Archive for January 3rd, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: New DA Zellerbach sworn in

12:13 PM PST on Monday, January 3, 2011

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Paul Zellerbach was sworn in today as Riverside County District Attorney, taking the office from Rod Pacheco, whom he defeated in the June election after one term.

Zellerbach, 57, of Riverside was sworn in by 4th District Court of Appeal Associate Justice Tom Hollenhorst in the ceremonial Court Room 1 at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Riverside.

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11:25 PM PST on Sunday, January 2, 2011

By DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Corruption Probe

A contract that started six years ago as a $350,000 legal bill for San Bernardino Associated Governments has ballooned to $4.5 million in fees related to a lawsuit at the center of a county corruption scandal.

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Hollingsworth

11:33 PM PST on Sunday, January 2, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Departing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday appointed former Senate GOP leader Dennis Hollingsworth of Murrieta to a $128,109-a-year post on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

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The Sun: Redlands council to discuss cuts

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/02/2011 04:35:54 PM PST

REDLANDS – The City Council will meet Tuesday to take another look at possible ways to fill the $1.3million deficit remaining in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

The new council first looked at the shortfall at a special meeting Dec. 14 and took a second look on Dec. 21. The council took no action to fill the gap but asked City Manager N. Enrique Martinez to provide additional details on potential budget reductions they might make this month or next.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County launching Vision Project

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/02/2011 03:51:41 PM PST

San Bernardino County has launched a monthlong outreach seeking the public’s input on the future of the region.

Known as The Vision Project, the joint effort by the Board of Supervisors and San Bernardino Associated Governments, the county’s transportation authority also known as Sanbag, includes an Internet survey and 15 community meetings around the county.

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By Jack Chang
jchang@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 – 12:04 pm

In 2006, a state-funded center serving developmentally disabled people spent $2.9 million to develop four houses for its clients in Riverside County.

Just months after the houses were completed, the county assessor’s office estimated the properties were worth $1.1 million less than the Inland Regional Center had paid to build them.

Four years later, they’re worth 31 percent of their cost.

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SacBee: Brown to propose broad list of budget cuts

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 – 7:06 am

The broad set of budget cuts that Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will propose in the coming days would touch nearly all Californians, eliminating local redevelopment agencies, shrinking social service benefits, shuttering parks and reducing library hours, according to a source familiar with his budget proposal.

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Calbuzz: Five Key Questions About Krusty’s Inaugural

January 3, 2011

As the Calbuzz National Affairs Desk braved torrential rains and terrific hangovers to lurch into Sacramento for today’s inauguration of Jerry Brown as California’s 39th governor*, one key question kept bothering us: Why are we doing this?

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