Archive for May 4th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Viewership growth continues

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – 01:10 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com would like to thank our longstanding and new readers of the blog.

Our daily average hits climbed to 84,124 in April, up from 72,966 in March.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
01:27 PM ET

By: CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) – President Barack Obama does not plan to release photos of Osama bin Laden to prove his death, CBS News said on Twitter on Wednesday. Obama made the comment to “60 Minutes,” the network said.

InlandPolitics: Quincey to depart as Upland manager

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – 10:10 a.m.

Sources tell InlandPolitics.com that Upland City Manager Robb Quincey will likely be dismissed at a special meeting this evening.

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**Administrator’s Note: The story has been republished with expanded material, due to coverage of the death of Usama Bin Laden.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 – 11:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 – 11:45 p.m.

One of five political action committees county and state prosecutors say was the recipient of $400,000 in alleged bribes, disguised as political contributions, was used in conjunction with a second committee to wage a campaign against the election of a now embattled county supervisor.

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The PE: Riverside County budget shortfall declines

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County has cut its projected deficit for this year in half as the financial picture shows signs of improvement and administrators rein in expenses, county executives told supervisors Tuesday.

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The PE: Riverside County supervisors shift jail focus

11:21 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to put on hold a proposed regional jail in Whitewater that would have cost $300 million to build.

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The Sun: San Bernardino teachers accept cut in school year

Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 05:06:02 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – After weeks of negotiations, teachers will be in the classroom five fewer days during the next school year.

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The Sun: Page testifies in bribery case

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 07:16:05 PM PDT

A San Bernardino County official who prosecutors say was bribed by two Los Angeles- area businessmen went into the details in testimony Tuesday.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County could be forced to make drastic cuts if employees don’t agree to reduced benefits and give up pay raises, Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday during a budget workshop.

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DailyBulletin: County CEO weighs in on budget crisis

Cuts in services, perks proposed
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 10:18:47 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s best chance at staving off a $125 million budget gap by 2020 is to increase revenue, reduce public services, be more efficient and reduce compensation to employees, Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux said Tuesday.

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DailyBulletin: Derry to recuse himself

Will not risk federal funding for projects
Joe Nelson and Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/03/2011 10:18:48 PM PDT

View: Letter from Supervisor Neil Derry

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry said Tuesday that he will not, as a member of the Board of Supervisors, vote on any matters in which the county is seeking federal funding.

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By PE Politics
May 3, 2011 5:22 PM

A bill to put Riverside and San Bernardino counties into their own appellate court district failed on a party-line vote at its first committee Tuesday, with justices divided on the issue.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 05:18:23 PM PDT

UPLAND – A former city attorney says the City Council should hire outside counsel to handle the review of the city manager’s contract.

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 06:29:22 PM PDT

An amended bill transferring control of LA/Ontario International Airport from the city of Los Angeles to a regional airport authority is one step closer to receiving approval from the state Senate.

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DailyBulletin: 180-day delay also came with bigger payout

David Allen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT

WITH THE expiration of the 180-day waiting period after an election, the Upland City Council is finally free to respond to an uproar and act tonight against City Manager Robb Quincey.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – The state panel charged with drawing new political lines is scheduled to hold a public hearing this week in Norco to collect input from Inland Southern Californians.

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VVDailyPress: HUSD lays off 36

May 03, 2011 3:13 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

The Hesperia Unified school board voted Monday night to cut an additional 36 employees, following a previous move to lay off 24 teachers.

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VVDailyPress: HUSD fires another head of personnel

May 03, 2011 2:45 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

HESPERIA • At their Monday night meeting, the Hesperia Unified school board fired Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Matt Spencer “without cause,” by a 3-2 vote.

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The Sun: Group sues county over marijuana-dispensary ban

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 10:19:43 PM PDT

An attorney for a Riverside- based group that fights for the rights of medical-marijuana patients has filed a lawsuit against the county in hopes that it will overturn a recently passed ban on dispensaries distributing the drug.

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The Sun: Bin Laden was unarmed when SEALs stormed room

A Pakistani youngster shows metal pieces collected from wheat field outside a house, seen background, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. (Anjum Naveed/The Associated Press)

Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, The Associated Press
Posted: 05/03/2011 07:29:42 PM PDT

WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room and shot him to death, the White House said Tuesday, a change in the official account that raised questions about whether the U.S. ever planned to capture the terrorist leader alive.

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The Sun: U.S. questions Pakistan’s role

Congress weighs future relations
Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 05:19:22 PM PDT

Lawmakers are pressing Pakistan for answers to two simple questions: What did its army and intelligence agents know of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts and when did they know it?

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 3, 2011

The Legislature’s lawyers said in a recent memo that part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies is unconstitutional because the state cannot reimburse itself with local property taxes.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
May 3, 2011 | 1:29 pm

California corrections officials have put off until at least next year any attempt to resume executions among the 713 condemned inmates on death row, according to court documents.

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LATimes: Gift ban advances in Legislature despite grumbling

By Patrick McGreevy
May 3, 2011, 5:25 p.m.

State lawmakers on Tuesday gave lukewarm support to a measure that would cut off their access to free tickets to Lakers games, rock concerts and Disneyland from companies trying to influence their votes.

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