Archive for March 10th, 2011

The PE: Census will change county supervisors’ territories

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG and JIM MILLER
The Press-Enterprise

Thousands of Inland residents will soon have a different county supervisor to represent them.

Riverside and San Bernardino county officials must begin redrawing their district boundaries based on census 2010 data released Tuesday.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Public Trust Broken Again

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Charges that officials have stolen public funds are not new to San Bernardino County.

The former assessor and four top aides were charged in a corruption scandal that broke in 2008. One has been convicted, one signed a plea bargain, three await trial.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 03/09/2011 06:51:31 PM PST

FONTANA – Gullit Acevedo, 17, credits school counselors with steering him away from gangs. So he was shocked when the Fontana Unified School District board on Tuesday reversed a decision from last week and voted to warn all 68 of the district’s counselors they might not have a job next school year.

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DailyBulletin: LAWA presentation critical of Ontario

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 03/09/2011 08:44:46 PM PST

A presentation recently released by Los Angeles World Airports is critical of the city of Ontario’s proposal to run LA/Ontario International Airport.

A PowerPoint presentation was released to the media for a Board of Airport Commissioners meeting on Monday, although discussion on the issue was postponed until March 21, LAWA officials said.

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State figures to top national figures
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 03/09/2011 08:16:43 PM PST

California isn’t expected to shake off its double-digit unemployment rate until 2013, economists say.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s first quarterly report of 2011 suggests the state’s unemployment numbers, although improving, will continue to exceed national figures for the next couple of years.

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James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 03/09/2011 06:14:07 PM PST

Latinos didn’t simply add to, help or boost San Bernardino County’s population growth over the past decade. They were the county’s population growth.

Without Latinos, the county would have gotten smaller by about 6,000 people. Instead, the county is larger by more than 325,000. Because of that strong growth, Latino leaders say they expect Latinos will gain more political clout in the county.

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Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 03/09/2011 08:45:45 PM PST

Voters created the new city of Jurupa Valley and elected three incumbents in San Dimas and two new faces in Claremont on Tuesday.

Claremont does have provisional ballots to be counted today, which might change the result of the third seat on the ballot.

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DailyBulletin: Biographies of election night winners

Staff Report
Created: 03/09/2011 05:45:35 PM PST

Claremont and San Dimas headed to the polls on Tuesday to cast votes on local races.

Claremont voters elected incumbent Sam Pedroza as well as Opanyi K. Nasiali and Joseph M. Lyons to fill three City Council seats.

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Although businesses often say California has high tax rates, tough environmental regulations and difficult permitting systems, some of those accusations are untrue, the university says.

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2011

Contrary to claims by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Lone Star State isn’t stealing California’s jobs, workers or prosperity, according to a UCLA study.

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SacBee: Day 60: What now?

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

It’s Gov. Jerry Brown’s original deadline day, and state leaders have failed to reach a budget deal. A splinter group of five Senate Republicans is negotiating with the Democratic governor. It remains to be seen whether they can strike a compromise.

What’s next?

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown, citing progress in budget talks with Republicans, asked Senate and Assembly Democrats on Wednesday to delay budget votes that were planned for today, missing his self-imposed deadline but giving him more time to negotiate.

Brown, who resumed meetings with a splinter group of Republican senators Tuesday, said Wednesday he is “on track” for a deal.

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Brown

 

By Michael J. Mishak and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s first major test is coming down to this: his ability to win over four Republicans, the minimum number he needs to pass his spending plan.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 9, 2011

The Little Hoover Commission and the Bureau of State Audits this afternoon released their “Top 10” lists of ways to reduce waste and inefficiencies in government, encouraging Gov. Jerry Brown, among other things, to review state leases, to eliminate the state personnel Board and pursue reducing the two-thirds vote threshold for raising taxes.

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LATimes: GOP invites Brown to convention [Updated]

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
March 9, 2011 | 4:10 pm

The California Republican Party has invited a surprise guest to its biannual convention in Sacramento next weekend: Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Debra J. Saunders
San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown’s strategy to win the governor’s seat has led California to this moment.

Today was Brown’s self-imposed deadline for passing his budget package and place a $14 billion tax-increase extension on a June special-election ballot. Late Wednesday, Brown wisely asked the Legislature to delay a budget vote.

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By Ed Mendel
March 20, 2011

CalPERS actuaries are recommending a small decrease in the investment earnings forecast used to offset or “discount” future pension obligations, from 7.75 to 7.5 percent, but it would be another rate increase for struggling state and local governments.

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