Archive for September, 2015

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Lou is joined by Ken White to discuss the week in law enforcement. In the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, they talk about a soccer referee who brandished a gun on the field.

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Medical Marijuana

From legalizing marijuana to regulating transgender bathroom use, voters may decide key issues.

Published: Sept. 29, 2015 – Updated: 10:40 p.m.

The November 2016 ballot could be brimming with weighty ballot initiatives, including measures to legalize marijuana, overturn California’s new vaccine law, raise the minimum wage and restrict what bathrooms transgender people can use.

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

California

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 09/29/15 – 6:13 PM PDT |

California’s economy has made significant strides in recent years with most regions of the state recovering all of the jobs they lost during the Great Recession.

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Daily Press: Holland throws hat in ring

Bill Holland

Bill Holland, right, announces his candidacy for the 2016 1st District Supervisor race at Tom Steeno Design Studio in Hesperia on Tuesday. (David Pardo, Daily Press) |

Roelle also to challenge Lovingood in 1st District

By Rene Ray De La Cruz. Staff Writer
Posted Sep. 29, 2015 at 6:33 PM

HESPERIA — Hesperia City Councilman Bill Holland stepped into the ring Tuesday and announced that he plans to oppose incumbent San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood in 2016

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Kevin McCarthy+John Boehner

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield listens as Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters Tuesday after a House Republican Conference meeting. McCarthy is widely expected to succeed Boehner as speaker next month. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)

By Noah Bierman
September 29, 2015

When Kevin McCarthy spoke at a California Republican convention a few years ago, he regaled the crowd with stories about his tense relationship with Nancy Pelosi: The Democratic leader, he said, greeted him with a sneering “he-llo Kevin” every time she saw him, the way Jerry Seinfeld used to greet his nemesis, Newman.

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Donald Trump. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) URN:23754238

Donald Trump. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Charles Hurt

By Charles Hurt
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Washington Times

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

First they ignored him. Then they mocked him. Then they tried tearing him down.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today Lou is joined by Ryan Hagen, report at the San Bernardino Sun to discuss San Bernardino’s decision to raise a fee (tax) on sewage service in the city. Do San Bernardino residents need more taxes?

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Up Arrow

By City News Service
Posted: 09/28/15 – 4:32 PM PDT |

Housing in California — already considered unaffordable to many — will become even less affordable over the next two years, with construction unable to keep up with demand, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Monday.

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Lee Baca

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. (File photo)

By Sarah Favot, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 09/28/15 – 5:01 PM PDT |

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will not be immune from prosecution if he is called to testify in the corruption case against his former second-in-command and reveals any criminal activity that occurred in the jails under his watch.

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Kevin McCarthy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy before speaking about foreign policy at the John Hay Initiative on Monday. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

By Karoun Demirjian
September 28, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The heir apparent for speaker of the House delivered his vision for America’s foreign policy future Monday afternoon and it boils down to this: America should be tougher.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, September 28, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On a very special edition of the Lou Desmond and company show, Lou is joined by Tom Del Beccaro, Cliff Cummings and renowned economist Stephen Moore to discuss the state of the economy and what we can do to improve it. Tom also talks about his support of the flat tax and shares more information on that.

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The Wall Street Journal: Trump Plan Cuts Taxes for Millions

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s tax plan, set to unveiled Monday, calls for no federal income tax for individuals earning less than $25,000 and married couples earning less than $50,000.

By Monica Langley And
John D. McKinnon
Updated Sept. 28, 2015 6:18 a.m. ET

  • Middle class, businesses get break, but overseas profits would face a one-time 10% levy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to unveil an ambitious tax plan Monday that he says would eliminate income taxes for millions of households, lower the tax rate on all businesses to 15% and change tax treatment of companies’ overseas earnings.

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Politico: McCarthy faces tricky path to speakership

John Boehner+Kevin McCarthy

House Speaker John Boehner flanked by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
09/28/15 – 05:12 AM EDT

  • He’s the overwhelming favorite to replace John Boehner but the Freedom Caucus still presents a big hurdle.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy has glided to victory in each of his leadership races — one for majority whip, and two for majority leader — by simply winning the support of more than half the members of the Republican Conference.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 27, 2015

  • Voter turnout hit record low last year
  • It eroded Democrats’ voter registration edge
  • Politicians seek ways to boost turnout

California’s Democratic politicians were jolted when voters – especially their voters – largely ignored last year’s elections.

