Archive for May 15th, 2014


Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 09: 00 a.m.

It seems Los Angeles-based KNBC TV-4 has embarked on a mission.

That mission being the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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Riverside County Senior Deputy District Attorney Mike Hestrin, left, and District Attorney Paul Zellerbach during a May 2 debate.

May 14, 2014

A mailer attacking Riverside County District Attorney candidate Mike Hestrin for a 16-year-old child support case drew criticism Wednesday, with former District Attorney Grove Trask saying current DA Paul Zellerbach should “denounce” the flier.

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

Elections 2014

May 14, 2014

One of Democrats’ biggest electoral embarrassments in 2012 could repeat itself this year, according to a pollster who recently surveyed a hotly contested Inland congressional district.

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


Mike Hestrin left. Paul Zellerbach right.

Published: May 14, 2014 Updated: May 15, 2014 7:46 a.m.

School truancy can lead to students dropping out, and high school dropouts are more likely to commit crimes, district attorney candidate Mike Hestrin said this week at a community discussion about issues affecting youth.

To read story in the Press-Enterprise, click here.



By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/14/14, 8:18 PM PDT |

Dissatisfied with their leadership and a proposed new contract with the county, members of the San Bernardino Public Employees Association are pushing other members to vote “no” on the contract and “yes” to new representation by another union.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Wednesday, May. 14, 2014 – 10:50 pm

When the bankrupt city of Stockton unveiled its plan to reorganize its debts last fall, it spread the financial pain among a host of bondholders. CalPERS was spared, and a potentially bloody fight over the sanctity of pension benefits was avoided.

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Carla Marinucci
Updated 6:17 am, Thursday, May 15, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly defended himself Wednesday from blistering attacks from his own party, saying the criticism is evidence that the GOP elite has “lost touch with people in the neighborhoods” because “they’re too busy golfing or drinking together.”

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 14, 2014

Nonprofit organizations that make political contributions in California will have to disclose more information about the source of their money under a law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff

Victoria Kim
May 15, 2014

The wide-reaching federal investigation into abuse and corruption in L.A. County jails that has thus far ensnared 20 deputies in the largest mass arrests of sheriff’s officials in decades arose out of a letter from a jail inmate detailing instances of violence by deputies, the lead case agent testified Wednesday.

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Highway Construction

Kathleen Hennessey, Michael A. Memoli
May 15, 2014

Without quick action by Congress, the U.S. Transportation Department may begin scaling back or halting work on thousands of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects at the height of the construction season this July, when the nation’s Highway Trust Fund is expected to run dry.

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Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

(Photo Source: AP)

By Philip Rucker and Zachary A. Goldfarb
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Amid all the speculation about her political future, Hillary Rodham Clinton has cast herself as a global icon tuning out the noise of domestic politics.

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