Archive for October 19th, 2013

The PE: Cassie MacDuff: SAN BERNARDINO: Woes multiply for stricken city

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

October 18, 2013; 08:55 PM

San Bernardino Councilman Chas Kelley knew he was being investigated for campaign finance violations when he began cooperating with the FBI last June and secretly taping conversations as part of its investigation.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/18/13, 8:52 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Word still hasn’t yet spread to all corners of the city that on Thursday one City Council member pled guilty to a felony and resigned and another was charged with multiple felonies, but around City Hall the conversation has already moved to what’s next — not that there’s agreement on that.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/18/13, 10:13 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A letter that surfaced this week in connection with San Bernardino Councilman Chas Kelley’s perjury conviction confirmed that an intensive FBI investigation into possible criminal conduct at City Hall had been underway as recent as June.

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Maurice Lyons

Maurice Lyons, center, vice chairman for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, smiles as he watches art student Jeremy Jones paint with watercolors that were purchased with the donation that Lyons made to Nicolet Middle School in Banning in 2011./File Photo

October 18, 2013; 11:16 PM

During 15 years of service on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians tribal council, Maurice Lyons was dedicated to promoting tribal self sufficiency through economic opportunity and education.

Lyons died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at age 63, states a news release by Michael Fisher, spokesman for the tribe.

To read story by Gail Wesson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Gov. Brown's strong political hand

California Gov. Jerry Brown is shown at a bill-signing at Los Angeles City Hall earlier this month. There was something for everyone in his signings and vetoes. He liberalized some social policies, blocked some ideas that conservatives disliked and took the middle ground on many other matters. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / October 3, 2013)


The governor, who is receiving kudos for temperate lawmaking, seems virtually immune to an election challenge next year.
By Anthony York and Melanie Mason
October 18, 2013, 3:37 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown emerged this week from a month of bill decisions with accolades for temperate lawmaking and fiscal prudence that could serve him well if, as expected, he runs for reelection next year.

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Lee Baca

In this 2010 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca speaks after being sworn into office at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Los Angeles. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)

By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News

Posted: 10/18/13, 7:42 PM PDT | Updated: 22 mins ago

The decades of problems within the Los Angeles County jail system took a new turn this week when a federal-court jury decided Sheriff Lee Baca should be held personally liable for the injuries suffered by an inmate in 2009.

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California State University

By Christopher Cadelago
Published: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 – 8:18 am

Young, healthy people are the targets, crucial to the success of the nation’s new federal health care law. They rarely see a doctor and would pay premiums for years to come. Their money would help cover the care of older and sicker customers.

And one of the largest experiments to educate and ultimately enroll them is underway in California.

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Politico: Obamacare wins? See you in 2014

Covered California

By DAVID NATHER | 10/18/13 5:22 PM EDT

Obamacare wins!

Now, let’s talk about that website.

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