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money

By Jonathan Lansner / Staff Columnist
Sept. 28, 2015 – Updated 12:00 a.m.

The start of the year was very good for Orange County paychecks.

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The Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: California economic portrait not pretty

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 26, 2015

  • Seemingly low jobless rate masks reality
  • High underemployment, poverty plague state
  • Children are especially affected by trends

Federal officials released three major economic reports this month and together, they paint a dark picture of California.

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Solar Panels

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), center, helps as SolarCity employees Jarret Esposito, left, and Jake Torwatzky install rooftop solar panels on a south Denver home in 2010. San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity operates in 19 states. (Ed Andrieski / Associated Press)

By Ivan Penn
September 26, 2015

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.

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John Boehner

After 13 years, House Speaker John Boehner is set to resign.

By Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell
September 26, 2015 at 9:18 PM

House Speaker John A. Boehner’s stunning resignation throws the congressional agenda into disarray, with short-term hope for passing crucial items offset by the long-term fear that old battles will only be repeated.

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina presided over a tough time at HP, and her performance draws strong feelings. (Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images)

By Drew Harwell and Danielle Paquette
September 26, 2015 at 8:12 PM

At a polished New York press announcement in 2001, Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, then the most powerful woman in American business, unveiled an immensely risky mega-merger whose success she promised with her signature showmanship: “If you don’t believe it, watch.”

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Bill Clinton

(Photograph By: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for the Starkey Hearing Foundation)

Arit John
September 26, 2015 — 10:58 AM PDT

  • President Clinton talked about Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in an interview set to air Sunday.

Donald Trump is a “master brander,” former President Bill Clinton said Thursday during an interview set to air Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

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InlandPolitics: More San Bernardino insider shenanigans

San Bernardino Seal

Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

One would think exiting San Bernardino, California’s record-long municipal bankruptcy proceedings would be the priority for the beleaguered city’s elected officials.

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California Capitol

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
jmiller@sacbee.com
September 25, 2015

  • Voting records show some lawmakers missed hundreds of votes
  • Democrats David Chiu and Jerry Hill had most aye votes

Lawmakers miss votes for multiple reasons.

Sometimes they are not present because of illness or have been excused from session for legislative or personal business, such as campaign meetings. Sometimes lawmakers are present yet still don’t vote.

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John Boehner

By Joel Gehrke
September 25, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation.

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Jeb Bush

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CNN

By Maeve Reston and Stephen Collinson, CNN
Sat September 26, 2015 | Updated 8:18 AM ET

  • John Boehner’s resignation reflects outsider anger at the GOP establishment
  • That anger could make it harder for candidates like Jeb Bush to win the Republican presidential primary

(CNN) — As if Jeb Bush needed another problem.

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Lee Terry, Bill Shuster, Kevin McCarthy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield)

By Amber Phillips
September 25 at 12:48 PM

Today is John Boehner’s day. Tomorrow could very much belong to Kevin McCarthy.

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Politico: Behind Boehner’s decision to call it quits

John Boehner

A long session with his top aide, 45 minutes in solitude, and an escape to Trattoria Alberto’s on Capitol Hill.

Politico

By Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
09/25/15 – 07:28 PM EDT

Mike Sommers was the only one John Boehner trusted with the news.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, September 25, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

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InlandPolitics: Congress: Boehner calls in quits

John Boehner

Boehner

Friday, September 25, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

No one expected this announcement on a low news Friday.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will resign the end of October.

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SBIA

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 09/24/15 – 4:41 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> With air traffic increasing dramatically, the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded San Bernardino International Airport a $1.3 million federal grant to improve its taxiway.

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IEEFC

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/24/15 – 12:31 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Local economists say job growth in the Inland Empire and the regional economy are showing positive signs of recovery.

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Gas Prices

The California Air Resources Board is expected to decide, on Friday, to restore rules requiring a 10 precent cut in carbon emissions on fuels sold in the state, by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices.

