Archive for October 17th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County DA issues statement on Kelley prosecution

SBCO District Attorney

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 03:30 p.m.

The office of the San Bernardino County District Attorney has issued the following statement on the prosecution of San Bernardino City Councilman Chas Kelley.

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Scales of Justice

By Wes Woods, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/17/13, 2:05 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> A jury ruled in favor of Inland Empire marijuana activist Lanny Swerdlow on Wednesday in his civil trial against anti-drug foe Paul Chabot with a final financial amount pending based on punitive damages.

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Robert Jenkins

Robert Jenkins is the incumbent candidate for San Bernardino city council Ward 2. (Courtesy photo for The Sun)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/17/13, 11:17 AM PDT |

San Bernardino >> City Councilman Robert Jenkins was charged today in Riverside County with 30 criminal counts in an alleged identify theft and stalking case involving the use of the Internet classified ad website Craigslist.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino City Councilman charged

San Bernardino Seal

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County District Attorney has filed a single count of perjury against a San Bernardino City Councilman this morning.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the Peace Officer’s Research Association of California (PORAC), says it has filed multiple complaints against the Upland-based law firm Lackie, Dammeier, McGill and Ethir.

The action comes after LDF trustee’s allege the law firm, a former member of the trust’s defense panel, engaged in overbilling practices.

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Angry Emoticon

Local Politician

Thursday, October, 17, 2013 – 08:45 a.m.

Inland Empire politicos have to be choking over their breakfast this morning.

Why you ask?

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 08:15 a.m.

Expect a whirlwind few days in San Bernardino politics.

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Jim Penman


By William Cutting
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 08:30 p.m.

Election cycle after election cycle, San Bernardino City Attorney James F. Penman continues to pile up electoral victories.  It has been quite an impressive run for the cantankerous old man known to get a little red in the cheeks on occasion.

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SBCO Sheriff Badge

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/16/13, 9:25 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and his challengers, Paul Schrader and Clifton Harris, fielded questions Wednesday night at a candidate forum attended by hundreds at the Hilton in San Bernardino.

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Orange County District Attorney

The Orange County district attorney is investigating the firm that allegedly targeted civic leaders who were seeking to alter police pensions.

By Paloma Esquivel and Joseph Serna
October 16, 2013, 9:21 p.m.

Orange County district attorney’s investigators have raided the offices of an Upland law firm accused of bullying civic leaders across Southern California in its aggressive representation of police and their unions.

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The Sun: Wells Fargo layoff count hits 93 in San Bernardino

wells fargo logo

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 10/16/13, 6:14 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Continued sluggishness in the home refinancing market has lead Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to lay off another 21 employees here, driving the total to 93 since August.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 16, 2013

Several prominent lawyers and civic leaders have banded together to form a new group to advocate on behalf of California’s courts.

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Scales of Justice

By Jean Merl
October 16, 2013, 3:51 p.m.

A divided California Court of Appeal has cleared the way for the city of Palmdale to hold its Nov. 5 City Council election, which a trial court had canceled late last month.

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The median home price stays flat for the third straight month, easing fears of another housing bubble and signaling a return to a more normal market, experts say.

By Andrew Khouri
October 16, 2013, 4:54 p.m.

Southern California home buyers have apparently had their fill of bidding wars, home shortages and double-digit price hikes.

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WashPost: Boehner and his majority are in disarray

John Boehner

By Paul Kane
Thursday, October 17, 2013

House Speaker John A. Boehner lost the shutdown showdown in ignominious fashion, winning not a single concession of any value from Democrats and exposing his majority as powerless to advance conservative causes.

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