Archive for May 17th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Lobbyist involved in plea deal

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

The name of a Sacramento lobbyist, with close ties to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, has once again resurfaced in the county corruption investigation.

We’re sure you can guess the name.

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InlandPolitics: Cook not a candidate for county supervisor

Cook

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – 09:24 a.m.

State Assemblyman and retired Marine Colonel Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) is not a candidate for San Bernardino County Supervisor.

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10:02 PM PDT on Monday, May 16, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Property tax revenue is expected to dip again next year in Riverside County but should show signs of recovery by 2013, economists told supervisors Monday.

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Gov. Jerry Brown: “If this thing falls apart … it will not be good for the credit rating (or) … the business climate.”

10:12 PM PDT on Monday, May 16, 2011

By JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU

SACRAMENTO – California’s fiscal outlook for the coming year has improved markedly, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday as he unveiled a revised budget that still calls for extending billions of dollars’ worth of higher taxes.

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The Sun: Councilwoman wants colleague investigated

Valles

 

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/16/2011 08:01:44 PM PDT

Victorville Councilwoman Angela Valles has asked the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate a councilman who voted in favor of contracts that benefitted his wife financially.

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The Sun: Jurors shown cash at bribery trial

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/16/2011 06:19:23 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Jurors in the trial of two Los Angeles area businessmen on Monday were shown the thousands of dollars in cash prosecutors say the men paid and intended to pay the chief of staff for 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales for assistance with their Bloomington development.

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The Sun: Baca hands out scholarships to students

Baca

 

Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/16/2011 04:04:03 PM PDT

For the fourth year, the Joe Baca Foundation honored area students with scholarship awards.

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DailyBulletin: Layoffs deadline passes

Budget crunch hits home

School districts looking at rise in class sizes
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 05/16/2011 08:03:59 PM PDT

Hundreds of school employees will not be returning to Inland Valley classrooms this fall as the deadline for officially laying off teachers, counselors and nurses passed Monday.

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DailyBulletin: Director downplays ONT talk

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/16/2011 09:21:29 PM PDT

Despite efforts by Los Angeles World Airports officials to squash discussions over the transfer of L.A./Ontario International Airport, Ontario Councilman Alan Wapner refuses to back down.

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Schwarzenegger’s wife, Maria Shriver, moved out of their Brentwood mansion earlier this year after the former governor acknowledged the child was his. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.

By Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2011

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Brown’s new tax pitch aims at debt

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 – 8:11 am

When state tax revenues began to increase, it complicated Gov. Jerry Brown’s months-long campaign for raising income, sales and car taxes.

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A ruling by a state appeals court orders Sacramento County’s pension system to make public the names and pension pay for 8,500 retirees. L.A., Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino counties, among others, may have to follow suit.

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2011, 7:58 p.m.

Some of California’s largest counties — including Los Angeles — could be forced to reveal the names and retirement benefits of tens of thousands of public employees under an appeals court ruling.

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 16, 2011 – 5:06 pm

CalPERS said today it’s selling all its stock in companies doing business in Iran and Sudan.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Saying you don’t need a gun to order a cheeseburger, a California lawmaker Monday pushed through the Assembly a crackdown on carrying unloaded handguns in public places.

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The Hill: US government hits the debt ceiling

By Peter Schroeder – 05/16/11 08:32 PM ET

The U.S. government officially hit the federal debt limit Monday, prompting the Treasury Department to invoke new measures to prevent a default.

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