Archive for June 6th, 2010

InlandPolitics: AD 63: Will independent expenditure hurt Kurth?

Don Kurth

Will a negative independent expenditure by health insurers targeted at 63rd Assembly District candidate Don Kurth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) work?

We will know in less than 72-hours.

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Paul Biane

San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane continues to raise funds as election day approaches.

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SBSun: Electoral battles looming in San Bernardino County

Primary ballot filled with key local, statewide races
James Rufus Koren and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 06/05/2010 09:23:48 PM PDT

Two crowded Assembly races, a billionaire-on-multimillionaire gubernatorial battle and a fistful of county and judicial contests await voters in Tuesday’s primary election.

Most of the excitement on the ballot comes in nonpartisan races for county office and in Republican races for state offices.

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12:04 AM PDT on Sunday, June 6, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Continued employee wage and benefit concessions were key to Loma Linda’s approval of a balanced spending program for the fiscal year beginning July 1, City Manager T. Jarb Thaipejr said.

A general fund budget used to pay for most day-to-day services totals $13.8 million, about $300,000 less than the spending plan for the current fiscal year. It is also nearly $2 million less than 2008-09, before the slumping economy and housing crunch hit Loma Linda hard.

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Steve Poizner

By PE News
on June 5, 2010 6:01 PM

About 50 people gathered for a town hall meeting Saturday afternoon to hear underdog candidate for California governor Steve Poizner rehearse his hopes to curb illegal immigration and lure business to California by slashing taxes.

In between explaining his plans to revitalize the state’s beleaguered economy, Poizner took swings at opponent Meg Whitman. He repeatedly questioned Whitman’s motives for spending more than $100 million to date on her campaign – a new national record for a gubernatorial Republican primary, he said.

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Nuaimi

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Created: 06/05/2010 07:10:52 AM PDT

FONTANA – With two colleagues vying for higher office and another already having made a run for Congress, it remains to be seen if Mayor Mark Nuaimi will ever seek a seat in the county, Sacramento or even Washington.

“At one time I thought (about running for) Congress, but I’ve also thought, `Hey, it’s not a bad thing to be mayor of Fontana for 20 years, if the voters would have me,”‘ Nuaimi said.

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Carly Fiorina

03:38 PM PDT on Saturday, June 5, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

Just days before Tuesday’s primary election, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina has pushed ahead in the see-saw Republican race for California’s contested U.S. Senate seat, a new poll found.

With 37 percent of the state’s GOP voters behind her, Fiorina holds a 15-point lead over former Rep. Tom Campbell, who has backing from 22 percent of likely Republican voters, today’s Field Poll shows.

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RivPE: Emmerson a no-show at last SD37 debate

Bill Emmerson

By PE News
on June 5, 2010 7:57 AM

Friday night was set to be something of an anomaly in the race for Riverside County’s 37th Senate District.

Seven months after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called a June 8 special election for the seat, all of the candidates would finally share a stage at a candidate forum.

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DailyBulletin: Alta Loma School District deemed solvent

Officials OK fiscal status report
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/05/2010 07:07:51 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Alta Loma School District officials approved a required financial status report showing the district has made the appropriate adjustments to remain fiscally solvent for the next three years.

A status report made earlier this year determined that the district’s reserve fund planned for the 2011-12 school year was $311,470 short of the minimum state standard.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/05/2010 09:23:49 PM PDT

VICTORVILLE – Ten Chinese investors have pumped $5 million into the Victorville Regional Center project at Southern California Logistics Airport in the last month, bringing the city that much closer to its goal of $25 million by November.

In exchange, investors will receive green cards under the federal EB-5 program, which makes visas available to foreign nationals who invest $500,000 in a regional center project that creates 10 jobs.

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As GOP bids wind down, personal spending vaults Meg Whitman to front of gubernatorial race and Carly Fiorina into the lead for Senate. All Republican candidates are trying to tap voters’ sour mood.

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

June 6, 2010

California Republicans racing Saturday to clinch their party’s nominations tried to ride the frustration of an angry electorate, claiming as they campaigned across the state that they represent their party’s best chance to defeat Democrats who have been in power for decades.

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SDUnionTrib: Whitman and Fiorina could make GOP history

Primary election

Party in California has never fielded women for top posts

By John Marelius, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 12:05 a.m.

U.S. Senate aspirant Carly Fiorina, who was CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is among a number of ultrawealthy Californians spending a considerable chunk of their own money to finance campaigns for higher office.

The Republican Party, which has never nominated a woman for governor or the U.S. Senate in California, has the potential to make history Tuesday and field a ticket headed by two women.

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