Archive for January 13th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Fullerton Police Officers’ found not guilty in Thomas death


Monday, January 13, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

A criminal jury has found Former Fullerton Police Officer’s Manual Ramos and Jay Cicinelli not guilty of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, respectively, in the death of Kelly Thomas.


January 12, 2014; 02:18 PM

Inland residents may avoid trucks on a steep, twisting grade near Moreno Valley, travel faster by bus through Riverside and drive more easily in congested Southwest Riverside County with last week’s award of $152 million in transportation funds.

To read story by David Downey in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

AP: Gov. Brown vows to start debate over teacher pensions


By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Posted: 01/12/2014 02:41:40 PM PST
Updated: 01/13/2014 06:09:14 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — In Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to start paying off California’s massive liabilities, the largest single unfunded debt will not be seeing any additional pay-down in the coming fiscal year.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, January 13, 2014

A new state budget Gov. Brown proposed last week does not have a long-sought rate hike for CalSTRS, which is projected to run out of money in three decades. But the budget does call for talks with teachers, schools and others to work out a rate-hike plan.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 12, 2014

Following the release of his new spending plan last week, Gov. Jerry Brown will hit the road Monday for a two-day swing through Fresno, Bakersfield and Riverside.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 – 12:00 am

Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators eliminated redevelopment, the decades-old program by which cities repackaged land and generated financing for projects to eradicate urban blight.

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By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 01/12/14, 5:31 PM PST |

BARSTOW >> In the decades-long saga of the world’s largest contaminated underground water plume, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the residents of Hinkley have never been so united for a goal: hiring U.S. Geological Survey Scientist John Izbicki.

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Roll Call

Hawkings Here

By David Hawkings
Posted at 8 p.m. on Jan. 12

One of the biggest congressional stories of the decade starts unfolding Monday — not at the Capitol, but across the street.

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