Archive for May 1st, 2014

InlandPolitics: District Attorney dumps debate


Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

An incumbent District Attorney, whose personal conduct is now the focus of attention, withdraws from a debate with his challenger.

What a shock! We’ll not really.

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InlandPolitics: Grover Merritt appears on KTIE-AM 590

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 08:20 a.m.

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney and candidate, Grover Merritt, was a guest on the Lou Desmond Show on KTIE-AM 590, Wednesday evening (4/30).

The 30-minute segment was fast paced. Also participating in the discussion was Ralph Rossum, Professor of Criminal and Constitutional Law at Claremont McKenna College.

To listen to the podcast, click the here.

San Bernardino Justice Center

The new San Bernardino Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino, CA, Monday, April 28, 2014. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

By Lori Fowler, The Sun
Posted: 04/30/14, 9:10 PM PDT | Updated: 18 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> After seven years of planning, the new downtown San Bernardino Justice Center is set to open this month.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 04/30/14, 4:40 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> It took took three-and-a-half meetings, mounting impatience from residents and the specter of the “nuclear option” — repealing the city charter completely — but on Tuesday the citizen committee charged with recommending changes to the city’s governing document began to do that.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Thursday, May. 1, 2014 – 12:00 am

Ten years. Enough time for a U.S. Treasury note to mature or a kid to start fifth grade.

And, as The Sacramento Bee reported last weekend, that’s also how long a Southern California public power executive worked full time and drew his government pension before CalPERS discovered the illegal arrangement. Why did it go on for so long?

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While Clippers owner Donald Sterling appears to face long odds in challenging his lifetime ban and $2.5-million fine, legal experts and lawyers see a more viable case when it comes to opposing a forced sale. (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images /
April 21, 2014)

David Wharton, Stuart Pfeifer
April 30, 2014, 7:25 p.m.

If NBA owners ultimately vote to oust Donald Sterling and the embattled Clippers boss decides to fight back, the resulting litigation could drag on for years and set a precedent for American professional sports, legal experts said Wednesday.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 30, 2014

High school seniors and their parents face that difficult question annually, but Time magazine may have found the surprising answer: University of California, Riverside.

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Corina Knoll
April 30, 2014, 7:50 p.m.

Months after it unsuccessfully sought to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information gleaned from officers’ personnel files, a union representing Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies has been ordered to pay the newspaper more than $41,000 in legal fees.

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Politico: Washington’s next cliff

Highway Construction

The Transportation Department predicts the highway account will be broke by September. | AP Photo


Washington now is facing a new crisis: the highway cliff.

Sometime in the next four months, the Highway Trust Fund — which pays for infrastructure projects across the nation — will run dry. And this slow-moving Congress, in the throes of a heated election year, has to figure out a way to fill the coffers or risk halting construction projects across the country.

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