Archive for February 10th, 2016

Los Angeles Times: Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca pleads guilty in jail scandal

Lee Baca

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, center, leaves the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles after pleading guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan
February 10, 2016

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators, a stunning reversal for the longtime law enforcement leader who for years insisted he played no role in the misconduct that tarnished his agency.

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Daily Press: 7 deputies return to work

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By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer

Posted: Feb. 9, 2016 at 11:26 AM
Updated: Feb 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — Seven deputies placed on paid administrative leave but not charged for their role in the April 9 arrest and beating of Francis Pusok returned to work late last week, a Sheriff’s Department official said Tuesday.

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New Hampshire Flag

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

GOP Front-runner Donald Trump is now the official front-runner after his strong New Hampshire Primary Election victory Tuesday night.

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The Weekly Standard

By Fred Barnes
Feb 10, 2016 – 6:44 AM|

Donald Trump got everything he wanted in New Hampshire primary—and a whole lot more. He’s not only a stronger frontrunner in the Republican race than ever; he’s now in the driver’s seat on the road to the presidential nomination.

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Vote hinges on whether deal can be reached with county D.A.

Published: Feb. 9, 2016
Updated:  Feb. 10, 2016 – 7:12 a.m.

Riverside council members decided late Tuesday to place a measure on the June ballot that would give the city attorney the power to prosecute misdemeanor crimes.

To read article by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Ontario International Airport

Published: Feb. 9, 2016 – Updated: 1:25 p.m.

Registration is open for Claremont McKenna College’s half-day conference about the future of Ontario International Airport.

To read brief by Fielding Buck in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
February 9, 2016 – 4:08 PM

  • Maplight, Secretary of State’s Office launch enhancement to Power Search
  • People can look up independent expenditures affecting particular candidates, ballot measures
  • Offers alternative to cumbersome Cal-Access search function

Voters trying to follow the torrent of unlimited outside spending during this year’s California campaigns now have an easier-to-use alternative to the state’s unwieldy Cal-Access system: an enhanced search tool launched Tuesday.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
February 9, 2016 3:25 PM

  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom already running
  • Treasurer John Chiang ‘leaning strongly’
  • Antonio Villaraigosa, Steve Westly and Tom Steyer are in the mix

The 2016 political campaign season has scarcely begun, so of course it’s time to begin noodling about 2018 – and particularly the governorship that Jerry Brown will finally relinquish.

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Exxon Mobil

An Exxon Mobil ship sailed for 70 days off the coast of Singapore but never picked up fuel for California from the company’s two refineries there. Above, an Exxon tanker truck. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Ivan Penn
February 9, 2016

There’s an unusual new entry to the long list of reasons why Californians spent the last year paying significantly more for gasoline than other U.S. drivers: a mystery ship.

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CalPERS has completed the purchase of a New York office building for $1.9 billion.

Business & Real Estate
By Dale Kasler
February 9, 2016 – 10:18 AM

  • Purchase is one of largest real estate investments in fund’s history
  • Almost fully leased, building represents conservative strategy

CalPERS has completed one of the biggest real estate investments in its history, purchasing a New York office tower for $1.9 billion.

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