Archive for February 11th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Political advisor to Ramos, McMahon resigns position


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 10:15 a.m.

The political advisor to San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos and Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon has resigned his long-time appointed position on the Orange County Fair Board.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

You gotta hand it to developer Iddo Benzeevi.

Benzeevi owns Highland Fairview, a company reportedly the target of a federal probe that has engulfed the city of Moreno Valley for some time now.

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InlandPolitics: Election filing period opens

 Elections 2014

Wednesday, February 11, 2014 – 09:15 a.m.

The filing period for candidates running for office on the June primary election ballot opened Monday.

Perspective candidates will have until March 7 to complete the filing requirements, including the payment of fees and ballot statement costs.

Various federal, state and local offices will be up for grabs.

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February 10, 2014; 06:50 PM

A judge in Sacramento has denied Moreno Valley’s attempt to derail plans for a medical complex near March Air Reserve Base.

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

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/10/14, 10:52 PM PST |

UPLAND >> Councilwoman Debbie Stone had to walk out of City Hall with the police chief by her side following a tense discussion with a member of the public Monday night.

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Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento gives a thumbs up after Gov. Jerry Brown announced that his office has come to an agreement with all four leaders of legislation on prison housing plan.  To Steinberg's left is Senate Republican Leader Rob Huff R-Diamond Bar,  Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Visalia.

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The latest on California politics and government
February 10, 2014

Lobbyist Kevin Sloat has set a new record in California, agreeing to pay the state a fine of $133,500 — the largest ever for violating state laws that regulate lobbyists.

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Bob Kind and Catie Redel of Petaluma visit Phoenix Lake in San Anselmo, a reservoir that has seen its water level rise with the recent rainfall. ( Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle)

By Kurtis Alexander
Updated 5:01 pm, Monday, February 10, 2014

Last month, the small Mendocino County city of Willits faced a real possibility of running out of water. The city’s two reservoirs were approaching record low levels and the city manager estimated that just three months of drinking water remained.

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California Prisons

By Paige St. John [This post has been updated. See the note below for details.]
February 10, 2014, 10:50 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Talk of a sentencing commission and promises of “comprehensive and sustainable” changes in prisons have won Gov. Jerry Brown a two-year delay in orders to reduce prison crowding.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 – 12:00 am

Gov. Jerry Brown has contended for months that the state could reduce severe overcrowding in the state’s prisons through creative management, without releasing felons that might endanger the public.

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RollCall: Clinton Hands Join Campaign to Replace Waxman

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By Abby Livingston
Roll Call Staff
Feb. 10, 2014, 3:35 p.m.

Just two weeks after longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman announced his retirement, at least one campaign is moving quickly to build a campaign infrastructure to win the California Democrat’s seat.

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By Sarah Kliff
February 10 at 4:15 pm

The Treasury Department on Monday rolled out more tweaks to the health-care law’s requirement that all large employers–those with 50 or more workers–provide insurance coverage to their workers. This is the part of Obamacare was supposed to take effect at the start of 2014, but was delayed by the White House this past summer as the White House was facing significant push back from employers.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton (Courtesy Getty Images)

The Hill

By Ian Swanson – 02/11/14 12:01 AM EST

Members of Team Clinton started talking about a 2016 presidential bid months before the former first lady left the State Department.

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