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Former state senator sentenced to 42 months in prison for corruption

  Headed for a sizable jail term, ex-state Sen. Ronald Calderon, caught in a sting that laid bare his role in an influence-peddling scheme, has reached the likely end of his political career. Calderon, “once the most powerful member of a politically influential

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 13

Brown signs farmworker overtime bill Issa’s congressional challenger previously accused of stalking ex-wife and more Former assemblyman sentenced to a year in federal custody for laundering bribes Renewable energy usage is up while natural gas is down  Will Prop. 53

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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia: Queenmaker, powerbroker

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is mere months away from assuming the chairmanship of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.  While her ascendancy will need to be formalized with a vote of caucus members after November’s election, the vice chair, which Garcia is, has

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Diversity PAC: Ron Calderon’s slush fund for luxury

  A shadowy political action committee cited in the FBI’s case against state Senator Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on private jets, five-star hotels, elite golf courses and extravagant meals at the country’s finest restaurants,

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What’s being ignored in the Calderon scandals

It’s interesting to see what stories the big newspapers choose to run, and more interesting to see what they ignore. Rather than never letting a good scandal go to waste, big media is part of making the news, or keeping

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Water district family melodrama 3

Like the rain from a hurricane, controversy involving two of California’s most powerful political families is swirling around the Central Basin Water District. They are the Cedillos and the Calderons. The district is made up of 44 cities and water utilities

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