Archive for July 16th, 2010

District Attorney Mike Ramos

The San Bernardino County Sentinel
Friday, July 16, 2010

Former sheriff Gary Penrod accumulated compromising information and materials pertaining to district attorney Mike Ramos which was then utilized to blackmail Ramos and head off an incipient effort by the district attorney’s office to file criminal charges against Penrod pertaining to a host of criminal acts the sheriff was himself involved in.

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InlandPolitics: Memo to CRA, Mike Spence: Shut the hell up!

Friday, July 16, 2010 – 12:30 pm

I won’t waste much energy on this, since the far right-wing of the California Republican Party can’t seem to stop shooting themselves in the head.

True to form, Mike Spence and the California Republican Assembly (CRA) started shooting off their mouths in a story published in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.

The message. Were not happy with Meg Whitman.

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RivPE: Whitman touts jobs plan at Ontario plant

Meg Whitman

10:24 PM PDT on Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said she has a plan to create two million new private-sector jobs in California by 2015.

Speaking in Ontario on Thursday to employees at Mag Instrument Inc., the maker of the Maglite flashlight, Whitman said her three priorities as governor would be creating jobs, reducing government spending and turning around California’s public schools.

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DailyBulletin: Financial reform will impact I.E.

Rebecca U. Cho, Staff Writer
Created: 07/15/2010 07:11:52 PM PDT

Congress approved a sweeping financial reform bill Thursday, seeking to address the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown, increase consumer protection and rein in financial abuses that left San Bernardino County wracked by housing busts and excessive lending.

The 2,300-page bill outlines the strictest restrictions on banks and financial companies since the Great Depression.

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SacBee: Whitman backs off on immigration inspections

By Susan Ferriss
Published: Friday, Jul. 16, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 16, 2010 – 6:53 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is backing away from a key immigration proposal she advanced in this spring’s competitive GOP primary after farmers and other business interests expressed displeasure with her idea.

As she campaigned this spring, Whitman said she would send state and local officials into California businesses to look for illegal immigrants – her own version of federal immigration workplace inspections.

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SBSun: Arrowhead executives fired

Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/15/2010 06:30:03 PM PDT

Termination letters arrived on Wednesday at the doorstep of four Arrowhead Central Credit Union employees who were placed on temporary administrative leave when a federal agency assumed control of their credit union.

“There was no phone call, no personal meeting,” said Daniel Marciante, credit union’s former chief financial officer. “It was very antiseptic.”

The National Credit Union Administration also terminated Arrowhead’s CEO Larry Sharp, senior vice president of lending Gene Shabinaw and Ray Messler, senior vice president of strategic development.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

When San Bernardino International Airport offered incentives to the first four airlines that brought a schedule of flights with them, none wanted to be the first when they could be the third or fourth instead, said airport executive director Don Rogers.

Having offered up to $1 million annually for two years plus $500,000 in marketing and startup costs since September and not getting any takers, airport officials decided to make their offer more exclusive.

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RivPE: Highland joins support for Arizona immigration law

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Highland is joining Lake Elsinore and Hemet in supporting Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal-immigration law.

Senate Bill 1070 is a law requiring police in Arizona to investigate the immigration status of those they stop and suspect are in the country unlawfully.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/15/2010 06:34:03 PM PDT

FONTANA – The City Council approved a resolution Wednesday night against a November ballot proposition that would legalize marijuana for those 21 and over.

Officials passed the resolution against Proposition 19, the so-called Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, which aims to legalize marijuana use in a similar way as alcohol.

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California Watch
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Money and Politics

California WatchBlog

July 16, 2010 | Chase Davis

Meg Whitman has out-raised Jerry Brown four to one in large contributions during the month-plus since the June 8 primary, further adding to her already massive cash advantage heading into election season, state campaign records show.

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SFChronicle: Whitman stance on illegal immigrants riles GOP

Joe Garofoli,Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, July 16, 2010

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who recently campaigned with GOP former Gov. Pete Wilson as being “tough as nails” on illegal immigration, could alienate her crucial conservative base, some party members say, by declaring she’s in lockstep on the issue with her rival: former Gov. Jerry Brown.

In an opinion piece published this week in a Spanish-language publication in Southern California, Whitman wrote that there is “very little” that she disagrees with Brown on concerning the hot-button issue of illegal immigration.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 15, 2010

In the closest forum to a debate so far, Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman appeared on Larry Kudlow’s show on the cable business news channel CNBC this afternoon, but not at the same time.

Under quick-fire questioning from Kudlow, the two candidates talked about how they plan to create jobs and also fired rhetorical darts at each other.

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Meg Whitman speaks to Mag Instrument employees at the Maglite plant in Ontario. (Adam Lau, Associated Press / July 15, 2010)


By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

July 16, 2010

The issue of employment dominated the race for governor Thursday as Meg Whitman slashed rival Jerry Brown for failing to offer a plan to create jobs while she unveiled a glossy, 34-page booklet on the subject that she plans to mail to voters across California.

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Barbara Boxer                Carly Fiorina

Campaign finance figures show the incumbent Democratic senator has $11.3 million available, compared with less than $1 million for her Republican challenger, who is closing in on her in recent polls.

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times

July 16, 2010

Carly Fiorina may be closing in on California Sen. Barbara Boxer in recent polls, but reports released Thursday show the three-term incumbent with a vast advantage in one very important area: money.

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