Archive for January 17th, 2013

Voice of OC: OC Fair Panel Calls for State Probe of Failed Sale Attempt

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:00 am | Updated: 12:18 pm, Thu Jan 17, 2013.

A committee set up by the Orange County Fair Board is recommending that the board urge Gov. Jerry Brown to investigate a shadowy statewide organization, the California Construction Authority, in connection with the failed effort during the Schwarzenegger administration to privatize the fairgrounds.

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San Bernardino Seal

Steve Scauzillo and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/16/2013 06:27:58 PM PST

Special Section: San Bernardino

San Bernardino will find out Thursday whether Acting City Manager Andrea-Travis Miller has been hired away from the city to become executive director of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.

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DailyBulletin: Upland councilman to host forum

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Staff Report
Posted: 01/16/2013 05:57:35 PM PST
Updated: 01/16/2013 09:26:39 PM PST

UPLAND – City Councilman Gino Filippi will meet with friends and supporters for a late New Year’s lunch and discussion of public safety, housing and economic development.

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LATimes: California ethics commission is at a crossroads

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The state’s five-member Fair Political Practices Commission has three upcoming vacancies and is expecting a new executive director. Some of the panel’s critics are hoping a tougher watchdog emerges.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO — The state agency that polices political spending led a national push to expose secret campaign cash from Arizona last fall. But it has a mixed record of pursuing rule breakers within California’s own political establishment.

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Calpensions: How would Stockton bankruptcy cut pensions?


By Ed Mendel
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bond insurers who want CalPERS to share the financial pain of the Stockton bankruptcy do not answer a key question in lengthy court filings: How would “bloated” and “overly rich” pensions be cut?

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