First Amendment groups file lawsuit against city | Dec 22, 2017

The First Amendment Coalition and Californians Aware filed a joint lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Bakersfield over its alleged violations of open-meetings laws, the plaintiffs announced Friday.

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County May Allow Immediate Destruction of Texts and Email

Voice of OC | Sept 22, 2017

Orange County officials would gain broad approval to immediately delete their emails and text messages about official county business from county email systems and phones, under a policy up for adoption next week that would prevent the public from obtaining the communications through public records requests….

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Long Beach elected officials change law to allow spending office funds on other candidates’ campaigns, committees

Press Telegram | Apr 15, 2017

Long Beach City Council members last week moved to loosen restrictions on their own officeholder accounts by repealing part of a local law barring them from using the funds to support other candidates running for local, state or federal elective office…

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More pressure on Mickey Kasparian

San Diego Reader | Jan 26, 2017

In a lawsuit filed in December, United Food and Commercial Workers Union president Mickey Kasparian was accused of sexual harassment and denigrating employees. Demands for him to step down are increasing, and the protests continue…

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Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters Among 2017 Distinguished Journalists Honorees

Hollywood Reporter | Dec 5, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter editor-at-large Kim Masters has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Journalists Awards, which are handed out by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists….

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Santa Ana Police Had No Right to Expect Privacy During a Pot Shop Raid: Court of Appeal

Voice of OC | July 10, 2017

California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled that police officers raiding an unlicensed marijuana dispensary suffered no injury to their privacy rights when a closed circuit video camera recorded their actions, because although they believed they had disabled all such cameras, it was unreasonable of them to conclude they were not being recorded….

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Sheriff May Change Policy That Led to Threatened Arrest of Reporter

Voice of OC | Apr 14, 2017

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department may change a policy that resulted in a deputy threatening to arrest a Voice of OC reporter for trying to watch officers remove a homeless activist from the Board of Supervisors public meeting room…

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El Cajon Councilman Kalasho Makes Legal Threats Against East County News Site

Times of San Diego | Nov 2, 2017

El Cajon Councilman Bessmon “Ben” Kalasho has escalated his war on media outlets that have published factual investigative reports on his business, political, legal and ethical controversies…

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Former Pasadena City College Superintendent-President Mark Rocha Lands New Job

Pasadena News Now | June 26, 2017

Former Pasadena City College Mark Rocha will now start a new job as City College of San Francisco (CCSF) chancellor on July 1, after the college’s Board of Trustees decided to approve a $310,500 contract for him on Thursday, despite objections from dozens of instructors who warned that he had clashed with faculty at all three California community colleges where he was president….

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SDSU Must Speak Up Loudly and Clearly for Qualcomm Site

Times of San Diego | Apr 12, 2017

I write out of a deep sense of concern over the deafening silence from the leaders of SDSU over the fate of the Qualcomm Stadium site. Unless you speak out loudly, clearly and quickly, you will miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something that will forever pay educational, environmental and other public dividends to all San Diegans….

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