Archive for September 3rd, 2010

InlandPolitics: Uffer job at CRMC a “no go” ?


Friday, September 3, 2010 – 6:00 pm

Sources tell that things blew up Thursday night at a meeting of the governing board of the Colorado River Medical Center (CRMC) in Needles.

The topic?

The contract for fired San Bernardino County administrative officer Mark Uffer.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff writer
Posted: 09/02/2010 07:38:35 PM PDT

More than four out of every 10 illegal immigrants deported from San Bernardino County under the federal government’s new Secure Communities program did not commit additional crimes before being kicked out, according to figures released by immigration officials.

That’s well above the state average of 25 percent and the 21 percent rate in Los Angeles County.

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SBSun: Depositions will start Thursday in Uffer lawsuit

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 09/02/2010 06:07:09 PM PDT

Eleven San Bernardino County employees and elected officials are scheduled to give depositions this month in relation to a lawsuit filed by former County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer.

The scheduled depositions are subject to change. County spokesman David Wert is one of them. He said his scheduled deposition Sept. 28 falls on the day of a Board of Supervisors meeting, and he’ll have to reschedule.

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VVDailyPress: GOP pushes for no-tax budget

September 02, 2010 5:16 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

VICTORVILLE • Despite a lot of theatrics and little progress in Sacramento this week, two Victor Valley state representatives say they’re confident that the GOP will succeed in negotiating a no-tax budget by the end of the month.

“I truly believe there’s going to be enough Democrats to come over to see an all-cuts budget,” Assemblyman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, said by phone Thursday. “We’re just not going to the tax increases.”

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By John Howard | 09/02/10 2:00 AM PST

California Democratic lawmakers are digging into their wallets for Proposition 27, the Nov. 2 ballot initiative that would abolish the state’s new independent redistricting commission and give that chore back to the Legislature.

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At campaign stops in Oakland and City of Commerce, the Democrat says he wants to bridge Sacramento’s partisan divide, deplores rival Whitman’s ‘negativity’ and announces he will launch ads next week.

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

September 3, 2010

A fired-up Jerry Brown previewed his general election themes in two gubernatorial campaign stops Thursday, framing the state’s present straits as a chance to bring Californians together for a common purpose.

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Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 3, 2010

(09-02) 19:24 PDT OAKLAND — The political moment that eager California Democrats and some curious Republicans have been waiting for has arrived: Jerry Brown has begun a visible campaign for governor.

He appeared in public Thursday at a sparsely attended rally at Laney College in Oakland, followed by two events in Los Angeles later in the day. With that, the 72-year-old state attorney general and former two-term governor began the next stage of his unusual strategy against billionaire Republican opponent Meg Whitman.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 2, 2010

A state appeals court has denied a conservative law group’s request that it force Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to defend Proposition 8 in federal court.

The denial was issued Wednesday and entered Thursday on the website of the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Sacramento.

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OCRegister: Rackauckas to run for re-election in 2014


September 2nd, 2010, 4:23 pm · posted by Kimberly Edds, Staff Writer

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced he will run for re-election in 2014, his chief of staff confirmed Thursday.

“He will be running for DA in 2014,” said Rackauckas’ chief of staff, Susan Kang Schroeder. Rackauckas declined through his spokeswoman to be interviewed.

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Forty-eight of California’s 58 counties saw totals fall this year — nine by more than 5%, the state Board of Equalization reported. The total value fell 2.4% in 2009.

September 02, 2010|By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Sacramento — More of the shine of the Golden State’s real estate market lost a bit more of its luster as the total value of California’s properties fell for the second year in a row — and for the second time since records were first kept in 1933 at the depths of the Great Depression.

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By Bobby Caina Calvan
Published: Friday, Sep. 3, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 3, 2010 – 12:11 am

Millions of 20-somethings who became uninsured after falling off their parents’ health plans can regain coverage soon as a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law takes effect.

As the open enrollment season begins, parents will be able to include grown children up to age 26 on their coverage.

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