Archive for October 20th, 2013

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Settlement discussions in third sheriff lawsuit


Sunday, October 18, 2013 – 12:30 p.m.

Sources say another multi-million dollar legal settlement appears to be in the works to end a third lawsuit, involving the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, following a federal court ruling slamming the county.

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InlandPolitics: Newspaper shenanigans afoot?


Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 09:10 a.m.

Would a local newpaper interfere with story content, in order to shill for a local politico?

It sure sounds that way!

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Sunday, October, 20, 2013 – 10:15 a.m.

There could be more to come regarding the abrupt departure of the General Manager to the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA).

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Paul Zellerbach

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach. (File Image)

October 18, 2013; 05:26 PM

A former prosecutor who sued Riverside County over alleged violations of his constitutional rights has agreed to settle his case for $150,000, according to the prosecutor’s lawyer.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Moreno Valley seal

The Moreno Valley City Council is expected on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to approve new schedules for destruction of city records.

October 18, 2013; 07:56 PM

The Moreno Valley City Council — beleaguered by a federal investigation and pending lawsuits — is expected on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to authorize wiping out records that some on Friday said may lead to destruction of evidence.

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


October 18, 2013; 06:46 PM

San Bernardino is looking at holding a mail-only special election on Feb. 4, 2014, to fill the 5th Ward council seat vacated by Chas Kelley last week.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Steve Harmon

Riverside County Public Defender Steve Harmon, center, flanked by Assitant Public Defender Brian Boles, left, and Assistant Public Defender Chad Firetag, right, on Oct. 8, 2013.The trio are the core administrators for the office Harmon took over six months ago.(Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

October 18, 2013; 06:09 PM

When longtime private defense attorney Steve Harmon stepped into the Riverside County public defender’s office in April, he was looking at one of his biggest cases — not something on a court docket, but the office itself.

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

The Sun: San Bernardino faces ‘supernova’ election

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/19/13, 7:31 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Rising crime, plummeting morale and a budget that’s already dropped off the ledge into bankruptcy — that’s the trend 11 candidates for mayor, 13 contenders for City Council and three vying to be city attorney have said they can reverse.

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By Doug McIntyre, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 10/19/13, 4:27 PM PDT |

It hasn’t been a good week for politicians.

First came the pathetic end to the slow motion train wreck known as the government shutdown. Then came an avalanche of scandals closer to home.

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Auto Club Speedway

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 10/19/13, 1:55 PM PDT |

FONTANA >> “I know it’s a race weekend. I see all the motor homes loading up groceries” in the parking lot of grocery stores, said Mayor Acquanetta Warren.

Area hotels and motels and restaurants were looking forward to a better-than-usual weekend as customers came in from out of town.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 – 12:30 am

By happenstance, the 10th anniversary of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sensational election as governor coincided, almost to the day, with the moment his successor, Jerry Brown, became the state’s longest-serving chief executive.

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Politico: Obamacare figures leave a lot unsaid


By JOANNE KENEN | 10/19/13 6:45 PM EDT

About a half million people have taken the first step toward enrolling in Obamacare health coverage, creating applications on the exchanges, administration officials said late Saturday.

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