Archive for March 6th, 2012

By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/05/2012 08:12:23 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Newly elected Councilman John Valdivia was just one of seven officials sworn in at a pomp-filled ceremony Monday, but much of the speculation leading up to the meeting was on how Valdivia would shift the power from one political bloc to another.

The first thing Valdivia did was try to knock down that talk.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/05/2012 02:28:28 PM PST

The latest development in the fight over medical marijuana could sharply limit cities’ power to prohibit marijuana dispensaries.

A recent opinion, from the division of the state’s Fourth District Court of Appeals that meets in Santa Ana, holds that since California law provides for dispensaries, cities cannot ban them by declaring them to be a public nuisance.

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Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is being criticized for recent comments he made about a Georgetown law student. He called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and suggested she post sex videos of herself on the Internet. Although he issued an apology Saturday, he is still being criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike, and several sponsors have dropped his show.

By Paul Farhi
Published: March 5

Rush Limbaugh offered more contrition Monday for his comments about a Georgetown law student, but the conservative radio talk-show host continued to lose advertisers as a result of outrage over his characterization of the woman as a “slut” and a “prostitute.”

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Dan Walters


By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 – 9:20 am

The thousands of college students who marched on the Capitol on Monday to protest rising fees and decreasing state support had a point: Higher education has taken a disproportionately heavy drubbing in recent years as politicians attempted – and largely failed – to balance the state budget.

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