Archive for May 14th, 2011

The PE: S.B. County: Scandal assures ethics will be key campaign issue

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 13, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Corruption has been a top political issue in San Bernardino County for the past decade and criminal indictments announced this week likely mean that next year’s election will be no different.

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10:30 PM PDT on Friday, May 13, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff announced plans Friday to issue up to 800 layoff notices in order to balance his department’s budget for next year.

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09:31 PM PDT on Friday, May 13, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

About 400 Inland teachers are receiving final layoff notices by today’s mail — or already have them — as school districts brace for a fourth year of budget reductions.

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By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Created: 05/13/2011 07:21:13 PM PDT

An attorney for Jeffrey Burum, the Rancho Cucamonga developer facing bribery and other charges, plans to argue in court that the statute of limitations to prosecute his client has lapsed.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Councilman cleared of ethics allegation



10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 13, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside City Councilman Steve Adams was cleared of an alleged ethics violation by a special panel that met Friday.

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By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 05/13/2011 03:39:08 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – News of former Supervisor Paul Biane’s arrest Tuesday has sparked discussions over the fate of the city’s newest library – the Paul A. Biane Library.

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By Liset Marquez Staff Writer
Created: 05/13/2011 08:23:05 PM PDT

ONTARIO – In a effort to create some financial flexibility, city officials have merged their five redevelopment project areas into one.

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LATimes: Gov. Brown to skip tax increase this year

In March, Gov. Jerry Brown enacted 13 bills that aimed to cut $11.2 billion from California’s budget deficit. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / March 24, 2011)

By Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — A surge in revenue has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to scale back his proposal for more taxes, even as his administration on Friday announced its intention to close 70 state parks.

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, pictured Thursday leaving a Blair House meeting on the budget, announced that insolvency looms for government entitlements. (Evan Vucci, AP Photo)

By Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau
May 13, 2011, 11:19 a.m.

Caught in the sluggish recovery from the last recession, Social Security and Medicare face an increasingly dismal fiscal future, the federal government reported Friday in its annual review of the two mammoth entitlement programs.

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By Torey Van Oot
Published: Saturday, May. 14, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, May. 14, 2011 – 12:11 am

State officials unveiled a plan Friday to shutter one-quarter of California’s 278 state parks to cope with a proposed $33 million budget cut over the next two years.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 13, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed eliminating the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a commission long criticized as providing soft landings for former lawmakers.

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By Sharon Noguchi
Posted: 05/13/2011 04:30:21 PM PDT
Updated: 05/14/2011 04:18:04 AM PDT

The calendar says spring, the weather says late winter, but at this time next year, it could be summer vacation for schools. That’s if California is forced to patch its budget hole by taking billions of dollars out of education.

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