Archive for October 6th, 2015

InlandPolitics: You have to admit……… This is rich!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 09:00 p.m.

What do you think of the San Bernardino County DA’s response to the New York Times Editorial Board for their “attack on prosecutors across America”?

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

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Pacific Premier Bank

The deal is expected to close in early 2016; the proposed transaction is valued at $118.9 million.

Published: Oct. 5, 2015 – 2:21 p.m.

Pacific Premier Bank has signed an agreement to acquire the holding company of Riverside’s Security Bank of California, and its branches in Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties.

To read article by Debra Gruszecki in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


A new report finds that the average taxpayer-funded pension for an Inland government retiree with at least 30 years of service far exceeds the average Inland worker’s pay.

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 – 8:55 a.m.

It pays to retire from an Inland Southern California government job, an open-records advocacy group says.

Many retired Inland public employees receive pensions far exceeding the typical full-time Inland worker’s annual salary, according to a study released today by Transparent California, which has ties to a conservative think tank. But some critics took issues with the group’s findings, saying the math was skewed to reflect the group’s anti-union stance.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Capitol Weekly: Governor signs end-of-life bill

Capitol Weekly

By John Howard
October 5, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown, in one of the most emotional moments of his long political career, signed into law a bill allowing people near death to end their lives with lethal drugs supplied by a physician. “The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a dying person to end his life, no matter how great his pain or suffering,” Brown wrote in his official signing message.

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California Money

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
October 5, 2015

  • Debt represents estimated 6.79 percent of general fund in 2015-16
  • Debt ratio lowest since 2009-10
  • California has among the highest debt loads using other measurements

California’s debt load equals an estimated 6.79 percent of the state’s general fund for the current budget year, the lowest level since the depths of the recession, according to the latest debt-affordability report from state Treasurer John Chiang.

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Bettina Boxall
October 5, 2015

Cadiz Inc.’s plans to sell Mojave Desert groundwater to Southern California communities have hit a major federal roadblock.

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Jason Chaffetz

Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, at a hearing last week, hopes to benefit from a push for new leadership in the House. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

By Jennifer Steinhauer
October 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah, said Monday that he presumed that Representative Kevin McCarthy would be nominated as his party’s candidate for House speaker, but would fall short of the votes needed when all lawmakers cast ballots to replace John A. Boehner.

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is lashing out at a Post story about her 2010 Senate campaign. (Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post)

By Katie Zezima
October 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day.

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