In Today’s News: Voter registration deadline, Assessor seeks lower bail

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Stories we are following today in the KCRW newsroom:

Registration deadline. Today’s the last day to register to vote in the November 6th presidential election. L. A. County registrar workers will be staffing tables at more than a dozen locations to encourage people to sign up. Officials say that in LA county alone, about three million eligible residents are not registered. WWLA

Assessor bail. L.A. County Assessor John Noguez and co-defendant Ramin Salari have been in jail since their arrests last week on public corruption charges. Today, they’ll ask a judge to lower their nearly $1.4 million bail. Both men have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a conspiracy to lower tax bills for wealthy property owners in exchange for campaign contributions. A third defendant, Assessor’s Office staffer Mark McNeil, has posted bail. He was released from jail Friday. KABC

Campaign donations. Californians are digging deep this election season. State residents have donated almost $315 million dollars to federal candidates so far, with about $185 million going to Democrats. A big chunk of that money is going out of state, especially to the presidential race. President Obama has outraised Mitt Romney in California by a nearly 3-1 margin. San Francisco Chronicle

Inglewood murders. There’s been no official identification but police believe a body found in the ashes of an Inglewood home with a bullet hole in his head is Desmond John Moses. He’s the prime suspect in a shooting that targeted an Inglewood family this weekend, killing a man and his 4-year-old son. The man’s wife and another child remain hospitalized. The two homes were located on the same property and investigators believe Moses blamed the family for his pending eviction. L.A. Times

Colburn judgment. Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano has been in prison for four years, but the fallout from his wiretapping escapades continues. A Los Angeles jury has ordered the ex-wife of late businessman Richard D. Colburn to pay Colburn’s children and former personal assistant nearly $4 million. The panel found that Jacqueline Colburn knew Pellicano was listening in on calls to and from her spouse’s Beverly Hills estate. Colburn, who died in 2004, made a fortune in construction and was a major donor to L.A. arts institutions. Beverly Hills Patch