Archive for February 5th, 2011

The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Talks continue over corruption case documents

10:00 PM PST on Friday, February 4, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County district attorney’s office and attorneys for former Assessor Bill Postmus and Jim Erwin, his former assistant assessor, are negotiating over the release of documents related to the Colonies Partners settlement.

Last week Deputy District Attorney Lewis Cope said his office was seeking a protective order that would prevent defense lawyers from making public some documents that will be turned over to Postmus’ and Erwin’s attorneys as part of the legal discovery process.

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By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 02/04/2011 07:18:51 PM PST

UPLAND – The U.S. attorney has filed charges against two men associated with the FBI’s Upland-based investigation.

Jason Crebs and Anthony Orlando Sanchez were charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Riverside.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO: Tentative ruling against conspiracy

11:16 PM PST on Friday, February 4, 2011

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY and DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Jacinto Corruption Probe

A judge Friday tentatively dismissed conspiracy charges against seven of the nine defendants named in a sweeping 2009 political corruption indictment involving San Jacinto politicians and developers.

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By PE Politics
on February 4, 2011 4:52 PM
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Herb Higgins, a former Norco councilman, filed a notice of intent this week to gather signatures for a measure to reduce the pay and benefits of Riverside County supervisors. Higgins unsuccessfully challenged Supervisor John Tavaglione in the June 2010 election.

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By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 02/04/2011 12:59:34 PM PST

Redlands Tea Party member Phillip Naman, right, speaks with Lou Desmond, host of the Inland Empire News Hour, during a taping of Redlands Tea Party Radio at the KTIE-AM(590) studio in San Bernardino on Wednesday.

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Kilmer

By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 02/04/2011 06:21:14 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – An alleged comment about city safety and Police Chief Keith Kilmer’s apparent move to Corona has prompted a councilwoman to question his commitment to policing here.

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The Sun: Colton public works director resigns

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 02/04/2011 06:04:07 PM PST

After only four months on the job, Colton’s public works director Vijay Sinha has resigned.

Sinha resigned last week for personal reasons, said Colton City Manager Rod Foster.

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By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 02/04/2011 09:04:33 PM PST

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified school board Thursday approved $8.6 million over three years in further position and pay cuts, while deciding to delay other cost-shaving proposals for further consideration.

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Escobar

By Will Bigham Staff Writer
Created: 02/04/2011 04:47:25 PM PST

POMONA – Pomona Councilwoman Ginna Escobar pleaded not guilty to petty theft this week for allegedly stealing a campaign sign last year on Election Day.

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By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Nearly 5 million voters chose to cast their ballots by mail when Gov. Jerry Brown was elected in November, representing almost half of all votes cast in the statewide contest.

Now election officials are warning that a piece of Brown’s budget proposal could put the increasingly popular form of balloting, and the integrity of the voting process, in jeopardy.

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