Archive for May 24th, 2011

InlandPolitics: State suspends license of Former Rancho Cucamonga mayor

Kurth

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 12:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 06:18 p.m.

The Medical Board of California through an enforcement action by the State Attorney General has suspended the medical license of former Rancho Cucamonga Mayor and Assembly candidate Don Kurth.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 10:53 a.m.

First it is former County Counsel Ruth Stringer remaining on county payroll burning accrued leave time while continuing to receive full benefits.

Now it appears former county administrative officer Mark Uffer could be doing the same thing.

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Derry

 

Jason Abbott, Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 10:35 a.m.

In a San Bernardino Sun story filed by reporter James Rufus Koren, the newspaper reports that “The (SEBA) board is split right now.”

Koren refers to the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Associaton.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Newspaper spinning editorial page

Monday, May 23, 2011 – 11:40 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

You can really tell when Mike Brossart has a problem these days.

Mr. Brossart is the Opinion/Editorial Page editor for The Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers.

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The PE: SEIU targets Assemblyman Morrell in mailers

By PE Politics
May 23, 2011 4:01 PM

One of California’s largest public employee unions is targeting Inland Assemblyman Mike Morrell.

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The Sun: Agency taps Grand Terrace for $2.3M

Water bill error cited in new debt
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/23/2011 05:02:54 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE – County auditors report that the city owes more than $2 million to the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, worsening an already precarious budget and possibly imperiling efforts to sell bonds for city projects.

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The Sun: Brothers’ bribery trial wraps up

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/23/2011 07:43:13 PM PDT

A San Bernardino County prosecutor on Monday described the actions of two Los Angeles area businessmen accused of bribing a county official with cash-stuffed envelopes as something “right out of the movies.”

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The Sun: Uffer trial set for October

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/23/2011 05:33:03 PM PDT

A jury will hear former county administrator Mark Uffer’s case against San Bernardino County at a trial beginning Oct. 11, Uffer’s attorney said Monday.

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DailyBulletin: City attorney pleads no contest

Man gets probation for reckless driving
Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 05/23/2011 06:58:33 PM PDT

WEST COVINA – Chino and Rialto’s city attorney pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving Monday in a case stemming from his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

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An undated photo from the California corrections department shows inmates in crowded conditions at the state prison in Lancaster. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

By David G. Savage and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California must remove tens of thousands of inmates from its prison rolls in the next two years, and state officials vowed to comply, saying they hoped to do so without setting any criminals free.

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Dan Walters

 

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Tuesday, May. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 24, 2011 – 7:27 am

History should record the late 1970s as an era of pivotal socioeconomic change in California – a new wave of inter- national migration, a shift from an industrial to a post-industrial economy, and a new baby boom.

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SacBee: Brown seeks ‘hybrid’ pension/401(k) reform plan

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
By Ed Mendel

Gov. Brown is proposing that the state give CalPERS $1.5 million to identify and study alternatives for a “hybrid” retirement plan, a cost-cutting combination of pensions and 401(k)-style individual investment plans.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, May. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 24, 2011 – 7:00 am

Three CalPERS board members and dozens of current and former fund executives are under investigation by the state’s political watchdog agency over allegations that they failed to accurately report gifts in keeping with state law.

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SacBee: New FPPC chief seeks to refocus agency

By Paresh Dave
pdave@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, May. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A giant gorilla clawing at the Capitol amid a gust of floating $100 bills was one of the leading images on the Fair Political Practices Commission website on new chairwoman Ann Ravel’s first day on the job.

Not anymore. The image, created when Ross Johnson was chairman in 2008, is gone from the website.

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By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2011

Rene Rafael Lopez paid more than $35,000 to a company that claimed it would work with him to save his East Los Angeles home from foreclosure.

“They told me, ‘Don’t worry, we are going to take care of everything,'” Lopez said, speaking Spanish.

But nothing happened.

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LATimes: Tim Pawlenty formally announces run for presidency

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty greets supporters in Des Moines after announcing that he will seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. (Reuters/John Gress)

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2011

Reporting from Des Moines— Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign rests on this question: Will Republican voters itching for confrontation with President Obama deliver their nomination to a man who tends toward soft-spoken and bland?

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