Archive for March 29th, 2014

Private Eye

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/28/14, 7:53 PM PDT |

When a prestigious El Segundo-based private investigations firm was hired to investigate the key witness in a major San Bernardino County corruption case, they subcontracted the work — or at least part of it — to a rural Alabama woman who had no license and a spotty criminal record.

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Sens. Alex Padilla, Darrell Steinberg

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), right, and Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) confer after a bipartisan vote to suspend three Democratic senators. The three — Ronald Calderon, Leland Yee and Roderick Wright — will continue to be paid. (Steve Yeater / Associated Press / March 29, 2014)

By Patrick McGreevy
March 28, 2014, 4:28 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Reeling from embarrassing bribery, corruption and voter fraud scandals, the state Senate took the unprecedented action Friday of voting to suspend three Democratic lawmakers from office pending the resolution of criminal charges against them.

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When Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced he would not seek reelection, he set off a battle among Republicans hoping to succeed him. (March 28, 2014)

By Jean Merl
March 28, 2014, 6:44 p.m.

Four Democrats have been battling for months over who was best suited to challenge Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) for his Inland Empire congressional seat.

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