Archive for September 9th, 2015

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show, Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag. First up, they talk about the deputies who beat Francis Pusok. They pleaded not guilty yesterday. Would DA Mike Ramos be charging these men if the incident wasn’t caught on tape and if he wasn’t running for Attorney General?

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State judges get raise, so supervisors also get more money thanks to formula tying their pay to judicial wages.

Published: Sept. 8, 2015
Updated:   Sept. 9, 2015 – 6:57 a.m.

Riverside County supervisors got a raise this summer. And they didn’t have to do a thing, not even announce it to the public.

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

Daily Press: Deputies plead not guilty

Michael Phelps+Nicholas Downey+Charles Foster

Attorney Michael Schwartz, left, stands with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael Phelps, Nicholas Downey and Charles Foster during an arraignment on Tuesday in San Bernardino.Attorney Michael Schwartz, left, stands with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael Phelps, Nicholas Downey and Charles Foster during an arraignment on Tuesday in San Bernardino. Three sheriff’s deputies involved in the televised beating of a man after he tried to escape on horseback have been charged with felony assault. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun via AP)


By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted Sep. 8, 2015 at 2:08 PM
Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 6:55 PM

  • Attorneys say their clients used reasonable force, were aware of audio recordings

SAN BERNARDINO — Three San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony assault by a public officer in connection with the April 9 arrest and beating of Francis Pusok.

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Secret Email

By Melanie Mason
September 8, 2015

Lawmakers in the Assembly narrowly approved a bill that would put in place stricter privacy limits on police access to emails and other electronic communications.

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AP California News
Associated Press
Sep 8, 2015 – 9:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Criminal defendants’ right to information that will aid in their defense does not extend before trial to social networking posts that are protected under federal law, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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The Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: Governor embraces tokenism

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
September 8, 2015

  • Brown elevates issues, often settles for halfway measures
  • State budget balanced now, but long-term stability uncertain
  • Governor’s transportation plan falls short of need

Jerry Brown’s political modus operandi has become well established in the second half of his two-part governorship.

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Haggen struggles in California

By Shan Li
September 9, 2015

Supermarket chain Haggen filed Tuesday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after struggling for months with a huge expansion into new states including California.

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Donald Trump

(Courtesy Getty Images)

By Neetzan Zimmerman
September 09, 2015 – 10:39 am

Donald Trump is putting his mouth where CNN’s money is, demanding that all profits from the broadcast of next week’s GOP debate go to veterans.

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National Journal: Sorry For What, Hillary?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Hillary Clinton attends "The Ellen Degeneres Show" season 13 bi-coastal premiere at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)

Apologies aren’t answers to these 19 questions Clinton must answer. (Laura Cavagnaugh AFP/Getty)


Ron Fournier

Ron Fournier
September 9, 2015

“I’m sorry about that,” Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton said six years after seiz­ing con­trol of gov­ern­ment email and after six months of deny­ing wrong­do­ing. Just this week, it took three dif­fer­ent in­ter­views in four days for her to beg the puni­est of par­dons: “I do think I could have and should have done a bet­ter job an­swer­ing ques­tions earli­er.”

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