Archive for May 25th, 2011

May 25, 2011 10:11 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

ADELANTO • As Adelanto Charter Academy loses its charter two years after opening, details are emerging about the school’s desperate shape and ties it had to locals caught up in what’s been called the largest corruption scandal in San Bernardino County history.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Sun: Bribe case goes to jury

Lawyer targets crucial witness
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/24/2011 07:44:59 PM PDT

Closing arguments in the trial of two Los Angeles area businessmen accused of bribing a San Bernardino County supervisor’s chief of staff concluded Tuesday with celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos chipping away at the credibility of the prosecution’s key witness.

Read the rest of this entry »

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

A Riverside County committee helping to draft new supervisorial districts will forward two proposals to the Board of Supervisors after failing Tuesday to reach agreement on how best to divide the city of Riverside.

Read the rest of this entry »

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday declared their support for public safety and said imposing pay cuts and pension changes on the union representing sheriff’s deputies is unfortunate but will save money and jobs.

Read the rest of this entry »

By PE Politics
May 24, 2011 5:46 PM

A group of Inland government employees and retirees gathered in Riverside this morning to counter what they said were unfair attacks on public workers and their retirements.

Read the rest of this entry »

11:48 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

A little less than two weeks remain to vote in the Riverside City Council mail-only election in wards 1, 3, 5 and 7.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Sun: Supervisors hold meeting to discuss redistricting

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/24/2011 04:19:23 PM PDT

San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday said they want plenty of input from residents as they prepare to draw new boundaries for the county’s five supervisorial districts.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/24/2011 04:11:23 PM PDT

COLTON – The school board will likely decide tonight to reverse last week’s vote rejecting an early retirement plan for teachers and counselors.

Read the rest of this entry »

DailyBulletin: Gonzales says she will cut 3 on staff

Gonzales

 

Supervisor acts on reform ideas
Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Created: 05/24/2011 11:46:06 PM PDT

Josie Gonzales, chairwoman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, said Tuesday that she would lay off a third of her staff, effective in July, as part of reforms she proposed to combat county corruption.

Read the rest of this entry »

DailyBulletin: Trustees clash on remarks

Board member: School’s reputation is tarnished
Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 05/24/2011 08:44:06 PM PDT

CLAREMONT – A Claremont Unified school board member has blasted a colleague for harming the school district’s reputation and potentially damaging student achievement.

Read the rest of this entry »

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/24/2011 04:16:17 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council Monday night took the first step in changing a statute in its Municipal Code that prevented it from terminating the city manager for five months.

Read the rest of this entry »

OCRegister: Anti-tax chief Norquist takes on Gov. Brown

Norquist

 

May 24th, 2011, 5:20 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

National anti-tax leader Grover Norquist traveled to Sacramento today in an effort to fortify the Republican legislators’ unanimous opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown‘s proposed extension of temporary car, sales and income tax hikes.

Read the rest of this entry »

LATimes: No easy fix for California’s prison crisis

Drug counseling and education have been severely hampered by overcrowding that has spilled into gymnasiums, like the one at Mule Creek State Prison, above, and meeting rooms. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

By Jack Dolan and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento and Los Angeles — California’s effort to shift tens of thousands of inmates out of its chronically overcrowded prisons to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court order could be undone by the state’s tough sentencing laws, persistent recidivism and recurring budget crises, analysts say.

Read the rest of this entry »