Archive for August 24th, 2010

The Sentinel: Burum now involved with Arrowhead Lake project

By Gail Fry
Friday, August 20, 2010

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the development now known as Arrowhead Canyon held Friday, July 30, in Lake Arrowhead brought Jeffrey Burum, a principal of Diversified Pacific Development briefly into the limelight.

Burum was in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony and as a result, the Sentinel was able to hold an exclusive interview with Burum about the fallout from the $102 million settlement with San Bernardino County in the Colonies Partners matter.

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SBSun: County seeking to create regional vision

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 23, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County is seeking to create a shared vision for the region’s future that will involve all of its cities, business leaders and residents.

The Board of Supervisors will vote today on a proposal to increase its contract with the La Jolla Institute of Rancho Cucamonga by $90,000 to help create the plan. The contract is part of the consent calendar agenda where noncontroversial items are usually approved without discussion.

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SBSun: Budget fix for San Bernardino still elusive

No decision on impound yard
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/23/2010 11:45:58 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The City Council delayed a controversial plan to let the Police Department manage an impound yard, but a night meeting in a crowded and hot boardroom did not produce a decision on budget cutting as of Monday’s deadline.

The City Council met for an extra budget meeting Monday in an attempt to fix what remains of the current fiscal year’s deficit and yet another deficit projected for fiscal 2012. The council gathered on Monday after deciding not to ask voters to raise taxes and with the expectation that concessions talks with city unions would not lead to as much savings as previously expected.

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SBSun: Ruling favors libel suit

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/23/2010 08:40:18 PM PDT

A Superior Court judge ruled that the wife of former Sheriff Gary Penrod was just a private citizen – and not a public figure – when a High Desert newspaper publisher ran articles about her counseling business during trial proceedings Monday in her multimillion- dollar libel lawsuit.

The ruling Monday from Judge Frank Gafkowski appears to favor Nancy Bohl, who filed a lawsuit in June 2000 against Valley Wide Newspapers publisher Raymond Pryke based on a series of articles he ran about Bohl’s business, The Counseling Team, and her relationship with Penrod.

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SBSun: 10 high schools among top in U.S.

10:11 PM PDT on Monday, August 23, 2010

By BRIAN ROKOS
The Press-Enterprise

Ten Inland schools are among the best 6 percent of all U.S. public high schools, according to rankings compiled by Newsweek magazine.

The authors divided the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests given at a school each year by the number of seniors graduating in the spring.

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PE: Biane earns safety union endorsement

By PE News
on August 23, 2010 10:19 AM

The union representing San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies and other public safety employees is endorsing Supervisor Paul Biane’s re-election.

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James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/23/2010 06:47:40 PM PDT

The odds against a Democrat winning an Assembly seat in the High Desert probably lengthened late last week with a conservative blogger’s revelation that Palmdale Democrat Linda Jones declared bankruptcy early this year.

Republicans are now blasting Jones, pointing out that she reported owing $5,857 in taxes from 2008, and that despite filing for bankruptcy in February, she loaned $3,000 to her campaign in March and paid $2,650 in candidate filing fees the same month. Jones calls that “maliciously misleading.”

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DailyBulletin: Thousands join uninsured ranks

Study finds steep increase in SoCal
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 08/23/2010 05:44:49 PM PDT

The number of San Bernardino County residents without health care insurance soared by more than 125,000 between 2007 and 2009, a study released Monday says.

The percentage who were uninsured for all or part of 2009 in San Bernardino County was 25.1 percent, up from 20 percent in 2007, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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On Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:48 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sales of previously owned U.S. homes took a record drop in July to their lowest pace in 15 years, suggesting further loss of momentum in the economic recovery.

As the National Association of Realtors issued the report, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans warned that the risk of a double-dip recession was higher than six months ago although he did not think output would contract, describing the recovery as ongoing but modest.

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Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina

August 24, 2010

Nothing we saw at the California Republican Party convention last weekend suggested that either of the leading GOP candidates, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, has a strategic message or distilled election theme that goes much beyond unrelenting negativity about government and their opponents.

“Enough is enough,” seemed to be the closest thing to an overarching slogan from any candidate and that’s not much to hang a campaign on. While “Yes we can” could be translated into “Si se puede” for Latino voters, don’t hold your breath waiting for the cries of “¡Basta Ya!”

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Brown

Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Labor unions backing Jerry Brown for governor are looking for new ways of drawing supporters to counter the bottomless checkbook wielded by his Republican rival, Meg Whitman.

They’re using cutting-edge technology, known as “micro-targeting,” to locate as many as 2 million more backers in “nonunion dense” places such as Orange County, Fresno and the Inland Empire – conservative parts of California that Brown likely will struggle to carry.

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LATimes: Boxer pans Fiorina’s proposal on term limits

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State

August 23, 2010 | 7:03 pm

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer doesn’t seem to think much of her rival Carly Fiorina’s proposal for congressional term limits that ensure that no member stays longer than 12 years in each house.

The chances of passage of the proposal are slim considering that it would require a constitutional amendment. But don’t expect political realities to keep Fiorina from bringing it up on the campaign trail since she already seizes every opportunity she can to remind voters how long Boxer has been in office.

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