Archive for November 2nd, 2013

The Sun: CalPERS backs state in suit against San Bernardino


By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/01/13, 6:56 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The city’s largest creditor on Friday added its firepower to another legal adversary that, like CalPERS itself, is trying to appeal a bankruptcy court’s decision favoring the city.

Read the rest of this entry »


By Patrick McGreevy
November 1, 2013, 12:27 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — A federal prosecutor who led the investigation into doping allegations involving Lance Armstrong and others in professional cycling is also one of the attorneys in charge of the current corruption probe involving state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello).

Read the rest of this entry »

SacBee: FBI has been watching the Calderons for years


Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 1, 2013

The elaborate FBI sting involving an undercover agent posing as a film studio owner who offered bribes to state Sen. Ron Calderon was not the first time the agency investigated the Montebello Democrat.

Read the rest of this entry »

Corrupt former Bell manager Robert Rizzo may be ordered to pay millions to the city, but his public pension and 401(k) are untouchable.

By Jeff Gottlieb
November 1, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

When Robert Rizzo pleaded no contest to corruption charges last month, many of the trappings of his former life as Bell’s highly paid city manager were gone: the house near the ocean in Huntington Beach, the horse farm outside Seattle, the stable of racehorses.

Read the rest of this entry »

Politico: Obamacare losers could pack political punch



Meet the new Soccer Mom: Obamacare losers.

Millions of married, older, white, college-educated, GOP-leaning Americans have quickly seen their political profile rise after their health insurance companies sent them cancellation letters with the launch of the giant new health care law.

Read the rest of this entry »