Archive for June 12th, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Bid process in sewer project questioned

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, June 11, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

A Riverside city engineer said he has been questioned by the Riverside County district attorney’s office about a $10.5 million sewer plant design contract that also is the subject of a city investigation.

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The PE: HIGHLAND: City budget balanced without cuts, for now

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, June 11, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

A proposed Highland spending plan is being balanced without layoffs or cuts in services and includes $155 million worth of planned public improvements over the next five years.

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The PE: OpEd: Don’t bill workers for county’s deficit

09:15 PM PDT on Friday, June 10, 2011
By BOB BLOUGH

The San Bernardino Public Employees Association takes issue with the editorial “Pare costly perks” (Our Views, June 2).

The partnership referred to in the editorial stated the obvious — recovery requires the participation of both management and the employees.

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The Sun: Top cop exits don’t alarm Morris

San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris

 

Mayor: No leadership void for SB police
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/11/2011 03:40:54 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Mayor Pat Morris says he is not concerned about there being a void in leadership in the Police Department despite the loss of the city’s top two cops.

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DailyBulletin: City manager accepts less

Dunn will stay with current pay
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/11/2011 08:33:13 AM PDT

UPLAND – City Manager Stephen Dunn’s contract has yet to be signed, but his salary and benefits show a 45 percent decrease from the cost of the previous city manager.

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DailyBulletin: Prison plan a problem

Privatization call draws criticism from officials
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/11/2011 10:24:02 PM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown’s solution to meet a court-ordered prison reduction is to shift low-level state inmates to county jails, but others say turning to private prisons is a good idea as well.

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VVDailyPress: No layoffs, few service cuts for Apple Valley

Town budgeting for Yucca Loma Bridge this year
June 11, 2011 3:00 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The town will have to dip a bit further into its reserves to continue subsidizing its park system and golf course in the coming year. However, no layoffs are projected and few cuts to services, even as Apple Valley prepares to launch construction of the Yucca Loma Bridge, according to a draft budget up for discussion during Tuesday’s workshop.

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The PE (AP): Senate struggles to find compromise on tax hikes

Saturday, June 11, 2011 17:08 PDT
By ADAM WEINTRAUB
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO- Just days ahead of their deadline to pass a balanced budget, state lawmakers struggled on Saturday to compromise on the most contentious issue to close California’s remaining $9.6 billion deficit whether to renew expiring tax increases.

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LATimes: To survive, state GOP must reinvent itself

Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga talks with Sen. Mimi Walters, R-Lake Forest, on the Senate floor in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / June 9, 2011)

ANALYSIS

With proposed new district boundaries, Republicans must recruit more moderate candidates and find common ground with more Californians, experts say.

By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— With the unveiling of the state’s new political boundaries last week, California Republicans are contemplating their very survival: Without a course correction, they could be headed for the wilderness.

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LATimes: Democrats losing favor with some Latinos

The victory of three Republican Latinos in last year’s election is a warning sign for Democrats. Political activists and campaign strategists say Democrats need to do more to bolster their Latino candidates.

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2011, 5:08 p.m.

Early this year, Brian Sandoval and Susana Martinez made history. He became Nevada’s first Latino governor. In New Mexico, she became the country’s first Latina governor.

Just as striking as their breakthrough is their party affiliation: Both are Republicans.

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