Archive for January 18th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Showdown looms between S.B. County, safety employees

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – 03:30 p.m.

Sources at the County of San Bernardino say a labor showdown is brewing.

A showdown which is likely to stir political waters over the next year or even longer.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: New court building on the horizon

10:00 PM PST on Monday, January 17, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Construction of a long-awaited new court building in downtown San Bernardino is scheduled to begin in March.

The 36-courtroom, 377,755- square-foot complex will be built on 7.3 acres across the street from the current courthouse on Arrowhead Avenue. The 11-story structure will be the tallest in downtown San Bernardino, court officials say.

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The PE: Brown’s tax plan facing long odds

10:00 PM PST on Monday, January 17, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Major hurdles await Gov. Jerry Brown as he tries to get support for billions of dollars worth of tax extensions in a possible special ballot in June, the least of which is that there are no Santa Ana winds then.

California voters have approved only a handful of tax increases since 1980, and just once in a special election.

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The Sun: PG&E slow on the offers

Hinkley ready to sell houses
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/17/2011 08:34:51 PM PST

Residents of the High Desert community of Hinkley, desiring to sell their homes to Pacific Gas and Electric, claim the utility is dragging its feet after recent appraisals of their properties.

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The Sun: Seniors targeted for cuts

Brown’s budget trims adult day-care program
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/17/2011 08:35:48 PM PST

Services for seniors and the disabled were often targeted for cuts under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and that trend is continuing under Gov. Jerry Brown.

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The Sun: Rehires ruffle feathers

Council member objects to move
Michael J. Sorba, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/17/2011 08:34:50 PM PST

RIALTO – The city has brought three recently retired employees back on a part-time basis, but given the city’s financial constraints one City Council member has questioned the move.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 – 8:13 am

To maneuver his budget through the Legislature and raise the millions of dollars necessary for a successful ballot campaign, Gov. Jerry Brown will have to align the many facets of his plan just right. The Democratic governor wants a two-thirds, bipartisan vote from lawmakers to cut spending and to ask voters for higher taxes, striking at the core of the Capitol’s ideological divide. His plan touches so many levels of government that almost every interest group in California has a stake.

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By Brad Branan
bbranan@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 – 8:24 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to transfer state inmates to county jails faces a simple obstacle: Many jails don’t have the space to hold them.

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