Archive for September 25th, 2010

The PE: San Bernardino County to reconsider ‘sunshine ordinance’

Neil Derry

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 24, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A revision of a proposed “sunshine ordinance” that San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry said restores some of his original goals will go before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The proposal, aimed at making government documents more easily available to the public, has had a long gestation period, with Derry first proposing an ordinance to increase transparency and accountability last year.

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08:59 PM PDT on Friday, September 24, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Ontario International Airport had 1.2 percent fewer passengers in August than a year ago, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that owns and operates it and Los Angeles International Airport.

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Hilda Solis

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 24, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis campaigned Friday for Democrat Steve Pougnet, accusing incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack of ignoring the sprawling Riverside County congressional district.

“She probably doesn’t even know this place exists, and that is unfortunate,” Solis told more than 100 Pougnet supporters in Moreno Valley.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Rebellion in Redlands

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 24, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

The Redlands City Council has a mutiny on its hands.

Department heads are forming a union since the council ended cash-outs of unused health benefits that the department heads had mistakenly received.

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DailyBulletin: Eastvale unveiling

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 09/24/2010 06:04:04 PM PDT

EASTVALE – It wasn’t long ago when crop land and dairies were all that made up this freeway-adjacent town.

Today, with a multiplex theater, a trendy frozen yogurt shop and a half-dozen dairies clinging to its rural heritage, Eastvale is set to incorporate.

On Friday, with a community parade and a fireworks show, residents will mark cityhood.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/24/2010 06:24:24 PM PDT

A leaner Sunshine Ordinance with more bite will go before the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors for consideration Tuesday.

The proposed ordinance by Supervisor Neil Derry was set to go before the board Sept. 14, but concerns about certain language in the draft pertaining to the deliberative process exemption for public records requests prompted Derry to pull the item from the agenda and fine tune it.

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DailyBulletin: City council candidates square off

Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 09/24/2010 09:06:29 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – Term limits, the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project and the local economy were topics tackled at Thursday evening’s City Council candidates forum.

The event, hosted by the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, gathered all but one candidate vying for the three seats on the council.

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September 25, 2010 1:00 PM
Brooke Edwards
Candidate forum coming soon:

Daily Press news staff will moderate the forums designed to give candidates an equal opportunity to respond to questions and voice their positions. Public question-and-answer periods are also planned.

All five forums are free and open to the public.

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By Susan Ferriss
sferriss@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 4A

Republican Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado trails San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in his bid to win a full term, according to a Field Poll released Friday.

The poll also found the GOP nominee for attorney general, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, with a narrow edge over his Democratic rival, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.

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Greenspace
Environmental news from California and beyond
September 24, 2010 | 2:37 pm

California voters believe global warming is a significant issue and are inclined to trust scientific views on the subject, but they remain closely divided on a November ballot measure that would suspend the state’s global warming statute, according to a new Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 24, 2010

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s camp is getting a kick out of Democrat Jerry Brown’s telling The Sacramento Bee this afternoon that he never said he morally opposes the death penalty, just doesn’t prefer it.

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SacBee: Brown: Whitman’s plans help the rich

By Jack Chang
jchang@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2010 – 12:30 am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown pitched himself as a defender of California’s poorest people in a Friday meeting with The Bee’s editorial board, while slamming rival Meg Whitman’s proposals as benefiting the rich.

The 72-year-old candidate criticized a proposal by Whitman, a billionaire former CEO, to eliminate the state capital gains tax.

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Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 24, 2010

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown said this afternoon that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political inexperience has been detrimental in Sacramento, and that the state could expect more of the same if Republican rival Meg Whitman wins the election.

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LATimes: Fiorina’s billionaire backers

Carly Fiorina

Billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch appear to be taking a particular interest in California politics this year.

By Tim Rutten
September 25, 2010

California, birthplace of the modern environmental movement, remains one of the greenest of blue states, even while it struggles to cope with levels of unemployment unseen since the Depression.

That makes the budding relationship between Republican senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina and billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch all the odder. The Kochs own and run America’s second-largest privately held company, Koch Industries — an amalgam of oil, gas, pipeline, chemical, fertilizer and wood products companies, including Georgia-Pacific. Lump them together, and the Koch brothers have the country’s third-largest fortune — $35 billion — after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

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OCRegister: Sanchez apologizes for offense over words

Sanchez

Published: Sept. 24, 2010
Updated: Sept. 25, 2010 10:18 a.m.

By DOUG IRVING
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

SANTA ANA – Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez said Friday that her now-famous remark about “Vietnamese” trying to take her seat had been misinterpreted but apologized if it caused any offense.

She did not, however, apologize for calling her Republican challenger Van Tran – himself an immigrant from Vietnam – anti-immigrant. Instead, she accused him of using her words to “take a cheap political shot.”

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