Archive for December 11th, 2013

The Sun: San Bernardino, creditors cite progress on bankruptcy issues

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/10/13, 8:11 PM PST |

RIVERSIDE >> Progress in mediation, progress on fixing an unexpectedly thorny problem with retirement records, progress on producing financial documentation — all were reported in an unusually conflict-free hearing among the city and its creditors Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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DailyBulletin: Poll: Donnelly ahead of Maldonado

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State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks)

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/10/13, 7:26 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> While Gov. Jerry Brown leads in recent voter polling over his expected run in the gubernatorial race next year, Inland Empire assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is quick to point out his own position in a recent poll.

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Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division, left, with Andre Birotte, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, right, comment on the five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriffís deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nationís largest jail system, during a news conference in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

By Christina Villacorte, Los Angeles Daily News
and Kelly Goff, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 12/10/13, 8:08 PM PST | Updated: 1 hr ago

The union boss for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday stepped to the defense of deputies arrested in misconduct at county jails, accusing the FBI of waging a “vendetta” against some of them and adding that some of their behavior was authorized by higher-ups in the department.

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VVDailyPress: VV officials answer, deny SEC complaint


SCLA alleged to have made improper money in 2008 bond offering
December 10, 2013 10:13 AM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES • In two separate documents filed Monday, the city of Victorville, its airport authority and Assistant City Manager Keith Metzler denied any wrongdoing in connection with an allegedly fraudulent 2008 municipal bond offering.

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City of Hemet

Hemet City Council members who were served with recall papers on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, were, from left: Shellie Milne, Larry Smith and Robert Youssef.

December 10, 2013

Recall papers were served on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to three Hemet City Council members who last month voted to negotiate with the county for fire services.

To read story by Craig Shultz in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 – 7:34 am

Two years ago, under intense pressure from federal judges to reduce overcrowding in state prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature enacted “realignment,” diverting low-level felons into local jails, supervision and, it was hoped, rehabilitation.

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WashPost: Two polls show Obama hitting a new low

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Post Politics
By Aaron Blake
December 10 at 4:45 pm

Two new polls show President Obama hitting a new low for his presidency.

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Paul Ryan

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Getty Images)

NJ Daily
By Billy House, Tim Alberta and Sarah Mimms
December 10, 2013

After weeks of closed-door talks, House and Senate negotiators finally unveiled a two-year budget deal Tuesday that attempts to calm the long-fought feud over spending on Capitol Hill. But the question remains whether they can sell it to rank-and-file lawmakers.
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