Archive for February 8th, 2014

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

Talk about not letting go.

Retired San Bernardino County Richard Beemer is set to be appointed to the Civil Service Commission at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Torres

Norma Torres
By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/07/14, 3:18 PM PST |

In response to San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case, state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Chino, introduced three legislative bills Friday that would, among other things, change how the statute of limitations applies in certain bribery-related offenses.

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February 07, 2014; 06:10 PM

State Sen. Norma Torres is introducing legislation that would make it easier to prosecute public officials in bribery cases, citing the Colonies corruption case as her reason for doing so.

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

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Posted: 02/07/14, 1:54 PM PST |

Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Marc Steinorth, a candidate for the 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 N Vineyard Ave.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 7, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among state officials who will receive warning letters in the California Fair Political Practices Commission’s investigation of a firm headed by a Sacramento lobbyist who held lavish fundraisers for politicians at his home, a source said.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 7, 2014

Entertaining politicians at home has long been an accepted part of doing business for Sacramento lobbyists.

So Thursday’s news that the state’s political watchdog agency is cracking down on a prominent lobbyist for throwing fundraisers at his home hit the Capitol with both outrage and confusion. Among the politicians who will receive warning letters after participating in the events are Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a source told The Sacramento Bee.

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ModestoBee: Berryhills lose in money-laundering trial

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By Garth Stapley
gstapley@modbee.com
February 7, 2014 Updated 9 hours ago

Sen. Tom Berryhill and Republican committees in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties should be fined a combined $40,000 for laundering campaign money to Berryhill’s brother in 2008, an administrative law judge recommended.

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Emily's List

By Jean Merl
February 7, 2014, 5:00 a.m.

Emily’s List, a nationwide network of female candidate supporters, on Friday threw its support behind former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, who is running for an open congressional seat this year.

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By Paul Rogers
progers@mercurynews.com
Posted: 02/07/2014 05:19:57 PM PST
Updated: 02/08/2014 06:36:50 AM PST

The storms expected to finally bring Northern California a desperately needed deepdrenching this weekend after the driest year in state history aren’t just random showers.

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By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 02/07/14, 8:52 PM PST | Updated: 51 mins ago

The sprinkle of rain across dusty Southern California this week didn’t come close to the biblical deluge needed to play catch-up to a three-year drought — up to a yard of rain over the next month, some meteorologists said.

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Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have been indicted in connection with the beating of a jail inmate in February 2009.

By Jack Leonard, Richard Winton and Robert Faturechi
February 7, 2014, 1:23 p.m.

Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies conspired to assault a handcuffed jail inmate and struck him with a flashlight before writing reports that falsely claimed he attacked them, according to a federal indictment made public on Friday.

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unemployment

By Anthony York
February 7, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to boost the state’s unemployment insurance program, which has been paralyzed by backlogs and funding shortages that have kept thousands of Californians from receiving jobless benefits.

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Covered California

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 02/07/14, 8:38 PM PST |

A list of physicians included on the Covered California website will be discontinued until further notice after errors were spotted, state officials said.

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