Archive for September 12th, 2010

InlandPolitics: Proposed Yucaipa radio tower encountering ethnic bias?

Sunday, September 12, 2010 – 10:30 p.m.

More than just Politics is once again playing a role in the impending denial of a conditional use permit for a transmission antenna for a Spanish-language radio broadcaster.

Lazer Broadcasting has submitted new plans to San Bernardino County for the installation of a 44-foot antenna on a rural hilltop that will beam coverage into the San Bernardino Valley and also as far away as Hemet.

Lazer operates San Bernardino-based KCAL-AM, Big Bear-Based KXSB-FM, and Hemet-Based KSRS-FM.

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SBGrapevine: Editorial: The Two Faces of Mike Ramos

www.sbgrapevine.com

September 12, 2010
By Administrator

Last week a reader pointed out to us the front page of San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos’ website.  It was updated on August 27, 2010 with this statement:

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The PE: High speed, high stakes dominate Vegas rail race

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, September 11, 2010

By DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Las Vegas is a city built on the notion that the big bet can pay off. Or it can cost someone a bundle. When it comes to plans for high-speed trains connecting Southern California and southern Nevada, both outcomes might be true.

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Morris

Mayor takes a very wide view
Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/11/2010 09:43:44 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Mayor Pat Morris wants to send his city “back to the future” and he wants the trip to be via bullet train, high-speed bus, Metrolink and ultra-sleek light rail.

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DailyBulletin: Baca: Fund all for good

Baca

Folkens sees political scheme
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 09/11/2010 09:41:20 PM PDT

Every year, the Joe Baca Foundation gives away college scholarships, provides free holiday turkeys to needy families and puts hundreds of kids through free sports workshops.

The foundation’s namesake, Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, says the foundation does all that out of a genuine concern for the community and that he does not benefit politically from the foundation’s work.

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DailyBulletin: Health costs may rise

Increases projected despite federal reforms
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/11/2010 09:41:20 PM PDT

The health care reform bill may actually lead to higher premiums over the next few years, contradicting claims by the bill’s supporters that the reforms would lower health costs.

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DailyBulletin: Health costs: Republicans see no surprise

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/11/2010 09:41:21 PM PDT

Findings of a recent study on the impacts of the health care reform bill has Republicans saying, “I told you so,” and Democrats defending their decision to support the legislation.

Health care premiums for the average American are expected to be higher with the reforms than without it, according to a study released Thursday by Medicare’s Office of the Actuary.

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By Jack Chang
jchang@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 12, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

The first time around, Gov. Jerry Brown won both praise and derision as a political pop star who expanded collective bargaining rights to state employees and adamantly opposed the death penalty.

This year, as Brown seeks a sequel to his first gubernatorial stint, he’s reliving that history while promising to do better.

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Debra J. Saunders
San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jerry Brown has a secret plan to balance the state budget. When the state attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial nominee recently visited The Chronicle’s editorial board, he brought with him a large three-ring binder with his ideas on how to bring state spending back into the black. But he wouldn’t tell us what was in the book.

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LATimes: Maldonado steps up

As lieutenant governor, he led the state’s response to the San Bruno disaster, providing the kind of response Californians expect, even in tough economic times.

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times

September 12, 2010

No one would have wished for such an opportunity, but one certainly came Abel Maldonado’s way last week when a PG&E gas line blew up in San Bruno, taking with it dozens of homes and, most horribly, several lives.

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SacBee: Final acts

By Jim Sanders and Susan Ferriss
jsanders@sacbee.com sferriss@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 12, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Sep. 12, 2010 – 12:27 am

As his final year in office winds down, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger must act on about 770 bills before a Sept. 30 deadline or they will become law automatically. Issues range from carpet recycling to supermarket wine tastings to the minimum age for kindergarten. The Democratic- controlled Legislature passed few major Republican bills. Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado could sign bills before the governor returns from Asia Wednesday. Here are some key proposals on the governor’s desk:

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Sep. 12, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born and reared in post-World War II Austria as it cast off its Nazi past and established a democracy.

When Austria created its governmental structure in the late 1940s, it emulated most other European democracies, vesting power in a prime minister who headed the majority party or coalition in parliament, and thus could make policy more or less by decree.

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SacBee: CalPERS re-evaluates firm with Villalobos ties

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 12, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1D

For 20 years, when CalPERS needed advice on a big investment, it often called on Christopher Bower, founder and chief executive of a firm called Pacific Corporate Group.

Now this confidant from La Jolla might get pulled into the bribery scandal at the nation’s largest public pension fund.

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SacBee: How pensions bypass $195,000 federal limit

By Ed Mendel

In the wake of a super-sized salary scandal in the city of Bell, CalPERS is looking at its plan that allows pensions to pay more than the federal limit of $195,000 a year at ages 62 to 65.

The federal limit aimed at preventing public pensions from being used as tax shelters drops for early retirements ($117,672 for non-safety retirements at age 55) and increases for later retirements.

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By Dan Morain, Senior editor
dmorain@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Sep. 12, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1E

By now, you would think that California’s budget follies might have elicited mild concern, perhaps a little alarm, maybe even a passing wave of panic. This is, after all, Day 74 of the impasse.

Nah.

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