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September 2, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Police have arrested an employee of a local newspaper who they say placed a classified advertisement that is being investigated as a death threat against Riverside County Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco. Gang and SWAT team officers from the Riverside Police Department took Chandler William Cardwell, 32, into custody late Friday night at his home in Perris and booked him Saturday on suspicion of making terrorist threats and possession of a concealed firearm.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2010 | By David Kelly
Hundreds of law enforcement officers took part in a massive sweep against the leadership of Riverside's most notorious gang Wednesday, making 50 arrests and confiscating armor-piercing bullets, assault rifles, knives and two caged rattlesnakes. "The weapons you see are a small sample of what is out there on the street," said Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach, standing by a table displaying guns, machetes and bullets at a Riverside news conference. "The gangs don't run the streets, the citizens do."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2010 | By David Kelly
Hundreds of law enforcement officers took part in a massive sweep against the leadership of Riverside's most notorious gang Wednesday, making 50 arrests and confiscating armor-piercing bullets, assault rifles, knives and two caged rattlesnakes. "The weapons you see are a small sample of what is out there on the street," said Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach, standing by a table displaying guns, machetes and bullets at a Riverside news conference. "The gangs don't run the streets, the citizens do."
BUSINESS
November 20, 2009 | By David Kelly
Three Riverside County businessmen and four associates were criminally charged Thursday after prosecutors said they sold false investments and committed grand theft in a scheme that bilked clients of $17 million and left many broke. "The schemes . . . collected tens of millions of dollars and victimized both individual investors and financial institutions," U.S. Atty. George S. Cardona said at a news conference in Riverside. "Using storefronts across the Inland Empire and numerous phone lines assigned to their shell companies, the schemers misled banks into believing that prospective borrowers had significant assets, when in fact the schemers were engaging in a mortgage fraud shell game built on lies to both their investors and the banks."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe
The public generally has a right to know the names of law enforcement officers involved with lethal force and other critical incidents, state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has concluded. But Brown said law enforcement agencies may not be required to disclose the names of officers if they were involved in undercover operations, work that might involve retaliation by gang members, or other situations where identifying them would harm more than help the public interest. Decisions must be made on a case-by-case basis, he wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999
Re "Pacheco Loses Top Assembly Post to Baugh," April 7: Following November's dismal election performance it appeared, however briefly, that California's Republican Party was finally getting the message. As a lifelong, devout Republican, I breathed a sigh of relief when the party chose Rod Pacheco to lead the GOP Assembly caucus. The message seemed to validate everything that I had been trying to convey to my all-too-liberal cadre of friends and family for years. Namely, that the Republican Party is not the cell of right-wing monsters that the media have made it out to be, and that the Republican Party is a colorblind model of inclusion that is not leery of the state's growing Hispanic population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A Perris man accused of threatening Riverside County Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco in a newspaper ad pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a threat and could face as much as three years in prison. Chandler William Cardwell, 33, worked in the Riverside Press-Enterprise's classified advertising department when he placed an ad Aug. 25 for a "Big Blowout, Going Out of Business" yard sale with proceeds to benefit the "Rod Pacheco memorial fund." It listed the district attorney's home address and phone number.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2009 | By David Kelly
Three Riverside County businessmen and four associates were criminally charged Thursday after prosecutors said they sold false investments and committed grand theft in a scheme that bilked clients of $17 million and left many broke. "The schemes . . . collected tens of millions of dollars and victimized both individual investors and financial institutions," U.S. Atty. George S. Cardona said at a news conference in Riverside. "Using storefronts across the Inland Empire and numerous phone lines assigned to their shell companies, the schemers misled banks into believing that prospective borrowers had significant assets, when in fact the schemers were engaging in a mortgage fraud shell game built on lies to both their investors and the banks."
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two weeks after being cleared of election misconduct charges, Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) on Tuesday unseated Rod Pacheco of Riverside as leader of the house's Republicans. Reflecting turmoil over which way the party is headed, Baugh, an affable conservative lawyer, becomes the fourth leader of Assembly Republicans in less than two years.
