Archive for January 22nd, 2014

The Sun: Join us this evening as San Bernardino’s mayoral candidates debate

Carey Davis+Wendy McCammack

San Bernardino mayoral candidates Carey Davis, left, and Wendy McCammack.

By Jessica Keating, The Sun
Posted: 01/22/14, 10:23 AM PST | Updated: 17 mins ago

Mayoral candidates Carey Davis and Wendy McCammack have another chance to try to convince voters they are the best person to lead San Bernardino beyond bankruptcy in today’s debate at Cal State San Bernardino.

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Maria Conchita Alonzo+Tim Donnelly

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 01/21/14, 8:47 PM PST |

Candidate for governor Tim Donnelly raised eyebrows last week with a new campaign video alongside actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso.

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Theodore Olsen, Sonia Sotomayor,  Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan.

By Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
Posted: 01/22/14, 8:06 AM PST |

The Supreme Court on Monday debated what one liberal justice said would be a “radical” restructuring of organized labor by prohibiting states from requiring public employees to pay fees to the unions that represent them.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 – 12:00 am

America’s political executives – presidents, governors and big city mayors – are often judged by how they respond to unanticipated crises.

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Security system at supervisor's home

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas says he reimbursed the county for work done in addition to the installation of a taxpayer-funded security system.

By Paul Pringle and Jack Leonard
January 22, 2014

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledged Tuesday that a taxpayer-funded project to install a security system in a converted garage at his home involved improvements “over and above” that job, but said he reimbursed the county for the upgrades.

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State Sen. Roderick D. Wright

State Sen. Roderick D. Wright testifies during his trial. He is accused of perjury and voter fraud. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times / January 16, 2014)

By Jean Merl
January 21, 2014, 10:08 p.m.

State Sen. Roderick D. Wright told jurors Tuesday that he thought he was doing what the law required and did not intend to deceive voters when he switched his official address to run for office.

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Tony Strickland, a former state lawmaker, said he will run for the 25th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times / October 2, 2012)

By Jean Merl
January 21, 2014, 2:08 p.m.

Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland made it official Tuesday. As expected, he’s abandoning his challenge to Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park) and entering the race to succeed retiring Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) in a neighboring district.

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Neel Kashkari

By David Siders
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 – 6:27 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 – 7:05 am

Shortly after announcing his candidacy for governor Tuesday, Neel Kashkari sat alone in his political adviser’s Sacramento offices, calling donors for several hours on the phone.

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By Tony Perry
January 21, 2014, 9:46 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — A retired San Diego police officer and the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based election services business have been charged with conspiring to funnel more than $500,000 of illegal contributions from a Mexican businessman into San Diego campaigns, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

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LADailyNews: Red-light cameras being stopped


By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 01/21/14, 5:34 PM PST |

Red-light cameras — controversial traffic enforcement devices that can ding an unsuspecting motorist for $500 a pop for minor infractions like illegally turning right on red — are slowly fading to black.

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By Andrew Khouri
January 21, 2014, 1:19 p.m.

A report released Tuesday has found that new California foreclosure filings plunged at the end of last year, as a rebounding economy and higher home prices further healed the housing market.

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Covered California

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 01/21/14, 7:45 PM PST |

Half a million people enrolled into private health care plans through Covered California in its first three months, with 85 percent of them receiving tax subsidies to help pay for coverage, according to state data released Tuesday.

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LATimes: Pimco’s El-Erian resigns


Global investment management firm Pimco announced Tuesday that its chief executive, Mohamed A. El-Erian, will be leaving the firm in mid-March.

Bloomberg News
January 21, 2014, 1:37 p.m.

Mohamed El-Erian resigned as head of bond-fund manager Pacific Investment Management Co. and will be replaced by Douglas Hodge.

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Edward Snowden

January 21, 2014
Posted by Jane Mayer

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower, strongly denies allegations made by members of Congress that he was acting as a spy, perhaps for a foreign power, when he took hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents. Speaking from Moscow, where he is a fugitive from American justice, Snowden told The New Yorker, “This ‘Russian spy’ push is absurd.”

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