Archive for April 22nd, 2014

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Monday, April 21, 2014 – 07:30 p.m.

Defense lawyers have lodged a series of reply briefs in the well-publicized Colonies criminal case.

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SBCO District AttorneyCalifornia Department of Justice

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/21/14, 8:06 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A prosecutor in San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case admitted in a letter to a state senator that criminal conspiracy charges may be dropped against one of the defendants because the statute of limitations has lapsed, according to a motion filed in Superior Court.

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The Sun: CalPERS appeal of bankruptcy pushed back

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 04/21/14, 7:03 PM PDT |

Progress in confidential mediation between San Bernardino and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System is promising enough that an aggressive schedule for briefs in CalPERS’ appeal of the city’s bankruptcy has been pushed back.

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Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/21/14, 7:34 PM PDT |

After stepping away for a few days, Upland City Manager Stephen Dunn returned to work Monday.

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Markley's Gunrange

Gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly says he is working to be less confrontational in the Assembly. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 11, 2014)

By Melanie Mason
April 21, 2014, 5:28 p.m.

SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans.

First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state’s air quality board was close behind.

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Medical Marijuana

By Patrick McGreevy
April 21, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Medical marijuana dispensaries in California would have to get state Public Health Department licenses, and doctors who recommend pot would face new standards for examining patients under legislation supported Monday by a state Senate panel.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 – 12:00 am

The State Bar is something of an odd duck – a quasi-private, quasi-public entity that simultaneously regulates the legal profession and acts as a trade association and political advocate for lawyers.

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Money

Opponents say proposed San Onofre nuclear power plant settlement helps shareholders at the expense of consumers.

By TOM BERG / STAFF WRITER
Published: April 21, 2014 Updated: April 22, 2014 7:57 a.m.

Consumer watchdog groups plan to fight a proposed settlement over the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant that could cost utility users in South Orange County and San Diego more than $3.3 billion.

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Covered California

As of April 15, 425,058 people, or 30.5% of the Covered California market, had enrolled in Anthem. Blue Shield was second with 27.3%, Health Net third at 18.9% and Kaiser fourth at 17.3%.

By Chad Terhune
April 21, 2014, 8:19 p.m.

With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California sign-ups and widened its lead over rival Blue Shield of California.

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