Archive for February 15th, 2014

InlandPolitics: CD-31: Republican Chabot in a meltdown


Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

It didn’t take long for republican Paul Chabot (R-Rancho Cucamonga) to step in it.

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The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck (
Posted on February 14, 2014

(February 14)– A delay in the selection and approval process for four lucrative county contracts for the provision of what is known as conflict representation for indigent defendants in the county’s courts has resulted in the exposition of a series of apparent irregularities in the rating and recommendation system being used in the competition for the contracts.

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The Sun: Sandoval’s City Council seat to be left empty

Grand Terrace

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/14/14, 7:41 PM PST |

GRAND TERRACE >> Council members have decided to leave the seat of Bernardo Sandoval open until the November elections.

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Fuel Gas

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 02/14/14, 8:27 PM PST | Updated: 18 secs ago

Southland gas prices posted double-digit gains over the past week as refineries worked to convert their stock to California’s more costly summer blend.

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By Jean Merl
February 14, 2014, 7:31 p.m.

When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats’ hands.

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Mike Ramos

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 14, 2014

One of the conditions of Tim Donnelly’s probation after a loaded firearm was discovered in his carry-on bag at an airport in 2012 is that the Twin Peaks assemblyman – and now-candidate for governor — could not “personally use, own or possess any firearm that is not registered to him.”

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LATimes: Donnelly defends gun use on radio show

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, used borrowed firearms, including the handgun pictured here, at a gun range last week in Watsonville. His probation agreement prevents him from using weapons that are not registered to him. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 13, 2014)

By Chris Megerian
February 14, 2014, 10:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly took some friendly fire on Friday when he spoke with John and Ken, the radio duo who host a Burbank-based talk show.

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Orange County Seal

Published: Feb. 14, 2014 Updated: 1:49 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Shawn Nelson zips around town in a silver Toyota Prius – a $44,000 plug-in hybrid – which he gets to drive for free.

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Gas Nozzle

By Mark Glover
Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 – 12:17 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 – 12:31 pm

The state Board of Equalization will consider adjusting the excise tax rate for gasoline downward by 3.5 cents during its Feb. 25 meeting in Culver City.

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LATimes: Banks get a primer on pot money

Medical Marijuana

Obama administration offers institutions new guidance in an effort to bring dispensaries into the mainstream.

By Timothy M. Phelps and Jim Puzzanghera
February 14, 2014, 6:09 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, taking the first regulatory step to accommodate the country’s growing state-approved marijuana businesses, issued guidelines Friday designed to bring dispensaries into the banking system and end their risky reliance on stashing large amounts of cash.

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