Archive for March 7th, 2014


Friday, March 7, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The civil service appeal hearing for Angela Gray, the former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employee at the center of a highly-publicized pay scandal, started Friday morning.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Chino native enters congressional race

Christina Gagnier

Chino native Christina Gagnier enters congressional race for 35th Congressional District to replace Gloria Negrete McLeod, who is stepping down to run for San Bernardino County Supervisor.

March 05, 2014; 04:22 PM

WASHINGTON — Chino native and San Francisco attorney Christina Gagnier spent the past two weeks walking the 35th congressional district, which stretches from Pomona to Rialto. She stopped at community colleges and senior centers to ask potential voters what issues were the most important to them.

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

The PE: LABOR: Stater Bros., UFCW talks progressing

stater Bros

March 06, 2014; 03:27 PM

Amidst a recent history of contentious contract negotiations between three national supermarket chains and the union that represents store workers, the talks involving Stater Bros. are usually less tense and show results faster.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 – 12:00 am

Following a spate of ethical problems at the Capitol, a group of California lawmakers Thursday proposed a set of bills they say will change the way they do business.

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Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced his retirement last month and four Democrats and three Republicans are vying to succeed him. (Handout / Handout / May 7, 2008)

By Jean Merl
March 6, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

Hoping to pick up an Inland Empire congressional district in this year’s elections, Democratic campaign officials got behind Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar from the start and hoped party voters would do the same.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 – 10:04 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 – 10:19 pm

Neel Kashkari is young, smart, accomplished, articulate and relatively moderate, and embodies California’s incredible cultural diversity.

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By Chris Megerian
March 6, 2014, 9:18 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — While lawmakers begin discussing ways to fix California’s cash-strapped teacher pension system, another long-term financial problem continues to fester.

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Three sheriff’s deputies charged with hindering a federal investigation file claims stating that Lee Baca and Paul Tanaka directed the handling of an inmate working as a federal informant.

By Robert Faturechi
March 6, 2014, 8:45 p.m.

Former Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aide authorized the controversial handling of a Los Angeles County jail inmate who was found to be secretly working as a federal informant, according to a court filing by three of the deputies facing federal charges in connection with the incident.

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Rep. Darrell Issa motions to Republican staff members to cut off the microphone of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, left, during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP-Getty Images / March 5, 2014)

By Richard Simon (This post has been updated, as indicated below.)
March 6, 2014, 6:26 p.m.

WASHINGTON – The House Republican majority shot down a Democratic effort Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, for the “disrespectful manner” in which he adjourned a hearing as the panel’s top Democrat was speaking.

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