By Judy Lin, Associated Press
Sept. 25, 2015 | 12:38 a.m. EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will return to California over the weekend to raise money for her campaign. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

By Evan Halper and Melanie Mason
September 24, 2015

During a month in which some of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s biggest donors fretted, obsessed and second-guessed over her campaign, it wasn’t Clinton’s big policy speeches on healthcare or her vow to block the Keystone XL pipeline that helped ease nerves.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 24, 2015

  • Local redevelopment agencies were abolished
  • Brown signs bill to restore pared-down versions
  • Despite differences, old abuses still could occur

Redevelopment is dead. Long live redevelopment.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Dr. Adrian Moore of the Reason Foundation joins the show. Up first, he and Lou discuss a recent case of discrimination at USC that became a “national” story. So what happened, and why are things not as they seem?

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Polls

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

The second GOP presidential primary debate is over and post-debate polling has been non-stop.

Here’s the latest rundown.

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Benito Barrios

San Bernardino City Councilman Benito Barrios posted a gun for sale on his Facebook page Monday night, during a council meeting. (Google Images)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/22/15 – 9:45 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> As a citizen committee explained recommended changes to the city’s charter during a City Council meeting Monday, Councilman Benito Barrios was on Facebook, trying to sell his friend’s gun.

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UCR

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/23/15 – 8:02 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> A new Inland Empire-based research center for economic forecasting will open in October, the School of Business Administration at the University of California, Riverside, announced this week.

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Lou is joined by Father Josiah, from St. Andrew, to discuss the canonization of Father Junípero Serra today. Should Serra be a saint, or is he a mass-murdering criminal? After that, Ken White joins the show to round up the week in law enforcement with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

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Moreno Valley seal

Suit against giant warehouse project by Owings’ group brings total to seven so far.

Published: Sept. 22, 2015 – Updated: 11:23 p.m.

The number of legal challenges filed against the World Logistics Center has climbed to seven — including one from former Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings.

To read article by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

KNBC-LA: LA’S Nuclear Secret

Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Years of mishandling dangerous radioactive materials and chemicals has also left a toxic legacy for generations of people living near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

By Joel Grover and Matthew Glasser
September 22, 2015

Tucked away in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys was a 2,800-acre laboratory with a mission that was a mystery to the thousands of people who lived in its shadow. In a place called Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), there was a secret collaboration between the U.S. government and private companies to test the limits of nuclear power.

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Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
September 22, 2015

  • Legislation gives local agencies ways to pay for projects once funded by redevelopment

Four years after approving legislation that ended the anti-blight redevelopment program in California, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill giving local agencies a way to pay for similar projects.

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Money

Capitol Alert
By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 22, 2015

  • State-local spending totals nearly $449 billion
  • California numbers in line with population share

California’s state and local governments collected nearly $412 billion in taxes, fees, interest, federal grants and other payments in 2012 and spent nearly $449 billion, according to a new Census Bureau report.

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Morning Consult: Poll: Trump Leads, Clinton Under 50

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 13: U.S. Secretary of State Nominee and incumbent U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill January 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Clinton was tapped by President-elect Barack Obama to lead the State Department after he defeated her in the Democatic primaries last year. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Morning Consult

Reid Wilson | September 22, 2015

A strong performance in last week’s Republican presidential debate has raised former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s public profile, but not nearly enough to cut into real estate mogul Donald Trump’s lead over the rest of the GOP field.

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Joe Biden+Hillary Clinton

Vice President Joe Biden talks with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as President Barack Obama hosts a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office on Dec. 7, 2009. (Photographer: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Politics

Margaret Talev and Arit John
September 23, 2015 — 3:00 AM PDT

  • As Hillary Clinton’s ratings tumble, nearly half of those surveyed say they want the vice president in the race.

One quarter of Americans who are registered Democrats or lean that way say Vice President Joe Biden is now their top choice for president. The findings of a national Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday represent a notable achievement for an as-yet undeclared candidate, suggest concerns about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, and raise the prospect of a competitive three-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Hillary Clinton

By Ken Thomas and Katherine Lucey
Associated Press
September 23, 2015

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to the planet’s climate.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today: Ralph Rossum, constitutional scholar, and Lou discuss Ben Carson’s Muslim comments. Ryan Hagen, reporter for the Sun, talks with Lou about last night’s 9-hour council meeting in San Bernardino. Finally, Lou’s Favorite Liberal Georgine Trujillo joins the show to discuss the Army’s allowing Iraqis to sexually assault children.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Nomination: Make that two!

