Archive for March 13th, 2014

The Sun: Colonies supporters giving to District Attorney’s opponent

Mike Ramos

District Attorney Mike Ramos

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/12/14, 9:17 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Associates of an indicted developer are backing a challenger to incumbent District Attorney Michael A. Ramos in the upcoming June primary election.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

City Councilman John Valdivia (R-San Bernardino) has opted not to run in the 31st Congressional District.

The move leaves six candidates candidates, four democrats and two republicans, who have officially-qualified.

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The PE: REGION: Ballot statements too costly for some

Sample Ballot

March 12, 2014; 11:11 PM

If you’re like a lot of voters, when you get your official Sample Ballot and Voter Guide in the mail, you flip to the candidate statements to get a bead on who the folks seeking your vote are.

For some voters, it’s the only way they’ll learn about the candidates.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 03/12/14, 6:28 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Plans for a charter review committee are moving forward despite a letter from the police union challenging the legality of the process.

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Last month’s sales of new and previously owned houses and condominiums fell 12 percent to 14,027 properties from 15,945 a year earlier, said La Jolla-based DataQuick. That’s the lowest number since February 2008 when only 10,777 homes were sold.

By Gregory J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 03/12/14, 9:47 PM PDT | Updated: 20 secs ago

Prices for sold homes increased again, but tight inventory and the continuing decline in distressed properties combined to stagnate homebuying activity across Southern California in February as sales dropped to their lowest level for the month in six years, a market tracker said on Wednesday.

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By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Updated 10:47 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The campaign manager for a Republican state lawmaker running for California governor announced Wednesday that she had quit the campaign just days before the state Republican convention, although Assemblyman Tim Donnelly characterized the split as “a mutual thing,” saying he was merely caught off guard by the timing.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 12, 2014

A years-long battle over the direction of the California court system, pitting the San Francisco-based state court bureaucracy against rebel judges and court employee unions, took another tack Wednesday.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff

By Robert Faturechi
March 12, 2014, 11:06 p.m.

The candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff sharpened their attacks Wednesday night, accusing each other of mismanagement and opportunism in front of a Van Nuys audience gathered for their second debate.

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The spy agency is not above infecting networks with malware by posing as the social-media site, according to newly released Snowden files.

National Journal

By Dustin Volz
March 12, 2014

This just in from the Edward Snowden vault of government secrets: The National Security Agency is breaking into “potentially millions of computers worldwide” and infecting them with malware “implants” as part of an effort that is increasingly relying on automated systems and not human oversight, according to a by First Look Media report published Wednesday.

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David Hawkings

By David Hawkings
Posted at 5:50 p.m. on March 12

Few senators wait until their 80s, or the start of their third decade in office, to have their breakout moment. But that’s what this past year has been for Dianne Feinstein.

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