Archive for January 15th, 2014

The Sun: No Federal charges in Colonies corruption case after inquiry


By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/14/14, 11:25 AM PST | Updated: 44 mins ago

LOS ANGELES >> An FBI investigation into alleged criminal misconduct in San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case has concluded with no federal charges being filed, according to a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

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The PE: BANNING: City Manager Andy Takata resigns

City of Banning

January 14, 2014

Banning City Manager Andy Takata has submitted a resignation letter contingent on developing a severance agreement with the city, according to a statement read by Mayor Debbie Franklin during the Tuesday, Jan. 14, council meeting.

To read story by Gail Wesson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/14/14, 4:25 PM PST |

Riverside >> Gov. Jerry Brown came to the Inland Empire Tuesday, touting reinstated funding to education, the continued need to reduce the state’s prison population, and shooting down speculation he would once again run for president.

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John Husing

Inland Empire economist John Husing delivered his annual State of the Inland Empire report Tuesday at San Antonio Hospital in Upland. Neil Nisperos – Staff Writer

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/14/14, 3:38 PM PST |

UPLAND >> The situation was bad for the Inland Empire economy after the downturn of the late 2000s, but the outlook is starting to look brighter, according to Inland Empire economist John Husing.

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Democratic Freshmen Members

Negrete McLeod (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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At the Races — Roll Call’s Politics Blog
By Emily Cahn
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., is keeping her options open to seek a San Bernadino County supervisor seat back home in the Golden State, according to multiple Democratic sources.

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Covered California

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 14, 2014

Beset by processing delays and customer confusion, two providers offering health coverage through California’s new insurance exchange have pushed back their premium payment deadlines.

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Jay Cicinelli

A day after being found not guilty of criminal charges levied against him in the Kelly Thomas case, Jay Cicinelli says that he’s going to try to reclaim his job with the Fullerton Police Department.

Published: Jan. 14, 2014 Updated: 9:19 p.m.

A former Fullerton police officer, cleared by a jury in the death of a homeless man, will fight to get his job back with the Fullerton Police Department.

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Two Wall Street ratings agencies have praised California Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal. Above, the Wall Street bull. (Robert Caplin / Bloomberg News / August 16, 2006)

By Chris Megerian
January 14, 2014, 12:39 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Two Wall Street bond-rating agencies gave Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal a clean bill of health on Tuesday, saying it would further California’s fiscal recovery.

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WashPost: Congress set to pass $1.1 trillion spending plan

U.S. Capitol

By Ed O’Keefe
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Congress is on the verge of adopting a federal budget this week without the threat of a government shutdown or any other form of economic or political crisis, a development so unusual that the institution suddenly does not resemble its most recent partisan self.

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