Archive for January 14th, 2011

The PE: New DA urges dialogue with defense


06:27 AM PST on Friday, January 14, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The theme of the evening was “Access to Justice,” but for young attorneys gathered in the Riverside County district attorney’s office, it was more than the speeches by Public Defender Gary Windom and new District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.

On the 10th floor of the district attorney’s office on Orange Street, some watched the sunset from an outdoor balcony, ate catered burritos, and chatted — deputy public defenders and a handful of prosecutors, the former almost in disbelief.

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 01/13/2011 05:52:46 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – At Fourth and D streets, a woman dressed in gray slacks and a form-fitting black sweater steps lightly through the southern crosswalk, perhaps on her way to a business meeting or early Thursday lunch.

In the parallel crosswalk, a transient man with a disheveled beard and dirty clothes limps slowly across the street.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 01/13/2011 07:06:56 AM PST

COLTON – The police association violated campaign law by failing to register as a Political Action Committee or file campaign disclosure statements, a complaint by the community activist group Citizens for Colton First alleges.

The state Fair Political Practices Commission says that it will investigate the allegations.

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DailyBulletin: Rep. Dreier proposes wilderness expansion

Rep. David Dreier

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 01/13/2011 07:24:52 PM PST

Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, has proposed a bill that would expand two wilderness areas in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Dreier’s bill, cosponsored by Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, would add 18,000 acres to the Sheep Mountain and Cucamonga wilderness areas, increasing the combined size of those areas by more than 30 percent.

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On politics in the Golden State
January 13, 2011 | 7:28 pm

Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) called Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan “Solomonesque” on Thursday for trying to tackle the state’s swollen deficit with an equal split of taxes and cuts.

But does Brown really balance the budget with a 50-50 mix of cuts and taxes? Not quite.

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WSJ: New Hit to Strapped States

JANUARY 14, 2011


With the market for municipal bonds tumbling, cities, hospitals, schools and other public borrowers are scrambling to refinance tens of billions of dollars of debt this year, another sign that the once-safe market is under duress.

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