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The Nooner for March 24th

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ON SUNDAY TEEVEE: House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was on CBS's Face the Nation with Margaret and ABC's This Week with Mr. Snuffleupagus.

AURAL disPLEASURE: On NPR's Planet Money podcast, they talk to former Irwindale police chief Tony Miranda who was hired 2013 to reform a widely known bad department. I remember the stories of the bedroom community while growing up in SoCal. His unlikely ally in the reform efforts when facing the relatively small institution? Insurance companies that basically said the department was uninsurable because of the claims.

He of course only lasted in Irwindale for four years and is now chief in nearby Vernon. He was replaced by the former police chief of Bell. Why do folks move around like that? Oh, State Controller Betty Yee (led by predecessor John Chiang) has an app for that.

  • Irwindale (population 1,432): $179,373 wages + $53,801 retirement and health, but one officer makes $198k
  • Sacramento's police chief makes $250k and has a population to serve of over 500,000. Amidst the turmoil in our town over use of deadly force, he . . .

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