Archive for October 25th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City fires lobbyist over new client


October 24, 2013

Politics often make strange bedfellows, but recently Riverside’s bed got crowded enough that someone is going to be sleeping on the floor.

To read post by Alicia Robinson in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/25/13, 7:45 AM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After a few weeks without any oxygen-sucking forums for citywide offices, Save San Bernardino brought many of the City Council candidates together Thursday night to discuss why each thinks they’re the best to turn the city around.

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Mike Ramos+Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris hugs San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos after endorsing him at Ramos’ reelection campaign event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Thursday evening. (Rachel Luna /Staff photographer)

By Doug Saunders, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 10/24/13, 7:39 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos received the endorsement of California State Attorney General Kamala Harris as he kicked off his re-election campaign Thursday evening here.

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VVDailyPress: Pryke named in sexual harassment suits

Ray Pryke

Valleywide publisher accused of ‘explicit’ comments, advances
October 24, 2013 5:59 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Two lawsuits allege that the publisher of the Valleywide Newspaper group made sexual advances toward an employee and punished another who spoke out, court records show.

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By Chris Megerian
October 24, 2013, 12:22 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California political campaign committees that received money from a secretive network of conservative nonprofits last year, including $11 million from an obscure Arizona group, face hefty penalties from state regulators, officials announced Thursday.

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Melody Gutierrez
Updated 7:02 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sacramento –Gun-rights advocates plan to target Assembly Speaker John Pérez and four other Democratic lawmakers in a recall campaign to serve as retribution for California passing an assortment of gun-control bills this year.

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Jerry Brown Appeals to Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown, shown here in January pledging to appeal prison crowding caps before the U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday filed a new appeal protesting a ban on expanding the use of private prisons out of state. (Paige St. John / Los Angeles Times)

By Paige St. John
October 24, 2013, 6:35 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is back on the doorstep of the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking an order to let him go ahead with contracts that would send thousands more inmates to private prisons out of state.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 – 6:18 am

The faculties and administrators of California’s public institutions of higher learning often display a certain disdain for the real world.

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The nation’s banks have seen a sharp slowdown in profits from refinancing as mortgage rates rose from historic lows while the housing market healed.

By Andrew Tangel and E. Scott Reckard
October 24, 2013, 6:21 p.m.

NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. is slashing 1,200 jobs in its mortgage division as the company’s refinancing business slows amid rising interest rates.

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