Archive for May 19th, 2011

The PE: SB COUNTY: Sheriff seeking to avoid layoffs



11:01 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops is putting plans for a new crime lab on hold to help avoid layoffs in his department while also anticipating that a jail expansion project may not be fully staffed when it opens.

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Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/18/2011 06:05:12 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial for two businessmen accused of bribing a county supervisor’s former chief of staff for his help with securing permits for a troubled Bloomington development.

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Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/18/2011 01:48:47 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The school board has approved a change to the district’s No.2 man’s job description, looking to fend off a fight with its human resources watchdog over whether he was legally promoted.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/18/2011 07:54:24 PM PDT

An attorney for former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus said the county should drop its civil lawsuit against Postmus and other former Assessor’s Office executives to spare taxpayers the burden of legal costs.

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Mayor Pro Tem’s wife calls Valles a ‘blood-sucking tick’
May 18, 2011 4:52 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Councilwoman Angela Valles has asked the San Bernardino County Grand Jury, the county’s District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney General to join the state Attorney General in looking into potential conflict of interest concerns involving Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The Jurupa Valley City Council-elect tonight will get a preview of law enforcement services they can expect from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as the community moves from unincorporated area to Riverside County’s newest city.

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The PE: Menifee councilwoman won’t face battery charge

10:45 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Read the sheriff’s report on a battery allegation against Menifee councilwoman Darcy Kuenzi

Prosecutors will not pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Menifee Councilwoman Darcy Kuenzi after a police investigation into a resident’s complaint about a heated exchange in the City Hall lobby.

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WSJ: The Outlook at Calpers Is Brightening, a Little

May 19, 2011

The nation’s biggest pension fund is on target to notch one of its strongest annual returns in the past 20 years, performance that is helping the fund regain its health and its confidence.

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SacBee: CalPERS talking with drug firm accused of fraud

By Dale Kasler
Published: Thursday, May. 19, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

It was a decisive moment for CalPERS in its campaign to get past a damaging bribery scandal.

The pension fund in March abruptly cut off contract renewal talks with its drug-benefits provider after revealing that the company once hired a man accused of bribing CalPERS officials.

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By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2011

Reporting from San Francisco — University of California officials warned Wednesday that the 8% tuition increase UC students already face this fall may be dwarfed by an additional 32% midyear hike if Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan for tax extensions is not approved.

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