Archive for October 27th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Write a letter….Leak it to the paper. Really ?


Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Gamesmanship at its best.

San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris authors a scathing letter to City Attorney Jim Penman. Then leaks it to the press.

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October 25, 2013; 05:23 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz’s day job came in handy thousands of feet above the air.

Ruiz, a Harvard-educated medical doctor, came to the aid of a stricken passenger during an Oct. 24 flight from Washington to Fort Worth, Texas. Ruiz and a fireman tended to a man in his 60s who fainted in his seat about 30 minutes into the American Airlines flight, The Desert Sun reported.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Alicia Robinson and Dayna Straehley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Upland seal

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/26/13, 8:28 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> City Manager Stephen Dunn painted a sobering picture about this city’s finances when he said at a meeting Saturday morning that the city is on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Ann Ravel

Ann Ravel, outgoing chairwoman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, announces $16 million in penalties in a probe of anonymous political donations. She starts her new job as a member of the Federal Election Commission on Monday. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press / October 24, 2013)

By Chris Megerian and Evan Halper
October 26, 2013, 5:46 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.

As California’s top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit groups that spent millions on state campaigns last year, and she announced $16 million in penalties against those groups this week.

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Affordable Care Act

Jennifer Harris, a self-employed lawyer in Orange County, has been paying $98 a month for an individual health insurance plan that provides less coverage than the Affordable Care Act requires. The cheapest alternative she’s found so far costs more than twice as much.

By Chad Terhune
October 26, 2013, 7:42 p.m.

Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don’t like what they see.

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