Archive for September 2nd, 2013

VVDailyPress: Defendants rebuff feds in dismissal of SEC lawsuit


September 01, 2013 10:42 PM

VICTORVILLE • The city, airport authority, and a city official on Friday filed separate replies in support of their motions to dismiss federal claims for relief over alleged investor fraud.

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They’ll be on the lookout for ‘gut and amends’ — getting through legislation that bypasses committees.

By Marc Lifsher
September 1, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Let the frenzy begin.

California legislators return Tuesday from a Labor Day break and begin a final rush to a Sept. 13 annual recess. They’ll deliberate and vote on hundreds of bills that survived eight months of hearings, lobbying, votes, backroom deals and, of course, parliamentary maneuvering. On the agenda for business are bills relating to petroleum fracking, electricity rates, a possible increase in the minimum wage, and workers’ comp benefits for athletes.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Sep. 2, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

As California marks the Labor Day holiday, there’s a slow-motion debate over the strength of its recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression and thus its prospects for improving employment.

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Frank Stoltze | September 1st, 2013, 6:00am

Unemployed Americans line up to enter a job fair in El Monte, Calif. Most California counties still face double digit unemployment, according to a new report by the California Budget Project, which finds more than two out of five unemployed Californians have been looking for a job for at least half a year.

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Published: September 1, 2013

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.

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