Archive for April 10th, 2014

Colonies

From left, developer Jeff Burum, Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt. former assistant assessor Jim Erwin and former supervisor Paul Biane in San Bernardino County Superior Court in June 2011. They’ve asked a judge to dismiss corruption charges. (File Photo)

April 09, 2014; 03:28 PM

Prosecutors are accusing defendants in a high-profile San Bernardino County corruption case of false accusations and personal attacks while trying to get charges thrown out.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Riverside County Regional Medical Center

April 10, 2014

Riverside County supervisors weren’t happy to hear of massive overtime costs at the county hospital. But at least two were even less pleased with how those costs were reported by the county auditor-controller.

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

California Legislature Poll - 041014

Melody Gutierrez
Updated 7:01 am, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sacramento– Public opinion of the California Legislature has taken a sudden, negative turn since a San Francisco senator was charged with corruption and arms trafficking, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

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Tim Donnelly

Republican candidate for governor Tim Donnelly, third from left, makes a campaign stop in Watsonville, Calif., this year. Donnelly made waves this week when a video came to light of a 2006 speech in which he said illegal immigration would lead to a fight comparable to the Civil War. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 6, 2014)

By Seema Mehta
April 9, 2014, 8:16 p.m.

As Republicans seek to improve their standing among Latinos and women, fresh controversies in California could further damage the party with both groups.

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LATimes: Munger helps launch Republican Assembly candidates

In this photo taken Feb. 22, 2008, Charles Munger Jr. of Santa Clara, a major donor to Proposition 32 on the California ballot is seen at the California Republican Party convention in San Francisco.  Munger, the son of wealthy investor Charles Munger Sr., is on the opposite side of the political isle as her half sister, Molly Munger, a wealthy civil rights attorney  who is major donor behind Proposition 38, which increase taxes for education. Both Mungers have spent millions in this election year to transform California's political landscape.  (AP Photo/Sacramento Bee, Brian Baer)

Charles Munger Jr., pictured here in 2008, is helping Republicans campaign for Assembly seats in Democratic districts. (Brian Baer / Associated Press / February 22, 2008)

By Chris Megerian
April 9, 2014, 3:10 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Charles Munger Jr., one of California Republicans’ biggest donors, is chipping in some of his wealth to ensure his party has candidates on the ballot in more Assembly districts.

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LATimes: Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist

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Minutes from the central bank’s last meeting suggest Fed policymakers aren’t as eager to start raising interest rates as investors expected.

By Don Lee
April 9, 2014, 7:01 p.m.

WASHINGTON — An account of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting suggests that policymakers aren’t as eager to take away the punch bowl as the market thought.

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