Archive for April 5th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Mayes resigns from Yucca Valley council



Tuesday, April 5, 2011 – 11:55 p.m.

Yucca Valley Town Councilman Chad Mayes has resigned his council seat.

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The Sun: County pension cuts urged

Devereaux to ask board to up employees’ share
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/04/2011 06:02:07 PM PDT

San Bernardino County is about to wade hip deep into the debate over public employee pensions.

Greg Devereaux, the county’s chief executive officer, will recommend today that the Board of Supervisors cut pension contributions for county employees – starting with Devereaux himself and other high-ranking staff – as part of a plan to shrink a coming budget deficit.

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The PE: Supervisors push ahead with pension changes

06:25 AM PDT on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors voted Monday to move ahead with a plan to provide lower retirement benefits for newly hired employees.

The plan, approved in concept, could save the county more than $200 million over the next 10 years. It still must come back before supervisors for final approval.

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DailyBulletin: Police report reveals spat



Quincey argued with ex-fiancee
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/04/2011 08:49:29 PM PDT

An Upland police report obtained by the Daily Bulletin paints City Manager Robb Quincey as a jealous suitor who asked an ex-fiance to marry him and – after she refused – cursed her, punched and kicked her car, and sent her threatening text messages.

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DailyBulletin: Colonies to cost county $185M

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/04/2011 07:01:59 PM PDT

Newly calculated numbers show that San Bernardino County’s debt for its landmark legal settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer The Colonies Partners LP will be $185 million by the time bonds reach maturity in 2037.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, April 4, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive recommended Monday that supervisors hold the line on spending, including for the sheriff’s and fire departments.

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DailyBulletin: Rally launches new bill

Immigration reform

Backers cite Arizona’s law
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/04/2011 06:07:10 PM PDT

More than 100 people, many carrying American flags, rallied at the state Capitol on Monday in support of an immigration enforcement bill introduced by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

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By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento—Tens of thousands of felons convicted of nonviolent crimes would serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday evening.

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By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The timing of Gov. Jerry Brown’s “12-point pension reform plan” last week was no accident.

The plan was released on Thursday, a couple of days after his negotiations with Republicans on a state budget deal collapsed. The latter contended that Brown had balked at their demands for public pension reforms because of opposition from unions that helped him win the governorship last year.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
April 4, 2011

In an open letter released today, CalPERS Chief Executive Officer Anne Stausboll says she’s sorry that recent revelations of alleged wrongdoings by high-ranking former fund officials has put a cloud over the organization’s integrity.

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