Archive for December 12th, 2013

Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler, The Sun
Posted: 12/11/13, 1:15 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> One of two men accused of trying to bilk the San Bernardino International Airport out of more than $1 million pleaded not guilty Wednesday to added counts against him.

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Ramos

By James Ramos
Posted: 12/11/13, 2:38 PM PST |

My first year as your county supervisor has been one that has brought difficult challenges and great achievements for the 3rd District and San Bernardino County as a whole. As we approach the one-year mark of my time in office, I’d like to reflect on what we have accomplished in just 12 short months.

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By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 12/11/13, 7:00 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Minority voters may have an easier time getting their voices heard in the San Bernardino Community College District, after a vote expected Thursday.

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Legal

A Riverside County Superior Court Judge ruled that noted land-use attorney Ray Johnson engaged in unethical behavior in connection with a suit against the county and a church in the Temecula Valley Wine Country.

December 11, 2013; 12:10 PM

A judge found Wednesday, Dec. 11 that land-use attorney Ray Johnson engaged in unethical behavior and tossed out his lawsuit challenging a church’s compliance with Temecula Valley Wine Country planting rules.

To read story by David Downey in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

City of Hemet

December 11, 2013; 06:10 PM

Three Hemet City Council members who were served with recall papers say they were following their campaign promises when they voted to start negotiating with the county fire department to provide services in the city.

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

unemployment

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 12/11/13, 8:14 PM PST | Updated: 45 mins ago

Few would argue that California’s economy has gained significant traction since the depths of the Great Recession.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 11, 2013

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez unveiled a “blueprint for a responsible budget” Wednesday that appears to spend most, if not all, of the state’s projected surplus in the 2014-15 fiscal year and may conflict with Gov. Jerry Brown’s priorities.

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Covered California

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 11, 2013

About 107,000 Californians have obtained health insurance plans offered by the state’s insurance marketplace, according to the latest figures Wednesday.

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Edward Snowden

US & World

By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai1
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Edward Snowden came in second place for TIME’s Person of the Year, losing the top spot to Pope Francis, editors announced Wednesday morning.

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John Boehner

House Speaker urges conservative groups to stop interfering on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Fox
December 11, 2013 RSS Feed Print

Wednesday during a press conference with reporters, the speaker lambasted groups like Heritage Action, Americans for Prosperity and the CATO Institute for attacking an $85 billion bipartisan budget compromise before it was officially unveiled.

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Budget Deal - 2013

By Lori Montgomery
Thursday, December 12, 2013

House Republicans appeared Wednesday to be rallying around an $85 billion deal to avert ­another government shutdown, brushing off complaints from their right wing that the effort would trade immediate spending cuts for less-certain long-term savings.

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