Archive for October 22nd, 2013

The Sun: Outsourcing San Bernardino fire services fails to gain support

Josie Gonzales

San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales speaks at the council meeting. “(People are) disgusted with the type of headlines — disgusting, embarrassing headlines — that need to stop,” Gonzales said at the meeting.

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/21/13, 8:20 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> The first City Council meeting since one councilman resigned and another was charged with 30 misdemeanors and felonies quickly got heated Monday, but a second attempt to ask outside agencies for proposals to provide fire protection sizzled out.

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The Sun: Republican-held 31st District now leaning Democrat


By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/21/13, 7:40 PM PDT |

The opponent — who has not been determined — holds an advantage over Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in next year’s election, according to Washington forecasters.

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Art Bustamonte

Art Bustamonte

October 22, 2013

A Rancho Cucamonga resident and supervising criminal investigator for San Bernardino County has announced plans to run for California’s 40th Assembly District.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: Lawsuit alleges developer pressure

Moreno Valley seal

City officials are accused of working to promote developer Iddo Benzeevi’s projects and aiding other developers

October 21, 2013; 08:59 PM

A lawsuit filed against Moreno Valley on Monday, Oct. 21, claims City Council members and top city managers gave public officials and developers special treatment and protected officials who broke laws, while retaliating against three managers who reported violations.

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

Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/21/13, 5:42 PM PDT |

The Superior Court of San Bernardino County has released plans to reorganize local cases when the new Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino opens.

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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 10:12 pm | Updated: 8:00 am, Tue Oct 22, 2013.

Federal agents investigating members of the Calderon family, one of the most powerful families in California politics, have issued subpoenas and search warrants seeking records involving companies in Anaheim and Newport Beach, according to reporting by Voice of OC and other news organizations.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: California courts muscle up for money

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 – 7:43 am

When California voters passed a multibillion-dollar sales and income tax increase last year, they raised hopes of countless interest groups.

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By Lena H. Sun and Scott Wilson
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously.

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The Fix

By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement
October 21 at 1:00 pm

Most Americans say the rocky start for is a harbinger of bigger problems for the Affordable Care Act, according to results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.


A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the Web site in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fifty-six percent of Americans say the Web site problems are part of a broader problem with the law’s implementation while just 40 percent see the Web site problems as an isolated incident. Reaction to federal insurance exchange Web site are deeply rooted in partisanship. More than eight in 10 Republicans say Web site troubles are a sign of broader implementation problems, while most Democrats call it an isolated incident. Independents resemble the public overall, with 55 percent seeing broader problems with implementation.

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