Archive for February 19th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Colonies lawyer to appear on local radio show

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Wednesday, Fenruary 19, 2014 – 04:15 p.m.

Riverside-based Attorney Rajan Maline, one of the criminal defense lawyers in the well-publicized Colonies case, will be a guest on the Lou Desmond Show, this evening from 06:30 – 07:00 p.m.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/18/14, 7:44 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> An Upland attorney’s allegation that prosecutors withheld key evidence from the grand jury in the Colonies corruption case, which he said would have cleared his client of any wrongdoing, has long been a sticking point among defense attorneys since certain court reforms were passed in 1990, a criminal law expert said Tuesday.

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The latest on California politics and government
February 18, 2014

California’s two major political parties are continuing to lose ground in voter registration as the ranks of independent voters continue to swell, a new report by the Secretary of State’s office indicates.

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Baca has apologized for his remarks. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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By Abby Livingston
Posted at 5:39 p.m. on Feb. 18

Former Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., apologized Tuesday for calling retiring Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod a “bimbo” earlier in the day.

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Calpensions: CalPERS rate hike: governor wins, cities lose


By Ed Mendel
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A divided CalPERS board yesterday approved a faster rate hike for the state urged by Gov. Brown, but opposed by unions. A proposal to give struggling cities the option of more time to phase in the rate hike, seven years instead of five, was rejected.

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Dan Walters

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By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 – 9:08 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 – 7:42 am

For years, California has had some of the nation’s toughest gun control laws, but that hasn’t deterred its politicians from writing ever more restrictions on sale and possession of firearms and ammunition.

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By Zachary A. Goldfarb
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would increase earnings for 16.5 million low-wage Americans but cost the nation about 500,000 jobs, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.

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