Archive for December 10th, 2013

The PE: SACRAMENTO: New job, new legislation for Inland members

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

December 09, 2013; 04:50 PM

When state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, mysteriously resigned Dec. 1, less than two years into his four-year term, folks speculated about what he would do next.

Mystery solved.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Field Poll

December 10, 2013; 06:01 AM

In a first for California, a majority of voters now favors legalization of marijuana, and most want pot regulated like alcohol, according to Field Poll results released Tuesday, Dec. 10.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Paul Schrader


By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The Sun
Posted: 12/09/13, 1:01 PM PST |

FONTANA >> A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy running for San Bernardino County Sheriff is holding a meet-and-greet fundraiser Tuesday evening in Fontana.

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VVDailyPress: Lovingood launches intern program

Robert Lovingood


December 09, 2013 10:08 AM
Staff Reports

HESPERIA • San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has opened his office for an internship program, according to a news release.

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Covered California

By Tracy Seipel –
Posted: 12/09/2013 12:51:51 PM PST
Updated: 12/09/2013 07:06:36 PM PST

Already scrambling to meet a Dec. 23 deadline to sign up as many Californians as possible with insurance plans under the new federal healthcare law, the state’s online exchange is confronting a potential delay over a backlog of 25,000 paper applications that must be re-submitted online.

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Bill Emmerson


By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 – 12:00 am

A month after announcing plans to step down in the middle of his term as state senator, Bill Emmerson has been named a senior vice president of the California Hospital Association.

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UTSanDiego: Former Mayor Filner faces the music

Bob Filner

Former mayor gets 3 months of house arrest, 3 years probation for conduct toward 3 women

By Craig Gustafson and Greg Moran
Dec. 9, 2013 Updated5:51 p.m.

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — Bob Filner: Councilman. Congressman. Mayor. Felon.

Filner completed a stunning fall from grace Monday when a judge sentenced him to three months of home confinement and three years of probation, closing the criminal probe into the inappropriate sexual behavior toward women that ended his brief stint as San Diego’s 35th mayor. His legal woes will continue as he and the city still face a civil lawsuit from a former aide.

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Scales of Justice

By Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives
December 9, 2013, 7:28 p.m.

L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said prosecutors will seek the maximum sentence against Angela Spaccia, the former Bell official convicted Monday on 11 counts of misappropriating public funds and other corruption charges.

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The former secretary of State, shown at a recent appearance in Beverly Hills, was the subject of a pair of informational events Monday in the Los Angeles area by the super PAC Ready for Hillary. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / May 8, 2013)

By Seema Mehta
December 9, 2013, 9:07 p.m.

Ready for Hillary, the independent effort prodding former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, held events Monday in the Los Angeles area courting high-profile Hollywood backers.

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Economy - What's Next

Economic recovery outlook improves after government shutdown Economic recovery outlook improves after government shutdown

By Jim Puzzanghera
December 9, 2013, 7:36 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Business economists expect the recovery to accelerate at the end of the year and into 2014 as politicians are likely to avoid another government shutdown.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 9, 2013

California will be among states submitting bids to Boeing this week in an effort to land a production facility for the company’s newest commercial jetliner.

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The Hill: Obama’s disapproval reaches 53 percent


December 10, 2013, 09:32 am
By Mario Trujillo

President Obama’s disapproval rating has shot up to 53 percent, the highest rating the McClatchy-Marist poll has recorded for him in nearly 30 surveys.

Obama’s approval rating stood at 43 percent in the poll released Monday night.

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The Hill: 2013: A year of living dismally

The Hill

By Alexander Bolton – 12/09/13 06:00 AM EST

Heading into an election year, Democrats and Republicans are trying to figure out how to salvage their brands after a bruising 2013.

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