Archive for October 18th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino: Mayor moves to eliminate police, fire departments

San Bernardino Seal

Friday, October 18, 2013 – 01:00 p.m.

The San Bernardino City Council Agenda now has an interesting item listed for Monday, October 21, 2013.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino to set special election

Friday, October 18, 2013 – 12:55 p.m.

The San Bernardino City Council will call a special election to fill the vacancy, created by the resignation of Fifth Ward Councilman Chas Kelley, on Monday.

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Greg Kassel+Chas Kelley

Chas Kelley, right, looks to his attorney, Greg Kassel, as charges are read against him in San Bernardino Superior Court on Thursday. (Staff photo by Rick Sforza)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/17/13, 9:13 AM PDT | Updated: 14 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Councilman Chas Kelley resigned and dropped out of the mayoral race Thursday, just before pleading guilty to one count of felony perjury.

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By Staff Reports
Posted: 10/17/13, 8:11 PM PDT |

• Developer Al Steward pleaded guilty in 2001 to bribery charges that brought down the city of San Bernardino’s infamous “Gang of Four.” Four council members — Valerie Pope-Ludlam, Edward Negrete, Frederick Curlin and Ralph Hernandez — were cited in 1994 for consistently backing Steward projects and receiving hefty contributions in return. Most, if not all, of those projects failed to bring in promised revenue and crippled the city’s redevelopment agency.

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Lackie Dammeier

The law firm of Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir, in Upland. (Rick Sforza/Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
and Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/17/13, 7:08 PM PDT | Updated: 4 hrs ago

What began as an investigation into alleged fraudulent billing practices at an Upland law firm that has represented dozens of police unions across Southern California has branched off into a separate criminal probe by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

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SacBee: CalPERS renews bankruptcy fight with San Bernardino

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 – 6:28 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 – 6:40 am

Stepping up pressure on the city of San Bernardino, CalPERS said Thursday it will appeal a judge’s ruling that allowed the city to file for bankruptcy.

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Newsom

Newsom

Politics Blog
By Joe Garofoli
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 05:00 p.m.

Gavin Newsom is out front on another controversial social issue. Nearly a decade ago, it was same sex marriage. And for a while — like at the 2004 Democratic convention — he was political uranium. Back in the day, Barack Obama didn’t even want to have his photo taken with Newsom. Of course, that was before the president “evolved” on gay marriage.

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Lawman

Baca

By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
October 17, 2013, 6:54 p.m.

A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate in the Men’s Central Jail, meaning the sheriff could be required to pay $100,000 out of pocket.

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LATimes: Economic hit from impasse could endure

American Flag

Shutdown hurt U.S. credibility here and abroad. Business deals were lost, consumer confidence shaken.

By Don Lee, Jim Puzzanghera and Andrew Tangel
October 17, 2013, 5:51 p.m.

WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much of that will be recouped in the next quarter.

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Covered California

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 10/17/13, 7:48 PM PDT |

A directory of physicians on the Covered California website was taken offline because of errors, and it won’t be back up until next week, state officials said Thursday.

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GOP

By Cathleen Decker
October 17, 2013, 2:28 p.m.

The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin!

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