Archive for June 2nd, 2011

InlandPolitics: Colonies PAC donations actually went far and wide – Part 4

Thursday, June 2, 2011 – 08:45 a.m.

A review of public records from 2007-2009 show alleged bribes, made in the form of political action contributions by Colonies Partners, inexplicably went far and wide.

Not in politicians pockets as has been portrayed in the media.

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The Sun: Mistrial declared in alleged bribery trial

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/01/2011 05:12:13 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against two Los Angeles-area businessmen accused of bribing a county supervisor’s former chief of staff.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Mistrial declared in bribery case

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the case of two brothers accused of attempting to bribe a top aide to San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales.

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By PE Politics
June 1, 2011 12:40 PM

Inland Southern California’s five-member House delegation voted last night against a measure to lift the nation’s national debt ceiling.

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By PE News
June 1, 2011 11:01 AM

A survery released today has found confidence in San Bernardino County elected officials is rebounding after cratering last year. But read the fine print and even the researchers aren’t standing by their numbers.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By BRIAN ROKOS
The Press-Enterprise

Three hundred nonteaching jobs in the San Bernardino City Unified School District remain unfilled while the district and its Personnel Commission are locked in a stalemate over the hiring of a personnel director.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council takes first look at budget

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By JAN SEARS
The Press-Enterprise

The Redlands City Council had its first conversation Tuesday about an austere but balanced 2011-12 budget that would lay off 19 city employees and abandon a program that helps pay for school crossing guards.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

The Colton City Council has begun deliberations on a spending program for the coming fiscal year that is balanced, but hangs on the fate of the city’s redevelopment agency.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Ballots are trickling in and campaign cash is flowing out as Tuesday’s election for four Riverside City Council seats approaches.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. to pass budget without using reserves

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 06/01/2011 09:11:22 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The city has weaned itself from using reserves to balance its budget, thanks to a slight uptick in revenue and adjustments to the so-called “new normal.”

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DailyBulletin: Gutierrez arrest to figure in review

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/01/2011 05:46:46 PM PDT

CHINO – City Attorney Jimmy Gutierrez’s recent arrest will figure into his upcoming performance review and whether he will continue to be employed by the city.

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VVDailyPress (AP): Adelanto, feds OK prison pact

June 01, 2011 2:46 PM
AMY TAXIN
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration authorities will add another 1,300 beds to detain suspected illegal immigrants in Southern California, officials said Wednesday.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 1, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys strong support for his Solomon-like approach to closing the state’s budget deficit, a mixture of spending cuts and tax extensions that would require voter approval, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll has found.

However, when PPIC polled voters on the specific sales, income and car taxes he wants to extend, support dropped well below 50 percent – even though they conceptually supported paying more taxes to maintain spending on K-12 and higher education and health and welfare services and supported cuts only in prisons.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Numerous bills to crack down on California lawmakers have been shelved quietly by the Legislature in recent weeks.

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By Malcolm Maclachlan | 06/02/11 12:00 AM PST

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission was formed with the idea of shielding the drawing of district lines from politics.

Good luck with that.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 1, 2011

As Gov. Jerry Brown continued pushing his tax plan in a speech today, county leaders lobbying lawmakers on Brown’s behalf said there’s a new reason to think a budget deal may be near.

The recent Supreme Court ruling requiring California to reduce its prison population has been “a game changer” in budget talks, California State Association of Counties Executive Director Paul McIntosh said.

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SacBee: Former California Treasurer Matt Fong dies

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 1, 2011

Matt Fong, who was state treasurer from 1995 through 1999, has died.

Fong, a Republican, was 57. His wife Paula told the Associated Press that Fong died Wednesday morning after a battle with skin cancer.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 1, 2011

Individual counties could vote to raise vehicle fees under a bill that earned Senate approval today.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
June 1, 2011

The Senate today passed without objection a bill aimed at blocking public employees from spiking their pensions and restricting double-dipping after retirement.

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SacBee: California retail sales rose 8.5% in first quarter

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

Californians are starting to spend money again.

Retail sales jumped 8.5 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with a year ago, the Board of Equalization said Wednesday.

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By Adam Weintraub Associated Press
Posted: 06/01/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers voted Wednesday to open the door to state-funded financial aid for immigrant college students who entered the United States illegally.

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Economic Memo

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
Published: June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON — No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.

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By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau
June 1, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

Reporting from Manchester, N.H.— Mitt Romney formally kicks off his presidential candidacy Thursday as the nominal Republican front-runner, hoping that persistent questions about his beliefs and his record are swamped by overwhelming anxiety about the economy.

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