Archive for April 20th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Crude Oil and Gold continue march higher

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 – 10:20 a.m.

The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil and Gold continue their march higher this morning fueling inflation concerns.

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InlandPolitics: Blog’s appeal continues to widen

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 – 10:19 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 – 04:28 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com continues to expand in readership.

The site is averaging 77,827 hits per day in April and growing. This number is up from 72,966 in March.

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08:54 AM PDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG and JIM MILLER
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County grew the fastest of any California county during the past decade, and now officials have the task of dividing 2.19 million people into five supervisorial districts.

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InlandPolitics: Conflicts of interest?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 – 10:10 p.m.

You gotta love all the hoopla and dialogue over California Government Code Section 1090 conflict of interest violations being bantered around these days.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 – 04:40 p.m.

As San Bernardino County struggles to get employee unions to agree to have their members pay more towards their pensions, a glitch has reared its head.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors approved a decrease in benefits for firefighters while raising some fees for county services Tuesday as they prepare to close a budget gap.

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DailyBulletin: Chronic Cantina files $6.1M claim

Bar says Upland’s alleged extortion damaging
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/19/2011 08:12:02 PM PDT

UPLAND – A closed Upland business is seeking $6.1 million in damages from the city for the revocation of its conditional-use permit, which the owners allege was the result of extortion and racketeering by city officials.

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DailyBulletin: Brothers denied separate trials

Single jury will decide bribery case
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 04/19/2011 08:12:09 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A pair of businessmen who are accused of bribing the former chief of staff of a county supervisor in 2008 in exchange for help with their Bloomington development will go to trial together.

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Adams

 

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Two Riverside council members traded accusations of political machinations and deceit on the dais Tuesday before the City Council voted to have a special panel decide an ethics complaint.

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The PE: Former UC regent hosts Emmerson fundraiser

 

Emmerson

By PE Politics
April 19, 2011 12:25 PM

State Sen. Bill Emmerson will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser tonight at the Riverside home of former University of California Regent Sue Johnson and her husband, Bill.

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April 19, 2011 7:24 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Five city officials have been subpoenaed for testimony by the San Bernardino County Grand Jury as part of a two-year investigation into Victorville’s finances and management practices.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

By ERIN WALDNER
The Press-Enterprise

Seven years in the making, the Wildwood Creek Basin in Yucaipa is operational.

It is designed to capture storm water runoff, thereby helping protect downstream properties from flooding, and replenish the groundwater aquifer.

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The Sun: Three vie for seat on council

July election will replace Desjardins
Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/19/2011 06:10:37 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Two political newcomers will face off against a veteran of the Inland Empire political wars in the July 12 race for the Ward 2 San Bernardino City Council seat.

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DailyBulletin: Idea to change voting system to go to ballot

Pomona to hold election in 2012
Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Created: 04/19/2011 08:12:05 PM PDT

POMONA – Voters in this city will have a chance in November 2012 to determine if they want to keep the current system of electing City Council members or make a change.

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The Sun: Baca speaks out against deficit plan

Baca

 

Says GOP cuts place burden on poor, old
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/19/2011 06:35:06 PM PDT

Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, said he and other Democrats recognize that the federal government needs to deal with the growing federal deficit, but he told students at San Bernardino Valley College on Tuesday that he has big problems with Republicans’ suggested spending cuts.

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The Sun: County moves to acquire land

Devore bridge project is OK’d
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/19/2011 08:15:00 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized the condemning of properties near the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore to make way for a bridge that will alleviate traffic congestion at the railroad tracks.

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The Sun: Educators decry cuts

Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, speaks during an education summit on Tuesday at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto. The summit discussed state budget concerns specific to education. (Gabriel Luis Acosta/Staff Photographer)
Democrats rally in Rialto

Many call for vote on taxes
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/19/2011 06:32:08 PM PDT

RIALTO – State Democratic leaders, trying to drum up support for a special election and an extension of current tax rates, met Tuesday in Rialto, where local education leaders painted a grim picture of how failing to extend the taxes will affect the state’s public schools and colleges.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

By JULISSA McKINNON
The Press-Enterprise

Critics of Menifee Councilwoman Darcy Kuenzi called for her resignation Tuesday night, alleging conflicts of interest and possible voter fraud and citing a recent battery complaint against her.

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OCRegister: GOP critics of Obama chimp email face backlash

April 19th, 2011, 4:35 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

The Orange County GOP chairman is being criticized for his public condemnation of an email depicting President Barack Obama as a chimp.

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By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Allegations of fraud and vote fixing. Courts intervening in the election process. A call to police after members charge the door of a private meeting held to determine who is eligible to vote.

Sounds like the makings of a political thriller. But that’s what unfolded at an Arden-area hotel last weekend as political infighting (and maybe some real fighting) spiced up what could have been a drab exercise of amending bylaws and electing officers at the California Republican Assembly’s spring convention.

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Backers of a proposed cut argue it would make U.S. businesses more competitive. Yet corporations have been paying an increasingly smaller share of federal taxes over the past half century.

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2011

Reporting from Washington— U.S. corporations have enjoyed a two-year bull run on Wall Street. They are sitting on a record amount of cash and are back to paying bonuses that are the envy of executives around the world.

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By Allen Young | 04/19/11 12:00 AM PST

Without new revenues, public schools can expect to shoulder at least 40 percent of the cuts needed to close the state’s $12 billion deficit, lawmakers have warned school superintendents.

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