Archive for October 8th, 2011

SFChronicle: Governor signs California ‘Dream Act’

Nanette Asimov,Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writers
Saturday, October 8, 2011

(10-08) 13:53 PDT Sacramento — For the first time, thousands of California students who are in the country illegally will be eligible to receive financial aid to attend any public college in the state at taxpayer expense, beginning in 2013, as Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law AB131, known as the California Dream Act.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Burum seeks return of seized material

The Colonies figure says agents crippled his firms and took attorney documents. Feds say no privileged papers were

Published: 07 October 2011 10:19 PM

An attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum urged federal officials to return material seized during a raid last month and accused them of taking documents that are protected by attorney-client privilege.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport to become more transparent

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

Published: 07 October 2011 10:29 PM

The embattled San Bernardino International Airport Authority took some giant steps in the right direction last week, ordering a review of contracts with a controversial developer and promising to become more transparent.

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Published: 08 October 2011 03:47 PM

Incumbent San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and challenger David McKenna are scheduled to appear Tuesday at a candidates forum at the meeting of the San Bernardino Rotary Club.

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The PE: INLAND: Feds start medical marijuana crackdown

Published: 07 October 2011 12:34 PM

Calling it a “big-money business,” California’s four U.S. attorneys announced a major crackdown Friday targeting the sale, cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana — including operations in Wildomar.

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Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 10/07/2011 04:55:25 PM PDT

Legislation that stemmed from Inland Empire corruption scandals, which targets indicted politicians and those charged with crimes, was signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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By David Siders
Published: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

In a huge victory for organized labor, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday restricting California ballot initiatives to November elections, when turnout is higher and more advantageous for Democrats.

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LATimes: CalPERS gives top execs $4.5 million in bonuses

Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
October 7, 2011 | 4:24 pm

Top administrators and investment officers at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the country’s biggest government pension plan, were awarded $4.5 million in bonuses, averaging 41% of their base salaries for the year that ended June 30.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 7, 2011

Just hours after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation restricting initiatives and referendums next year to the November ballot, Republican attorney Chuck Bell submitted a request for title and summary for a referendum of the bill.

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Administrators Note: Gilliard is consultant to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, a registered democrat.

The Swarm
Mix it up with The Bee’s editorial board.
October 7, 2011

At this time last year, an obscure shell of a corporation called Taxpayer Network aired an attack on Sen. Barbara Boxer.

If the ad’s intended effect was to defeat Boxer, it failed. Boxer won reelection. But the ad did help line a few pockets, a document released a year later shows.

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SFChronicle: U.S. targets pot suppliers who profit in state

Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, October 8, 2011

California’s federal prosecutors announced a campaign Friday to shut down scores of marijuana dispensaries, which they described as profit-making criminal enterprises masquerading as suppliers of medicine.

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The new $5 monthly charge has become a focal point for anger and frustration about the flailing economy and Washington’s attempts to help the nation recover from the financial crisis.

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2011, 7:55 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— In the volatile political air ignited by the nation’s economic struggles, $5 buys a lot more controversy than it used to.

The announcement by Bank of America Corp. last week that it would charge customers $5 a month to use their debit cards has rung up animosity from coast to coast.

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