Archive for November 6th, 2010

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County adds to Cooley lead

3,553,352                         3,587,304

45.6%                               46.1%

Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 8:02 p.m.
Last Updated: November 7, 2010 – 7:14 a.m.

San Bernardino County added to Steve Cooley’s lead this evening.

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InlandPolitics: Cooley holding lead in AG race

3,533,567                         3,554,220

45.7%                               46.0%

Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 7:10 p.m.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley continues to hole his narrow lead over San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 12:20 p.m.
Last Updated: November 6, 2010 – 05:30 p.m.

Now the lid has finally blown on the scandal at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC).

What a surprise to us all.

Well, not really.

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3,496,101                         3,518,918

45.7%                               46.0%

Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 12:01 p.m

The race between democrat Kamala Harris and republican Steve Cooley, two district attorneys, could officially take a couple weeks to decide.

The two are currently separated by 22,817 votes. The margin is the first lead Cooley has attained since election night.

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The PE: Arrowhead medical center waiver policy reviewed

09:01 PM PDT on Friday, November 5, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for at least two years waived or reduced copayments and deductibles for hospital and San Bernardino County employees, hospital-affiliated doctors and others.

The discounts were allowed under a policy dated May 23, 2008, and signed by hospital Chief Financial Officer Frank Arambula. San Bernardino County Administrative Officer Greg Devereaux ended the practice in April after he discovered it never received required approval from the county Board of Supervisors.

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07:00 PM PDT on Friday, November 5, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top election official said Friday that she could have done more Tuesday to keep the public better informed about the initial delays in the posting of results.

But Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore said her office overall performed well.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/05/2010 07:37:55 PM PDT

A raid at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center by FBI agents and district attorney’s investigators is the latest in a series of controversies that have vexed the county hospital in Colton in the last year.

Authorities have refused to divulge specifics of the investigation, leaving the public and San Bernardino County officials wondering why a plethora of documents were seized from the hospital on Thursday.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/05/2010 04:05:00 PM PDT

RIALTO – An internal investigation into an alleged sex scandal involving a handful of police officers could be wrapped up in a week, authorities have confirmed.

“We’re reviewing the possibility of disciplinary policies with the effected employees as this investigation comes to a conclusion,” Police Chief Mark Kling said Friday.

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The Sun: Rutherford announces key staff hires


Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/05/2010 05:37:42 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Supervisor-elect Janice Rutherford has announced that her chief of staff will be 33-year-old Yucca Valley Mayor Chad Mayes. Mayes has served on the Yucca Valley Town Council since 2002.

The Yucca Valley council is made up of five elected members, with one selected each year to serve as mayor for the following year.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 11/05/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council will soon have a new voice.

Gino Filippi on Tuesday was chosen by voters to join the council along with Councilmen Brendan Brandt and Ray Musser. After 20 years of service, long-time incumbent, Tom Thomas, was voted out.

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VVDailyPress: VVUHSD OK’s $350,620 golden parachute

Superintendent Marilou Ryder steps down but keeps salary, benefits until 2012
November 05, 2010 8:02 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

By the numbers:

Victor Valley Union High School District’s Board of Trustees agreed to give outgoing Superintendent Marilou Ryder 18 months of “paid leave,” during which she will collect her regular salary and benefits while serving as an on-call consultant for the district. To read the settlement agreement, click here.

Here are the costs of Ryder’s settlement agreement:

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 5, 2010

Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will not use K Street office space the Department of Finance set aside for operations transitioning into the Governor’s Office, Chief Deputy Attorney General Jim Humes, who is assisting in the transition, said this morning.

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SacBee: CalSTRS delays vote on returns estimate

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

The CalSTRS board Friday postponed a crucial decision on reducing its investment-return forecast because two of its members were absent.

Jack Ehnes, chief executive of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, said the board wanted every one of its 12 members present for the decision. The vote is now set for Dec. 2.

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