Archive for November 28th, 2010

InlandPolitics Commentary: Uglyness still prevails in S.B. County government

Sunday, October 28, 2010 – 06:10 a.m.

A new chief executive officer doesn’t seem to have been the potion for San Bernardino County government.

The county, an institution that for decades has thrived on pettiness and in-fighting seems to be chugging along, not missing a beat.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: ‘In God We Trust’ display considered

Gary Ovitt

11:39 PM PST on Saturday, November 27, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors could be adding the motto “In God We Trust” to their board chambers.

Board Chairman Gary Ovitt said he will introduce a proposal at the Dec. 7 meeting to add the benediction to the wall behind the dais where supervisors sit.

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11:45 PM PST on Saturday, November 27, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Cash-strapped Riverside County is considering a plan to sell or lease two of its landfills in an effort to generate as much as $100 million in new revenue.

“We have to look at everything,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Marion Ashley said. “We have to figure out how to maximize our revenues.”

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11:42 PM PST on Saturday, November 27, 2010

By BRIAN ROKOS
The Press-Enterprise

Applications will be available Monday for anyone interested in being appointed to the Norco City Council vacancy created by the death of Malcolm Miller.

The council voted 4-0 Wednesday to fill the vacancy through an appointment instead of a special election. The term will expire November 2011.

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DailyBulletin: Dems’ turnout falters

Party’s voter advantage fails to show in county
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 11/27/2010 07:12:09 AM PST

Look at the number of registered voters in San Bernardino County, and you’ll see several thousand more Democrats than Republicans.

But look at the results from this month’s election, and the numbers show something different.

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DailyBulletin: DREAM Act vote possible

Lame-duck Congress may take up legislation
Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Created: 11/27/2010 07:08:04 AM PST

The final days of the current congressional session may provide an opportunity to pass legislation giving a path to U.S. citizenship to some young people who are in the country illegally.

Supporters of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, also known as the DREAM Act, along with its opponents, say the proposal could be introduced shortly and come up for a vote.

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VVDailyPress: Should Victor Valley cities merge?

November 27, 2010 12:00 PM
Brooke Edwards

Adelapple Victeria? Hespelanto Appleville? Or perhaps just Victor Valley?

“If there ever was a time to have serious discussions about consolidating, with all the municipalities struggling as they are — and despite how monumental a task it would be — the time is now,” argued Mike Stevens, a 35-year Victor Valley resident and community activist.

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San Diego delegation has spent about $188,000 over 15 months

By Michael Gardner
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 8:20 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers from San Diego County spent $188,000 flying on more than 520 round-trips in the 15 months ending in September, but most details of the travel are secret.

The Legislature has declined to release the majority of the data on the grounds that it might compromise security to divulge travel routines between Sacramento and San Diego.

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By Howard Mintz

hmintz@mercurynews.com
Posted: 11/28/2010 12:01:00 AM PST
Updated: 11/28/2010 03:48:38 AM PST

For decades, California’s Legislature, governors and a parade of experts in managing state prisons have been unable to fix the state’s overgrown, bloated prison system. Now the U.S. Supreme Court must decide whether three federal judges have the power to do the fixing for them.

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