The state political watchdog signed a settlement agreement in August with Elk Grove City Councilman Steven Detrick with the understanding he had repaid nearly $100,000 in campaign funds he improperly used to pay his son’s legal fees. Months later, the commission discovered the money never had been repaid. The FPPC now is considering remedies.
A Sacramento couple are searching for news of family members in earthquake-stricken Nepal. Kishore Sherchand said his brother described “terrifying” scenes of devastation. The estimated death toll from the 7.8 earthquake was above 3,200.
Abe Alizadeh’s real estate empire began crumbling under financial pressures in 2008. A federal grand jury recently indicted him and co-defendant Mary Sue Weaver on nearly $20 million in fraudulent loan transactions. They have both pleaded not guilty and will next appear in court Tuesday.
The “30 for 30” documentary, airing in the fall, captures community efforts to keep Kings. The villains of the 77-minute piece are the Maloofs and Hansen. The nation will learn that the heroes, besides KJ and Stern, were you.
California’s 2016 ballot is likely to have one or more tax increase measures. Extension of a temporary surtax on high-income Californians is one. But others that may be proposed could affect the state’s poorest residents.