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 How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?
San Jose Mercury News - April 19, 4:16 pm
East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Teachers Association,
Bills: AB 215, AB 449,

 Leland Yee case: Disgraced senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns
Contra Costa Times - April 19, 4:16 pm
State Sen. Leland Yee spent his last three years in the Capitol much like his first nine, promoting high-minded laws to increase government transparency and help vulnerable constituents like foster children while simultaneously plunging his hands ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ron Calderon, California Nurses Association, campaign finance, Joe Canciamilla, Fair Political Practices Commission, Leland Yee,
Bills: SB 356,

 San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
Associated Press - April 19, 3:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Lee, Leland Yee,

 Starbucks, Marjaree Mason Center seek diapers
Fresno Bee - April 19, 3:00 pm
The Marjaree Mason Center is working with Starbucks locations in Fresno and Clovis to host a Diaper Drive throughout the month of April. Read comments »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Costa, Victor Davis Hanson, technical education,

 League, Sierra Club continue campaign to halt Friant Ranch
Fresno Bee - April 19, 1:14 pm
Two public-interest groups are making a final stand in a long legal battle to stop Friant Ranch, a 2,270-home and commercial development that's been approved for the foothills near the San Joaquin River, 10 miles northeast of Fresno. Read comments »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Costa, Victor Davis Hanson, technical education,

 Counties tell Brown they need money for realignment
KCRA 3 - April 19, 1:10 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Diane Cummins, Jeff Stone, Evan Westrup,

   Solar project approved
Victorville Daily Press - April 19, 1:06 pm
SAN BERNARDINO • The San Bernardino County Planning Commission voted 3-1 this week to approve a conditional use permit for a solar power company that plans to establish a 5.8-megawatt facility on a 50-acre property near the intersections of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Smith,

 Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nationals 4-3
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 1:03 pm
Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and delivered an RBI double after yet another error by Washington, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Anthony Rendon, Matt Williams,

 Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 12:39 pm
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series. »Read  »E-mail story

 Saturday's Sports Transactions
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 11:59 am
Sent OF Shane Victorino to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment. »Read  »E-mail story

 National energy boom blurs political battle lines
Yahoo - April 19, 11:17 am
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jon Haubert, Legislature, Barack Obama, Tom Steyer,

 NEW: LAT: All hail 'economic stability,' surpluses achieved by Gov. Brown
CalWatchdog - April 19, 9:30 am
The ability of Gov. Jerry Brown to convince the state press corps that he has righted California's listing ship continues to amaze. The Golden State has by far the highest poverty rate in the nation. One in six adults can't find full-time work ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gray Davis, Legislature, Chris Megerian, Proposition 25, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson,

 Counties tell Brown they need money for his law
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 9:00 am
Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Evan Westrup,

 Counties tell Brown they need money for his law
Sacramento Bee - April 19, 9:00 am
Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Diane Cummins, Dan Morain, Jeff Stone, Evan Westrup,

 Half the rain, triple the wildfires; North Coast firefighters prep early for approaching season
The (Eureka) Times-Standard - April 19, 2:19 am
With three times the average wildfires this year amidst an ongoing statewide drought, Northern California firefighters are making early preparations for a potentially brutal fire season. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Daniel Berlant,

 Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 1:51 am
Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in newly released documents: »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lisa Green, Leonard Peltier,

 Lines quickly being drawn in Solano DA's race
The Reporter (Vacaville) - April 19, 1:00 am
With the race for Solano County District Attorney beginning to take shape, money and supporters of the incumbent and his challenger, are beginning to pile up. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance, Jim Frazier, Mike Thompson, Lois Wolk,

 Editorial Notebook: Assume everyone is packing, and other tips to survive Sacramento’s Highway 50 carpocalypse
Sacramento Bee / Editorials - April 19, 12:11 am
Fix50 will end soon enough. The LA and San Francisco traffic jams never will. Traffic crawls along the northbound 405 freeway during rush hour in Westwood last year. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has formally ... »Read  »E-mail story

 Viewpoints: What does Leland Yee tell us about the political culture of Sacramento?
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - April 19, 12:00 am
It is true that money flows freely, too freely, throughout our state Capitol. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance, Jessica A. Levinson, Darrell Steinberg, Leland Yee,

 Another View: Feinstein’s bill should be enacted quickly
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - April 19, 12:00 am
The Bee editorial board asserts that several provisions in the Emergency Drought Relief Act are flawed, (“Feinstein’s water bill is an overreach,” Editorials, April 17). I would like to explain in more detail how those ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Dan Morain, water,

 Editorial: B Street Theatre is a worthy cause
Sacramento Bee / Editorials - April 19, 12:00 am
Sacramento surely is big enough for more than one professional theater, especially one that caters to children. An artist’s rendition shows the B Street Theatre new two-theater complex proposed for 27th and Capitol avenues, supported by ... »Read  »E-mail story

 Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm
Contra Costa Times - April 18, 10:20 pm
Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, Joe Nation,

 STATE SENATE: Five candidates running in new district
Press Enterprise / Politics blog - April 18, 10:06 pm
The 20th Senate District in San Bernardino County was formed through 2011 redistricting. Its makeup favors Democrats »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Target Book, Allan Hoffenblum, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Norma Torres,

 Peers welcome new Ventura County Superior Court judge
Ventura County Star - April 18, 9:45 pm
There was no lack of humor Friday at the official enrobing and installation of Ventura County's first Asian-American Superior Court judge, F. Dino Inumerable. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jeff Gorell,

 Sacramento unemployment falls to 8.1 percent; state rate unchanged
Sacramento Bee - April 18, 9:24 pm
The job market continued to nudge forward in California and Sacramento last month, reducing the region’s unemployment rate slightly while leaving the statewide rate unchanged. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Dan Morain, George Runner, Chris Thornberg,

 County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum
Los Angeles Times / California - April 18, 9:05 pm
Spokesman says former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made another commitment before the candidate event. She leads in fundraising.Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, campaign finance, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hilda Solis,

 Khanna and Honda: A choice between future and past
Contra Costa Times - April 18, 8:50 pm
The shorthand of contrast between Ro Khanna and Mike Honda in their congressional primary is that Khanna wants to debate and Honda does not. To insiders, that makes sense. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna,


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