Archive for February 13th, 2013

InlandPolitics: California Supreme Court grants review in Colonies case

California Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 – 05:00 p.m.

The California Supreme Court has granted a petition for review, filed by state prosecutors, of a 2012 Fourth District Court of Appeal ruling, which affirmed the dismissal of core charges in the highly-publicized Colonies corruption case.

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The PE: Inland courts hurting, state Assembly panel told

Scales of Justice

February 12, 2013; 06:19 PM

SACRAMENTO — Budget cuts have decimated the state’s court system, judges and others said Tuesday during several hours of Assembly testimony in which speakers warned that further reductions would bring the third branch of government to its knees.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Cities urge end to lawsuit


San Bernardino County Supervisors Chairwoman Janice Rutherford has called for the county to end its litigation over the $102 million Colonies lawsuit settlement.

February 12, 2013; 08:56 PM

A group of Inland city officials urged San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to end the county’s costly lawsuit against three public agencies to recover $102 million paid in the controversial Colonies settlement.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Police seeking lawsuit against San Bernardino

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/12/2013 06:20:54 PM PST

The San Bernardino police union will ask U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Riverside to lift a stay and allow them to sue the city because it believes the way the city imposed a contract on the union violated state laws, the union’s lawyer said in court Tuesday.

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By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2013

Millions of Californians remain stuck in the state’s increasingly expensive rental markets, unable to buy homes as they deal with tight credit markets and damage to their finances from the Great Recession.

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By Alejandro Lazo
February 12, 2013, 4:10 p.m.

Foreclosure starts in California took a massive tumble last month as new state laws aimed at prohibiting certain aggressive bank repossession practices went into effect.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

The good news is California’s economy will keep growing this year. The bad news is it will be more of the same lackluster growth the state has seen since the recession ended in 2009.

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Southern California — this just in
Phil Willon, Julie Cart, Matt Stevens and Rong-Gong Lin II
February 13, 2013 | 12:22 am

Charred human remains have been found in the debris of the burned-out Big Bear area cabin where police believe fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was holed up, authorities said late Tuesday night.

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