Archive for March 20th, 2011

The Sun: Auditor says Victorville near insolvency


City finances earn poor grade
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/19/2011 03:44:25 PM PDT

VICTORVILLE – Ongoing losses, net asset deficiencies in major funds and a lack of liquidity has put this city on the brink of insolvency, an auditor has determined.

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The Sun: Redlands starts search for chief


Residents share thoughts at forum
Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/19/2011 10:33:38 PM PDT

REDLANDS – The search for the next Redlands police chief officially began last week with a public forum designed to include residents in the hiring process.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Cutting universities, shifting prisoners to county jails and slashing funds for Medi-Cal patients is difficult.

But from a political perspective, those were among the easier moves.

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By Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1E

Never mind weighty debates over taxation and government’s obligation to help infirm old people, the mentally disabled and children of poor mothers.

Let’s talk Ferris wheels, corn dogs, fried Twinkies and blue ribbons for the finest sheep in the county.

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At a Sacramento convention, Republicans voice hope despite their falling registration in California. Many in the GOP say outreach to Latinos is crucial for the future.

By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento ——

Republicans gathered at a boisterous state party convention this weekend brushed aside November’s defeat and looked to economic issues and the state budget debate as rallying points for a party struggling to rebuild.

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By David Siders
Published: Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 – 12:48 pm

As the Legislature took up the budget Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown planted himself in a room off the Assembly floor, working over lawmakers one by one.

It was “just the process,” he said, announcing on his way in that he had “just picked up another vote.”

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