Domino

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

Make that two of seventeen candidates that have now dropped out of the very large field GOP presidential hopefuls.

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Mike Hestrin

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin

Published: Sept. 22, 2015 – Updated: 9:28 a.m.

Riverside County District Attorney Michael A. Hestrin will address the county’s 2015 increase in crime in a discussion at UC Riverside.

To read article by Ali Tadayon in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino County Sheriff

County policy discourages it, and many urban police departments ban it, but the San Bernardino County sheriff defends the action when others’ lives are in danger.

Published: Sept. 21, 2015 – Updated: 9:27 p.m.

Shooting at a suspect from a helicopter, as a San Bernardino County sheriff’s sharpshooter did Friday during a wrong-way chase on I-215 north of San Bernardino, presents such great risks to the public that it should be attempted only as a “last resort” when people’s lives are threatened, an expert said Monday.

To read article by David Downey and Brian Rokos in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

question-mark

“It’s very rare,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. “It’ll be looked at very closely.”

Frank Stoltze
September 21, 07:49 PM

A Friday incident involving a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy shooting from a helicopter above the 215 Freeway is raising eyebrows in law enforcement.

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medal.p0318 --- 03/16/05 --- Photo by: H. Lorren Au Jr. / The Orange County Register. Helicopter pilot Deputy David Tilstra in the Boeing MD600N helicopter he was piloting when he was shot. He is winning a purple heart medal and medal of valor Friday at a Sheriff's Department banquet. Tilstra was the Orange County Sheriff Department pilot who continued tracking a gunman in Baker Canyon in June for an hour after being shot in the leg. (*confirm above with story. Not written as of now. txs, Lorren)

Deputy David Tilstra sits in the helicopter he was piloting when he was shot in 2004 over Baker Canyon. (File: H. Lorren Au, Jr. / Staff Photographer)

By Scott Schwebke / Staff Writer
Updated: Sept. 22, 2015 7:36 a.m.

Police shootings from helicopters, like what happened Friday when San Bernardino deputies opened fire during a freeway chase, are unusual but not unheard of in Orange County.

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Daily Press: Victorville: SEC probe uncovers $3.5M fee

Victorville

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted Sep. 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM

  • Records show dispute between city, bond underwriter over charge

VICTORVILLE — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into an allegedly fraudulent 2008 municipal bond offering also uncovered that the city’s bond underwriter may have taken an unauthorized fee of about $3.5 million for managing four hangars at Southern California Logistics Airport, federal court records show.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 21, 2015

  • Speaker Toni Atkins will challenge Sen. Marty Block
  • She says he reneged on one-term promise, but he denies it
  • Other Democrat-vs.-Democrat challenges looming

Toni Atkins probably would prefer to remain the Democratic speaker of the state Assembly indefinitely, but she can’t.

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Prime Healthcare

By Stuart Pfeifer
September 20, 2015

Hospital operator Prime Healthcare Services Inc. is suing California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris for imposing strict restrictions that caused the Ontario company to back out of its attempted purchase of six Roman Catholic hospitals earlier this year.

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taxifornia

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
September 21, 2015

  • Measure expands, makes permanent income tax increases
  • Coalition includes Hospital Association, health workers’ union

A group of health and youth advocates on Monday introduced a ballot initiative to expand and make permanent the Proposition 30 income tax increases on the state’s highest earners.

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Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigns in Baton Rouge, La., on Monday. (Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press)

By Evan Halper and Noam N. Levey
September 21, 2015

Democrats facing tough elections have been running away from Obamacare in their campaigns almost since the law was passed, but Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking a different approach. She is embracing it.

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Debra J. Saunders

By Debra J. Saunders
Published: Monday, September 21, 2015 – 3:46 pm

Democratic partisans have been rubbing their hands with glee as billionaire Donald Trump’s antics have dominated the Republican primary. I hope they’re enjoying themselves, because they soon may find themselves in their own world of hurt.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, September 21, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

First on the show tonight, Beth Baumann, writer for Politichicks, joins the show to give the inside story on Scott Walker’s withdrawal from the presidential race. Then Estimable Economist Jay Prag joins the program. He and Lou take some lessons from sports and apply them to business.

