Archive for October 8th, 2013

The Sun: San Bernrdino mayor to deliver warning in ‘state of the city’

Pat Morris

San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris discusses his State of the City speech during an interview in his office Monday. (Lafonzo Carter — staff photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/07/13, 6:08 PM PDT | Updated: 5 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> A year after a state of the city address comparing this community to Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities,” Mayor Pat Morris reaches for a darker tale as he prepares a speech that is less the celebration typical of such events than it is a desperate call to arms.

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The PE: MORENO VALLEY: Co arraignment delayed to Nov. 13

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October 07, 2013; 05:37 PM

Former Moreno Valley Councilman Marcelo Co’s arraignment on fraud and grand theft charges was delayed to mid-November during a brief court appearance on Monday, Oct. 7.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

October 07, 2013; 05:29 PM

A second high-profile attorney is pushing the Moreno Valley City Council to rescind an appointment to replace Councilman Marcelo Co following alleged violations of the open-meetings law, the attorney confirmed Monday, Oct. 7.

To read story by Suzanne Hurt in The Press Enterprise, click here.



By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/07/13, 11:17 PM PDT |

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has not officially declared a run for governor but said on Monday the support he received during a weekend GOP convention is pushing him toward making a formal announcement.

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By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/07/13, 9:44 PM PDT |

A recent election to fill a vacant 52nd Assembly District seat saw less than 2 percent of voters flexing their citizen rights by walking into a polling place to cast a ballot.

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Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 7, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have allowed legal immigrants to serve on juries, saying in a veto message Monday that the responsibility should be reserved for U.S. citizens.

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Real Estate

By Karen Weise October 07, 2013

As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second week, home buyers and sellers are learning just how big a role the federal government plays in the lending process.

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LATimes: Former SEIU local leader gets 33 months in prison


Tyrone Freeman stole from his union’s low-income members to pay for a lavish lifestyle. Deciding on his sentence was difficult, the judge says.

By Paul Pringle
October 7, 2013, 9:43 p.m.

The former president of California’s biggest union local was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison for stealing from his low-income members to finance an expensive lifestyle that included being married to two women at the same time.

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Debt Limit

By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON | Tue Oct 8, 2013 10:35am EDT

(Reuters) – The Obama administration says a U.S. default would be “catastrophic.” Economists say it could plunge the country into recession and prompt a global financial meltdown.

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LATimes: Emboldened Republicans defy Washington’s norms

Government Shutdown

By sheer force of their personalities, and under the protection of their conservative districts, these representatives feel secure in rejecting compromise.

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
October 7, 2013, 8:32 p.m.

WASHINGTON — One is a former Texas talk-radio host who had never held public office until he won a seat in Congress in the 2010 tea party wave.

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