Archive for November 20th, 2013

InlandPolitics: S.B County: District Attorney contest currently at four

Politics

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Surprisingly, the 2014 race for San Bernardino County District Attorney already has four candidates.

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November 19, 2013; 09:25 PM

Two of Riverside’s three charter officers will get raises, the City Council decided Tuesday, Nov. 19, after acknowledging concerns about the message it might send during contract talks with employees.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Posted: 11/20/13, 7:26 AM PST |

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought existing homes in October, as higher mortgage rates, the 16-day partial government shutdown and a limited supply of homes reduced sales.

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Victorville

November 19, 2013 11:03 AM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

Arguments made to dismiss SEC case in U.S. District Court

LOS ANGELES • The Securities and Exchange Commission’s case will move forward against Victorville city officials accused of defrauding investors in a 2008 municipal bond offering, although a judge said there isn’t any proof right now that they made improper money from it.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 19, 2013

California’s retirement funds for teachers and state employees will receive nearly $300 million from a sweeping settlement between the Justice Department and financial titan JPMorgan.

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UTSanDiego: The runoff rivals: Faulconer vs. Alvarez

San Diego Seal

Faulconer on top, Alvarez edges out Fletcher to survive to second round
By Craig Gustafson
November 19, 2013

SAN DIEGO — Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer easily won a spot Tuesday in the runoff to be San Diego’s next mayor while Councilman David Alvarez appeared likely to join him as the Democratic challenger.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 – 12:30 am

When Tani Cantil-Sakauye became California’s chief justice nearly three years ago, she inherited a nasty judicial squabble from her polarizing predecessor, Ron George.

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Dan Morain

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 – 12:00 am

The last time the FBI caught a Sacramento politician taking $3,000, California voters lashed out and imposed term limits.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 19, 2013

A former Caltrans director and a member of the state’s transportation panel have filed a proposed November 2014 ballot measure that would generate an estimated $3 billion a year for road improvements by more than doubling vehicle license fees.

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Jay Carney

White House press secretary Jay Carney (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Post Politics

By Juliet Eilperin
November 19 at 4:06 pm

White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama was told in April about a review of HealthCare.gov’s problems, but Carney declined to specify the details of the briefing.

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Politics

The Caucus – The Politics and Government blog of The New York Times
November 19, 2013, 8:40 pm
By JEREMY W. PETERS

WASHINGTON — Americans for Prosperity, the political group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, is targeting three of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats who are up for re-election next year. The group’s efforts are part of a new $3.5 million attack advertising campaign that hammers lawmakers for supporting President Obama’s health care law.

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