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CNN Politics: Poll: Clinton’s lead over Sanders grows

CNN

By Eric Bradner, CNN
Monday, September 21, 2015 | Updated 8:21 AM ET

Hillary Clinton bouncing back in new poll
  • Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic primary has expanded to 18 percentage points nationally
  • If Joe Biden doesn’t enter the race, Clinton’s lead would grow to nearly 2-to-1 over Bernie Sanders

Washington (CNN) — Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic presidential primary race has grown — and if Vice President Joe Biden decides to stay out of the race, her numbers would rise even higher, a new CNN/ORC poll shows.

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GOP

By Cathleen Decker
September 20, 2015

The Republican presidential campaign came to California en masse last week for the debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and when it ended the candidates largely beat it for more productive environs.

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Calpensions: New CalPERS dispute over private equity fees

calpers

By Ed Mendel
September 21, 2015

After the CalPERS staff gave the board a correction last week for providing misinformation about private equity fees, the board member who has been grilling staff on the issue walked out of a private staff meeting because he was not allowed to record it.

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democrat_donkey

By John Wagner
September 20, 2015 at 8:17 PM

DURHAM, N.H. — Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 3,000 people to a boisterous rally here Sunday night at the University of New Hampshire, about five times as many people as Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton attracted to an event two days ago at the same campus.

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NBC: Carly Fiorina Won GOP Debate, but Trump Still Leads: NBC Online Survey

NBC

By John Lapinski and Allison Kopicki
September 20, 2015

More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN. But debate performances don’t translate into vote preference overnight, and Donald Trump maintains his position at the top of the Republican pack, according to the latest NBC News online survey conducted by SurveyMonkey from Wednesday through Friday.

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Donald Trump

By Brian Bennett
September 19, 2016

After days of scorching criticism, Donald Trump defended his decision to let stand a comment disparaging Muslims, and told a conference of conservative Christians Saturday evening that he would fight to protect their right to practice Christianity inside the U.S.

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CAGOP

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago and David Siders
ccadelago@sacbee.com
September 19, 2015

  • One change would remove the term ‘illegal alien’
  • Another would change ‘English-only’ position on government documents

In its latest attempt to heal political divisions with Latinos, the California Republican Party is moving to alter its platform on immigration and social issues, a rebranding maneuver some activists believe better reflects new norms and rapidly changing demographics.

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InlandPolitics: GOP establishment: Donald Trump is dead again!

Donald Trump

Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

Newsflash from the GOP establishment and pundit corp: Donald Trump’s finished!

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CNN

By Eugene Scott, CNN
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Updated 12:01 PM ET,

  • Trump did not dispute the man’s claims made at a town hall event this week
  • “Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” he tweeted

Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump on Saturday said it is not his job to correct supporters’ claims about the President, defending his decision not to take issue with a man who disparaged Muslims and said President Barack Obama is not an American.

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CAGOP

 

By Martin Wisckol, Staff Reporter
Updated Sept. 19, 2015 – 8:37 a.m.

California Republicans, just 28 percent of the state’s voters, are plotting a comeback.

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NFL

By Matt Wilhalme
September 18, 2015

The brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, believed to be caused by repeated head trauma, has been found in 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players tested, according to researchers.

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unemployment down

By Shan Li
September 18, 2015

California’s employers kept up their hiring run in August, adding 36,200 nonfarm payroll jobs and pushing down the unemployment rate to 6.1%.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, September 18, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Lou is joined by Ken White, founder of Brothers of America. They discuss Draft Kings. How did sports betting become legal for them? Turns out, a powerful lobby created an exemption for them.

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Moreno Valley seal

As another agency sues, a warehouse developer aims to ask voters to OK measures that could help shield the project.

Published: Sept. 17, 2015
Updated:   Sept. 18, 2015 – 6:31 a.m.

