Archive for February 20th, 2014

DailyBulletin: Aide to Rep. Gary Miller announces bid for his congressional seat

Leslie Gooch

Lesli Gooch

Posted: 02/19/14, 6:59 PM PST |
By Beau Yarbrough
beau.yarbrough@langnews.com @inlanded on Twitter

A week after Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, announced that he would not be seeking re-election, one of his aides has announced she’ll be seeking his seat, with his blessing.

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By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 02/19/14, 10:31 AM PST |

It could be years before the Inland Empire gains back the jobs that were sapped by a devastating economic downturn, according to a report released Tuesday, which also showed that the region was poised for improvement.

And that has prompted cautious optimism from employers and job seekers.

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Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/19/14, 8:36 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> A subcommittee will be tasked with further developing the city’s proposed plan to improve and fund flood control, ADA ramps, sidewalks and trees.

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National Community Renaissance

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/19/14, 11:07 AM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Before the unanimous vote to expand the affordable housing at Waterman Gardens, one of its key backers on Tuesday addressed earlier sharp criticism of the proposal and particularly of the often-repeated concern that it would bring increased socioeconomic problems.

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calpers

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 02/19/14, 7:25 PM PST |

Leaders of local governments said Wednesday they had been preparing for the increased pension payments they’ll have to pay because of revised assumptions the California Public Employees’ Retirement System board made Tuesday — but hadn’t grown any more comfortable with the sacrifices it will cause.

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VVDailyPress: Challenger criticizes Cook’s vote

Conover running for Congress as staunch conservative
February 19, 2014 3:24 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

HESPERIA • Calling it nothing personal, 8th Congressional District candidate Rodney Lee Conover this week criticized incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Cook for voting on a budget late last year that cut pensions for younger retired military personnel.

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Drought in California

A Secret Service agent looks over a parched field as President Obama visited the region to discuss California’s drought. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / February 14, 2014)

By Anthony York
February 19, 2014, 8:14 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — A proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package was unveiled Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin.

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Calstrs

John Myers
KXTV 2:37 p.m. EST February 19, 2014

State legislators are getting a cold dose of reality about California’s ailing pension fund for teachers: find a way to boost contributions by almost $1 billion in 2015 and $5 billion a year soon thereafter… or watch the system collapse by the time current teachers reach retirement.

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LASO Badge

By Christina Villacorte, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 02/19/14, 6:27 PM PST |

Interim Sheriff John Scott is not wasting any time.

Given only 10 months — at most — to lead the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department out of the mess left behind by now-retired Sheriff Lee Baca, he is scrambling to put reforms in place.

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Politics

By Jean Merl
February 19, 2014, 6:18 p.m.

State Sen. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) said Wednesday that she will run for the congressional district seat that Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) is giving up after serving just one term.

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BY MARTIN WISCKOL / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: Feb. 19, 2014 Updated: 8:35 p.m.

Three bootstrap immigrants are facing off in an ethnically diverse central Orange County election that will likely determine whether Democrats maintain their supermajority in the state Senate.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 19, 2014

Last month, Orly Taitz was in a federal courtroom in Sacramento as part of her unsuccessful effort to wrest the presidency away from Barack Obama.

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Common Core

By Lyndsey Layton
Thursday, February 20, 2014

The head of the nation’s largest teachers union said the rollout of the new Common Core academic standards has been “completely botched” in many states and that wholesale changes taking place in U.S. classrooms need an immediate “course correction.”

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Covered California

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 19, 2014

Some 828,638 Californians enrolled in health coverage via the state health insurance exchange through the first two weeks of February, officials said Wednesday.

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By Seema Mehta
February 19, 2014, 10:19 p.m.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) offered a full-throated defense of the government’s collection of data on billions of American phone calls, saying Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s practices have safeguarded the nation without trampling on civil liberties.

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