Archive for September 2nd, 2015

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, September 2, 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 back in the studio, talking with Roy Bleckert to discuss a utility tax proposed on prepaid cellphones. What’s the local take on this, and how is the public responding to the approval of the World Logistics Center.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

The decision by the San Bernardino County District Attorney to charge three of ten sheriff’s deputies with once count each of Penal Code section 149, assault under color of authority, whether right or wrong, has garnered significant news coverage and some criticism.

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Cassie MacDuff

Published: Sept. 1, 2015 – Updated: 9:56 p.m.

I’m going to say out loud what a lot of people are thinking:

If it hadn’t been for a news helicopter capturing the beating on video, three San Bernardino County deputies would never have been charged with assault under color of authority, as they were Tuesday.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Daily Press: Adelanto jail plan dead

Snake Oil

Pitch fails to woo L.A. County Supervisors

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted Sep. 1, 2015 at 5:33 PM
Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 7:23 PM

ADELANTO — Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright on Tuesday welcomed Los Angeles County Supervisors’ rejection of a controversial jail plan that was touted by its developers as an injection into the city’s lagging economy.

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Rate Increase

By David R. Baker
September 1, 2015
Updated: September 1, 2015 5:17pm

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Tuesday asked state regulators for permission to collect an extra $2.7 billion from its customers over the course of three years, using the money for technology upgrades and improved disaster response.

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Chad Mayes

Mayes will take over Jan. 4 after transition with current leader Kristin Olsen

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
September 1, 2015

California Assembly Republicans chose first-term Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, to be their next leader in a closed-door vote Tuesday.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
September 1, 2015

  • Politicians make big promises about spending taxes
  • Estimates of job increases clash with reality
  • Economic effects of raising taxes ignored

The term “voodoo economics” was lodged in the political lexicon 35 years ago by George H.W. Bush, referring to presidential rival Ronald Reagan.

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Huey Long+Barry Goldwater+George Wallace+Ross Perot

From left are Huey Long, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace and Ross Perot. If Donald Trump falls short of the White House too, will he leave a lasting political legacy? (Associated Press)

By Mark Z. Barabak
September 1, 2015

Suddenly, we’re all living in Donald Trump’s one-man reality show.

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Donald Trump+Mitt Romney

Donald Trump announces his endorsement of Mitt Romney at Trump Resort in Las Vegas, NV on February 2, 2012 (Photo: RD/Kabik/Retna Ltd./Corbis)

By Gabriel Sherman
September 1, 2015

As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Romney himself has become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors inside the party. “He’s someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him,” a close Romney adviser told me — and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support in Iowa and New Hampshire is currently greater than Jeb Bush’s, Scott Walker’s, Marco Rubio’s, Chris Christie’s, and John Kasich’s combined.

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CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 19: Podiums for this evening's debate between the four remaining Republican presidential candidates stand ready at the North Charleston Coliseum on January 19, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. The debate, hosted by CNN and the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, will be the final debate before South Carolina voters head to the polls in their primary January 21. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


By Hadas Gold
09/01/15 – 05:18 PM EDT
Updated 09/01/15, 06:55 PM EDT

CNN announced on Tuesday that it has changed the criteria for its upcoming debate, making space for Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on the primetime stage.

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