Archive for July 8th, 2015

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is coming to you from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

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Supervisors approve $51 million worth of adjustments to the new Riverside County budget.

Published: July 7, 2015 – Updated: 6:43 p.m.

Riverside County’s district attorney said he appreciates the additional $8 million in his budget, but it’s not enough to close a projected budget shortfall in his office.

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

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City Council considering overhauling city charter

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted Jul. 7, 2015 at 8:54 PM

ADELANTO — The City Council is considering overhauling its city charter, including potentially moving to a “strong mayor” form of government, a system where the mayor acts as the city’s chief executive, Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright confirmed Tuesday.

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Los Angeles County Chain of Command

A feud between Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, pictured, and former CEO William T Fujioka helped spur a return to a weaker CEO.

By Abby Sewell
July 7, 2015

They are called the “five little kings.”

Each represents a constituency of about 2 million people. Together, they oversee America’s largest local government agency, with a $27-billion budget and 100,000 employees.

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The Sacramento Bee: Opinion: Tax surge a problem for Dems

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
July 7, 2015

  • Several big tax increases in the mill
  • California already seeing extra revenue
  • Revenue wave aids anti-tax groups

The Legislature’s Democrats were miffed when Gov. Jerry Brown insisted on using his revenue estimates as the basis for the 2015-16 state budget, rather than a higher number calculated by legislators’ budget adviser.

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California Supreme Court

July 7, 2015
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press


The California Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors aren’t required to help defendants fight their criminal cases by reviewing the personnel files of police officers serving as witnesses.

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