Archive for January 5th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Former lead counsel really retired? Well..not yet

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 – 08:00 a.m.

Talking about someone hanging on.

A review of San Bernardino County retirement rolls for December and January seem to be missing a name.

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InlandPolitics: Uffer ordered to return documents

Uffer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 – 01:55 p.m.

A San Benardino County Superior Court judge has ordered the County’s former chief executive to return documents he misappropriated prior to his departure.

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Gonzales                       Warren                       Rutherford

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 – 12:55 p.m.

The behind-the-scenes maneuvering for the upcoming election for chair/vice-chair of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is apparently getting ugly.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 – 12:35 p.m.

Sources close to the situation in the City of Upland believe the conclusion to a federal investigation involving alleged bribery, extortion and pay-to-play schemes between business owners and city officials is at an end.

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The Sun: Redlands council fills budget gap

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/04/2011 08:30:43 PM PST

REDLANDS – The City Council voted to fill its $1.3 million deficit in the 2010-11 fiscal year, opting out of layoffs and banking on assumed property- tax revenue.

In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the council decided to combine cuts to services and supplies, reallocate funds and budget money from expected additional property tax pass-through revenues from the Inland Valley Development Authority to fill the deficit that remained in the current fiscal year.

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City News Service • January 5, 2011

Former Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco is out of the business of prosecuting criminals but not done practicing law.

The county’s former top prosecutor, who officially left office Monday, is now working for SNR Denton, an international law firm with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where the Inland Empire native will be based.

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DailyBulletin: Upland puts manager on leave

Quincey

Official barred

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/04/2011 08:19:28 PM PST

UPLAND – City Manager Robb Quincey has been placed on an indefinite paid leave of absence.

The City Council made the decision unanimously Tuesday to place Quincey on leave, but members would not state the reasons for the action.

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10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By JAN SEARS
The Press-Enterprise

A City Council discussion of how the next police chief will be selected evolved Tuesday into a debate over whether Redlands should consider contracting with the Sheriff’s Department for police services.

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January 04, 2011 5:28 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

ADELANTO • Eleven candidates are vying to win an appointment to the open seat on the Adelanto City Council — including a former mayor and councilman ousted in the recent election.

A council seat became vacant when former Councilwoman Cari Thomas was elected the city’s mayor in November.

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VVDailyPress: Runner, Parker file for Senate seat

January 04, 2011 3:46 PM
From Staff Reports

SACRAMENTO • Former assemblywoman Sharon Runner and a union organizer from Lancaster are set to face off for the 17th Senate District, which includes the Victor Valley.

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The PE: MORENO VALLEY: City manager search intensifies

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By LAURIE LUCAS
The Press-Enterprise

The mayor of Moreno Valley said Tuesday the most critical matter for 2011 is hiring a new city manager. So after the city clerk swore in Richard Stewart as mayor and Jesse Molina as mayor pro tem Tuesday night, the council met behind closed doors to interview city manager candidates.

Council members William Batey and Robin Hastings did not attend the ceremony.

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The PE: BEAUMONT: City Council picks mayor

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By ERIN WALDNER
The Press-Enterprise

Brian DeForge will serve as mayor of Beaumont for another year.

The Beaumont City Council selected DeForge for the job at its Tuesday night meeting. DeForge, a member of the council, has been mayor the past year.

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LATimes: Jerry Brown takes a hard look at Prop. 13

By Anthony York and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

In his first full day on the job, Gov. Jerry Brown walked right up to the third rail of California politics: Proposition 13.

Heading into a meeting with local government officials Tuesday morning, Brown said implementation of the property-tax limits that Californians hold dear has contributed to the state’s financial mess. The new governor said his budget proposal next week would include plans to return to cities and counties many government functions that Sacramento took over after Proposition 13 passed.

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Three appellate judges want the state Supreme Court’s input on whether private groups have the legal right to defend Prop. 8.

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2011

The legal status of same-sex marriage headed back toward the California Supreme Court on Tuesday for a ruling that could potentially resolve the future of voter-passed Proposition 8.

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SacBee: California’s clout shifts with new Congress

By Michael Doyle
mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

WASHINGTON – Bakersfield is in, the Bay Area is out. But California as a whole could hold its own in the new Congress that starts Wednesday.

The shifting Capitol Hill currents are summed up in the demotion of soon-to-be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ascension of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, as the next House majority whip.

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McCarthy

Politics Blog

Posted By: Joe Garofoli | January 04 2011 at 05:56 PM

Bakersfield — As we told you the other day in our profile, Bakersfield’s own Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes the House Majority Whip at 9 a.m. (Left Coast time) Wednesday — the No. 3 Republican position. You can watch the swearing-in festivities streamed live here.

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