Archive for March 4th, 2014

The Sun: Bill Postmus, attorney respond to suspected cell phone hacking

Scales of Justice

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/04/14, 6:47 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus and his attorney have responded to allegations that a prominent Los Angeles-based private investigation firm hired a woman to hack into Postmus’ cell phone and obtain his phone records.

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Obama Hitler

By Chris Megerian and Seema Mehta
March 4, 2014, 11:34 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on the issue of gun control.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/03/14, 6:30 PM PST |

RIVERSIDE >> Prosecutors and defense attorneys are finally in agreement on one thing in San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case: that the case should be remanded to Superior Court from the 4th District Court of Appeal so it can proceed to trial.

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The Sun: New San Bernardino mayor sworn in

Carey Davis

San Bernardino’s newly elected Mayor Carey Davis delivers his speech during the inauguration ceremony inside the council chambers in San Bernardino on Monday. photos by john valenzuela — staff photographer

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 03/03/14, 5:59 PM PST |

A new chapter in the history of San Bernardino began on Monday night.

A new mayor, two new councilmembers and two incumbents were sworn in during a City Council meeting packed with people, good wishes and hope.

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San Bernardino International Airport

The Grand Jury´s extensive criticism of the San Bernardino International Airport last year has been followed by a report this year concluding airport officials have now followed all of the Grand Jury´s recommendations. Is this another sign of turn-around for the airport, now that a developer has been removed from it and is instead facing felony charges? Airport officials and Mayor Pat Morris will say yes, and good times are ahead. Other critics will say no, the airport still has insurmountable obstacles. (Sun staff/file photo.)

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 03/03/14, 10:57 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The newly completed $20.5 million international terminal at San Bernardino International Airport faces an uphill battle to lure carriers away from more established air transport centers, two airline analysts say.

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VVDailyPress: Officials hold off on tax measure

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Utility-user tax would mitigate city’s fiscal crisis, council members
March 03, 2014 3:42 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • Adelanto officials said they will postpone attempts to add a tax measure to the ballot that would purportedly save the city from filing for bankruptcy.

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An outrider watches as horses leave the gate during the opening day of horse racing at the Del Mar Race Track in 2013. Last year the club was among entities that gave lawmakers free tickets. (Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times / July 17, 2013)

By Patrick McGreevy
March 3, 2014, 4:22 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that lobby state government.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 3, 2014

His caucus having indefinitely lost two members to ongoing court cases, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, pledged on Monday to put weeks of strife behind him and press on with legislative work.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 – 12:09 am

Once in a while, a line of movie dialogue becomes a cultural icon, and it happened in 1996’s “Jerry Maguire” when actor Cuba Gooding Jr., playing a talented athlete, told his agent (Tom Cruise) to “show me the money.”

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Sandra Hutchens

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / May 4, 2009)

By Jill Cowan
March 3, 2014, 7:46 p.m.

Orange County has been deluged with more than 1,000 concealed weapons applications since rolling back restrictions in the wake of an appellate court ruling, and officials are preparing to hire more than a dozen retired deputies to handle the crush.

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