Archive for January 29th, 2014

DailyJournal: Defendants in public corruption case allege prosecutorial misconduct

Los Angeles Daily Journal

San Bernardino County developer, officials in corruption scandal say their rights were violated

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Katie Lucia

Defendants charged in a wide-ranging public corruption scandal are trying to convince a judge to toss the case, alleging a litany of prosecutorial misconduct.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/28/14, 10:07 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved revisions to its campaign finance reform ordinance, two years after it was established to combat corruption.

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San Bernardino Seal

January 28, 2014; 03:55 PM

The city of San Bernardino is contracting with San Bernardino County to provide emergency management services.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.


January 28, 2014; 04:19 PM

A judge is expected to issue a decision Friday on a Moreno Valley lawsuit that could short-circuit plans for a medical complex on former March Air Force Base property.

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

Upland seal

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/28/14, 7:00 PM PST |

UPLAND >> It may be months before key decisions are made on many of the financial issues plaguing the city.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 28, 2014

A Los Angeles jury today convicted Sen. Rod Wright on all eight felony counts he was charged with in the case that questioned whether he lived in the district he represented, potentially sending the Democratic state legislator to eight years in prison.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff

By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
January 28, 2014, 6:07 p.m.

The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the department.

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Orange County Seal

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:41 pm | Updated: 8:35 am, Wed Jan 29, 2014.

What a difference a county line makes.

In San Diego, a majority Republican Board of Supervisors is handing out big salary raises to sheriff’s deputies. Meanwhile, Orange County’s all-Republican Board of Supervisors is not only holding the line on salaries but demanding that deputies pay significantly more toward their pensions.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 28, 2014

Proponents of a proposed ballot measure to more than double the vehicle-license fee to pay for road improvements have decided to drop efforts to put it on the November ballot.

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Apple Inc.

With Apple saying its revenue could drop this fiscal year, analysts increasingly believe the tech giant must shake up its product lineup to boost growth.

By Chris O’Brien
January 28, 2014, 6:27 p.m.

Apple iTV? The iWatch? Bigger iPhones and iPads?

Rumormongering about such mythical products is a regular spectator sport for many Apple watchers.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 28, 2014

With California preparing to offer driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, the documentation needed to prove residency and the fate of personal information emerged as key concerns at a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing on Tuesday.

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Barack Obama

Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

JAN. 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — After five years of fractious political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress on Tuesday as he vowed to tackle economic disparity with a series of limited initiatives on jobs, wages and retirement that he will enact without legislative approval.

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John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, seen leaving the House chamber on Capitol Hill on Jan. 27, 2014, is warning President Obama not to overstep his Constitutional authority when it comes to raising the minimum wage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
Posted: 01/28/14, 8:07 AM PST | Updated: 12 hrs ago

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) says President Barack Obama likely has the authority to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. But the speaker warned against any other unilateral steps that could encroach on the Constitution.

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The Hill: Senate Dems put off jobless benefits

Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) (Photo by Greg Nash)

By Alexander Bolton – 01/28/14 06:00 AM EST

Senate Democrats are dropping the issue of extending federal unemployment benefits — at least for now — despite intense lobbying over the recess by outside groups targeting Republicans.

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