Archive for October 5th, 2015

Lou Desmond

Monday, October 5, 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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Monday, October 5, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved a settlement in the case of Lorenzo Gomez v. Ryan Peppler et al.

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Riverside County Sheriff

Thirteen Riverside County cities, including Temecula, are exploring the possibility of creating a regional police force. Their study is sparked by the rising cost of contracting with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. (Frank Bellino / File)

Published: Oct. 2, 2015
Updated: Oct. 5, 2015 – 8:11 a.m.

  • Frustrated by rising costs, they are studying the idea of ending their Sheriff’s Department contracts and forming a new agency.

A group of 13 Riverside County cities are looking into whether they can save money on law enforcement costs by pooling their resources to form their own police force.

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


Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign bills that would set up a regulatory scheme to license and oversee the growth, transport and sale of marijuana. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

Patrick McGreevy
October 4, 2015

With one week left to act on nearly 500 bills, Gov. Jerry Brown is besieged by vigils, rallies, petition drives and phone calls from people wanting his signature or veto on legislation.

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Property Taxes

Property taxes are the most stable way to fund government, and they cause less drag on gross domestic product than sales and income taxes. (Mark Shaver / New York Times)

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
October 4, 2015

  • Californians shell out $250 billion a year in taxes
  • That’s one of nation’s highest tax burdens
  • Still, talk of tax increases continues

The political kvetching over California taxes mimics the famous porridge passage in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”

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American Apparel

American Apparel net losses have totaled nearly $384 million over the last 5 1/2 years. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Shan Li
October 4, 2015

American Apparel, the trendy but troubled Los Angeles clothier, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday — yet another blow to a company that has been struggling since ousting its chief executive last year.

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