Archive for March 22nd, 2011

The PE: RDA’s issue hundreds of millions in bonds

By PE Politics
March 21, 2011 6:28 PM

Redevelopment agencies have issued at least $770 million worth of tax-allocation bonds since January, taking a bite out of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to phase out the agencies.

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DailyBulletin: Mitzelfelt seeking more bond data



Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/21/2011 09:21:15 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt is requesting documents and other information about bonds issued for the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority and Southern California Logistics Airport Authority.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 21, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ban medical marijuana dispensaries and limit patients’ ability to grow plants.

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The Sun: School board OKs tax vote

Fontana election to decide $50 million plan
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/21/2011 10:26:59 PM PDT

FONTANA – On a 3-2 vote, the Fontana Unified School Board on Monday night approved a special election for a new property tax to prevent or delay some $50 million in cuts approved in recent years.

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The Sun: Kilmer to stay until replacement found

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/21/2011 05:56:05 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The city has reached an agreement with outgoing Police Chief Keith Kilmer to stay on until his replacement is found. In a 5-1 vote Monday, the City Council approved a transitional services agreement with Kilmer to lead the Police Department until the city hires another chief, which is expected to happen by mid-August.

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DailyBulletin: Agency disputes transfer

LAWA leader: Switching airport could take years
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 03/21/2011 06:37:47 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey expressed doubt Monday that there could be a timely transfer of control of LA/Ontario International airport.

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DailyBulletin: Willis picks up supporters



Anti-marijuana group to fight recall attempt
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/21/2011 03:17:27 PM PDT

UPLAND – Local anti-marijuana activists have entered the fray between a medical marijuana cooperative president and the city.

Paul Chabot, founder of Rancho Cucamonga-based Inland Valley Drug Free Community Coalition, has spearheaded a movement to counter a recall campaign initiated by Aaron Sandusky, president of G3 Holistics, Inc., a medical marijuana cooperative that was shut down by the city in September.

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By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011 – 7:09 am

The good news for Jerry Brown is that twice as many California voters like his initial performance as governor as dislike it.

The bad news is that his approval rating in a new Field Poll is just 48 percent, the lowest level for any governor’s first weeks in office since George Deukmejian in 1983.

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Politics Blog
Posted By: Wyatt Buchanan
March 21 2011 at 09:30 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown made a full-throated appeal for putting his plan for tax extensions and increases on the ballot at a dinner for the state’s major labor organizations in Sacramento tonight.

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Calpensions: CalPERS corruption: the cabal and the culture

March 22, 2011
By Ed Mendel

Could CalPERS have avoided the current corruption scandal if, like CalSTRS, it had adopted a staff recommendation in 2007 requiring private equity firms to disclose fees paid to “placement agents” like Alfred Villalobos?

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March 21st, 2011, 4:44 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

Orange County continues to be the 800-pound gorilla of California Republican politics, thanks in good measure to the size of the county and the number of major donors. But O.C. continues to slip in its ranking of the state’s most GOP counties. And that gorilla may have shed a few pounds.

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March 21, 2011 | 1:18 pm

Principals at public high schools in California report that the sour statewide economy has had increasingly dire effects on their campuses, leaving students to face continuous budget cuts at schools while struggling families deal with the remaining effects of the recession, according to a UCLA survey of school administrators released Monday.

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LATimes: Anthem Blue Cross reduces rate increases

Anthem Blue Cross plans to raise rates for more than 500,000 individual policyholders in California 9.1% on July 1, down from 16.4%, state officials say. In addition, 80,000 members would see rate cuts.

By Duke Helfand, Los Angeles Times
March 21, 2011, 7:47 p.m.

California health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, scaling back rate increases for the second time in less than a year, has agreed to cut nearly in half average increases for more than 500,000 individual policyholders.

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