Archive for June 8th, 2011

The PE: Panel fine tunes changes to proposed political districts

11:47 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Newly revised proposed political lines put Inland Southern California’s two largest cities into their own congressional and Senate districts.

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By PE Politics
June 7, 2011 9:22 AM

State Sen. Bill Emmerson might be breathing a little easier this morning.

Tentative “visualizations” proposed last week by staff for the Citizens Redistricting Commission put the Hemet Republican’s home in a district that extended to San Diego and included the hometown of Senate colleague Joel Anderson, R-Alpine.

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Adams

 

11:46 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside councilmen in wards 1, 3 and 5 appeared to be easily re-elected, but Ward 7 Councilman Steve Adams will face a November runoff with challenger John Brandriff, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council adopts $51.9 million city budget

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

By JAN SEARS
The Press-Enterprise

A 2011-12 Redlands general fund budget that requires 19 employee layoffs and reductions in service in various departments, but preserves $6.2 million in reserves and requires no loans, has been adopted by the City Council.

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The PE: ELECTION: Walmart passes, taxes fail

By PE News
June 7, 2011 11:11 PM

With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show voters in Menifee approved a new Walmart supercenter, while residents in Wildomar and Canyon Lake turned down local tax proposals.

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By PE Politics
June 7, 2011 4:44 PM

Riverside County will begin researching how to recoup costs from people sentenced to county jails under a measure supervisors approved 4-0 today.

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The Sun: Superintendent to resign

Delgado

San Bernardino City Unified
Delgado to take job with L.A. County
Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/07/2011 10:53:00 PM PDT

Arturo Delgado, the superintendent of San Bernardino City Unified School District, is leaving to become the Los Angeles County superintendent of schools.

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The Sun: Council balances Colton budget

Cuts, pension changes helped increase reserves
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/07/2011 07:31:43 PM PDT

COLTON – After months of sometimes heated attempts to cut costs, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a balanced budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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DailyBulletin: Dunn makes budget priority

New city manager keys on more cuts
Sandra Barrera, Staff Writer
Created: 06/07/2011 05:09:32 PM PDT

UPLAND – Stephen Dunn’s first day as city manager started off early and busy at City Hall on Tuesday.

He arrived to work at the usual time, 6 a.m., and after a morning full of meetings, his task was a familiar duty from his previous post as the city’s finance director – the city budget.

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Proposed Victorville policy to be discussed Tuesday night
June 07, 2011 9:45 AM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The city may begin requiring a vote for individual council members to request information from and give direction to City Manager Jim Cox.

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VVDailyPress: A.V. budget talks delayed

June 06, 2011 4:39 PM
Brooke Edwards

APPLE VALLEY • Computer problems, a staffing change and tight finances have stalled budget talks for Apple Valley, with the Town Council expected to get its first look at the plan just three weeks before it should take effect.

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California Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga), left, talks with Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) at the state Capitol. GOP lawmakers have opposed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to bring tax extensions to voters in a special election. (Associated Press / June 6, 2011)

By Anthony York and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
June 8, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Republican lawmakers are prepared to let voters decide whether to close California’s stubborn budget deficit with higher taxes in exchange for major changes in state spending, public pensions and regulatory policies.

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Inmates eat dinner at the state prison in Lancaster. The November benchmark is the first of four that were set in motion late last month when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling requiring the state to shed about 33,000 inmates over the next two years because of severe overcrowding. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / June 10, 2010)

By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
June 8, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — California is in danger of violating the first court-ordered deadline for cutting its prison population unless lawmakers pass Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan, state officials said Tuesday.

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California’s prison dilemma is a yeasty mélange of big money, power politics and constitutional law, and it’s difficult to know where one ends and another begins, as Gov. Jerry Brown’s response to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decree underscores.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California Legislature continues to spend public funds on redistricting even though voters have stripped lawmakers of their authority to draw new legislative and congressional districts every decade.

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Calbuzz: Sarah Revere: “The Weiner is Coming!”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We began to suffer from Weiner Fatigue even before we read the revolting Facebook exchanges between U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and a 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer (which started, astonishingly, after Weiner got married to the spectacular Huma Abedinn). The Heartbreak of WF: also known as impoltence — the inability to become aroused by an otherwise titillating political development.

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OCRegister: Appeals court kills fairgrounds sale

Published: June 7, 2011
Updated: June 8, 2011 7:33 a.m.
By JON CASSIDY
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

SANTA ANA – The sale of the Orange County fairgrounds to a private company is dead, unless the state Supreme Court resurrects the deal.

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