Archive for September 13th, 2015

The Sun: Years-old $5.5M charter school case not been tried yet

California Charter Academy

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 09/12/15 – 9:12 PM PDT |

On Sept. 4, 2007, Charles Steven Cox, the founder of the largest chain of charter schools in California, and Tad Honeycutt, the former mayor of Hesperia, were indicted on 117 felony charges related to $5.5 million in taxpayer funds the pair allegedly mishandled. Eight years later, neither have been tried in court.

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By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
September 12, 2015

One of Gov. Jerry Brown’s most ambitious environmental goals was hanging in the balance when two powerful California lawmakers met for dinner near the Capitol.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
September 12, 2015

  • Gov. Brown wanted new carbon emission curbs
  • Resistance to auto fuel cuts forced him to back down
  • Republicans blocked governor’s tax increases

As the final fortnight of the 2015 legislative session began, Capitol handicappers were predicting a concluding cascade of landmark legislation.

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Jerry Brown

By Juliet Williams
Associated Press
Sep 12, 2015 – 1:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has grown accustomed to reveling in political victories since his return to the state capital in 2011, his national luster restored by shoring up the state’s finances and the spotlight on his agenda to cut carbon emissions.

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By James F. Peltz and Shan Li
September 12, 2015

  • Southern California market draws grocers but competition leads many to exit

The bold Southern California expansion by tiny grocery Haggen Inc., and the company’s abrupt bankruptcy filing only six months after opening its first store in the region, came as little surprise to Jack Brown.

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