Archive for June 2nd, 2014

InlandPolitics: Will GOP score in CD-31?


Monday, June 2, 2014 – 05: 30 p.m.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) hit Lesli Gooch (R-Rancho Cucamonga) in mailboxes again today.

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The PE: 2014 PRIMARY: No shortage of drama for Inland races


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

ELECTION 2014: Compelling DA drama tops the list of races for Tuesday’s primary election
Published: May 31, 2014
Updated: June 1, 2014 4:45 p.m.

Forget “Law and Order” and “The Good Wife.” The race to be Riverside County’s top prosecutor might be the best legal drama running.

There are angry cops, a deadbeat dad attack ad and a grainy video that supposedly captures illicit deeds. And criminal charges are possible against the incumbent, who admits to using a public resource for political purposes.

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


Inland primary turnout hovers in the 20 to 30 percent range, even in years where big issues are on the ballot.

Published: June 1, 2014 Updated: 9:51 p.m.

Not only are most Inland voters expected to skip Tuesday’s primary election, but those who do take part have more sway than voters in other large California counties.

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

VVDailyPress: Familiar name involved in jail proposal

Buck Johns

‘Buck’ Johns pitching private facility to ease woes in LA County

May 31, 2014 7:09 PM

ADELANTO • City Manager Jim Hart said this week Adelanto would allow a new private correctional facility on its turf in a potential deal being marketed right now to Los Angeles County by a familiar and controversial figure.

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In poll, Republican Neel Kashkari makes gains against GOP rival Tim Donnelly

Seema Mehta, Michael Finnegan
June 1, 2014

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday’s election, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Jun. 2, 2014 – 12:00 am

It’s a pretty strange election when the most interesting contest is between two Republicans vying for the right to be buried in a Jerry Brown landslide.

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Calpensions: New step to expose hidden retiree health debt


By Ed Mendel
Monday, June 2, 2014

A decade ago new accounting rules directed state and local governments to begin calculating and reporting debt owed for health care promised retirees, which for state workers turned out to be more than the debt owed for pensions.

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