Archive for March 28th, 2011

The Sun: Postmus pleads guilty



Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/28/2011 05:27:31 PM PDT

Former Assessor and former Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Postmus struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty today to criminal charges stemming from the $102 million Colonies lawsuit settlement and alleged malfeasance in the Assessor’s Office.

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Monday, March 28, 2011 – 11:05 a.m.

With a shortfall of nearly $100 million, San Bernardino County needs to cut deals with all of its unions in an effort to address the start of its July 1, 2011 fiscal year.

Right now the situation doesn’t look good.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Friday capped an eye-raising few months in the seating assignments of Assembly members Tim Donnelly and Gil Cedillo.

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11:07 PM PDT on Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The state’s decision to delay one-fifth of the funding due to schools is forcing Inland districts to take out loans to pay their bills.

The loans will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest, school officials say.

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DailyBulletin: Upland council will assess city manager

Week ahead
Vacant seat also on tonight’s agenda
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 03/27/2011 09:34:32 PM PDT

The Upland City Council will discuss the city manager’s performance in closed session during a meeting tonight at City Hall.

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Calpensions: New pension reform issue: board makeup


Monday, March 28, 2011
By Ed Mendel

Should the makeup of the governing boards of the two big state pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, be changed?

The issue edged into the spotlight last week, pushed from the shadows by rising government pension costs and a CalPERS corruption scandal.

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After a contentious battle, Republicans settle on a strategy to blunt the effect of new open-primary law. They’ll survey all GOP voters by mail and the top vote-getter will be the party’s official candidate.

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2011

When the California Republican Party adopted a plan to survey the state’s 5.3 million GOP voters to decide who should be their party’s standard-bearer in future elections, the move provided a compromise ending to a contentious battle over how to blunt the voter-approved “top two” primary system.

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LATimes: Frenzy in Washington grows over nation’s debt

There are signs of bipartisan efforts to tackle deficits, but how will they fare in the partisan heat of the 2012 election cycle?

By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
March 28, 2011

Reporting from Washington—

Not since Ross Perot unleashed his wonky charts has the nation’s heavy debt load received so much attention.

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