Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Coalition launches campaign against peripheral tunnels
by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown and federal officials will unveil their plan to build twin "peripheral tunnels" to export more Delta water from the Sacramento River to corporate agribusiness and southern California - and Delta advocates will launch their campaign against the tunnels with a rally and news conference at the West Steps of the State Capitol on Wednesday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced defendants who ran a national loan modification scam were ordered to pay more than $4 million in penalties and restitution, including $2 million to consumers who were falsely promised modifications of their mortgage loans.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
|Is Elk Grove going to be subjected to more blight as the city pushe more fringe development?|
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Firefighters from around the Sacramento region are prepared to blaze a path to victory in the California State Fair’s 2012 Firehouse Chef Challenge.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
by Dan Bacher
Ruth Coleman, the controversial State Parks Director, resigned Friday morning as a preliminary investigation into Department of Parks and Recreation finances revealed that the agency was sitting on $54 million in surplus funds at a time when state parks were faced with closure.
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Friday, July 20, 2012
Jewel Taheerah Carbone, 34, of Citrus Heights, pled no contest to a felony violation of Penal Code section 508, embezzlement of employer’s funds.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Floyd Marwieh Jr, aka Junebug, aka Floydjunior Marwieh, Questioned For Role In Vicious Beating of Elk Grove Youth
|Floyd Marweih Jr. was a witnessed accomplice to this unknown suspect who viciously beat an Elk Grove youth last December.|
In that incident which happened on December 17, 2011 in the Pocket area of Sacramento, Marwieh was identified by several eye witnesses being in the company of an unknown Black male suspect who viciously beat the 16-year old Elk Grove youth. Marwieh was also witnessed driving the unknown attacker away in a brown color four door sedan, much like the one Marwieh displayed in a photo on his Facebook page.
Also on his Facebook page (which has since been deleted) Floyd Marwieh Jr. was also pictured with the person who several eye witnesses identified as the assailant. When questioned by police investigators, Marwieh not surprisingly denied knowing the assailant.
In the time immediately following the attack, Marwieh posted the following on his Facebook: "Mane niggas was trippin tonite. I ant bring no more nigga wit me." Then a person idenitified as Victor Joseph Diamonon asked: "Wat happened cuzin." Marwieh responded by saying: ""some hot ass shit cuz cant even speak on it on facebook."
Along with these references and photos of Floyd Warwieh Jr. in the company of the person identified by several witnesses, he is a convicted criminal currently on parole. Be aware of this man's credibility and quality of his known associates.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Sacramento City Police.
|Floyd Marwieh Jr. (front row left) posted this picture on his Facebook page. The suspect who was witnessed beating the Elk Grove youth is directly behind Marwieh (top row, left). Yet Marwieh claims not to know this suspected assailant.|
|Marwieh is pictured in his car on this Facebook posting. Witnesses saw a car that matches this being driven by Marwieh and the unknown suspect away from the scene of the assault last December.|
|Floyd Marweih Jr's Facebook posting about the assault.|
|The most recent photo of Floyd Marwieh Jr., aka Junebug, aka Floydjunior Marwieh.|
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
On one side is Gov. Jerry Brown who has vigorously defended the continuations of the projects.
“Critics of the high-speed rail project abound as they often do when something of this magnitude is proposed. During the 1930’s, The Central Valley Water Project was called a “fantastic dream” that “will not work.” The Master Plan for the Interstate Highway System in 1939 was derided as “new Deal jitterbug economics.” In 1966, then Mayor Johnson of Berkeley called BART a “billion dollar potential fiasco.” Similarly, the Panama Canal was for years thought to be impractical and Benjamin Disraeli himself said of the Suez Canal: “totally impossible to be carried out.” The critics were wrong then and they’re wrong now.”Although the plan is still moving forward, it continues to be derided as a boondoggle.
Closer to home, as the City Council weighs the pros and cons of developing a sports complex, there appears to be a movement afloat for Elk Grove to develop of a pro-soccer stadium. Recently Mayor Jim Cooper and City Manger Laura Gill traveled to Frisco, Texas to visit a pro stadium there.
The question Elk Grove taxpayers need to ask is this – is this proposal visionary? Could a pro-soccer stadium and team propel Elk Grove’s status or act as a boondoggle similar to Stockton’s ill-timed waterfront developments?
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