Archive for January 22nd, 2011

InlandPolitics: Now comes the backlash

Saturday, January 22, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

The month of January has proven to be a very entertaining month in San Bernardino County government circles.

The highlight, so far, was the election of Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales as Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors.

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Charles and David Koch

Protests planned; Supreme Court justices’ involvement with Koch questioned
10:42 PM, Jan. 21, 2011
By Erica Felci

A private meeting of elite Republican donors in Rancho Mirage is sparking a nationwide discussion about the influence money has on politics and governing.

The four-day gathering that starts Jan. 29 is organized by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are known to back conservative causes.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO PROBE: Challenge to DA withdrawn

10:00 PM PST on Friday, January 21, 2011

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Defense attorneys in the San Jacinto corruption case withdrew a motion to remove the Riverside County district attorney’s office from the matter, saying they will trust new head prosecutor Paul Zellerbach’s word that he will review the case fairly.

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By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 01/21/2011 08:55:54 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – The Chino Valley Unified school board on Thursday made $14 million in cuts, which included employee layoffs and pay cuts.

But the board of education decided to delay taking action on an additional $8.7 million in cuts recommended by Superintendent Wayne Joseph.

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Collection to continue
By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Created: 01/21/2011 09:23:49 PM PST

A water technician began a battery of water tests in the High Desert town of Hinkley on Friday, gathering 13 samples that will be tested for the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium, or chromium 6.

Results from the tests, commissioned by environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, should be available by the end of next week and are part of an effort by Brockovich and her team to determine the size of a contaminated groundwater plume imperiling Hinkley residents.

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Politico: David Dreier: We’ll negotiate on spending

Dreier

By JONATHAN ALLEN | 1/21/11 8:13 PM EST

A high-ranking House Republican acknowledged Friday that next week’s spending-cut vote is a message to the president, Senate Democrats and the public about where the GOP stands but not an indelible line in the sand.

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