Archive for February 28th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Colonies Case: Third prosecutorial misconduct motion unsealed


Friday, February 28, 2014 – 02:30 p.m.

A motion, related to the execution of a February 2013 search warrant, by the District Attorney, filed by Stephen G. Larson, attorney for Colonies Defendant Jeffrey Burum, is now public.

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February 27, 2014

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach announced Thursday he has the endorsement of Sheriff Stanley Sniff and several police chiefs as he officially began his campaign for re-election.

To read post by Richard K. De Atley in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

Cheryl Brown


By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/27/14, 7:37 PM PST |

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is abstaining from the game of musical chairs that has enticed numerous Inland Empire pols.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/27/14, 8:12 PM PST |

San Bernardino’s largest creditor has permission from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to appeal a bankruptcy judge’s finding that the city is eligible for bankruptcy protection, raising the potential that the court could reverse the 2012 ruling that city officials then called vital for the city’s protection.

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VVDailyPress: AV Council supports fire ballot measure

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Resolution would extend special fire tax until 2037
February 27, 2014 1:57 PM
Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The Town Council adopted a resolution Tuesday supporting the extension of a special fire tax that will go on the June ballot.

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VVdailyPress: Adelanto official ousted from post

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Yuan awaiting outcome of felony vandalism charges
February 28, 2014 5:00 AM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • An Adelanto woman has been removed from her local government position as she awaits the outcome of felony charges against her for vandalism of an elementary school classroom, officials said Thursday.

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Kamala Harris


Bob Egelko
Updated 5:21 am, Friday, February 28, 2014

Attorney General Kamala Harris moved Thursday to preserve California’s restrictions on concealed-weapons permits, seeking a rehearing of a federal appeals court ruling that would allow law-abiding citizens throughout the state to carry handguns in public.

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By Victoria Kim
February 27, 2014, 5:20 p.m.

Talk or text you may not, but it is legal for drivers to look at maps on their cellphones while on the road, a California appellate court ruled Thursday.

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SacBee: California Gov. Jerry Brown to run for reelection

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February 27, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he has taken out the papers to run for re-election.

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) dismissed concerns about his failure to register a handgun he purchased. Above, Donnelly at a gun range in Santa Cruz County this month. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 6, 2014)

By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
February 27, 2014, 1:54 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, was back on the radio Wednesday to talk about firearms, this time fielding questions about his failure to register a handgun he illegally took to an airport in 2012.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 – 10:17 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 – 10:34 pm

The direct primary election was one of the political reforms that California – and other states – adopted during the Populist era a century ago as an antidote to political parties, which were seen as “vessels of corruption” that thwarted popular will.

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OCRegister: Does a criminal conviction matter in an election?


Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Jesse Petrilla was convicted of assault with a firearm when he was 17.
Published: Feb. 27, 2014 Updated: Feb. 28, 2014 9:31 a.m.

Republican Assembly candidate Jesse Petrilla, who is running to replace Diane Harkey in the 73rd District in November, said voters should not judge him based on his conviction as a minor on two felony counts of assault with a firearm.

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Kurtis Alexander
Updated 6:40 am, Friday, February 28, 2014

Fresh snow is blanketing the Sierra this week, but not enough to put a big dent in the statewide drought.

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Orange County District Attorney

By Paloma Esquivel
February 27, 2014, 4:38 p.m.

Attorneys for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon three years ago have accused Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies of running an unconstitutional jailhouse informant operation that ensnared their client and other inmates.

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