Archive for January 24th, 2014

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Trouble in paradise ?

Josie Gonzales

Friday, January 24, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Multiple sources say there could be trouble in paradise!

Paradise being the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on January 24, 2014 (

(January 21) — In their zeal to make a federal criminal case against the defendants, who were already charged with bribery-related crimes in the state’s Colonies Lawsuit Settlement Public Corruption Prosecution, FBI agents and members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office violated the constitutional rights of the central figure in the case, his lawyer has alleged in recent filings in U.S. District Court.

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Hardy Brown II

Hardy Brown II was appointed Thursday, Jan. 23, to the San Bernardino County school board.

January 23, 2014; 03:45 PM

Hardy Brown II is the newest member of the San Bernardino County Board of Education, which appointed him Thursday, Jan. 23, to fill a vacancy.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Thomas Hollenhorst

Thomas Hollenhorst, an associate justice for the 4th District Court of Appeal, is a longtime fixture in Riverside — as an attorney, prosecutor, and judge. He has a failing kidney and needs to find a donor. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

January 23, 2014; 03:58 PM

It’s a waiting game for Thomas Hollenhorst.

An associate justice for the 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside, Hollenhorst works with deadlines. But now the 67-year-old jurist, a fixture in the Inland legal scene for more than 40 years, needs a kidney transplant — and there are no rules of court to set when he will hear about an available organ from one of the two medical centers where is on transplant lists.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Mayor pledges progress on economic front


January 23, 2014; 09:18 PM

Riverside is a globally competitive, big city that is poised for economic success with assets like the UC Riverside medical school, the soon-to-open renovated convention center, and a public utility that helps fund city services, Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey told a crowd of more than 800 people at his “State of the City” address Thursday, Jan. 23.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Smith & Wesson

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 23, 2014

Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson will no longer ship new semi-automatic pistols to California, preferring to turn away from the nation’s most populous market rather than comply with a controversial new gun law.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 – 12:00 am

It was oh-so-polite, but an initial airing of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget in a state Senate committee Thursday foretold election-year conflicts between the governor and legislators – particularly his fellow Democrats.

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Orange County Public Employees Retirement System officials are hoping that a loan to little-known companies with poor credit ratings will supercharge the pension fund’s earnings.

Published: Jan. 23, 2014 Updated: Jan. 24, 2014 7:57 a.m.

In the past year, the Orange County Public Employees Retirement System board has agreed to loan $450 million to companies in the U.S., Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, mostly little-known companies with poor credit ratings that need cash.

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Officials look to give tainted money to state and national treasuries
By Mark Walker12:24 p.m.Jan. 23, 2014Updated1:53 p.m.

The San Diego County Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington were moving Thursday to wash their hands of $60,000 in donations from a donor linked to what federal authorities say was a scheme to funnel illegal foreign money into San Diego political campaigns.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff

By Sarah Favot, Pasadena Star-News
Posted: 01/23/14, 7:45 PM PST |

COMMERCE >> An annual review of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was issued Thursday, detailed instances of sex, lies and innovative uses of videotape.

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Politico: Holder: Feds to set rules for banks and pot money

Medical Marijuana

1/23/14 5:33 PM EST

The Obama administration will soon announce regulations to make it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

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NSA’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.

NSA Phone Program Is Illegal, Privacy Board Says
By Brendan Sasso
January 23, 2014

The National Security Agency’s program collecting records on virtually all U.S. phone calls violates the law, according to a government privacy board.

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U.S. House of Representatives

By David Lawder
WASHINGTON Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:08am EST

(Reuters) – Congressional Republicans are showing little stomach for another bruising fight over the U.S. debt limit next month, but they do want to extract some concessions in exchange for expanding the Treasury’s borrowing authority.

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