Archive for April 5th, 2014

Pot+Kettle

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 08:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 6, 2014 – 09:45 a.m.

There’s always entertainment in San Bernardino County politics.

This year is no exeception!

Sources at both local newspapers say Dave Ellis, political consultant to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, has been endlessly peppering the newsrooms, with press releases crying non-stop about contributions to Ramos’ opponent, Deputy District Attorney Grover Merritt.

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Mark Cuban

In the Mark Cuban case, the SEC refused to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense for three years.

Opinion

By Mark Cuban and Thomas Melsheimer
April 3, 2014 6:36 p.m. ET

On March 21, 2014, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White was once again quoted praising her agency as “a strong and focused cop on the beat” that promotes fairness and accountability in the markets. The SEC often opens its trials by telling juries that every investor has to play by the same set of rules. But the agency won’t play by a rule that’s fundamental to due process. It’s called the Brady rule, and it keeps the government honest when it takes people or companies to court.

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Scales of Justice

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

State and local prosecutors filed their oppositions to a series of five motions in the well-publicized Colonies case, last Friday.

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Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley overspent its budget for staff overtime by almost $28 million over a five-year period, according to a report by the county auditor-controller. (File Photo)

April 04, 2014; 10:40 PM

Riverside County’s hospital exceeded its budget for overtime and per diem staff by almost $28 million over a five-year period, the county’s auditor-controller said in a report that gives insight into the depth of the financially struggling medical center’s problems and the challenge facing those tasked with fixing them.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

GOP

More than 150 Southern California conservatives gathered in Mentone on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots. The group unveiled its endorsements for the June 3 primary election.

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 04/04/14, 8:48 PM PDT |

MENTONE >> In one of the most closely watched congressional races this summer, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots are endorsing … no one.

More than 150 Southern California conservatives crowded into a restaurant banquet hall on Thursday night for the group’s monthly meeting, which featured the group releasing its voter guide for the June 3 primary.

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By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 04/04/14, 8:54 PM PDT |

REDLANDS >> Trust and experience were key themes at Thursday night’s forum at the University of Redlands for Democratic candidates in the 31st Congressional District.

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Bob Egelko
Updated 6:31 am, Saturday, April 5, 2014

A federal grand jury indictment against state Sen. Leland Yee and 28 other defendants adds a conspiracy charge to the seven felony counts the now-suspended lawmaker faces for allegedly promising political favors and gun trafficking to undercover agents in exchange for $62,600 in campaign contributions.

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unemployment

The nation’s unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7%. A half-million Americans started looking for work last month, and most found jobs.

Associated Press
April 4, 2014, 6:02 a.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday’s government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

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San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis during her 2012 mayoral campaign. Now funding of that campaign is being investigated. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / April 19, 2012)

By Tony Perry
April 4, 2014, 9:04 a.m.

SAN DIEGO — Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has called for an additional criminal investigation into the case of alleged improper political donations to the campaign of San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis.

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