Archive for August 15th, 2013

InlandPolitics: As expected, Cummings a “no go” for SB Mayor

San Bernardino Seal

Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

What a shocker! Auto Dealer Cliff Cummings didn’t file candidacy papers for mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino, prior to yesterday’s deadline.

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Riverside County cities that lost license fee money are still unlikely to partner with Orange County

August 14, 2013; 05:41 PM

SACRAMENTO — Two years ago, lawmakers from Orange County gave a cold shoulder to a frantic attempt by four Inland cities to piggyback on their legislative effort to reverse a June 2011 state budget action that took vehicle license-fee money away from new cities.

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

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/14/13, 8:23 PM PDT |

FONTANA >> Claims backlogs, insensitivity, disrespect were among the complaints veterans brought to U.S. Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod during a Wednesday field hearing, which drew about 200 people.

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Campaigns

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 14, 2013

An unusual alliance of unions, Common Cause and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association lined up Tuesday behind late-blooming legislation that would crack down on use of public resources to promote ballot measures.

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CapitolWeekly: Casinos may stray from the reservation

Slot Machines

By Samantha Gallegos | 08/14/13 10:00 AM PST

An off-reservation tribal casino has been approved in California for the first time, but there’s more to come: Three others are contemplated across the state from northern California to nearly the Mexican border.

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The region’s median home price in July holds steady from a month earlier at $385,000 as sales hit an eight-year high.

By Andrew Khouri
August 14, 2013, 5:57 p.m.

The red-hot Southern California housing market finally got a dose of cold water.

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Scales of Justice

By Richard Winton
August 14, 2013, 4:06 p.m.

Four months after a state appellate panel voided grand jury indictments against Irwindale officials connected to the alleged misappropriation of nearly $200,000 on lavish trips to New York, Los Angeles County prosecutors on Wednesday refiled the charges.

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Lawman

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca

By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard
August 14, 2013, 6:00 a.m.

A retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s commander who played a role in exposing abuses inside the agency’s jails announced Wednesday that he is going to challenge Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election.

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