Archive for August 2nd, 2013

SBCO Seal

Friday, August 2, 2013 – 06:30 p.m.

What is expected to be a costly settlement between San Bernardino County and former Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Bauer is set to be discussed by county supervisors Tuesday morning.

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Recall

View Report: San Bernardino Residents for Responsible Gov’t – 063013

Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 10:00 p.m.

The committee behind the effort to recall six of seven San Bernardino City Council members, and City Attorney Jim Penman, has a narrow funding base and is in serious debt.

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money

Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 03:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County employee unions are continuing to maintain and build significant political war-chests, even after spending a large sum in the November 2012 election cycle.

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InlandPolitics: Political snow job melting

Jerry Brown+Mike Ramos

California Governor Jerry Brown left, with San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at a March 1, 2012 fundraiser event at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario. (Photo Credit – Mike Cruz/The Sun)

Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 02:30 p.m.

For the past few years San Bernardino District Attorney Michael A. Ramos has orchestrated a real show. He’s been masterful at snowing the media, and anyone else willing to listen.

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Campaigns

August 01, 2013; 05:41 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California’s 42nd Assembly District had a lot of political cash going in and out during the first six months of the year, new campaign finance reports show.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SanManuel

Related story: Brother and sister San Manuel tribal members get probation for assassination plot

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
@SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 08/01/2013 07:48:54 PM PDT

A jury has awarded a San Bernardino man marked for death by two San Manuel tribal members and the Mexican Mafia more than $4.5 million, according to court records.

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U.S.-District-Court

The Eastern Division of California’s sprawling Central District is supposed to handle Riverside and San Bernardino County cases – but many are shipped to Los Angeles

August 01, 2013; 04:56 PM

A new U.S. Senate bill aimed at making the first significant increase in federal judges across the country since 1990 could bring at least two more federal judges to the overloaded federal court that serves Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Dan Walters: California property values soar

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 – 6:46 am

In the half-decade before California was clobbered by its worst recession since the Great Depression, taxable property values – those of land, homes, apartments and commercial buildings – exploded.

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bag_of_money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 1, 2013

Income for lobbying firms at California’s Capitol was up slightly for the first half of this year compared with the same time period last year.

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Scales of Justice

By Maura Dolan
August 1, 2013, 9:12 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama has selected two lawyers from the same California firm — a former federal prosecutor and a corporate attorney who helped challenge Proposition 8 — to fill openings on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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By David Lawder
WASHINGTON | Thu Aug 1, 2013 9:10pm EDT

(Reuters) – A battle in Congress expected this fall over the budget and a potential government shutdown broke out early on Thursday as Republicans in the Senate effectively killed a $54 billion spending bill for transportation and housing projects.

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