Archive for December 28th, 2014

The Sentinel: Sheriff McMahon was highest paid county politician in California


The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on December 27, 2014

(December 22) — San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon was the highest-paid county elected official in California in 2013, according to state controller John Chiang. During his first full year in office as sheriff, McMahon received a total compensation package of well over half of a million dollars.

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VVDailyPress: City’s fiscal crisis top local story of 2014

Year in Review

By Staff Reports
Posted Dec. 27, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

It certainly was a year to remember, and for some maybe one to forget. There was nothing boring about 2014, though.

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VVDailyPress: Financially stressed cities?


Results shock local staffs; official calls report flawed, ‘irresponsible’
Posted Dec. 26, 2014 @ 5:28 pm
Updated Dec 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM

HESPERIA — Staff members at one financially stable local municipality were shaking their heads in disbelief after a recent report ranked their city as one of the most likely to file bankruptcy.

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SacBee: Brown looks to history as he builds a new high court

Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown, with his wife, Anne Gust Brown by his side is sworn in by Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California State Supreme Court, right, during his inauguration at Memorial Auditorium in 2011.

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
12/28/2014 8:38 AM

Amid pomp and self-important speechifying, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala Harris and the other statewide elected officials will take their oaths of office a week from Monday.

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SacBee: California’s population slows, ages

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
12/28/2014 12:01 AM

California’s population has always grown, but its pattern has been that of an adolescent – shooting up dramatically some times, slowing to a crawl in others.

We’re now in another slow-growth period – perhaps permanently.

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CNN: CNN/ORC Poll: Bush surges to 2016 GOP frontrunner

Jeb Bush

By Alexandra Jaffe, CNN
updated 1:15 PM EST, Sun December 28, 2014
Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) — Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he’s “actively exploring” a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found.

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SacBee (AP): Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

Barack Obama

By JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC Associated Press
12/24/2014 11:41 AM


It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.

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