NEWS
March 11, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa managed something last week that a string of lower-house Democratic leaders had been unable to do for 16 years: shepherd majority Democrats to the steps of the Capitol for a group photo with a Democratic governor. Villaraigosa and his fellow Democrats, still basking in the glow of November's election victories, were positively giddy as they waited for Gov. Gray Davis. "Is he coming?" they asked as they watched the Capitol's big wooden doors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe
The public generally has a right to know the names of law enforcement officers involved with lethal force and other critical incidents, state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has concluded. But Brown said law enforcement agencies may not be required to disclose the names of officers if they were involved in undercover operations, work that might involve retaliation by gang members, or other situations where identifying them would harm more than help the public interest. Decisions must be made on a case-by-case basis, he wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A Perris man accused of threatening Riverside County Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco in a newspaper ad pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a threat and could face as much as three years in prison. Chandler William Cardwell, 33, worked in the Riverside Press-Enterprise's classified advertising department when he placed an ad Aug. 25 for a "Big Blowout, Going Out of Business" yard sale with proceeds to benefit the "Rod Pacheco memorial fund." It listed the district attorney's home address and phone number.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Police have arrested an employee of a local newspaper who they say placed a classified advertisement that is being investigated as a death threat against Riverside County Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco. Gang and SWAT team officers from the Riverside Police Department took Chandler William Cardwell, 32, into custody late Friday night at his home in Perris and booked him Saturday on suspicion of making terrorist threats and possession of a concealed firearm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999
Re "Pacheco Loses Top Assembly Post to Baugh," April 7: Following November's dismal election performance it appeared, however briefly, that California's Republican Party was finally getting the message. As a lifelong, devout Republican, I breathed a sigh of relief when the party chose Rod Pacheco to lead the GOP Assembly caucus. The message seemed to validate everything that I had been trying to convey to my all-too-liberal cadre of friends and family for years. Namely, that the Republican Party is not the cell of right-wing monsters that the media have made it out to be, and that the Republican Party is a colorblind model of inclusion that is not leery of the state's growing Hispanic population.
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two weeks after being cleared of election misconduct charges, Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) on Tuesday unseated Rod Pacheco of Riverside as leader of the house's Republicans. Reflecting turmoil over which way the party is headed, Baugh, an affable conservative lawyer, becomes the fourth leader of Assembly Republicans in less than two years.
NEWS
March 11, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa managed something last week that a string of lower-house Democratic leaders had been unable to do for 16 years: shepherd majority Democrats to the steps of the Capitol for a group photo with a Democratic governor. Villaraigosa and his fellow Democrats, still basking in the glow of November's election victories, were positively giddy as they waited for Gov. Gray Davis. "Is he coming?" they asked as they watched the Capitol's big wooden doors.
NEWS
November 6, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Republicans, who were drubbed in this week's election, on Thursday selected a former Riverside County prosecutor and one of the few Latino Republican officeholders as their new leader. Rod Pacheco, 40, replaces Assemblyman Bill Leonard of San Bernardino. Leonard announced that he was stepping down after majority Democrats added five lower-house seats in Tuesday's balloting, a significant setback for Republicans, who had expected modest gains.
NEWS
December 14, 1997 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Pacheco's arrival as a freshman Assembly member a year ago gave new meaning to the term political maverick. A former prosecutor from Riverside, Pacheco came to Sacramento as California's first Republican Latino legislator in 115 years. It was not a perfect fit for the rookie Pacheco, then 38 and new to elective office. He sensed that "different animal" look from fellow Republicans. He got a cold shoulder from the Assembly's 13 other Latinos--all Democrats, some seeing him as a traitor.
NEWS
November 6, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Republicans, who were drubbed in this week's election, on Thursday selected a former Riverside County prosecutor and one of the few Latino Republican officeholders as their new leader. Rod Pacheco, 40, replaces Assemblyman Bill Leonard of San Bernardino. Leonard announced that he was stepping down after majority Democrats added five lower-house seats in Tuesday's balloting, a significant setback for Republicans, who had expected modest gains.
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