Archive for April 25th, 2014

The following article was published in Friday’s edition of the

San Bernardino County Sentinel.

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Laurie Levenson, a former assistant U.S. Attorney who is now a law professor at Loyola Law School says “The appearance of it is troubling. It gives the appearance of impropriety because by making those donations, he [Carter] looks as if he is currying favor with the district attorney. Although it may be permitted, I don’t think it is ethical.”

The Sentinel

Documents implicate DA Ramos in extortion and kickback scheme  (Update -1-)
By Mark Gutglueck, The Sentinel (www.sbsentinel.com)
Posted on April 25, 2014

(April 25) The surfacing of long-buried criminal court documents indicates San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos withheld crucial information from a panel of Superior Court judges and county lawyers who provided the county board of supervisors with a persuasive recommendation to give attorney Earl Carter and his law firm an exclusive $20 million contract to perform indigent defense work at all of the county’s courthouses.

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Zellerbach

Zellerbach

Friday, April 25, 2014 – 01:00 p.m.

KESQ-TV (Palm Springs) is reporting Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach has been recorded on a video surveillance camera removing a campaigns sign of his opponent, Senior Deputy District Attorney Mike Hestrin, and replacing it with his own.

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Paul Zellerbach

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach issued a campaign statement Thursday identifying the witness in his campaign-sign tampering case in Indio. (David Bauman/The Press-Enterprise)

April 24, 2014; 05:20 PM

The strange saga of Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach vs. his opponent’s campaign sign got even stranger Thursday when the DA issued a statement identifying the man who reported the incident to Indio police as a district attorney investigator who is the father of a witness in a triple-homicide case.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Dan Bernstein

Dan Bernstein

April 24, 2014 by Dan Bernstein

Snapshot from the 2014 RivCo DA campaign trail:

Paul Zellerbach, the incumbent, gets lost in Indio on the way to a high school.

He and an aide stop at an intersection to reset their GPS.

To read column by Dan Bernstein in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Tim Donnelly

Tim Donnelly

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/24/14, 8:33 PM PDT |

Gun enthusiast, Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, has introduced a bill that would standardize the requirements for residents to get a handgun carry license.

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Carla Marinucci

Posted on Thursday, April 24 at 5:27pm | By Carla Marinucci

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari was already facing an uphill climb to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown this year, and now a new poll shows just how steep that hill is — he’s trailing a registered sex offender.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 24, 2014

California’s political-ethics panel Thursday unanimously approved a $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill, agreeing with an administrative law judge’s recommended decision that the Twain Harte Republican committed “serious and deliberate” violations of campaign-finance rules.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 – 9:39 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 – 9:55 pm

The state budget is largely financed by personal income taxes, and thanks to an improving economy and a temporary tax increase approved by voters two years ago, it is enjoying surpluses after years of deficits.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff

By Christina Villacorte, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 04/24/14, 10:19 PM PDT | Updated: 33 secs ago

SANTA MONICA>> All seven candidates for Los Angeles County Sheriff talked about transparency and accountability, jail construction and disciplining wayward deputies at their latest debate Thursday.

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