Archive for September 11th, 2010

InlandPolitics: Remembering September 11, 2001

Saturday, September 11, 2010 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Updated: September 11, 2001 – 01:30 p.m.

This Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider the adoption of a so-called ‘Sunshine Ordinance’ proposed by Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

Something The Sun newspaper hailed this week as a major change towards greater transparency in San Bernardino County government.

It seems the newspaper, along with the rest of us, were in fact duped. The current proposal may as well be toilet paper. The word “toothless” comes to mind.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/10/2010 05:38:13 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A judge on Friday substantially rejected Measure C opponents’ attempt to force a rewrite of sample ballot language.

Plaintiffs Renee Affaitati and City Attorney James F. Penman asked the court to delete what they contended to be misleading language in pro-Measure C ballot arguments.

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The Sun: Fontana mayor’s race features clash of styles

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/10/2010 05:20:18 PM PDT

FONTANA – It’s a city on the cusp of the 200,000 mark in population, one that has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, unemployment and a state budget fiasco that has resulted in Sacramento siphoning off tens of millions in redevelopment money.

As the Nov. 2 mayoral election draws closer and voters get a chance to decide who will steer the city through economic uncertainty, six candidates have emerged in a race that pits five City Hall outsiders against Councilwoman Acquanetta Warren.

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The PE: Six ordered to trial in San Jacinto case

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 10, 2010

The Press-Enteprise

Six relatives of some defendants in a San Jacinto political corruption indictment were ordered to stand trial Friday in a perjury and campaign money-laundering case.

Superior Court Judge Thomas Kelly made the ruling at the end of a preliminary hearing that began Aug. 27. Final arguments were Friday.

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09:15 PM PDT on Friday, September 10, 2010

Special to The Press-Enterprise

In a note to shareholders, CVB Financial Corp. confirmed its largest borrower had informed the bank that it would not be able to make payments on seven loans totaling $82 million.

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Press Release Source: CVB Financial Corp. On Thursday September 9, 2010, 10:00 pm EDT

ONTARIO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CVBF – News) – The purpose of this press release is to update our shareholders on recent third quarter developments with the company that are significant.

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DailyBulletin: CVB jettisons debt

Bank charges off $34 million due from its largest borrower
Rebecca U. Cho, Staff Writer
Created: 09/10/2010 07:59:08 PM PDT

CVB Financial Corp.’s largest borrower has run into trouble paying back its loans, the Ontario-based lender said late Thursday in an update to shareholders.

CVB, which owns Citizens Business Bank, did not name the borrower, a holder of $82 million in debt with CVB in seven loans.

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Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 09/10/2010 07:35:35 PM PDT

CLAREMONT – Several city residents on Thursday voiced displeasure toward a plan to turn the city’s trash collection services over to a private firm.

City officials are considering the change as a cost-savings measure.

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LATimes: Clinton claim in Whitman ad is false, state says

The California Department of Finance says overall state taxes went down when Brown was governor, not up. Whitman campaign says it won’t halt the ad featuring video of the former president.

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

September 11, 2010

A claim in a Meg Whitman television ad that state taxes went up when Democratic rival Jerry Brown was governor from 1975 to 1983 is false, according to the state Department of Finance.

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The Democratic senator says Fiorina is ‘in the pocket of big oil,’ while the Republican says the state’s climate change law ‘isn’t the right answer.’ Each accuses the other of endangering jobs.

Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times

September 11, 2010

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said Friday that rival Carly Fiorina’s recent embrace of a November ballot measure that would roll back the state’s landmark global warming law was evidence that the Republican was “in the pocket of big oil” and “dirty coal.”

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LATimes: Your (acting) governor in action


On politics in the Golden State
September 10, 2010 | 5:18 pm

Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado sure seems to enjoy being acting governor of California while Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tours Asia on a trade mission.

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By Dan Smith The Sacramento Bee
Published: Saturday, Sep. 11, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Saturday, Sep. 11, 2010 – 12:37 am

Proposition 22: Should the state be banned from taking or borrowing funds from local government and redevelopment agencies?

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Sources say a consortium of three investment companies has offered to buy the 24 structures in the portfolio, including the Ronald Reagan building in downtown L.A. California officials may still back out of the sale, however.

By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times

September 10, 2010|7:58 p.m.

California officials received a top bid of more than $2.2 billion from a consortium of three investment companies to buy 24 state office buildings, The Times has learned.

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