Archive for May 5th, 2014

DailyBulletin: Tim Donnelly undeterred by odds in governor’s race

Tim Donnelly

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, holds a news conference in a Burbank liquor store Friday. Donnelly is running into trouble in the California gubernatorial race, but he still believes that he can defeat Gov. Jerry Brown. (Photo by Andy Holzman — staff photographer)

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/04/14, 1:55 PM PDT |

Costa Mesa >> One month from now, it’ll be High Noon for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

The Hesperia Republican will square off against two opponents who’ve received the stamp of approval from the Democratic and Republican parties and who have several orders of magnitude more cash than he does to run a statewide election campaign.

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Rialto Unified School District

Rialto Unified assigned a project in which students argued whether the Holocaust was real or fictional to all eighth-graders this spring, according to the district’s spokeswoman.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/04/14, 5:39 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> The Rialto Unified School District is defending an eighth-grade assignment that asks students to debate in writing whether the Holocaust was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain.”

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calpers

By Ed Mendel
Monday, May 5, 2014

A CalPERS report intended for policymakers, noting that a reform cuts $435 a month from the pensions of many new hires, suggests that a pay raise may be needed to “compete for quality employees.”

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Los Angeles Clippers

David G. Savage
May 4, 2014, 10:43 a.m.
Reporting from Washington—

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he will continue to press Clippers owner Donald Sterling to give up his ownership of the NBA team, but said it may take a “protracted fight” before the 80-year-old billionaire agrees to sell.

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Business
Creating luxe homes on speculation in hot neighborhoods is gaining steam – and private equity funding helps
BY MARILYN KALFUS / STAFF WRITER
Published: May 2, 2014 Updated: May 5, 2014 6:25 a.m.

When Brian Sperry came across a two-story, waterfront home at the northern tip of Linda Isle with an expansive view of Newport Harbor last year, the real estate developer knew it presented the perfect opportunity. Forty years ago, the two-story house, with its Paso Robles stone columns and dark wood beams, graced the pages of Architectural Digest. Now it was outdated, a candidate for a teardown – but with 113 feet of bay frontage and a dock in one of Orange County’s priciest neighborhoods.

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