Archive for August 30th, 2013

The Sun: Penman, two council members to be on San Bernardino recall ballot

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/29/13, 10:55 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Petitioners gathered enough valid signatures to put recalls of City Attorney James F. Penman, Councilman John Valdivia and Councilwoman Wendy McCammack on the ballot, but not enough for Councilman Chas Kelley, City Clerk Gigi Hanna said Thursday.

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August 29, 2013; 07:04 PM

A former San Bernardino County sheriff’s employee accused of falsifying training records to boost pay accepted a plea deal on Wednesday, Aug. 28, according to court records.

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/29/13, 5:37 PM PDT |

The tenure of Bob Blough as general manager of the San Bernardino Public Employees Association, the county’s largest labor union, has come to an end.

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/29/13, 11:30 AM PDT |

At the end of a test score era, Inland Empire schools more or less held steady on the Academic Performance Index scores released by the state Department of Education on Thursday.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown outlines prison plan for federal judges

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August 29, 2013

Two days after Gov. Jerry Brown proposed moving thousands of prisoners to local facilities and out of state to comply with a court order to reduce California’s prison population, the administration outlined the plan in a court filing this evening but suggested it is still preparing for potential inmate releases if the plan fails in the Legislature.

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By Brad Branan
Published: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Recognizing that California counties were fast running out of space to lock up offenders, state lawmakers authorized $1.2 billion for jail construction in 2007.

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By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Darrell Steinberg, the state Senate’s top leader, is offering Gov. Jerry Brown a way to salvage something positive from his otherwise losing fight over prisons.

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Medical Marijuana

By David G. Savage
August 29, 2013, 10:32 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of marijuana.

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By Craig Timberg and Barton Gellman
Published: August 29

The National Security Agency is paying hundreds of millions of dollars a year to U.S. companies for clandestine access to their communications networks, filtering vast traffic flows for foreign targets in a process that also sweeps in large volumes of American telephone calls, e-mails and instant messages.

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