Archive for June 11th, 2011

The Sun: First state redistricting proposal could bring Lewis/Baca showdown

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 06/10/2011 09:42:17 PM PDT

After months of meetings and public input, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission on Friday released a first draft of what California’s new Assembly, Senate and Congressional districts could look like.

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Baca

 

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 06/10/2011 07:21:55 PM PDT

Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, says Democratic Party officials have asked him to consider running for a proposed new congressional seat that would represent Ontario, Chino, Montclair, Pomona and Rancho Cucamonga.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Pleas postponed, transcript sealed

09:49 PM PDT on Friday, June 10, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge delayed the arraignment of four defendants in a bribery and corruption scandal Friday while agreeing to seal grand jury transcripts for three weeks.

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By Will Bigham Staff Writer
Created: 06/10/2011 09:38:59 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Attorneys for four men charged with bribery and other crimes in connection with the county’s $102 million legal settlement with Colonies Partners LP received transcripts Friday of grand jury proceedings that resulted in a 29-count criminal indictment last month.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: DA, probation cuts proposed

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 10, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County’s proposed budget calls for significant cuts to the district attorney and probation department and would reduce the hours of county employees if they refuse decreased health and retirement benefits.

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The Sun: Colton classified employees accept furloughs

By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 06/10/2011 05:07:03 PM PDT

COLTON – Classified employees have agreed to take five furlough days during the 2011-12 school year in exchange for a promise of no layoffs, calling the deal a win-win.

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LATimes: District maps draw a new political landscape

Democrats stand to gain in Congress and state Legislature under panel’s redrawn districts.
By Evan Halper and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento and Washington — California’s new voting districts could put Democrats within reach of as many as five more seats in Congress and enough in the state Legislature for the two-thirds majority needed to raise taxes, according to Democratic and Republican analysts.

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By Kevin Yamamura and Torey Van Oot
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Jun. 11, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Senate Republicans blocked a tax solution to the deficit Friday, prompting Democrats to respond with a countermeasure expanding local taxation powers.

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The timing of theCalifornia Public Employees Retirement System’s email deletion policy is raising concerns because CalPERS has been under investigation by state and federal authorities. Above, the CalPERS board. (Robert Durell, For The Times / June 11, 2011)

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has begun automatically deleting any emails older than 60 days, raising concerns among watchdog groups that the giant pension fund could be destroying evidence of misdeeds.

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