Archive for April 27th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Campaigns: Riverside County DA to face challenger

Mike Hestrin+Paul Zellerbach

Senior Deputy District Attorney Mike Hestrin left. District Attorney Paul Zellerbach right.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 11:30 a.m.

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach has been making his own press this past week.

The purported sign bandit has been making waves in both the print media, and on local radio and television airwaves.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Officials at troubled San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) suffered another blow last week.

This time it’s courtesy of Boeing.

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Moreno Valley seal

Moreno Valley voters will decide June 3 whether to remove Mayor Tom Owings. If they do, seven candidates are vying to replace him.

April 25, 2014; 06:17 PM

For nearly a year, Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings’ critics have called him a bully and questioned his integrity as he came under scrutiny in a corruption investigation.

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

DailyBulletin: The ABC’s of ethics in the Golden State

By Doug McIntyre, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 04/26/14, 5:05 PM PDT |

Californians are not a judgmental lot.

Unless we’re judging lunatic legislators in Florida, Texas, and those other Red States. Then judge away.

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Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/26/14, 8:09 PM PDT | Updated: 11 hrs ago

Rialto >> After months of chaos, the straw that broke the camel’s back for a group of Rialto residents came with the January release of two audits that depicted a district out of control.

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Melody Gutierrez
Updated 10:09 pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sacramento — California paid more than a quarter of a billion dollars last year alone to compensate departing and retiring state workers for vacation and other leave time saved during their careers, and one public employee topped the list with a $488,000 check.

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State Capitol

By Christopher Cadelago
Published: Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014 – 7:33 am

Al Muratsuchi took a traditional path to the state Capitol, serving as a prosecutor and school board trustee before his election two years ago to the Assembly. When Democratic Sen. Ted Lieu announced his bid for Congress, Muratsuchi considered launching a campaign for the seat covering coastal Los Angeles.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014 – 12:00 am

Writing California ballot measures has evolved – or degenerated – into a game of hide-the-pea.

The trick is to write a measure that contains the main thing its sponsors want, but encase it in other stuff that, they hope, will sway enough inattentive voters to win approval.

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Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during an exhibition game earlier this season at Staples Center. (AP)

By David Zahniser
April 26, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

[This post has been updated, as indicated in the notes below.]

A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks was met with swift condemnation from Los Angeles city leaders and prompted a call for the city to formally denounce him.

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By Ed O’Keefe
Sunday, April 27, 2014

President Obama’s record is “littered” with promises — ranging from an economic stimulus plan to a new health-care law — that have not panned out, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) charged Saturday as he touted measures passed in recent months by the House meant to spur job creation.

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