Archive for September 20th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Law firm makes clsoure announcement


Friday, September 20, 2013 – 05:45 p.m.

The law firm of Lackie, Dammeier, McGill and Ethir has formerly notified their clients by email of their decision to cease operations effective immediately.

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InlandPolitics: Troubling backstory in labor law firm dispute


Friday, September 20, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

There’s been much written regarding the “purported” billing dispute between a statewide peace officer organization’s legal defense fund and an Upland-based law firm.

A dispute that has led to the firms pending dissolution.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. Police union endorses challenger

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Friday, September 20, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

A San Bernardino employee union has stepped-in to support a challenger in the November municipal elections.

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September 19, 2013; 10:41 PM

The California Fair Political Practices Commission fined Skechers $2,400 for late disclosures involving thousands of dollars in contributions the shoe company made to Moreno Valley City Council members embroiled in a political corruption investigation.

To read story by Suzanne Hurt in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City hires former Moreno Valley counsel


September 19, 2013; 12:39 PM

Former Moreno Valley City Attorney Robert Hansen will be a deputy city attorney for Riverside starting Oct. 1, Riverside officials announced Thursday, Sept. 19.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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The state Fair Political Practices Commission has imposed $43,800 in fines on lobbyists and their clients.

By Patrick McGreevy
September 19, 2013, 1:39 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Launching a crackdown on stealth lobbying at the Capitol, the state’s ethics watchdog agency on Thursday imposed $43,800 in fines on lobbyists and their clients for not properly reporting their activity.

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SacBee: FPPC approves new rules for political bloggers

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September 19, 2013

Bloggers and others who are paid to post political messages online are subject to new disclosure rules under regulations the Fair Political Practices Commission approved Thursday.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 – 10:30 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 – 11:11 pm

California is recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression, but as a new report from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management points out, that recovery is slow and very uneven.

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By Lisa Mascaro
September 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday promised a “big victory” when the chamber votes to defund President Obama’s healthcare law as part of a must-pass bill to keep the government running. But it may be short-lived: The White House has promised a veto.

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