Archive for August 15th, 2013

InlandPolitics: As expected, Cummings a “no go” for SB Mayor

San Bernardino Seal

Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

What a shocker! Auto Dealer Cliff Cummings didn’t file candidacy papers for mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino, prior to yesterday’s deadline.

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Riverside County cities that lost license fee money are still unlikely to partner with Orange County

August 14, 2013; 05:41 PM

SACRAMENTO — Two years ago, lawmakers from Orange County gave a cold shoulder to a frantic attempt by four Inland cities to piggyback on their legislative effort to reverse a June 2011 state budget action that took vehicle license-fee money away from new cities.

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

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/14/13, 8:23 PM PDT |

FONTANA >> Claims backlogs, insensitivity, disrespect were among the complaints veterans brought to U.S. Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod during a Wednesday field hearing, which drew about 200 people.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 14, 2013

An unusual alliance of unions, Common Cause and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association lined up Tuesday behind late-blooming legislation that would crack down on use of public resources to promote ballot measures.

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CapitolWeekly: Casinos may stray from the reservation

Slot Machines

By Samantha Gallegos | 08/14/13 10:00 AM PST

An off-reservation tribal casino has been approved in California for the first time, but there’s more to come: Three others are contemplated across the state from northern California to nearly the Mexican border.

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The region’s median home price in July holds steady from a month earlier at $385,000 as sales hit an eight-year high.

By Andrew Khouri
August 14, 2013, 5:57 p.m.

The red-hot Southern California housing market finally got a dose of cold water.

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Scales of Justice

By Richard Winton
August 14, 2013, 4:06 p.m.

Four months after a state appellate panel voided grand jury indictments against Irwindale officials connected to the alleged misappropriation of nearly $200,000 on lavish trips to New York, Los Angeles County prosecutors on Wednesday refiled the charges.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca

By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard
August 14, 2013, 6:00 a.m.

A retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s commander who played a role in exposing abuses inside the agency’s jails announced Wednesday that he is going to challenge Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election.

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