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2014/12/19 08:00
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INVESTIGATION INTO CITY COUNCIL'S USE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNDS HAS LED TO INQUIRY BY THE GARIN JERRY. EACH COUNCIL MEMBER GETS $400,000 A YEAR TO SPEND AT THEIR DISCRETION WITH LITTLE OVERSIGHT. 48...
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2014/12/19 06:57
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The ramifications of a state fine for illegal campaigning related to Supervisor Mark Farrell's 2010 run for office remain uncertain, with a pending outstanding penalty of $191,000 and possible legal...
2014/12/17 01:20
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The Huntington Beach City Council postponed a final decision on whether to increase the franchise fee the city collects from its waste management contractor. Council members voted 5 to 0 on Monday to...
2014/12/15 08:02
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Speculation is growing that Sen. Barbara Boxer, 74, may not seek re-election in 2016, prompting Time magazine to list potential candidates for the job. Missing from the list is Rep. Loretta Sanchez,...
2014/12/09 14:58
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Just a week after terming out of the Assembly, Isadore Hall is likely on his way back to Sacramento. The Compton Democrat is the heavy favorite to win today’s special primary election in California’s...
2014/12/06 01:37
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REDDING, California - California’s elections watchdog has issued a warning letter to Redding Councilman Brent Weaver for not properly disclosing his campaign finances. The Fair Political Practices...
2014/12/04 02:22
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EL CERRITO -- City Councilman Greg Lyman has received a warning from the California Fair Political Practices Commission for irregularities in a mailer backing Measure R, the city sales tax increase...
2014/12/03 21:20
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Former Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, alleging that an Orange County Water District board member has a conflict of interest regarding a...
2014/12/03 08:58
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Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court began issuing decisions opening the way for ever more spending on campaigns, the Federal Election Commission is considering new rules governing public...
2014/12/01 23:57
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Forty years ago, California voters created the state Fair Political Practices Commission to help clean up local and state politics. While the agency has no shortage of work, it's time for the FPPC to...
2014/11/29 01:22
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California's public officials would have to reveal more about how rich they are and the businesses they're involved in, under a state Assembly bill to be introduced Monday when the Legislature returns...
2014/11/26 03:02
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Ex-state Sen. Dick Ackerman and former members of the Orange County Fair Board committed no crimes in the 2009 effort to buy the 150-acre fairgrounds, county prosecutors said. Opponents of the...
2014/11/25 08:02
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Buena Park Councilman Art Brown was fined $8,500 by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to disclose contributions and expenditures of at least $100 during his unsuccessful run...
2014/11/25 03:06
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Salinas >> For the third time in the past 18 months, a Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital official has been sanctioned by a state political watchdog in connection with financial conflicts of interest...
2014/11/21 10:49
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It could end up being the most costly Lathrop Mayor’s race in the city’s brief history. And it wasn’t even close. Hamstrung by a California Fair Political Practices Commission ruling that put him in...
2014/11/20 19:45
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State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility...
2014/11/20 14:57
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For the last few years, the city of Oxnard has been the definition of turbulent. While City Hall appeared to be running fairly fluidly in the 2000s, behind the scenes an accounting nightmare was...
2014/11/18 08:58
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Illustrating once again that “political reform” is an elusive concept, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation at the end of September prohibiting lobbyists from hosting fundraisers at their homes. And...
2014/11/18 07:02
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Santa Ana City Council members who were re-elected under a slate aligned against Mayor Miguel Pulido said they will continue to move the city forward. Council members David Benavides, Michele...
2014/11/17 18:44
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Controversy continues over the San Jose Police Department's domestic violence investigation of 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald after prosecutors last week declined to charge him. Both Chief Larry...
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