Archive for April 29th, 2011

InlandPolitics: SB County: Sheriff payroll case sanitized

Friday, April 29, 2011 – 11:25 a.m. has provided limited coverage of the investigation and case surrounding the falsification of training records within the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Primarily out of respect for the rank and file members within the department.

That is until now.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 – 10:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 29, 2011 – 12:17 p.m.

The not-so-bright idea to require all San Bernardino County employee unions to uniformly agree to benefit concessions has blown up in Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux’s face.

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James Rufus Koren and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Created: 04/28/2011 09:50:02 PM PDT

All of San Bernardino County’s elected officials, except for District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and Sheriff Rod Hoops, have agreed to the same benefit cuts being asked of all county employees.

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DailyBulletin: Quincey cashes out 9 months of leave time

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 04/28/2011 05:12:27 PM PDT

UPLAND – City Manager Robb Quincey recently cashed out nine months’ worth of leave time, totaling nearly $140,000 in take-home pay.

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By Mike Cruz Staff Writer
Posted: 04/28/2011 06:55:28 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – While Bob Page repeatedly advised county departments not to give any special favors to a Fifth District campaign contributor’s development in Bloomington, he was named in nearly 100 emails as he checked on status updates as the project traversed the building permit process, according to Superior Court testimony.

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The Sun: Grand Terrace city attorney resigns

By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 04/28/2011 06:44:24 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE – City Attorney John Harper, who has provided legal advice for the city since it incorporated and served as city attorney since 1988, resigned Thursday.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The Grand Terrace City Council will consider lifting restrictions on the posting of campaign signs.

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The PE: Today’s budget hearing crosses a line



By PE Politics
April 29, 2011 7:36 AM

State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, represents all of the city of Pomona. And a press release this week from Cal Poly Pomona describes the school as being in Negrete McLeod’s district.

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April 28, 2011 9:05 AM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • When Amy Lyn De Zwart opted for an early retirement from the Victor Valley Water District in 2005, it was with the comfort that her health insurance premiums would be covered for life.

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VVDailyPress: A.V. council approves Walmart Supercenter

April 28, 2011 8:49 AM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The Victor Valley’s first Walmart Supercenter could break ground in Apple Valley by fall, after a split Town Council approved the project without sending it to the ballot at taxpayers’ expense.

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By David Siders
Published: Friday, Apr. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Gov. Jerry Brown is letting convicted killers leave prison on parole at a far higher rate than previous governors, only rarely using his power to block decisions of the parole board.

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Southern California — this just in
April 28, 2011 | 11:45 am

The state Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would dissolve the city of Vernon.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 28, 2011

Updated at 3:40 p.m. to include Department of Finance comments.

To buy negotiating time for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax extensions, lawmakers are seeking to halt Department of Motor Vehicles notices for drivers whose vehicle registration expires in July and later.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

When Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to the California Democratic Party at their convention this weekend in Sacramento, it’s time for Krusty to lay out to his fellow Democrats just how he intends to lead the state out of its budget impasse and what role liberals, labor unions, environmentalists, minorities, women and civil rights advocates must play in the process.

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LATimes: Oil companies are making more money and less fuel

Valero Energy, the nation’s biggest independent oil refiner, had “record exports coming from the United States” during the last three months of 2010, Chief Executive Bill Klesse recently told investors and analysts. Above, Valero’s Wilmington refinery in October. (Christina House, For The Times / April 29, 2011)

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2011, 7:08 p.m.

Gasoline prices are skyrocketing — and so are oil company profits.

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