Archive for June 9th, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Proposed budget includes $55 million in cuts

10:01 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive has recommended a spending plan for next year that includes $55 million in cuts, resulting in additional layoffs and reductions in core county services.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: More politics to follow council election

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside voters drew a variety of lessons from the outcome of Tuesday’s council election, which returned three incumbents to office. But several community leaders made the same forecast for the city’s immediate future: more politics.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Supervisor Derry to be arraigned

09:30 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise
Published: 5/23/2011 04:20 PM

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry will appear in court today to answer criminal charges that he attempted to launder a campaign contribution.

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Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/08/2011 05:36:36 PM PDT

A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl no longer works for the department, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Colton City Council members are praising themselves and city employees for balancing a spending program that had been in serious trouble two years ago.

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The Sun OpEd: Mayor, work with City Attorney’s Office

Point of View
Robert T. Peppler
Posted: 06/08/2011 06:04:27 PM PDT

On May 7, The Sun newspaper ran an article that quoted the mayor’s chief of staff, Jim Morris, referring to me and the investigators of the San Bernardino City Attorney’s Office as “jack-booted” investigators using “McCarthy tactics.”

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The Sun: Accused Rialto officer placed on unpaid leave

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/08/2011 06:10:31 PM PDT

RIALTO – The police officer arrested Monday by FBI agents and indicted federal grand jury has been put on unpaid leave pending a Rialto Police Department internal affairs investigation.

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Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/08/2011 08:45:37 PM PDT

A day after announcing his pending resignation, San Bernardino city public schools chief Arturo Delgado met with his management team on Wednesday morning to inform them he would soon make a recommendation to the school board for an interim superintendent.

He also acknowledged that his looming departure July 1 to become Los Angeles County’s superintendent of schools triggers mixed emotions.

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Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/08/2011 06:27:59 PM PDT

Potential police chief candidates interviewed last week and the city manager this week, who hopes to make a decision “soon.”

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James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 06/08/2011 05:19:07 PM PDT

California’s state Assembly, Senate and congressional districts likely will change dramatically later this year. And on Friday, lawmakers will get at least an idea of what that changes might be.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/08/2011 04:03:59 PM PDT

UPLAND – The authority to settle claims filed against the city may soon be returned to the city manager.

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VVDailyPress: Jim Cox poised to step down

Cox

 

June 08, 2011 10:35 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • City Manager Jim Cox appears poised to retire again in as little as three weeks, when his current contract runs out.

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VVDailyPress: Split Council rehires ‘Bell auditor’

June 08, 2011 10:37 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The City Council voted to rehire Mayer Hoffman McCann, the auditing firm under fire for not catching a slew of financial issues that led to criminal charges for city of Bell officials.

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June 08, 2011 8:59 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

The Victor Valley’s Republican state representatives on Tuesday blasted Gov. Jerry Brown’s renewed pitch to reduce prison overcrowding through a “realignment” plan that relies on five-year tax hikes.

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Kieffer

 

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Jun. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 9, 2011 – 6:46 am

As Gov. Jerry Brown presses Republicans for a mid-September election on taxes, a major Democratic labor ally warned Wednesday that going to the electorate is “terribly fraught with peril.”

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 8, 2011 | 12:47 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats in the Legislature have long complained that Republicans in the Legislature take their policy cues from radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou.

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California Watch
A Project of the Center for Investigative Reporting
Money and Politics
June 9, 2011 | Chase Davis

Last week was a busy one for state legislators, who scrambled to act on hundreds of bills before the midterm deadline to pare back their list of legislation to act on this summer.

It was also a busy week for campaign finance and government ethics watchdogs. Buried amid the flurry of votes cast last week were at least five bills that could change the state’s ethics and disclosure requirements in subtle but meaningful ways.

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By Sharon Bernstein and P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2011

Holding signs that said, “L.A. isn’t Wisconsin,” representatives of 62,000 unionized grocery store workers said that they could be close to going out on strike against Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons supermarkets.

Rick Icaza, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, said at a news conference that the two sides were primarily battling over health coverage.

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