Archive for March 9th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: No settlement in attorneys union case

Wednesday, March 9, 2010 – 10:45 a.m.

An attempt to settle a dispute between the County of San Bernardino and the union representing county public attorneys failed last month.

More than a year ago, the county filed suit against the San Bernardino Public Attorneys Association over the unions use of Deputy District Attorneys in disciplinary matters, were the issue involved Deputy Public Defenders.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – 06:30 p.m.
Last Modified: March 9, 2011 – 12:35 p.m.

Information is starting to spill out as federal agents and prosecutors bear down on political and governmental activities in San Bernardino County.

And what is being said is alarming.

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The Sun: 7 indicted in thefts

Sheriff’s Department

Falsification of records to raise salaries alleged
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 07:31:03 PM PST

Seven current and former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employees have been indicted in connection with the alleged falsification of training documents that allowed them to receive unjustified pay raises and retirement benefits, authorities said.

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11:46 PM PST on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

California’s political landscape lurched to the east Tuesday as new census numbers point to a major increase in representation for Inland Southern California over the next decade.

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The Sun: Latinos boost county growth

Rise makes up for loss of whites
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 08:28:19 PM PST

San Bernardino County’s population grew by 19 percent over the past 10 years, thanks almost entirely to an influx of Latinos, according to numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The Sun: Colton studies ways to withstand police layoffs

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 04:54:39 PM PST

COLTON – The Police Department will look a lot different without nine laid-off officers who must leave by April 30, says Police Chief Bob Miller.

But Miller and other city officials say that a combination of dedicated officers who remain, community support and police technology will help keep the city safe.

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The Sun: Workers face up to 30 percent cut

Classified employees at SBCUSD targeted
Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 04:16:32 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – For 20 years, custodian Carl Greenwood has worked the late shift cleaning floors, walls and windows at schools.

He is one of hundreds of San Bernardino City Unified classified employees working behind the scenes to ensure campuses are clean, students are fed and clerical matters are taken care of.

But as the district prepares for yet more budget cuts going into the 2011-2012 school year, many could face wage cuts of up to 30 percent.

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The Sun: FDIC says 1st Centennial warned early, often

Bank officials’ attorney disputes account
Joy Juedes, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 06:45:32 PM PST

REDLANDS – Regulators began warning 1st Centennial Bank about its loan strategies almost five years before the bank was shut down, according to allegations by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Former bank directors and officers “were warned by FDIC examiners as early as March 2004 of the inherent risk in the bank’s high CRE (commercial real estate) concentration strategy,” according to a complaint filed in federal court by the FDIC. The complaint was filed Jan. 14 against 14 former directors and officers and five unidentified defendants.

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March 8th, 2011, 8:02 am
Posted by Kimberly Edds, Staff Writer

The County of Orange took the next step in its fight to overturn the county’s generous “3 percent at 50″ pension plan for sheriff’s deputies, filing its petition with the California Supreme Court.

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The Sun: FUSD votes to cut counselors

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 11:37:48 PM PST

FONTANA – The Fontana Unified School District board, by a 4 to 1 vote, has potentially eliminated all 68 of the district’s counselor jobs, reversing a decision made last week to save those jobs from budget cutting.

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DailyBulletin: Incumbents will return

Votes cast

New members for Claremont
Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 03/08/2011 10:04:15 PM PST

Claremont and San Dimas went in different directions on Election Day.

Based on unofficial final results, Claremont voters elected incumbent Sam Pedroza as well as Opanyi K. Nasiali and Joseph M. Lyons to fill three council seats.

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DailyBulletin: Jurupa voters keen on cityhood

Staff Reports
Created: 03/08/2011 09:53:05 PM PST

Requests for chairs were constantly being made Tuesday night at Indian Hills Country Club in Riverside.

Dozens of people kept streaming in to the club to be a part of history.

The celebration followed voters heading to the polls to cast a vote on Measure A, which would enable Jurupa Valley to become Riverside County’s 28th city.

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VVDailyPress: HUSD to cut 42 teachers

Elementary teachers bear brunt of cuts, with 27 pink slips
March 08, 2011 5:15 PM
Beau Yarbrough

The Hesperia Unified School District board voted 3-2 to potentially lay off 42 teachers in the coming weeks.

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SacBee: Steinberg: Senate will pass cuts Thursday

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 8, 2011

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said after meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown this afternoon that the Senate will vote Thursday to pass spending reductions in Brown’s budget plan, despite lacking Republican support for tax extensions.

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Southern California — this just in
March 8, 2011 | 11:26 pm

Bell residents voted overwhelmingly to recall four embattled council members Tuesday with 100% of the votes counted in the small southeast Los Angeles County city.

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UCLA economists project the state’s unemployment rate won’t crack single digits until early 2013.

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
March 9, 2011

Economists have predicted that California’s labor market recovery would be slow. A new UCLA forecast projects that it could take even longer than previously thought.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
March 8, 2011 | 2:38 pm

The Treasury Department has recovered 70% of the money distributed under the $700-billion bailout fund after American International Group paid back $6.9 billion of the money it owed.

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