Archive for April 8th, 2014

The Sun: Colonies defendant Jeff Burum a possible suspect in phone hacking case

Scales of Justice

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/08/14, 6:11 PM PDT |

A file that surfaced during a raid at a private investigation firm led prosecutors to believe that Rancho Cucamogna developer Jeff Burum may be tied to the illegal phone hacking of a witness in his San Bernardino County public corruption case, according to a court motion.

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Los Angeles Daily Journal

State prosecutors are moving forward with case over $102 million San Bernardino deal
By Katie Lucia
Monday, April 7, 2014

Defense lawyers in one of the state’s biggets public corruption cases are celebrating a federal judge’s recent decision that effectively closes the book on all federal activity related to the matter.

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Barack Obama+Jerry Brown

With Gov. Jerry Brown next to him, President Barack Obama discusses California’s drought crisis during a February visit. A new Field Poll found the president continues to be popular with the majority of California voters despite his overall negative image nationwide. (File Photo)

April 08, 2014; 06:01 AM

President Barack Obama’s popularity among California voters remains high even as a majority of Americans disapprove of him, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday.

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


April 07, 2014; 11:16 AM

Rep. Mark Takano used the recently concluded “How I Met Your Mother” TV show to mock House Republicans.

On April 2, Takano, D-Riverside, took to the U.S. House of Representatives floor to stage a How-I-Met-Your-Mother-style “intervention.” Characters in the long-running CBS sitcom would stage interventions for everything from bad behavior to an ugly hat.

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


April 07, 2014 11:20 AM

Despite outraising incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos by almost $15,000 in the first 11 weeks of 2014, challenger Grover Merritt still possesses a considerably smaller war chest.

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LASO Badge

Posted: 04/07/14, 9:03 PM PDT |

All seven candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff will debate at Loyola Marymount University at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Ahmanson Auditorium in University Hall. The event at the Westchester campus is free and open to the public.

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Carla Marinucci

Posted on Monday, April 7 at 10:17pm | By Carla Marinucci

Republican guru Karl Rove warned a Sacramento crowd Monday that if California Republicans “have to lose to Jerry Brown,” they should at least pick someone who won’t damage their future with Latinos.

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AP: California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers


Apr 7, 8:11 PM EDT
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.

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Politico: California Republicans seek new blood


Republicans are desperate for anything to help their standing in California.

By BYRON TAU | 4/7/14 5:00 AM EDT

Republicans are hoping that a bitter education fight in California will convince Asian-Americans to give the party another chance.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014 – 12:13 am

Whether it’s football, tiddlywinks, poker or politics, the rules of the game can play a big role in determining who wins.

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High-Speed Rail

Apr 7, 2014, 6:58am PDT
Updated: Apr 7, 2014, 7:12am PDT
Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s latest business plan suggests the agency could run out of money next year unless it overcomes legal and legislative funding hurdles.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 7, 2014

Sean Noble, the man who operated an Arizona nonprofit group that channeled millions of dollars in anonymous donations to two California ballot measures in 2012, said in a television interview Sunday that the investigation he faced by California’s political watchdog was “a complete over-reach.”

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National Journal

By Dustin Volz
April 7, 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday opted to not take up the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program that collects bulk telephone data of millions of Americans, a decision that arrives as the other two branches of government are moving forward with reforms to the controversial practice.

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