Archive for January 17th, 2014

InlandPolitics: SD-23: Granlund, Mann drop bids to replace Emmerson

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Friday, January 17, 2014 – 01:45 p.m.

Yucaipa Valley Water District Board Member and Businesswoman Lonni Garnlund and Menifee Mayor Scott Mann have both exited the race to fill the remaining term of Former State Senator Bill Emmerson, who abruptly resigned December 1.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Supervisor holding meet-n-greet

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Friday, January 17, 2014 – 01:00 p.m.

Looks like San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor and Board Chairwoman Janice Rutherford is throwing a cozy meet-n-greet next month.

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January 16, 2014; 06:18 PM

More than two years after FBI and IRS agents raided nine locations connected to a San Bernardino County corruption probe, federal prosecutors are indicating that their investigation is closed.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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January 16, 2014; 05:48 PM

Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings will be forced to defend his council seat after election officials determined Thursday, Jan. 16, that a recall campaign to oust him will be on a ballot.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/16/14, 7:45 PM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> It was seconds into his opening statement at the first City Council debate that incumbent Fred Shorett pointed to what he called “a pattern” of investigations into his opponent, Anthony Jones, and later that same night Jones took to social media with an apparent denial of any investigation.

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Posted: 01/16/14, 11:46 AM PST | Updated: 50 secs ago

Former state Sen. Bob Dutton will be the speaker Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated club.

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The state is still trying to collect $15 million from the groups, which spent that sum after it was transferred from Arizona organizations without being disclosed.

By Chris Megerian
January 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — State authorities have yet to receive $15 million in penalties they imposed on campaign groups after a headline-making investigation into secret political donations.

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SacBee: Gov. Brown to declare California drought emergency

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By David Siders and Jeremy B. White
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 – 6:27 am

Gov. Jerry Brown will declare a drought emergency today after weeks of intensifying pressure on him to take action.

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By Michael Doyle
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 – 1:38 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 – 5:45 pm

WASHINGTON — A California drought will soon test lawmakers’ ability to legislate.

It’s a test they haven’t always passed.

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Mark Ridley Thomas Garage

County crews performed work on the garage of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ private home, installing drywall, an air conditioner, appliances and a security system, according to sources familiar with the job. (Paul Pringle / Los Angeles Times / December 31, 2013)

By Paul Pringle and Jack Leonard
January 16, 2014, 8:13 p.m.

Los Angeles city building inspectors launched an investigation Thursday into whether county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has an illegally converted garage at his Leimert Park home, where government employees recently performed thousands of dollars worth of work.

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The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department boosted its revenue by keeping more than $1 million of inmates’ money and mishandled at least $160 million in special funds, according to an audit.

By Robert Faturechi
January 16, 2014, 8:20 p.m.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials inappropriately kept more than $1 million belonging to county inmates in a two-year period, an audit released Thursday found.

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By Adolfo Flores and Abby Sewell
January 16, 2014, 5:16 p.m.

Fullerton’s chief of police said he would fight an appeal from one of the officers acquitted in the death of Kelly Thomas to get his job back.

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The latest on California politics and government
January 16, 2014

Republican Abel Maldonado confirmed Thursday he is dropping out of the race for governor, abandoning a campaign that struggled from the start.

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SacBee: CalSTRS reports 19.1 percent investment gain

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 – 6:42 pm

CalSTRS said Thursday it earned a hefty 19.1 percent return on its investments in 2013 but repeated its plea for funding assistance from the Legislature.

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NSA

By Anita Kumar
McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 16, 2014 – Updated 16 hours ago

No matter what President Barack Obama announces Friday when he unveils changes to the federal government’s surveillance programs, he won’t appease critics on the most important question he faces: what to do with the massive collection and storage of phone records.

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