Archive for August 13th, 2013

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: Councilman Marcelo Co arrested on fraud charges

Marcelo Co

Marcelo Co

August 12, 2013

Embattled Moreno Valley Councilman Marcelo Co has been arrested on eight felonies, including fraud and grand theft, Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach confirmed.

To read story by Richard Brooks in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Omnitrans audit fixes coming soon, officials say


A Federal Transportation Administration audit of Omnitrans turned up 19 deficiencies in its SBX Rapid Transit bus project.

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/12/13, 10:01 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Omnitrans is expected to provide the Federal Transit Administration a report by Sunday detailing how the agency is going to correct a number of deficiencies it was cited for in an April audit, officials said Monday.

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Ken Calvert

Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona)

August 12, 2013

A third Democrat has filed candidacy papers to run for Riverside County’s 42nd Congressional District in 2014.

To read post by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.


By Jon Ortiz
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 – 7:52 am

Less than a year after California lawmakers mandated sweeping changes for state and local government pensions, federal officials are poised to cut off billions of dollars in transportation funding because of the new laws.

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UTSanDiego: Filner spent on hotel, travel, blender


By Trent Seibert
Aug. 12, 2013 – 1:21 p.m.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s credit-card statements show several expenses at the Westgate Hotel, across from City Hall, where his bodyguards have told investigators that he took women.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Orange County in tangled money web

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Four years ago, Lou Correa, a Democratic state senator from Orange County, refused to vote for a state budget deal until then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other legislators agreed to give his county more money.

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California Seal

California’s revenue last month came in 6 percent lower than forecast by the budget, which predicted July tax receipts would bring $5.1 billion into state coffers.

Christopher Arns
Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal
Aug 12, 2013, 2:45pm PDT

The state of California’s cash flow took a hit in July, according to numbers released Monday by the State Controller’s Office.

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On politics in the Golden State

By Patrick McGreevy
August 12, 2013, 11:44 a.m.

A proposal to increase the minimum wage by $2 over five years was sidelined, at least temporarily, on Monday because it would cost the state millions of dollars.

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By Andrew Tangel
August 12, 2013, 2:10 p.m.

NEW YORK — New York’s top law enforcement official has accused an Orange County-based lender of scamming borrowers out of “millions of dollars” with high-interest loans.

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