Archive for May 8th, 2014

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Thursday, May 7, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The Sun newspaper publiched a story Thursday morning regarding inmate abuse at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s, West Valley Detention Center, in Rancho Cucamonga.

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Sheriff

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/07/14, 9:06 PM PDT |

A federal lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Riverside and alleges San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies brutalized inmates at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, shocking them with stun guns without provocation, placing shotguns to their heads and subjecting them to other acts of torture including sodomy.

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Money

May 07, 2014; 03:59 PM

With the clock ticking on the 2014 California legislative session, supporters of the state’s four newest cities – all in Riverside County – say they are still committed to getting crucial state funding taken in 2011 restored to Eastvale, Menifee, Wildomar and especially Jurupa Valley.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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Duncan Hunter (Frank Bellino/Staff Photographer)

 

May 07, 2014; 10:36 PM

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is broadly expected to cruise to re-election in November, but that’s not keeping his two opponents from planning spirited, grassroots campaigns. James Kimber, a Democrat, and Mike Benoit, a Libertarian, are both working to end Hunter’s congressional career.

To read story by Elizabeth Held in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/07/14, 7:10 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Rialto >> For the first time since news broke of a controversial Holocaust essay assignment, the Rialto Unified School District school board took “full responsibility” for the task Wednesday night, telling a packed board chamber that the assignment was “horribly inappropriate.”

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California Money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 7, 2014

The state of California is $340.7 billion in debt and while it is on track to repay much of the sum, it’s not doing anything about unfunded liabilities for teacher pensions and state retiree health care, the Legislature’s budget analyst said Wednesday.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 7, 2014

The “realignment” that Gov. Jerry Brown championed to reduce overcrowding in state prisons has, in turn, created overcrowding in county jails that were already in some distress, according to a new study by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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NSA

By Brian Fung
May 7 at 6:05 pm

A key House committee has approved a package of NSA reforms that would end the spy agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, nearly a year after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the program’s existence.

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U.S. House of Representatives

House Republicans on Wednesday voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings.

By Josh Hicks and Ed O’Keefe,
May 8, 2014

The House voted Wednesday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress and request a special prosecutor to investigate the agency’s targeting of advocacy groups during the past two election cycles.

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