Archive for December 19th, 2010

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Clueless supervisor defends airport boondoggle

Saturday, December 18, 2010 – 10:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales, true-to-form, hasn’t a clue.

Gonzales, sits as co-chair of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA). The Airport Authority along with the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) is vested with the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base.

A base which closed in 1994!

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VVDailyPress: Valles calls for citizen watchdog group

Valles

Councilwoman to assemble advisory team to scrutinize city practices, finances
December 18, 2010 2:00 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Newly seated Councilwoman Angela Valles is asking for volunteers to form a citizen’s watchdog advisory committee to help her navigate “the maze of red tape and political smoke screens” that she believes have driven Victorville into trouble and “kept the truth” from taxpayers.

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LATimes: The time may be right for Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

She hopes the tough economy, shifting public opinion and her savvy transition team will bolster her prison reform goals.

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2010

Kamala Harris, the state’s next attorney general, last week announced a transition leadership team that was a marvel in its political heft: two former secretaries of State — of the country, not of California — and a host of other luminaries.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown buttons up to focus on budget

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 – 11:09 am

For someone who liked to joke about his lack of “message discipline” in the campaign, Jerry Brown sure has buttoned up.

By announcing just two appointments and sharply limiting public appearances, the governor-elect has avoided distractions common to gubernatorial transitions while closeting those wandering, occasionally off-color musings that have tripped him up before.

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