Archive for February 6th, 2014

It's a secret

Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

The stepfather of a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is rumored to be on ice until the supervisor stands for reelection, later this year.

But maybe it just fell through the cracks of the overloaded justice system!

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon is taking a hit this Thursday morning.

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The PE: POLITICS: Inland area has two hot contests for 2014

Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, meets with Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, left, and Lupe Valdez, Director of Public Affairs for the Union Pacific Railroad, during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Colton Crossing in August 2013. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

February 05, 2014; 04:02 PM

WASHINGTON — Two of the hottest 2014 Congressional races in California and the nation will go down in the Inland area.

To read story by David Hood in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Mike Hestrin

Senior Deputy District Attorney Michael Hestrin in 2013 out-raised incumbent Paul Zellerbach in the Riverside County District Attorney race, campaign finance records show. (File Photo)

February 05, 2014; 04:11 PM

Thanks in part to law enforcement unions, Mike Hestrin raised more money in 2013 than incumbent Paul Zellerbach in the race for Riverside County district attorney, campaign finance records show.

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

Moreno Valley Recall

Anti-recall groups spent almost $300,000 on campaign efforts such as signs around Moreno Valley. (File Photo)

February 05, 2014; 04:24 PM

A developer at the center of a federal corruption probe in Moreno Valley spent almost $300,000 to fight recall efforts against city council members, according to campaign finance reports released this week.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/05/14, 6:47 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Gary Knapp is part of the silent 85 percent.

After watching months of noisy, divisive campaigns presenting starkly different pictures of how to lift San Bernardino out of what all candidates agreed was a morass of financial, safety and social worries, he and the vast majority of his neighbors said — nothing.

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/05/14, 11:01 AM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

RIVERSIDE >> Ontario is moving forward with its lawsuit seeking control of LA/Ontario International Airport after the city and Los Angeles were unable to reach an agreement.

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By Jim Miller
Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 – 7:24 am

California’s longest-ever state budget impasse ended in early October 2010, when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a deal that included the creation of a rainy-day reserve.

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CapitolWeekly: FPPC: ‘Worst ever’ violations in 2013

Capitol Weekly

Posted 02.05.2014

A year-end report of California’s campaign law enforcer includes hundreds of violations, ranging from failure to report donations to money laundering to the infusion of millions of dollars in stealth cash to influence measures on the 2012 ballot.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 5, 2014

Neel Kashkari raised more than $900,000 in the first two weeks of his gubernatorial campaign, the first significant fundraising burst from any Republican bidding to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown.

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By Ed Mendel
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gov. Brown yesterday urged CalPERS to speed up a $1.2 billion rate increase needed because workers are living longer. Assembly Speaker John Perez said last week he wants to speed up a $4.5 billion CalSTRS rate hike plan, acting this year not next year as the governor suggested.

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By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze
Posted: 02/05/14, 5:56 PM PST |

Though the primary election remains four months away, political candidates across the Los Angeles region already are engaged in a fierce race for something voters might not care much about — endorsements.

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CHP Arrests Firefighter

By Tony Perry
February 5, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

Officials of the California Highway Patrol and the Chula Vista Fire Department moved Wednesday to smooth over “an unfortunate incident” in which a CHP officer handcuffed a firefighter at a freeway accident Tuesday night.

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Koch Brothers Political Structure

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By Matea Gold
February 5 at 2:19 pm

The labyrinthian design of the political network backed by the Koch brothers and their fellow conservative donors serves several purposes, but one of the biggest is to ensure the privacy of its financial backers. As we detailed last month, the money flows through a complex maze of tax-exempt groups and limited liability corporations, creating multiple barriers that shield the identities of the donors. Such anonymous contributions should be allowed, Charles Koch has argued, to protect people from the attacks that he and his brother David and their company have fielded. Critics say the Kochs and their allies seek to influence elections without accountability.

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