Archive for October 4th, 2013

The Sentinel: Merritt to vie against Ramos for DA


By Mark Gugtlueck
Friday, October 4, 2013

Citing what he said was an unacceptable increase in serious crime throughout the county and a lackluster effort to prosecute its perpetrators, deputy district attorney Grover Merritt said this week he will challenge his boss, incumbent district attorney Mike Ramos in the 2014 election.

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U.S. House of Representatives

October 03, 2013; 07:45 PM

At least four members of the Inland congressional delegation are refusing to be paid until the federal government shutdown ends.

To read stoy by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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Official says Yxstian Gutierrez resides in the required boundaries, but an election law expert representing residents says old boundaries apply for an unexpired term

October 03, 2013; 08:00 PM

The Moreno Valley city attorney backed the City Council’s recent appointment of Yxstian Gutierrez by issuing a legal opinion that he lives within the required District 4 boundaries.

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


By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/03/13, 7:10 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The campaign signs now crowding busy intersections represent just a portion of the $10,000-plus that many candidates spent over the past three months, campaign filing statements show.

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 10/03/13, 12:53 PM PDT | Updated: 5 hrs ago

The state Supreme Court has agreed to review a public corruption case in San Bernardino County and decide whether bribery charges should be reinstated against a prominent Rancho Cucamonga developer.

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DailyBulletin: Upland facing budget shortfall

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By Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/03/13, 6:29 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> The City Council will soon need to address a new budget shortfall.

The 2013-14 fiscal year budget was balanced, with $943,290 in reserve – the lowest general fund reserve in years, according to City Manager Stephen Dunn’s report.

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VVDailyPress: Lovingood to field questions

October 03, 2013 6:13 PM
Staff Reports

APPLE VALLEY • First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is inviting community members to share their concerns and issues during a “Lovingood Listens” event at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce next week.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 3, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, reversing his position on an issue legislative Democrats have pressed for years.

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News Analysis

By Cathleen Decker
October 3, 2013, 3:38 p.m.

The theme for this weekend’s California Republican Party convention could have been the theme for every California Republican convention going back years: Rebuilding From the Ground Up.

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LATimes: New multi-state group pushes campaign disclosure


By Chris Megerian
October 3, 2013, 12:04 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California’s top campaign finance watchdog announced Thursday a collaboration among multiple states to share information on enforcing disclosure rules.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 – 10:32 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 – 11:01 pm

Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan are Democrats who represent adjacent Assembly districts in the affluent East Bay suburbs along the Interstate 680 corridor.

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By Chad Terhune
October 3, 2013, 5:43 p.m.

Several days into enrollment, California’s insurance exchange still has no answers for people wanting to know if their doctors are included in health plans being sold on the state-run market.

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Politico: Bad blood: Four feuding leaders


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately told fellow Democratic senators this week what he really thought of Speaker John Boehner.

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