Archive for January 9th, 2011

The Sun: 6 dead in Arizona shooting

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Member of Congress targeted; judge slain
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/08/2011 09:44:16 PM PST

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, was shot in the head Saturday by a gunman who opened fire outside a Tucson grocery store during a meeting with voters, killing a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl and four others.

Giffords, a moderate Democrat who just began her third term, was among at least 10 people wounded. She was expected to survive.

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The Sun: San Bernardino touts downtown theater proposal

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/08/2011 07:12:10 AM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Heath Ledger’s turn as the Joker in 2008′s “The Dark Knight” catapulted the movie to the top of the box office.

But in that same year, the downtown CinemaStar movie theater was closed.

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DailyBulletin: RDA funds may be targeted in Brown’s plan

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 01/08/2011 09:45:25 PM PST

Redevelopment has transformed communities throughout the Inland Empire, helping to build shopping centers, affordable housing and storm drains.

But a budget proposal that Gov. Jerry Brown is widely rumored to be weighing may end subsidized redevelopment statewide to free up more tax money for schools and other programs.

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DailyBulletin: City Attorney to be arraigned

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 01/08/2011 07:07:29 AM PST

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged the city attorney of Chino and Rialto with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jimmy Gutierrez is expected to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Los Angeles Superior Court in West Covina.

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The PE: MORENO VALLEY: First steps to bridge budget shortfall

12:14 AM PST on Sunday, January 9, 2011

By LAURIE LUCAS
The Press-Enterprise

Taking the first steps to chip away at a budget shortfall, Moreno Valley officials have imposed a hiring freeze, cut the number of city-issued credit cards and merged two departments.

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SacBee: Legislators, left and right, dislike Brown budget

By Jack Chang
jchang@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 – 10:40 am

Katcho Achadjian billed himself as a new, more flexible kind of Republican when he ran for an Assembly seat on the Central Coast last year.

Unlike nearly all of the state’s GOP legislators, Achadjian, a San Luis Obispo County supervisor, had refused to sign a pledge to oppose raising taxes.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Jerry Brown to unveil ‘painful’ budget

Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 9, 2011
(01-09) 04:00 PST

Sacramento – –

Gov. Jerry Brown has told Californians to sit down, fasten their seat belts and brace themselves for the budget proposal he will unveil Monday to address a deficit that could top $28 billion. Last week, he said his proposal may be even more drastic than many anticipate.

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January 8th, 2011, 2:36 pm · posted by Kimberly Edds, Staff Writer

Three days before Gov. Jerry Brown unveils what he promises to be a “painful” state budget that asks all Californians to tighten their belts even tighter, most of the county of Orange’s elected officials and 100 executives received the largest paychecks they’ve received in 18 months.

That’s because the 5 percent reduction the Board of Supervisors voted to cut from their own salaries along with the salaries of the county’s seven other elected officials and county executives last year was quietly allowed to expire, The Watchdog has learned.

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