Archive for December 19th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Peace Officer Legal Defense Fund sues Upland law firm


Thursday, December 19, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

The battle between a now-dissolved Upland-based law firm and a legal defense trust that caters to peace officers has entered the courtroom.

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December 18, 2013

A Calimesa city councilman is the first non-Republican candidate in the race for the 23rd state Senate District.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Somber end to the year

Jurupa Valley

The city of Jurupa Valley is facing a tough new year.

December 17, 2013

At the Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting — the council’s last meeting of the year — City Manager Stephen Harding announced that at the Thursday , Jan. 16 meeting — the council’s first meeting of 2014 — council members will be asked to authorize the filing of paperwork to start the process of disincorporation.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Scales of Justice

December 18, 2013; 09:17 PM

The California Judicial Council has voted to boost the number of new judges in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but any increase is dependent on state funding being revived.

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


By Josh Boak, Associated Press
Posted: 12/19/13, 8:28 AM PST |

WASHINGTON — The number of people who bought existing U.S. homes in November declined for the third straight month. Higher mortgage rates have made home-buying more expensive, while the lingering effect of the October government shutdown might have deterred some sales.

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VVDailyPress: SEC case focus shifts to ill-gotten gains


City, SCLAA attorney says it’s a ‘waste of time’
December 18, 2013 9:50 AM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES • An attorney for the city of Victorville and Southern California Logistics Airport Authority called it a “waste of time” Tuesday for the Securities and Exchange Commission to argue ill-gotten gains right now in the case revolving around an allegedly fraudulent 2008 municipal bond offering.

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Lee Baca

In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca holds a press conference at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles to respond to the findings and recommendations of the Citizens’ Comission on Jail Violence. (Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)

By Christina Villacorte, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 12/18/13, 5:50 PM PST |

It was not only the Sheriff’s Department that absorbed troublesome officers from Los Angeles County’s now defunct police force despite knowing about their previous misconduct – several other county agencies did the same, including those charged with public safety.

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CapitolWeekly: Political change roils Inland Empire

Inland Empire

By Samantha Gallegos
Posted 12.18.2013

California Republicans face tossups in areas of the state that for years were considered strongholds and easy wins for GOP contenders. The reason: demographics.

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