Archive for March 16th, 2010

Janice Rutherford

One surprising development in candidate filings last week saw Upland Mayor John Pomierski deciding not to challenge second district supervisor Paul Biane for his seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Pomierski earlier this year expressed a desire to run for the seat.

Instead, we now have Fontana City Councilwoman Janice Rutherford wanting the job.

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SBSun: Hundreds of teachers get preliminary layoff notices

Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/15/2010 06:35:01 PM PDT

Nearly 800 teachers at some of the San Bernardino area’s largest school districts could lost their jobs by the start of the next school year after receiving pink slips in recent weeks.

Hundreds more teachers at smaller districts also were warned.

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RivPE: Candidates clear after filing deadline

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 15, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Inland voters now know who their choices will be for the upcoming June 8 primary election after Friday’s filing deadline for candidates.

For Inland legislative seats, these candidates returned filing papers.

In the 62nd Assembly District incumbent Wilmer Amina Carter, of Rialto, will face Gil Navarro, of San Bernardino, in the Democratic primary. Republican Jean Ensley, of Rialto, also is in the race.

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SBSun: GOP candidates Poizner, Whitman face off on issues

Rebecca Kimitch, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/15/2010 09:18:25 PM PDT

GOP gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner went head-to-head for the first time Monday during a debate in Costa Mesa before a crowd of nearly 300 people. They sparred on various issues, from immigration to environmental regulations, but largely focused on the state’s budget crisis.

The debate was sponsored by New Majority California, a moderate Republican organization that describes itself as “supporting fiscally conservative and socially inclusive views.”

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VVDailyPress: 643 inmates released from local facilities

March 15, 2010 5:40 PM
Beatriz Valenzuela

Since the inception of the early release program in January, 643 inmates have been released from the four local San Bernardino County Sheriff’s jails — with most offenders out in half the time they’d been sentenced to serve.

“We will still continue to monitor them like we did before,” Arden Wiltshire, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s station, said. “For us it will be business as usual.”

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RivPE: Cassie MacDuff: Time to Tell Public Truth

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 15, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

Five weeks have gone by since the hit-and-run accident of then-Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach.

Still not a word out of City Hall as to who made the decision to drive him home and tuck him into bed rather than make him take a sobriety test like any other suspected drunken driver.

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09:29 PM PDT on Monday, March 15, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

The steep drop in the number of passengers boarding airlines at Ontario International Airport was second only to Cincinnati-Kentucky International Airport in 2009, according to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

The number of enplaned travelers at Cincinnati-Kentucky declined 21.8 percent last year to 5.18 million passengers who departed the airport. At Ontario, the number was 19.9 percent.

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DailyBulletin: 1,028 teachers get initial layoff letters

School district cuts

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 03/15/2010 07:34:36 PM PDT

Inland Valley school districts, many teetering on the edge of a financial abyss, have issued more than 1,000 layoff notices to teachers and staff.

The state deadline to notify employees of pending layoffs was Monday, with more than 21,000 throughout California receiving notices they may not be rehired after June 30.

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