Archive for March 19th, 2011

SacBee: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney win applause poll at GOP lunch


Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 19, 2011

The 2012 presidential race is under way at the state GOP convention, where conservative commentator and pollster Frank Luntz has just talked to hundreds of people at the convention’s luncheon in Sacramento.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.
Last Modifeid: March 28, 2011 – 03:00 p.m.

After burying its head in the sand for almost two years, San Bernardino County wants its employees to bear most of the burden in solving its financial woes.

Woes that could have been addressed some time ago.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 – 11:50 a.m.

The pot just keeps on stirring in Upland these days.

Former Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski resigns just before he and another businessman are indicted by a federal grand jury.

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The PE: Emmerson in the spotlight in budget talks

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, March 18, 2011

Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Bill Emmerson will help determine if Gov. Jerry Brown gets his wish to ask California voters to extend higher taxes on income, sales and vehicles this spring. The Hemet Republican’s political career could go down the tubes as a result.

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VVDailyPress: Blewett blew it

Hesperia councilman apologizes for off-color remark; city removes video segment from website
March 18, 2011 5:09 PM
From Staff Reports

HESPERIA • City Councilman Russ Blewett apologized Friday for making an obscene remark following a heated discussion on a service animal ordinance during a break in Tuesday’s council meeting.

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SFChronicle: Programs that were cut in state budget


Saturday, March 19, 2011

To see a current list of program cuts approved by the legislature, click here.