Archive for December 9th, 2013

LATimes: 18 Los Angeles sheriff’s officials indicted, accused of abuse, obstruction

Andre Birotte

Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, announces that 18 current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county’s jails. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / December 9, 2013)

By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard
December 9, 2013, 1:40 p.m.

Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside L.A. County jails.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/08/13, 5:38 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A Detroit bankruptcy judge’s decision that pensions can be cut in a bankruptcy case might increase the possibility that the same could be done here.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 – 12:00 am

A half-decade ago, as California’s economy was being hammered by a severe recession and the state budget was awash in red ink, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislators created a blue-ribbon commission to study revenue “volatility” and recommend ways to offset it.

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pensions

By Ed Mendel
Monday, December 9, 2013

Following the city charter, a reluctant San Bernardino city council last week approved a police pay raise costing about $1 million, the second $1 million police salary increase since the city filed for bankruptcy last year.

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Politico: Members’ Obamacare sign-up headaches

U.S. Capitol

Obamacare subjects lawmakers to the same trials and tribulations as their constituents. | AP Photo

By SEUNG MIN KIM and JENNIFER HABERKORN | 12/8/13 6:19 PM EST

Staring down a deadline to sign up for Obamacare, some lawmakers are getting hit by technical glitches or sticker shock. Others are breezing through the website, elated by lower premiums and better health services. And at least one won’t sign up at all — opting to pay a penalty instead.

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