Archive for November 6th, 2013

DailyBulletin: California Supreme Court hears arguments in Colonies corruption case

California Supreme Court  justices

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/05/13, 5:54 PM PST |

SACRAMENTO >> The California Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments from a prosecutor and a defense attorney in San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case. The high court’s decision will determine whether bribery charges will be reinstated against a key defendant in the case or whether the case will move forward as it now stands.

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California Supreme Court - Sacramento

California’s State Capitol in Sacramento. (Myung J. Chun/AP)

California justices pepper both sides with questions; prosecutors want some charges reinstated in the Colonies Partners case
November 05, 2013; 05:02 PM

State prosecutors got their chance to ask the California Supreme Court to reinstate charges against an Upland developer in a case San Bernardino County prosecutors called one of the biggest public corruption cases in county history.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Hit the bricks, Penman!

You're Out

By William Cutting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – 11:00 p.m.

The numbers reported by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters paint a pretty bleak picture for the Penman clan.  San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman is on the verge of being recalled.  In the first report of absentees, he was down significantly and the first update of the night showed little change.

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Wendy McCammack

Wendy McCammack gathers with friends, family and supporters Tuesday at the Elks Lodge in San Bernardino while waiting on election results. (Rick Sforza — Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/05/13, 9:05 PM PST | Updated: 10 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Councilwoman Wendy McCammack led all mayoral candidates and will face accountant Carey Davis in a February run-off, even as voters in McCammack’s 7th Ward decided to recall her from the council.

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Jim Penman

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/05/13, 9:13 PM PST | Updated: 3 mins ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> After 26 years, James F. Penman’s role as San Bernardino’s city attorney has come to an end.

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November 05, 2013; 08:16 AM

Riverside Ward 3 City Council candidate Mike Soubirous looks likely to have beaten runoff opponent Valerie Hill by several hundred votes, according to incomplete election returns announced late Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Riverside County Sheriff

November 04, 2013; 04:00 PM

Raises guaranteed to Riverside County law enforcement are a major driver in a projected $39 million shortfall in the sheriff’s budget, county officials say.

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


Riverside County supervisors voted to hire Lowell Johnson to head Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

November 05, 2013; 06:20 PM

Riverside County supervisors agreed to spend $23 million on consultants who have promised to stem the financial hemorrhage at the county hospital, which is losing an estimated $1 million a week.

To read story by Janet Zimmerman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
and Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/05/13, 9:26 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Voters recalled 7th Ward City Councilwoman Wendy McCammack Tuesday night in an election that also saw incumbent Councilman Robert Jenkins go down to defeat in the city’s 2nd Ward and Councilman John Valdivia fending off a recall attempt in his 3rd Ward.

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By Christopher Cadelago
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 – 7:43 am

California lawmakers are getting their first pay raise in six years next month, and unlike previous increases, only a handful are turning down the larger paycheck.

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Legislature session begins

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 5, 2013

Republican Tim Donnelly formally announced his candidacy for California governor Tuesday, criticizing incumbent Jerry Brown for his prison policies and a state business climate Donnelly said is unduly burdensome.

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Marcelo Co

Booking photo of former Moreno Valley City Councilman Marcelo Co, 64, who has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bribery charge, prosecutors said Tuesday. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department / August 13, 2013)

By Rick Rojas
November 5, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

A former Moreno Valley city councilman has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges after taking a $2.3-million cash payment from an undercover operative in what prosecutors said was the first criminal case to emerge in a months-long corruption investigation in the city.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am

When Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature overhauled the distribution of state aid to California schools this year, their stated purpose was to improve the educations of poor and “English-learner” students.

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LATimes: Sale of Riverside newspaper may be in jeopardy


By Ken Bensinger
November 5, 2013, 8:18 a.m.

A deal to sell the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register may be in jeopardy less than a month after it was announced.

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Post Politics

By Aaron Blake
November 5 at 4:05 pm

President Obama’s approval rating has dipped below 40 percent for the first time in two years, according to a new poll from Gallup.

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