Archive for February 23rd, 2014

InlandPolitics: David Lewis: Legal filings on wrongful death case

Court Filings

Sunday, February 23, 2014 – 7:25 p.m. has uploaded documents, from the respective state and federal court databases, related to the breaking story on deceased real estate executive David Lewis, published by The San Bernardino County Sentinel website on Sunday evening.

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Mike Ramos

A lawsuit filed by the widow and son of former real estate executive David Lewis alleges San Bernardin County District Attorney Michael Ramos coerced the prominent businessman to, among other things, wear a wire in an investigation into his family before killing himself.


The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck (
Sunday, February 23, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

(February 23) David Lewis, a third generation member of the Lewis Homes homebuilding and shopping center development dynasty, was driven to suicide in 2010 by pressure put on him by district attorney Mike Ramos to act as a cooperating witness against members of his family, according to a lawsuit filed by his widow and surviving son.

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Elections 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 05:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 23, 20134 – 08:45 a.m.

The filing period for the June Primary Election closes on March 7.

Two of the sure to be hotly-contested Inland races, will be that of Riverside County and San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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February 22, 2014; 04:28 PM

Riverside could increase spending this fiscal year by more than $5.8 million, in part by tapping the general fund reserve, but finance officials are cautioning the council about growing costs in 2014-15.

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

Eloise Gomez Reyes

Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, and immediately to his right Eloise Gomez Reyes, at a rally in downtown San Bernardino on Friday in support of her bid for the 31st Congressional District seat. Ryan Carter — Staff

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 02/22/14, 2:24 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The cheers for attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, on Friday were meant to celebrate the lift her campaign for the 31st Congressional District expected from the endorsement of the fourth-ranking Democrat in Congress.

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Redlands has and continues to become a destination for food, wine and beer. The city’s numerous restaurants, breweries and wineries are gaining in popularity from Redlanders and outsiders.

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/22/14, 4:42 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> Foodies are traveling from within and beyond Southern California to find artisan foods, craft beverages and locally sourced ingredients in Redlands.

Word of the town’s many local restaurants, wineries and breweries has gotten out, helping to brand the city as a food and beverage destination.

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By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 02/22/14, 6:40 PM PST |

America’s slow but steady recovery from the Great Recession has been fueled at least in part by government stimulus.

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By Paul Rogers
Posted: 02/22/2014 04:09:15 PM PST
Updated: 02/22/2014 07:20:33 PM PST

Here’s something you haven’t heard much around California during the past 14 months: Get out your umbrellas.

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California state Sen. Ronald Calderon

State Sen. Ronald Calderon, shown at a news conference at the Capitol in June 2013, is accused of fraud, money laundering and taking nearly $100,000 in bribes. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press / June 10, 2013)

By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
February 22, 2014, 7:39 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — For a while it looked like the state Legislature was shedding its reputation as a political punching bag, its ratings in public opinion polls climbing out of the cellar as the budget crisis eased and the economy began to recover.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 – 12:00 am

It’s not that California politicians haven’t talked about the state’s uncertain water supply.

They have – constantly, for decades.

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Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver watches her older brother, Bobby Shriver, address supporters at a campaign event in Santa Monica. (Catherine Saillant / Los Angeles Times / February 22, 2014)

By Catherine Saillant
February 22, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

NBC correspondent Maria Shriver said she sees no need to step down from her news job while campaigning for her brother, Bobby Shriver, a candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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WashPost: Governors’ races offer a barometer for 2016

Governor Election - 2014

By Dan Balz,
Published: February 22, 2014

In Washington, the focus right now is on the Senate: Who will control it after the November midterm elections? But the National Governors Association winter meeting this weekend is a reminder that the outcome of this year’s gubernatorial elections will be equally important in shaping the political future.

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