Archive for April 4th, 2014

The PE: STATE SENATE: Mike Morrell sworn in to represent 23rd district


Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga

April 03, 2014; 04:54 PM

Mike Morrell officially made the transition from assemblyman to state senator Thursday after he was sworn in to represent the 23rd state Senate District.

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/03/14, 8:19 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> A man who was shot 10 times by police last year is suing the city, claiming the officer-involved shooting at close range was unjustified.

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San Bernardino County Superior Court

Tomberlin to reclaim seat after disagreement on procedure
April 03, 2014 6:26 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

Despite an objection from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, a county Superior Court judge seeking a third reelection will be allowed to automatically retain his seat.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 – 11:00 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 – 11:12 pm

CalSTRS said Thursday that its long-term funding shortfall has risen to $73.7 billion, a stark reminder of the financial issues facing the teachers’ pension fund.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown signs bill expanding reach of FPPC

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 3, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding the power of the Fair Political Practices Commission to investigate or seek injunctions in campaign finance cases, his office announced Thursday.

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Leland Yee

State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco is accused of conspiring to traffic in arms from the Philippines and taking bribes. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

APRIL 3, 2014

SACRAMENTO — One state senator was charged with conspiring to traffic in arms from the Philippines, and taking bribes from undercover F.B.I. agents including one who posed as a marijuana dealer. Another was accused of taking bribes from federal agents impersonating Hollywood film executives. And a third was convicted of perjury and voter fraud after lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

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