Archive for October 14th, 2015

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, October 14, 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 joined by Ken White, a former military police officer and security consultant. They discuss three different law enforcement stories from this week. Among them, an officer who was refused service at an Olive Garden for carrying his service weapon.

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Gas Prices

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 10/13/15 – 10:53 AM PDT | Updated: 15 hrs ago

A consumer advocacy group testified Tuesday that California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.

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Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
October 13, 2015

  • Democratic governor considered 941 bills this year, vetoing 133
  • More than 100 of those vetoed passed both houses with two-thirds vote or better
  • Lawmakers reluctant to override fellow Democrat

More than 100 of the 133 bills Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed this year cleared the Legislature with bipartisan super-majority support. That also happens to be the threshold needed for a gubernatorial veto override, should lawmakers so desire.

They probably don’t.

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Exxon Mobil Refinery

An explosion at the Exxon Mobile refinery in Torrance damaged a pollution control system and forced the plant to reduce operations to 20% of normal production. (Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times)

Ivan Penn
October 13, 2014

An advisory committee to the California Energy Commission wanted to discuss the causes of the high gasoline prices in the state this summer during a workshop Tuesday — only the oil refiners and their association refused to show.

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Michael Rothans

Assistant Sheriff Michael Rothans, third from left, is retiring after an investigation was launched into his purchase of a stolen vehicle. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Cindy Chang
October 13, 2015

A top-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official has abruptly announced his retirement amid an internal investigation into his purchase of a stolen Audi sedan from a tow-yard owner with a department contract.

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Democratic Debate

Journalists check the debate stage during a walk-through before the Democratic Presidential candidates arrive for their CNN Facebook Democratic Debate this evening at the Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party’s first presidential debate. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By John Wildermuth
October 13, 2015
Updated: October 13, 2015 – 10:54pm

While Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders agreed during Tuesday night’s debate that serious changes are needed to get the country moving, they tussled repeatedly over how that should be done.

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