Archive for May 10th, 2014

IEBusinessDaily: Sheriff Department Scandal Raises Serious Questions

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IE Business Daily

Political Whispers
May 10, 2014

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has only one notable comment: “It’s an isolated incident” according to news reports.

“Isolated.”

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: A tangled web of spin

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

The growing allegations of deputy-on-inmate assaults, within the San Bernardino County Jail System, has taken on a life of its own.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The hits just keep coming for San Bernardino County.

Information is now surfacing that a female Sheriff’s Custody Specialist, working in the high security area of the West Valley Detention Center, was walked off the facility in the past three weeks.

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Jay Orr

Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr

May 9, 2014

It’s clear a civil grand jury struck a nerve in Riverside County government with a report critical of how county supervisors run a program intended to help worthy causes.

County Executive Officer Jay Orr used part of the Board of Supervisors’ May 6 meeting to critique the process leading to the report about Community Improvement Designation funds, which are allocated equally to each supervisor and typically spent on nonprofits and community events.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Mike Hestrin

Senior Deputy District Attorney Mike Hestrin

May 09, 2014; 03:25 PM

Paul Zellerbach and Mike Hestrin have both sent men to Death Row, but the fight of their lives is taking place outside the courtroom as the race for Riverside County District Attorney has careened from “Law and Order” to “Game of Thrones” and beyond.

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

Ray Musser

Upland Mayor Ray Musser

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/09/14, 7:23 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> Mayor Ray Musser defended his decision to cancel a town hall meeting this week, saying all elected city officials needed to attend.

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San Onofre

A proposed settlement over the San Onofre nuclear plant would initially apportion the costs so that $3.3 billion would be covered by ratepayers and $1.4 billion by utility shareholders. Above, the plant at dusk in March. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Marc Lifsher
May 9, 2014

Heated battles over who pays for last year’s permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant — and how much — are just getting started. Even some consumer groups are already at odds with each other.

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LATimes: Mortgage rates defy forecasts

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Demand for home loans been lower than expected as the housing market has cooled. (Daniel Acker / Bloomberg)

E. Scott Reckard
Friday, May 9, 2014

As 2014 arrived, experts were confident that the 30-year mortgage rate would rise to at least 5% this year as the Federal Reserve cut back a bond-buying program, which had depressed the rates to unheard-of lows in 2013.

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