Archive for September 24th, 2011

The PE: AIRPORT: Following FBI raid, little insight offered at meeting

IVDA board members Pat Morris, left, and co-chair Josie Gonzales address the public at Friday’s special meeting. (Mark Zaleski/Staff Photographer)

10:31 PM PDT on Friday, September 23, 2011


Just two days after the FBI and others raided San Bernardino International Airport searching for evidence that could be tied to conspiracy, bribery, fraud and money laundering, officials with the two public agencies that govern the airport offered little comment at a special meeting held Friday afternoon to discuss it.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/23/2011 08:52:14 PM P

LOMA LINDA – No comment and the promise of another meeting.

That’s all the public got after airport panelists came out of a 90-minute closed session meeting Friday to address issues related to the FBI raid Wednesday at San Bernardino International Airport.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/23/2011 05:29:36 PM PDT

UPLAND – A former City Council candidate is continuing to keep an eye on City Hall.

Maureen Sundstrom, an attorney, has filed a complaint with the Public Integrity Unit of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office accusing the City Council of violating the Brown Act during its Sept. 12 meeting regarding two agenda items.

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VVDailyPress: Sheriff’s Explorer ride-alongs reinstated

Program had been suspended since spring
September 23, 2011 1:00 PM
Beatriz Valenzuela
Staff Writer

After nearly five months and a full policy review, the ride-along portion of the Sheriffs’ Explorer program has been reinstated with some changes, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said Friday.

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California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, shown in November, has been under increased pressure from advocates who say she has not done enough to battle banks’ efforts to get off lightly. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / September 24, 2011)

By Nathaniel Popper and Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2011, 7:39 p.m.

Reporting from New York and Los Angeles— California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has emerged as a key player in pursuing a nationwide settlement with major U.S. banks accused of wrongful foreclosures and is facing increased pressure from consumer groups seeking help for homeowners devastated by the mortgage crisis.

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SFChronicle: Feinstein sues bank over alleged embezzlement

Carolyn Lochhead and Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Staff Writers
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Washington — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s campaign filed suit Friday against a small Los Angeles County bank and the Democrat’s former campaign treasurer, alleging that Kinde Durkee and her associates “stole millions” in funds from Feinstein campaign committees in the last two years.

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LATimes: It’s not 2008 all over again — yet

A trader signals an offer on Standard & Poor’s 500 index options at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The S&P 500 is down 16.7% since it peaked for the year April 29 and is down 9.6% year to date. (Scott Olson, Getty Images / September 24, 2011)

By Tom Petruno Market Beat
September 24, 2011

Investors know they’re supposed to look for opportunities in financial markets when things seem bleakest. But that’s the incredibly difficult challenge right now — how to judge where we are on the Bleak-O-Meter.

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