Archive for December 28th, 2013

The Sun: Defense attorneys want Colonies case back in San Bernardino Superior Court

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Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors appear before Superior Court Judge Michael Smith during a hearing in 2012, in the Colonies case. (File Photo/The Sun)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/28/13, 5:30 PM PST |

Defense attorneys said Friday they will push to get San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case back to trial court so they can present additional evidence they say will help prove their clients’ innocence.

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Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga

December 27, 2013; 05:56 PM

Democrats seeking to unseat Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in the 31st Congressional District are feeling encouraged by a recent poll that shows him with weak approval ratings.

To read post by Jeff Horseman and Imran Ghori in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.


December 27, 2013; 03:09 PM

Dean Benjamini, recently named assistant public defender in charge of the Indio office, was appointed as a Riverside County Superior Court judge by Gov. Jerry Brown, the governor’s office announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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

The PE: REDLANDS: City studying potential bond measures


Redlands is considering proposing two ballot measures that would finance infrastructure improvements and maintenance, such as tree trimming.

December 27, 2013; 04:13 PM

Redlands city officials intend to gauge public support in early 2014 for two potential ballot measures that would finance flood control, sidewalks, ramps for disabled access, parks and trees.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


December 27, 2013; 01:40 PM

City managers in some of the Inland region’s largest municipalities have stitched voluminous golden parachutes to protect themselves from the whims of elected leaders, who have provided little stability for their top executives in recent years.

To read story by Aaron Claverie in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 12/28/13, 9:58 AM PST |

One politician resigned this past month, and five others are campaigning to win his empty seat.

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VVDailyPress: County’s pension plan honored


December 27, 2013 3:00 PM
From Staff Reports

An investment magazine recently gave a top nod to the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association for its innovative strategies in 2013, according to a county news release.

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By Sari Horwitz
Saturday, December 28, 2013

A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the massive collection of domestic telephone data brought to light by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is lawful, rejecting a challenge to the program by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Ed Royce


Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 27, 2013

It’s been more than two years since California redrew its political map, but old district-numbering habits apparently still linger for Rep. Ed Royce.

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