Archive for February 1st, 2014

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Voters to decide mayor, council races

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January 31, 2014; 03:09 PM

Three months after shaking up San Bernardino City Hall in a recall election that ousted two longtime officials, voters will return to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 4, to pick a new mayor and decide two council seats.

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Paul Zellerbach

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach says he doesn’t remember using a swear word during a career day talk at Gage Middle School but said he trusts the teacher who said he did. (File Photo)

BY DAYNA STRAEHLEY
STAFF WRITER
January 31, 2014; 07:39 PM

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach won’t be invited back to Riverside’s Gage Middle School after complaints that he used inappropriate language during a career day talk.

To read story by Dayna Straehley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Ontario International Airport

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/31/14, 6:09 PM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago

The future of L.A./Ontario International Airport remains in limbo.

A deal has yet to be reached about the airport’s ownership despite a Riverside Superior Court judge granting Los Angeles and Ontario almost two months to negotiate an agreement while a lawsuit was put on hold.

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The water level in Lake Cachuma is dropping, in part because of sustained drought conditions across the state. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / January 14, 2014)

By Bettina Boxall
January 31, 2014, 9:24 p.m.

Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.

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Kamala Harris

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris discusses the first statewide statistics on the elementary school truancy crisis during a symposium with officials in law enforcement, education and public policy in September in Los Angeles. (Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times / March 11, 2010)

By Phil Willon
January 31, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

SACRAMENTO–Democratic state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who thus far faces no major opposition in her 2014 reelection campaign, raised just over $2.5 million in political contributions in 2013, state election records show.

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By Michael B. Marois
Jan 31, 2014 7:15 PM PT

California Governor Jerry Brown has amassed $17 million from a well of donors including Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Facebook Inc. (FB), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and even porn mogul Larry Flynt for a re-election campaign without saying he plans to run.

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Security system at supervisor's home

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas applied for a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

By Jack Leonard and Paul Pringle
January 31, 2014, 8:09 p.m.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building.

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