Archive for June 5th, 2010

VVDailyPress: Victorville looks to rebuild its safety net

June 05, 2010 12:02 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • For the first time, the city has adopted a policy to set aside at least 15 percent of its operating budget for a rainy day.

The move was triggered by the current rainy day, which could be deemed a flood in Victorville’s case.

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RivPE: San Bernardino County corruption trial to start


10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 4, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

A former San Bernardino County assessor’s official will go to trial Monday with influential developer Jeff Burum among the witnesses expected to testify.

Prosecutors told Superior Court Judge Duke Rouse on Friday morning that they were ready to proceed with their case against Rex Gutierrez, 50, on charges of grand theft, misappropriation of public funds and filing a false claim.

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09:36 AM PDT on Friday, June 4, 2010

Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Meg Whitman continues to hold a large lead over Steve Poizner in the Republican race for governor, a new poll shows, with the big-bucks fight leaving almost a fifth of the GOP electorate undecided heading into Tuesday’s primary election.

The Field Poll survey released today of likely Republican primary voters shows that Whitman, the former eBay chief, leads Poizner, California’s insurance commissioner, 51 percent to 25 percent. Eighteen percent of voters are on the fence.

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Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 06/04/2010 07:06:45 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The city has hired a political consultant to improve its relations with Los Angeles World Airports.

The City Council recently agreed to give the city manager the authority to extend the consultant’s contract through the end of this month. The contract could be worth up to $150,000.

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RivPE: Cassie MacDuff: Sorting the political mail

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 4, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

Those slate mailers that fill voters’ mailboxes in the weeks leading up to an election can be confusing.

“Voter Information Guide for Democrats,” one proclaims. “Republican Voter Checklist,” declares another.

“Official Law Enforcement Endorsements,” trumpets one. “California Taxpayer Protection Voter Guide,” says another.

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Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2010 02:58:58 PM PDT

Classrooms will be more crowded, elementary school teachers may lose their jobs and there will be more furlough days ahead for staff in the San Bernardino City Unified School District during the 2010-11 school year.

The sacrifices have been made to ensure the district has a healthy and viable budget in the months ahead.

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RivPE: Negrete McLeod gives six figures to party


By PE Politics
on June 4, 2010 5:21 PM

State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod cut a $100,000 check to the California Democratic Party this week, seemingly the largest party contribution of any lawmaker in the 2009-10 election cycle.

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Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2010 05:24:12 PM PDT

REDLANDS – The Police Department won’t be the same one the city has been accustomed to after an upcoming series of budget cuts.

The City Council will decide Monday on cuts to address Redlands’ $8.9 million budget deficit. Each city department will have to cut at least 12 percent from its budget. The council could choose a budget option to cut 17 percent from every department.

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SacBee: How to read a political mailer

By Dan Smith The Sacramento Bee
Published: Saturday, Jun. 5, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

If you’re a registered voter, by now your mailbox is brimming with shiny political mailers trumpeting the virtues of a candidate or ballot measure or running down an opponent as a lying freak either too extreme or not extreme enough for the job. It can be overwhelming. There aren’t many new tricks in this year’s batch, but here are a few tips to help navigate the pile accumulating on the kitchen table:

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