Archive for October 24th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Obamacare disaster bad for Congressional Democrats

Affordable Care Act

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

A few months ago I said that the onset of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would likely be problematic for Democrats at the national level.

That prognostication is starting to ring true.

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InlandPolitics: Plea rejected in charter school case

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

An recent attempt by San Bernardino County prosecutors to end a seven year-old case apparently went no where.

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The PE: EASTVALE: Councilwoman Kelly Howell resigns

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October 23, 2013; 09:47 PM

Councilwoman Kelly Howell announced at the Wednesday, Oct. 23, Eastvale City Council meeting that she will be leaving the council on Nov. 30.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: CalPERS keeps pressure on San Bernardino

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 – 4:31 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 – 7:44 am

Pursuing San Bernardino for more than $14 million in overdue pension payments, CalPERS is renewing its challenge to the troubled city’s right to file for bankruptcy protection.

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By Chris Megerian and Anthony York
October 23, 2013, 9:36 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The state’s political watchdog will announce a combined fine of $1 million — the largest-ever for violating the state’s campaign finance laws — against a pair of nonprofit groups for funneling millions of dollars into a pair of ballot measure campaigns in 2012.

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California Seal

By Brad Branan
bbranan@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 – 6:32 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 – 8:07 am

California is not providing counties enough funding to incarcerate and rehabilitate offenders it has sent to local jails and probation offices in the last two years, criminal justice advocates and officials said Wednesday.

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Tanaka+Baca

Of the nine captains who have publicly backed former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, left, in his bid to replace Sheriff Lee Baca, right, four were transferred to other jobs. (Los Angeles Times)

By Seema Mehta
October 24, 2013

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials who have backed a rival of Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election claim they are being retaliated against with reassignments to distant locales or less desirable duties, according to interviews and documents.

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City of Bell

The trial was underway Wednesday for Angela Spaccia, the second in command in the Bell corruption scandal.

By Jeff Gottlieb
October 23, 2013, 11:12 a.m.

Angela Spaccia, the former second-in-command in the scandal-plagued city of Bell, went on trial Wednesday in a case that could establish who was the mastermind of the wrongdoing that made the working-poor city a symbol for municipal graft.

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A civil jury finds Bank of America liable for mortgage fraud at Countrywide Financial, which the bank bought in 2008. The verdict could embolden other investigations.

By Andrew Tangel
October 23, 2013, 5:56 p.m.

NEW YORK — Bank of America has been found liable for fraud in the sale of faulty loans by its Countrywide mortgage unit, a major victory for the federal government as it continues to pursue cases stemming from the financial crisis.

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Obamacare

By Sandhya Somashekhar, Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin
Thursday, October, 24, 2013

The Obama administration said Wednesday night that it will give Americans who buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces an extra six weeks to obtain coverage before they incur a penalty.

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