  • Three government agencies plan to sue Moreno Valley over the World Logistics Center, saying the project’s traffic and air pollution impacts are not being addressed.
  • Riverside County Board of Supervisors: Voted to sue Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission: Voted to sue Wednesday, Sept. 16
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District: Voted to sue Sept. 4
  • Riverside City Council: Voted not to sue Tuesday, Sept. 15

Developer Iddo Benzeevi is pursuing and funding ballot initiatives that could thwart legal challenges to his World Logistics Center as the number of lawsuits mount.

To read article by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

Judge Meredith Jury ruled Thursday the city hadn’t met its legal obligation to bargain with the fire union before outsourcing the Fire Department. FILE PHOTO

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/17/15 – 11:00 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> In a decision she acknowledged “puts a bunch of marbles on the road to reorganization” for San Bernardino, Judge Meredith Jury ruled Thursday the city hadn’t met its legal obligation to bargain with the fire union before outsourcing the Fire Department.

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fppc logo

By Patrick McGreevy
September 17, 2015

The state’s campaign finance watchdog agency on Thursday adopted new requirements that nonprofit groups that contribute through a federal political action committee to support or oppose ballot measures or candidates in California must disclose their donors.

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federal reserve

By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee
September 17, 2015

Cautious Federal Reserve policymakers on Thursday held a key interest rate at near zero, opting to wait longer to remove the unprecedented easy-money stimulus to determine whether recent global financial market volatility has slowed the U.S. economy.

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For Sale

Business & Real Estate
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
September 17, 2015

San Diego–

California’s summer housing rally cooled in August, a research firm said Thursday, as tight supplies kept a lid on sales and more buyers found prices out of reach.

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Carly Fiorina

From right: Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and other candidates take the stage for the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday. Fiorina’s steely, self-assured and at times deeply personal debate performance on Wednesday could help the Republican Party appeal more effectively to women. (Monica Almeida/ The New York Times)

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
September 17, 2015

  • Presidential candidate was riding high in U.S. Senate race in 2010
  • She ultimately lost to Barbara Boxer
  • Supporters say California experience made Fiorina sharper candidate

SIMI VALLEY–

In her first debate against Democrat Barbara Boxer in California’s Senate race five years ago, Carly Fiorina waited all of one minute to broadside the incumbent Democrat in her opening remarks.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Lou is joined by Matthew LePlante, assistant professor of journalism at University of Utah to discuss the crime and murders in El Salvador. In a single day, 51 people were murdered. So what’s the answer to the problem?

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GOP Debate

Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

The second GOP debate, hosted by CNN on Wednesday evening, was nothing more than embarrassing entertainment, than showcasing candidates.

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California Money

Frustration with the influence of big donors in politics has helped propel the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running as a Democrat. (Rob Brown/Associated Press)

By Matea Gold
September 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM

When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jim Heerwagen decided to invest in an effort to reduce the influence of big money on politics, he considered a push for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

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Capitol Public Radio

Ben Adler
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | Sacramento, CA |

California tax revenues continue to stream in. The state is nearly half a billion dollars above budget projections just two months into the new fiscal year – though there’s one big caveat.

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California Poverty

By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 09/16/15 – 9:15 PM PDT |

Local poverty rates remain stubbornly high despite lower unemployment, census figures show.

More than one in five people were living in poverty in San Bernardino County last year while the poverty rate in Los Angeles County didn’t lag far behind, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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The Lou Desmond & Company Show: Law Enforcement Incidents, GOP Debate, Guns and Crime

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Ken White, founder of Brothers of America, joins the show with a new regular segment – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. This week, Lou and Ken take a look at three stories from law enforcement.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Debate: Thinning out the crowd!

The stage is set for the CNN Reagan Library Debate next week in California, with Carly Fiorina joining 10 other leading Republican presidential candidates at 8 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 -09:00 a.m.

It’s time to start thinning out the crowd.

Tonight’s second GOP debate, hosted by CNN (a.k.a. Clinton News Network), will begin the painful process of weeding out the empty suits in the current filed of 16 candidates.

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Riverside-County-Seal

The county is the first to announce legal action over the massive warehouse, but the city of Riverside won’t go to court.

Updated: Sept. 16, 2015 – 7:28 a.m.

Riverside County supervisors have voted to sue Moreno Valley over the World Logistics Center, saying plans for the massive warehouse complex don’t adequately address traffic concerns.

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