Archive for April 3rd, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supervisor with a target on his back

Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 06:00 p.m.

It would appear the supervisor representing San Bernardino County’s Third District has a political target on his back these days.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: World’s smartest man returns

Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 02:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 07:00 p.m.

What a weekend surprise!

The previously-dubbed “World’s Smartest Man” makes a return visit.

Yes, former San Bernardino County Supervisor and high school graduate Dennis Hansberger has once again re-emerged to render his unqualified expert opinion that not only is the Colonies Settlement tainted, but so are two former Superior Court judges and a retired California Supreme Court justice.

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The Sun: Former supervisor questions judges



Hansberger: Rulings for Colonies tainted
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2011 03:08:29 PM PDT

A former San Bernardino County supervisor said he always sensed something was amiss during the county’s legal battle with Rancho Cucamonga developer The Colonies Partners LP, which led to a $102 million settlement with the developer in 2006.

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11:55 PM PDT on Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino County Corruption Probe

Former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus’ decision to reach a plea deal with prosecutors last Monday leaves three former associates still facing corruption charges — and the prospect that he may testify against them.

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10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Two months ago, Riverside officials looked poised to make big changes to employee pensions to stave off a predicted fiscal disaster.

But negotiations are just beginning with most city employee groups, and challengers are running for three of the four council seats on the June ballot, making it less certain how the city will address pension questions later this year.

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The Sun: Parties grapple with new primary rules

GOP to seek voters’ early endorsement
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2011 10:23:04 PM PDT

Elections could change dramatically because of the California Republican Party’s decision to mail out ballots asking who the party should endorse before the primary, say area experts and officials from both major parties.

But none of them are sure how – or even if – the GOP’s decision will influence candidates.

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DailyBulletin: Schools prepare for cuts

With tax extension talks off, area educators worried
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2011 07:06:34 AM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise not to cut school budgets will soon be broken.

The governor’s budget proposal earlier this year to close a $25 billion budget gap without cutting funding to K-12 schools was contingent upon voters approving a five-year extension of temporary taxes in a special election in June.

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DailyBulletin: Upland reports positive mid-year budget update

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2011 07:06:45 AM PDT

UPLAND – The city’s mid-year budget update does not include any cuts, but rather a shift of funds to the Redevelopment Agency.

The City Council agreed last week to add more than $2.7 million to the agency’s budget in order to brace for a second state take-away.

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April 02, 2011 2:30 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SACRAMENTO • Tea Partiers from the High Desert and across California plan on joining Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in Sacramento Monday for a rally in support of an illegal-immigration bill modeled after Arizona’s controversial law.

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City asked to return money loaned through its terminated EB-5 program
April 02, 2011 1:00 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Two more investors are asking for refunds from Victorville, with the city prepared to give back $1 million in loans as it waits to hear whether the federal government will reinstate its terminated EB-5 visa investor program.

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By David Siders
Published: Sunday, Apr. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

He posted a message on YouTube, then laid low for a few days.

The collapse of state budget talks last week represented the first major setback of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, to which he responded with relative calm.

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Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Call it the tale of two governors.

In New York, home of what has been called America’s “most dysfunctional legislature,” Democrat Andrew Cuomo has been showered with praise this week as he prepares to sign a budget deal that cuts billions of dollars from schools and health care without imposing new taxes.

In California, where the “most dysfunctional” legislative title may also apply, Democrat Jerry Brown is being hammered: His budget proposals look shattered, his calls for a June special election dead, his Plan B uncertain and the two major parties in Sacramento no longer speaking, at least publicly.

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