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Former Calpers board member charged with bribery in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:57

Calpers mission statement is seen posted on the wall in the regional office in Sacramento.A federal grand jury indicted on Thursday a former Calpers board member on charges of bribing a chief executive of the California public pension fund and faking documents to gain million of dollars in investments fees. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced that Alfred J. Villalobos, a former member of the board of the California Public Employee Retirement System who later worked as a placement agent, engaged in a conspiracy to commit corruption, defraud the United States, conceal materials, and conspire to commit mail and wire fraud. Villalobos was a member of Calpers board from 1993 to 1995 and later founded a placement agency called ARVCO Capital Research LLC that solicited investments by public pension funds in private equity funds, according to court documents.


White Pass - 8/7/2014 6:27:25 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 6:27:25 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/7/2014 6:21:58 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:21:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 6:35:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 6:35:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/7/2014 6:25:54 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:25:54 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/7/2014 6:20:52 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 6:20:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Postcards from Congress: Wish you were here

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:52

Lawmakers hit the road for the summer - and send back pictures.

       

Lamar Alexander Beats Tea Party in Tennessee Primary

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:50
Senator Alexander outspent his chief opponent, Joe Carr of the Tea Party, and had secured endorsement long ago from top state Republicans in a big win for the Republican Party establishment.

Navy 'affair' officer loses post

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:44
The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is removed from her post following allegations of an affair with an officer.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama Authorizes Air Strikes, Humanitarian Aid Mission in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:42
The United States is sending cargo planes to drop pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to stranded Iraqi citizens threatened by the militant Islamic group ISIS, the White House announced today.

As Gaza war resumes, Egypt urges new cease-fire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:41

Cairo claims only a few 'sticking points' remain for an overall deal over Gaza.

       

Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:39

Smokey Bear was created in 1944 because of fears that U.S. enemies would set forest fires.

       

Sen. Roach maintains thin lead in District 31; Sen. Sheldon holding in second place in District 35

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:38
Election results updated Thursday evening gave us new numbers in a some area legislative primaries.

Google using search clout to widen use of encryption

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:36
Websites that automatically encrypt their services will now be boosted higher in Google’s recommendation system, the search giant said.

Seattle Park District continues trend toward victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:36
A proposal to create a Seattle Park District to fund city parks and community centers continued to widen its lead in Thursday's vote count.

Sony 4K TV looks pretty, costs a pretty penny

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:35

But for premium shoppers who don't want to go all out, it's a a great value buy.

       

Stock exchange says Malaysia Airlines shares suspended ahead of an announcement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:33
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Stock exchange says Malaysia Airlines shares suspended ahead of an announcement.

Sounders trade David Estrada to D.C. United

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:32
David Estrada, who was drafted by the Sounders in 2010 and appeared in 41 games in five seasons with Seattle, was traded to D.C. United for a third-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Eastside Catholic 24th on MaxPreps Top 25 Non-Public Teams List

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:31
Eastside Catholic of Sammamish ranks 24th on the MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Non-Public Teams list, released last week. The Crusaders went 11-3 last season, losing to Bellevue 52-20 in the Class 3A finals.