Archive for January 25th, 2014

The PE: DISTRICT ATTORNEY: If there’s drama, it must be an election year

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Happier Times: Justice Tom Hollenhorst swears in new DA Paul Zellerbach in January 2011. (Staff)

January 23, 2011

It’s not often that a DA calls to discuss a personnel matter, but this is an election year and after decades of humdrum Groverdom, RivCo DA elections are suddenly oh so spicy!

To read column by Dan Bernstein in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Campaigns

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The race to become the next mayor of San Bernardino, Californai is heading into the home stretch.

Voters will decide one week from this Tuesday, on February 4.

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IEBusinessDaily: Colonies Criminal Case to take another turn?

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By IE Business Daily
January 25, 2014

Political Whispers

Four years. Yes, it has been nearly four years since San Bernardino County District Attorney and then Attorney General Jerry Brown announced the prosecution of the “greatest corruption scandal in the history of California.”

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Politics

January 24, 2014; 07:25 PM

The next time gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly makes a campaign video, he might want to hire a non-celebrity interpreter.

To read column by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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Former Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley received a six-figure payout of leave time after he retired in December.

January 24, 2014; 07:10 PM

Retired Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley, who the city manager decided Jan. 7 not to rehire as a consultant, received a quarter-of-a-million-dollar payout for leave time he accumulated on the job.

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

Scales of Justice

January 24, 2014; 06:59 PM

Inland courts hope the next fiscal year will bring in enough money to prevent further staff reductions and service cuts.

Both Riverside and San Bernardino County superior courts have had millions sliced from the state portion of their budgets since fiscal 2008-09. Each faced deficits in 2013, which they overcame by emptying reserve funds and using their shares of a small increase from the state, the first upward bump from Sacramento in years.

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

Rialto-Seal

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/24/14, 6:18 PM PST |

RIALTO >> The City Council will be asked to approve the selection of a new law firm to represent the city at Tuesday’s meeting.

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DailyBulletin: Hagman to speak to Chino Tea Party

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Posted: 01/24/14, 5:14 PM PST |

Assemblyman Curt Hagman will be the speaker at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Chino Tea Party.

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DailyBulletin: Chabot speaker for Business Alliance Tuesday

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Posted: 01/24/14, 5:08 PM PST |

Dr. Paul Chabot, author, and candidate for 40th Assembly District, will speak at the Inland Valley Business Alliance luncheon Tuesday, at 11:30 a. m. at Antonino’s Restaurant and Lounge, 7945 Vineyard Ave., Rancho Cucamonga.

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Albert Lobo, of Riverside, a former detective for the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, contracted pneumonia while working in the sheriff’s Victorville jail. Complications from the sickness robbed him of both his legs, his left arm, and the fingers in his right hand.

January 24, 2014; 06:42 PM

Alfred Lobo’s life changed forever more than three years ago when a case of pneumonia led to his limbs being amputated.

It was the beginning of a difficult battle for the former San Bernardino County sheriff’s detective who has been fighting since, not only to recover, but also with the county over his medical expenses.

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

High-Speed Rail

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 – 7:33 am

The Brown administration, which previously downplayed the significance of court rulings against California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project, asked the California Supreme Court to intervene Friday, saying the rulings “imperil” the project.

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By Juliet Williams
Associated Press
Posted: 01/24/2014 12:53:36 PM PST
Updated: 01/24/2014 12:53:36 PM PST

SACRAMENTO — California’s political watchdog agency said Friday it has collected $300,000 from one of two campaign committees accused of improperly reporting contributions in a case that prompted the largest ethics fine in state history.

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GOP

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 24, 2014

National Republicans today moved to dramatically curtail the process by which they select a presidential candidate, including granting a special exemption to California.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 24, 2014

State Controller John Chiang lacks the authority to determine whether a budget approved by the California Legislature is balanced, a court ruled, handing another legal victory to lawmakers whose pay he docked amid a standoff in 2011.

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OCRegister: Million-dollar perk boosts firefighter overtime

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By TERI SFORZA
tsforza@ocregister.com
Published: Jan. 24, 2014 Updated: Jan. 25, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Orange County firefighters can boost overtime pay by counting vacation hours as time worked – a lucrative perk that costs taxpayers millions, and which at least one elected official says must go.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 24, 2014

Union membership declined in California last year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says in a new report.

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