Archive for May 31st, 2010

InlandPolitics: From State Senator Bob Dutton

Steve Poizner

The Poizner for Governor Campaign cordially invites you to join Steve Poizner in Upland at the local Republican headquarters for a town hall rally as he sweeps through Southern California.

Space is limited so RSVP is a must. Please see below for contact information.

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Biane

The cost of San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane’s legal representation has blown past the $100,00 mark.

Campaign finance records filed by Biane last week reveal payments of $17,820.60 to the Los Angeles-based law firm of Corbin, Athey & Fitzgerald LLP. The additional payments puts the total paid to the firm at approximately $81,000.00.

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InlandPolitics: Memorial Day 2010

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, May 30, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Fontana Councilwoman Janice Rutherford raised more money during the most recent campaign fundraising period than San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane, whom she is challenging in the June 8 election, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.

Rutherford reported $136,196.25 in campaign donations between March 18 and May 27, while Biane reported $101,756 in contributions during the same period.

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RivPE: Unions donate heavily in Riverside County races

11:04 PM PDT on Sunday, May 30, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County faces a $131.5 million budget shortfall, and supervisors are seeking deep cuts — and as many as 1,600 layoffs — to bridge the gap over the next two years.

But as they seek those reductions, the county’s three largest employee unions have made more than $450,000 in campaign donations to supervisors, candidates for the board and other elected officials who wield influence in county politics, campaign finance figures released late last week show.

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RivPE: Inland legislators get union help, too

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, May 30, 2010

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – State legislators representing central Riverside and San Bernardino counties have received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign help from unions representing government workers.

The donations have gone to members of both parties, with labor-friendly Democrats receiving the heaviest support.

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SBSun: Pols get wide berth on money

Disclosure reduces campaign fund abuse
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/30/2010 09:56:26 PM PDT

To varying degrees, elected officials routinely use their campaign war chests for lavish trips, fancy meals and luxurious stays at posh destinations.

California law prohibits elected officials from using campaign dollars for personal use. But while a new state law enacted in July 2008 tightened reporting requirements for meals, travel and gifts, some say it is still too little and that more can be done to ensure politicians are not using campaign dollars to live high on the hog.

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DailyBulletin: Rally pushes Dutton for Arizona-style law

Dutton

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/30/2010 10:09:35 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A group supporting Arizona’s immigration law attracted honks and hecklers Friday during a rally outside state Sen. Bob Dutton’s office.

The group – standing on the corner of Haven Avenue and Foothill Boulevard – held American flags, the Arizona flag and signs.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 05/30/2010 09:43:43 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Etiwanda School District board members last week approved laying off 16 certificated employees.

The recommendation to terminate the employees – primarily permanent and probationary teachers – was based on hearings conducted by an administrative law judge earlier this month.

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By Marjie Lundstrom
mlundstrom@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 31, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Princess Diana once told an international television audience that her home situation was “a bit crowded.”

“Well,” she said, “there were three of us in this marriage.”

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Jim Christie
SAN FRANCISCO
Thu May 27, 2010 4:51pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two years after Vallejo, California, filed for bankruptcy protection, officials in nearby Antioch are also tossing around the ‘B’ word.

Antioch’s leaders earlier this month said bankruptcy could be an option for the cash-strapped city of roughly 100,000 on the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay area.

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WSJ: Dow’s Worst May Since ’40

Stocks End Month Down 7.92% as Europe Crisis, Flash Crash Unsettle Investors

By EMMA MOODY

Between the “Flash Crash” and angst over the worsening crisis in Europe, stocks suffered a dismal May, posting their worst decline for the month since Franklin Roosevelt was in the White House.

The month ended with a thud Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 122.36 points, or 1.2%, to 10136.63, leaving it in negative territory for the week, the month and the year.

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Meg Whitman                    Steve Poizner

Whitman and Poizner are spending vast sums buying up airtime around the state, but it’s unclear whether the strategy is winning new votes or turning voters off.

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

May 31, 2010

With election day little more than a week away, the two major Republican gubernatorial candidates are blanketing the airwaves with television advertising, each slashing the other as too liberal in an appeal to the party’s conservative primary voters.

Television has always been the path to voters in California, but the twist this year is the ads’ wall-to-wall frequency, a clear demonstration of the vast personal wealth that the candidates have been tapping into as they seek to become the state’s next Republican nominee for governor.

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