Archive for August 28th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE: DA political letter and photos under investigation

Mike Hestrin

Mike Hestrin

August 27, 2013; 05:56 PM

Federal authorities are investigating a political letter using the Riverside police union’s letterhead and claiming to include racy photos of a district attorney candidate’s wife.

To read story by John Asbury in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Fired deputy gets $885,000

John McMahon

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon was among the defendants in a lawsuit settled by the county. (David Bauman/Staff Photographer)

August 27, 2013; 07:21 PM

San Bernardino County has agreed to pay a former sheriff’s deputy $885,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the department of firing him for taking time off too to care for his ailing mother.

To read story by Imran Ghori, in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Pension costs studied

SBCO Seal

August 27, 2013; 04:45 PM

San Bernardino County is pursuing sound policies to make good on its pension obligations but still is making up for large investment losses it suffered four years ago, officials said Tuesday, Aug. 27.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/27/13, 8:04 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> A hearing today isn’t expected to be the end of the city’s yearlong trial in bankruptcy court, or even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.

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Gary Miller

Gary Miller

August 27, 2013

Democrats and immigration rights activists are continuing to keep the heat on Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 mid-term elections.

To read post by Imran Ghori on The Press Enterprise, Politics Blog, click here.

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone

August 28, 2013

Jeff Stone’s state Senate campaign released a poll that bodes well for the Riverside County supervisor.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.

ON30-ONT-REGIONAL-TRC

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/27/13, 7:58 PM PDT |

In a rare disclosure, LA/Ontario International Airport’s general manager admitted the agency has not done enough to promote local use of the struggling facility.

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Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 27, 2013

Under court order to reduce California’s prison population by nearly 10,000 inmates by the end of the year, Gov. Jerry Brown asked the Legislature this afternoon to authorize about $315 million to avoid a mass release.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Eight months ago, while asking federal judges to modify an order to reduce overcrowding in the state’s prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown uttered these words: “We can’t pour more and more money down the rat hole of incarceration. We have to spend as much as we need, but no more, and I think we’ve hit that point.”

Never mind.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 27, 2013

Legal immigrants who are not citizens will be able to serve as poll workers in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that was heavily opposed by Republicans.

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Dan Morain

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 12:23 am

Backers of a referendum to halt an Indian casino from opening on Highway 99 north of Fresno are earnest people whose simple goal is to protect their quaint lifestyle, or so their campaign’s name would suggest.

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bank-of-america

Bloomberg News
August 27, 2013, 4:41 p.m.

Bank of America Corp. must face a trial next month in a lawsuit alleging that its Countrywide unit defrauded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by selling them billions of dollars in bad mortgages, a federal judge ruled.

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Facebook

By Matt Apuzo
Associated Press
Posted: 08/27/2013 07:55:02 AM PDT | Updated: about 17 hours ago

WASHINGTON — Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.

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