Archive for September 22nd, 2015

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!


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.


“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


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
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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Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
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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