Archive for January 28th, 2014

The Sun: Defense attorney in Colonies case alleges prosecutor misconduct

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/27/14, 5:21 PM PST | Updated: 4 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> A defense attorney in the ongoing Colonies corruption case filed a sweeping set of motions Monday, arguing that the case should be dismissed due to prosecutorial misconduct, insufficient evidence and the statute of limitations having run out.

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Jeff Burum

Attorneys for developer Jeff Burum, a Rancho Cucamonga developer, accuse prosecutors of manipulating the grand jury process to win indictments in a San Bernardino County corruption case that may soon go to trial. (File Photo)

January 27, 2014; 04:01 PM

Attorneys for developer Jeff Burum are accusing prosecutors of manipulating the grand jury process to win indictments in a San Bernardino County corruption case that may soon go to trial.

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

The PE: PUBLIC FINANCE: State tax take rises in 2012-13

Money

January 27, 2014; 04:41 PM

The California State Board of Equalization has released its annual report for fiscal year 2012-2013 highlighting more than $56 billion in California taxpayer revenue, a $3.6 billion gain from the previous year.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in The Press Enterprise, click here.

National Community Renaissance

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/27/14, 8:48 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, former associate superintendent of business services and economic development for the Chaffey Commmunity College District, was appointed Friday chief operating officer of National Community Renaissance, a nonprofit developer of low income housing.

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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic down 8 percent

Ontario International Airport

Passengers make their way through the terminal of the LA/Ontario International Airport in Ontario. File Photo

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/27/14, 7:00 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> For the first time since 1985, traffic at LA/Ontario International Airport has fallen below 4 million passengers annually.

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Amnesty

Linnie Drolet, of Rancho Cucamonga, signs postcards opposing amnesty during a protest outside Congressman Gary Miller’s office in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff Photographer)

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/27/14, 1:24 PM PST | Updated: 7 hrs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Jackie Navoa waited more than six years to come to the United States.

She had just graduated from a school in the Philippines and planned on fulfilling her dreams of becoming a registered nurse. After waiting for her paperwork and for her funds to go through, she finally made it.

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usps

By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post
Posted: 01/27/14, 10:15 AM PST |

Postage rates on first-class letters and most other mail will rise Monday by 3 cents to help the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service recoup millions of dollars it lost during the economic downturn.

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Drought

Officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District tour the San Luis Reservoir near Los Banos, Calif., which is at record low levels.(PATRICK TEHAN — San Jose Mercury News /MCT)

By Michael Doyle and Mark Grossi
McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — Farmers from California’s San Joaquin Valley set aside precious water last year, like money in a bank.

But now someone else might claim the investment.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 – 12:00 am

Desperate times, it’s been said, call for desperate measures.

The oft-quoted phrase originated with ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, who declared, “For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable…”

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Slot Machines

By Patrick McGreevy
January 27, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California officials would review the growing gambling industry in the state, looking at whether regulations promote job creation and examine the possibility of imposing new taxes on the activity, under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate.

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Stephen Glass

Glass

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 27, 2014

Stephen Glass, a former journalist whose career came crashing down after he was found to be a serial fabricator, has had his quest for a law license stymied by the California Supreme Court.

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By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press
Posted: 01/27/14, 11:41 AM PST |

In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market’s cattle auction on California’s Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses.

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By Zachary A. Goldfarb
January 28, 2014

Democrats consider President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday a launching point for a year of sustained assault on Republicans over a populist economic agenda, part of an effort to focus more on bread-and-butter issues and less on ­income inequality.

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