Archive for January 18th, 2014

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By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on January 18, 2014

(January 13) Federal prosecutors will not pursue a criminal case against any of the defendants involved in the Colonies Lawsuit Settlement Public Corruption Prosecution that is proceeding in state court, according to a motion filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in U.S. District Court on January 13.

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The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Could a special tax save cityhood?

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Jurupa Valley leaders on Thursday, Jan. 16, voted to begin the process of dissolving cityhood.

January 17, 2014; 05:13 PM

What’s the value of cityhood?

After the Jurupa Valley City Council’s historic Thursday, Jan. 16, vote to start disincorporation proceedings, the city’s 95,000-plus residents may be pondering how much they’re willing to pony up in special taxes to keep the city afloat.

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

DailyBulletin: Upland task force to meet for final time

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/17/14, 10:02 PM PST |

UPLAND >> After months of meeting and poring through various financial scenarios, the city’s Fiscal Task Force will meet this morning to provide the City Council recommendations to find the city savings.

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Randall Lewis

Randall Lewis talks with attendees after a presentation on the state of the housing and real estate during the West End Real Estate Professionals Breakfast Meeting on Friday in Rancho Cucamonga. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff Photographer)

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/17/14, 9:12 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Randall Lewis had more than an encouraging word to share with a packed room at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center on Friday.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency Friday and urged residents to reduce water consumption by 20 percent statewide.

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LATimes: Brown in unofficial campaign mode

Jerry Brown

Using the incumbent’s bully pulpit, the governor sets out a case for reelection, with attention to the inland Republican core.

By Anthony York and Seema Mehta
January 17, 2014, 7:49 p.m.

BAKERSFIELD — Ricocheting across the state in recent days, Gov. Jerry Brown laid out a case for his reelection in a tour that had all the hallmarks of a campaign rollout.

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Blog

By Maura Dolan
January 17, 2014, 2:58 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court unanimously overturned a defamation award against a blogger Friday, ruling that 1st Amendment protections for traditional news media extend to individuals posting on the Web.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 – 3:04 pm

The monthly average number of state employees has fallen by more than 5 percent during Gov. Jerry Brown’s third term in office, reflecting how years of budget pressure, accelerated retirements, furloughs and hiring freezes squeezed the civil service.

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LATimes: NSA surveillance: What’s changing, what isn’t

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By David Lauter
January 17, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Obama has proposed changes in how the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence bodies conduct surveillance and collect data. Here’s a summary of what he’s proposing to change and what’s staying the same:

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