Archive for November 14th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino: Saenz moves to eliminate investigators

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 04:45 p.m.

It didn’t take long for newly-elected San Bernardino City Attorney Gary Saenz to make a splash at City Hall.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos speaks out

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 04:30 p.m.

This afternoon, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos (D-San Manuel Indian Reservation) issued a press statement to reiterate his commitment to Third District residents.

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GPS Tracker

GPS accusation adds to a lawsuit filed against Upland law firm Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir over an alleged incident involving Costa Mesa’s mayor.

By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel
November 13, 2013, 9:35 p.m.

An Upland law firm accused of bullying civic leaders faced new accusations Wednesday of planting a GPS device on the car of a Costa Mesa official as a way to intimidate him.

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Marcelo Co

Marcelo Co appears in court Wednesday, Nov. 13, where he pleaded not guilty to welfare charges. (Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

November 13, 2013

Ex-Moreno Valley City Councilman Marcelo Co pleaded not guilty Wednesday, Nov. 13, to welfare fraud charges.

To read story by John Asbury in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino City Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
and Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/13/13, 7:04 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> In a matter of weeks, no Penmans will hold city-wide elected office in San Bernardino for the first time since 1987.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/13/13, 7:36 PM PST |

RIVERSIDE >> U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury said Wednesday she will decide by Friday whether to certify CalPERS’ attempt to appeal her decision — that San Bernardino is eligible for bankruptcy protection — to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Gary Saenz

(11-13-13)–SAN BERNARDINO-METRO–Georgeann “Gigi”Hanna, City Clerk, sworn in the new San Bernardino City Attorney Gary Saenz, Wednesday November 13, 2013 at the City Clerk officer at City Hall in San Bernardino. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 11/13/13, 7:27 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Newly sworn in City Attorney Gary Saenz pledged to “open lines of communication” between his office and other elected city officials and department heads Wednesday evening.

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Ron Calderon

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 13, 2013

By Jim Miller and Christopher Cadelago
jmiller@sacbee.com

Ronald S. Calderon v US Complaint, Nov. 13, 2013

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/11/ron-calderon-fires-back-at-federal-investigators-leaking-investigation.html#storylink=cpy

Lashing back at federal officials and Senate colleagues, state Sen. Ron Calderon contended in a federal filing late Wednesday that authorities leaked an FBI affidavit alleging that he took $88,000 in bribes after Calderon refused to participate in a sting operation targeting Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Sen. Kevin de León.

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Glass House

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 13, 2013

As a group of civic leaders from southeast Los Angeles began a press conference this morning to call for Sen. Ron Calderon’s resignation, the besieged state senator released a statement blasting Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia for organizing the event and saying “what has happened to me could happen to anyone in public office.”

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Covered California

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 13, 2013

More than 59,000 Californians have signed up for coverage since the state launched its health insurance marketplace last month, but the figures showed a significant uptick in activity in the first two weeks of November, officials said Wednesday.

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ObamaCare

By Ezra Klein
Published: November 13 at 1:44 pm

1. The Affordable Care Act’s political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week. President Bill Clinton’s statement that the law should be reopened to ensure everyone who likes their health plans can keep them was a signal event. It gives congressional Democrats cover to begin breaking with the Obama administration.

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Barack Obama

(Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

By Sam Baker and Elahe Izadi
November 13, 2013

Congressional Democrats are quickly losing patience with the White House as the deeply flawed Obamacare rollout drags on.

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