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2014/08/30 02:58
2014/08/30 02:58
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The state’s political watchdog agency announced Friday it will investigate whether Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters illegally voted on Mather Airport projects near her commercial...
2014/08/30 02:58
2014/08/30 02:58
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2014/08/29 23:21
2014/08/29 23:21
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Many Oakland residents can now find out whether their home might be seismically unsafe. The nonprofit civic organization Open Oakland this week launched a website that maps many of the seismically...
2014/08/29 07:58
2014/08/29 07:58
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It’s an election that only a select group will decide, but its outcome is crucial to taxpayers across California – as a key decision last week on pensions demonstrates. In the race for the local...
2014/08/27 11:48
2014/08/27 11:48
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The biggest reason why it will be so hard to get money out of politics is that there’s so much money in politics. The system favors incumbents, from incumbent politicians to their incumbent funders....
2014/08/26 08:57
2014/08/26 08:57
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Palo Alto Councilwoman Karen Holman did not have a conflict of interest earlier this year when she participated in discussions regarding property owned by a real estate broker with whom she had a...
2014/08/26 01:20
2014/08/26 01:20
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A Huntington Beach City Council candidate has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, saying two incumbents' living situation resulted in one receiving illegal gifts from the...
2014/08/25 15:20
2014/08/25 15:20
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FORMER COUNTY SUPERVISOR, TREASURER FINED FOR MISUSE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS: Former Kern County Supervisor Jon McQuiston and the treasurer for his unsuccessful 2012 California Assembly campaign were fined...
2014/08/22 07:22
2014/08/22 07:22
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Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he's emitting enough hot air to melt...
2014/08/22 04:53
2014/08/22 04:53
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The state's ethics panel is taking a get-tough stance toward a board member of the nation's biggest government pension fund, who has repeatedly failed to file legally required disclosure reports. In...
2014/08/22 02:25
2014/08/22 02:25
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For the first time, three cities in San Diego County have canceled their fall elections. The reason? There was only one eligible candidate per open seat in San Marcos, Del Mar and Solana Beach so the...
2014/08/21 13:58
2014/08/21 13:58
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With the November election less than three months away, candidates and party committees are raking in the donations. They raised $1 million across California on Monday and Tuesday alone. Opponents of...
2014/08/21 00:25
2014/08/21 00:25
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A former San Ysidro School District superintendent pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to extracting political contributions from a prospective contractor by threatening to withhold work on...
2014/08/19 06:04
2014/08/19 06:04
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Attention Orange County voters: In November, you’ll be asked if the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission should be our Big Dog with Sharp Teeth, with a new mission to sniff out local campaign...
2014/08/19 01:18
2014/08/19 01:18
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Questionable campaign practices at the state and local level prompted state lawmakers to approve three reform bills Monday, including one adopted after a lobbyist was fined for...
2014/08/17 18:22
2014/08/17 18:22
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Priya Mathur, the vice president of the governing board of CalPERS, has once again become an embarrassment to the nation's largest public employee pension system. Mathur, a BART financial analyst,...
2014/08/14 23:15
2014/08/14 23:15
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Priya Mathur, the vice president of the governing board of CalPERS, has once again become an embarrassment to the nation's largest public employee pension system. Mathur, a BART financial analyst,...
2014/08/13 23:17
2014/08/13 23:17
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The suit alleges Gravis is owed more than $14,000, most of it for so-called "robo-calls" it made the week before the Nov. 6, 2012 general election for candidates in races including local school...
2014/08/12 23:02
2014/08/12 23:02
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Nine people will compete for three spots on the San Juan Capistrano City Council this fall. Incumbents Larry Kramer, Derek Reeve and John Taylor are being challenged by Greg Acho, Kerry Ferguson,...
2014/08/12 21:58
2014/08/12 21:58
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Elk Grove Councilman Steven Detrick has agreed to pay a $3,500 fine for using campaign funds to pay his son’s legal fees, the state Fair Political Practices Commission announced this week. FPPC...
2014/08/12 20:53
2014/08/12 20:53
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Fallout from the FPPC’s investigation of lobbyist Kevin Sloat continued to hit Sacramento on Monday, as the political watchdog announced reaching related settlements with Assemblyman Adam Gray,...
2014/08/30 02:58
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