Archive for March 1st, 2016


By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/29/16 – 11:04 AM PST |

In a continuing series of lawsuits alleging inmate abuse and other civil rights violations in San Bernardino County jails, a prisoners rights organization filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the county on behalf of two inmates.

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Ontario International Airport

By Liset Márquez
@JournaLiset on Twitter

Posted: 02/29/16 – 6:49 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> Passenger traffic at L.A./Ontario International Airport in January remained essentially flat, according to figures released by Los Angeles World Airports Monday.

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Vote Button

A new database will allow California voters to check if they are registered at their current address, their party affiliation and whether a ballot sent by mail was actually counted.

John Myers
February 29, 2016

A single, instantly updated list of registered voters in California became reality on Monday, as two final counties plugged in to an electronic database mandated by a federal law enacted in the wake of the contentious 2000 presidential campaign.

In other words, a database that was long overdue.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
February 29, 2016 – 6:10 PM

  • Republicans provide votes for new tax on managed care organizations
  • With medical issue settled, attention turns to gas tax
  • Is there a deal on new transportation revenues?

When Republicans gained a few seats in the Legislature two years ago, they regained their power over tax increases.

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Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at the Capitol on Jan. 7. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

By Melanie Mason
February 29, 2016

Culminating a prolonged, wonky debate that has consumed the Capitol for months, legislators on Monday approved a new tax on healthcare plans that would help finance the state’s public healthcare program for the poor.

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iPhone 6

Apple and the FBI are at odds over creating software to unlock an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. (Erik S. Lesser / EPA)

Joel Rubin
February 29, 2016

Apple won the latest round in its battle with the U.S. government over accessing iPhones in criminal investigations on Monday when a federal judge said he would not force the technology company to assist in a drug probe.

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Sierra Snowpack

By Emily Benson and Natalie Jacewicz
Staff writers
Posted:    02/29/2016 – 02:56:00 PM PST
Updated: 02/29/2016 – 04:55:23 PM PST

After a dismally dry February, drought-weary Californians are hoping a series of storms predicted to roll through in early March blanket the Sierra Nevada with a much-needed additional layer of snow, building up the state’s vital snowpack that all but disappeared last year.

Starting Friday, forecasters are predicting a chance of rain or snow for 10 consecutive days.

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