Archive for September 29th, 2013

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: Naming of councilman may have violated law, expert says

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September 27, 2013; 04:09 PM

The Moreno Valley City Council’s appointment last week to fill a vacancy left by Marcelo Co’s resignation may have violated the state’s open-meeting law, exposing the appointment to being thrown out in court, an expert says.

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

EVWD

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/27/13, 9:05 PM PDT |

HIGHLAND >> The unexpected appearance of a few community members appears to have stopped the East Valley Water District from changing its general manager’s contract to promise him an extra $50,000 if he met certain conditions to the board’s satisfaction, those residents say.

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NSA

By JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS
Published: September 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials.

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Roll Call

By Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain
Posted at 12:19 a.m. Sept. 29

House Republicans voted early Sunday morning to prolong the showdown over a government shutdown, sending the Senate more provisions intended to undermine Obamacare as part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating past Monday.

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