated that the government looks at data from a universe of far, far more people than previously indicated.

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By David Ingram
WASHINGTON | Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:36pm EDT

(Reuters) – U.S. spy agencies went too far when they built a massive database of all daily telephone call records and may have jeopardized political support for the very law they relied on to create it, members of Congress said on Wednesday.

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