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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Tuesday morning.

Subpoena’s issued for Defazio trial

It’s only been three and one-half years!

The San Bernardino County District Attorney has finally started sending out subpoenas for its witnesses, some hostile, in its smoke and mirrors felony perjury case against High Desert Businessman John Defazio.

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Riverside-County-Seal

September 9, 2013

Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 10, will meet for the first time since Aug. 20 and there’s plenty of business before them.

The board will be asked to give final approval to the $4.7 billion budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which started July 1. Every year, county officials ask for preliminary approval of the budget until the revenue picture clears up.

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

John McMahon

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon/Staff Photo

September 09, 2013; 05:51 PM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department disputed a critical grand jury report on its use of Taser guns and its handling of citizen complaints in its official response.

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

Claremont McKenna

September 09, 2013 5:38 PM
Staff Reports

CLAREMONT • The Inland Empire Center for Economics and Public Policy at Claremont McKenna College will co-host its 4th Annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference with the UCLA Anderson Forecast on Oct. 9.

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By Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
September 9, 2013, 2:16 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — A deal reached Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders to reduce the state’s prison population was greeted warily by lawyers representing inmates who have sued California over conditions behind bars.

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Medical Marijuana

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On politics in the Golden State
By Melanie Mason
September 9, 2013, 11:21 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — With just a week left in session, the Legislature has added a new thorny issue to its to-do list: regulating the state’s medical marijuana industry.

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black ribbon

By WILLIAM GRIMES
Published: September 9, 2013

Cal Worthington, a car dealer whose off-the-wall commercials, first broadcast in the 1950s, bombarded California television viewers for more than half a century and made him a pop culture legend, died on Sunday at his ranch in Orland, Calif. He was 92.

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Health Insurance Rates

By Chad Terhune
September 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

Some families may end up owing Uncle Sam a sizable refund if they accept government help on buying health insurance next year under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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AFL-CIO

By Kate Linthicum
September 9, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

In a fiery speech Monday, the leader of the nation’s largest labor federation took aim at top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court, which he accused of waging a “war on democracy.”

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