Archive for August 28th, 2010

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/27/2010 06:01:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – City Attorney James F. Penman is a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the written argument in favor of Measure C, which is a proposal to amend the City Charter.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in San Bernardino Superior Court. Penman, who did not file in his official capacity, contends that Measure C proponents’ argument submitted for voters’ sample ballots contains numerous errors.

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Michael J. Sorba, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/27/2010 06:05:49 PM PDT

About two dozen troops from a San Bernardino-based unit will be among the roughly 260 California National Guardsmen helping secure the border with Mexico.

National Guard forces at the border are expected to be at full strength by Wednesday, said Major Kim Holman, public affairs officer for the border mission.

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DailyBulletin: Upland to consider more budget cuts in October

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/27/2010 06:26:52 PM PDT

UPLAND – City officials said they will have to make additional cuts to the city’s 2010-11 budget due to a prolonged economic recovery period and substantial legal fees.

The Finance Department will recommend between $1.8 million to $2 million in cuts to the City Council in October.

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PE: Hearing in San Jacinto case resumes in September

05:26 PM PDT on Friday, August 27, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Jacinto Corruption Probe

A preliminary hearing to decide whether six relatives of the defendants in a San Jacinto political corruption indictment should be tried in a perjury and campaign money-laundering case will resume next month.

During a day of testimony, only one of the six defendants’ attorneys had a chance to argue that the prosecution’s case is not worthy of trial.

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DailyBulletin: Business climate shaken

Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Created: 08/27/2010 06:38:05 PM PDT

The financial hits just kept coming over the last week.

When the reports started coming seven days ago, you might have figured that things could only get better.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 27, 2010

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s ground operation has merged with that of the state Republican Party’s and will be focusing not just on the governor’s race this fall but also on targeted legislative races, said Whitman strategist Jeff Randle this morning in a conference call with reporters.

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Executive got $243,898 through a consulting firm headed by his wife plus an annual salary of more than $380,000. He claimed to have worked six months straight, including 13 hours on New Year’s Day.

By Kim Christensen and Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times

August 27, 2010|7:10 p.m.

One of California’s highest-paid public employees has been relieved of his duties while Vernon officials conduct a “comprehensive review” of his and his wife’s financial dealings with the well-heeled industrial city.

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SacBee: BOE says no raises for local governments

Published: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

The state Board of Equalization said Friday that August sales tax allocations to local governments statewide will remain flat due to economic conditions.

Earlier this year, a 5.7 percent increase in allocations was projected by the state, but cash receipt totals counted since then have proved that projection wrong.

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