Archive for June 15th, 2011

The Sun: Candidates in Ward 2 race debate

SB hopefuls focus on economic plans
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/14/2011 09:28:52 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – An otherwise mundane debate between three candidates vying to represent Ward 2 on the City Council turned chippy Tuesday night when a political veteran sparred with an upstart who knocked him for being in office a little too long.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Redistricting is nearly complete

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

By DUG BEGLEY and DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Determining which Riverside neighborhood will be shifted to a new supervisorial district is the only unresolved issue in redrawing Riverside County lines, officials said Tuesday.

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Hudson

 

11:18 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

By DUG BEGLEY and ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside City Manager Brad Hudson is leaving the city after six years with a reputation as its Renaissance man for getting $1.57 billion in projects started — but sometimes with a heavy hand.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprpise

With Jurupa Valley speeding toward its July 1 incorporation date, the City Council-elect will hold its final regularly scheduled meeting Thursdayand is set to make several decisions that will allow City Hall to open for business on schedule.

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The Sun: D.A.’s cases mount

New cuts make backlog worse
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/14/2011 08:09:19 PM PDT

Years of budget cuts in the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office have created a backlog of nearly 2,900 criminal cases.

The cases are awaiting review before getting filed in court – a scenario that may be exacerbated by calls from county administrators for another $2.1 million in cuts.

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DailyBulletin: Kirk resigns county post

Official faces corruption charges in Colonies case
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/14/2011 08:10:19 PM PDT

Mark Kirk, a defendant in a corruption case involving San Bernardino’s County’s $102 million settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners LP, has resigned as the county’s director of governmental relations.

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June 14, 2011 5:29 PM
From Staff Reports

SAN BERNARDINO • Echoing a message by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly earlier this month, 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt on Tuesday called on the federal government to pick up a greater share of the county’s tab for jailing illegal alien inmates.

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June 14, 2011 3:03 PM
Tomoya Shimura
Staff Writer

The High Desert housing market in May mirrored that of Southern California overall, where median home prices saw the largest year-over-year drop in 20 months.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown still has public support for his tax plan, but the margin has slipped, and so has his public approval rating, according to a Field Poll released today.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 14, 2011 | 5:31 pm

With their pay hanging in the balance on Wednesday’s deadline for a state budget, Democratic lawmakers are preparing to push through a spending plan that would tax purchases from online outlets such as Amazon.com, bump up car registration fees and local sales tax rates, and tack a new fee on residents in fire zones.

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LATimes: Highlights of the Democratic budget plan

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 14, 2011 | 5:30 pm

Highlights of the Democratic budget package that lawmakers plan to vote on Wednesday, according to Assembly budget staff:

TAXES AND FEES

$900 million –- Raise local sales tax rate by 0.25 percentage point

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Dan Walters

 

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

If Republican legislators really wanted to discombobulate their Democratic rivals, they’d stop blocking the tax election that Gov. Jerry Brown wants.

Why? Because polling – including a new Field Poll – show support slipping for taxes that Brown seeks to balance the state budget, an indication that voters would likely reject them.

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Tani Cantil-Sakauye

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 14, 2011 | 10:38 pm

Tani Cantil-Sakauye The chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, said the severity of budget cuts to the courts that Democrats plan to push through the Legislature on Wednesday would undermine Californians’ fundamental rights and deliver “a blow against justice.”

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Calbuzz: Gandalf’s Budget Logic, Dr. H, GOP Debate Recap

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You may be wondering why Gov. Jerry Brown still thinks he can find four Republican votes in the Legislature to temporarily extend taxes when he couldn’t even find four votes just to put a measure on the ballot giving voters a chance to decide at the ballot box whether to temporarily extend taxes.

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By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011

Reporting from San Francisco — A federal judge’s refusal Tuesday to invalidate last year’s ruling against Proposition 8 established for the first time that gay judges may decide gay rights cases without having to defend their impartiality.

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

Californians will have to wait a while longer for that long-delayed economic recovery to fully blossom.

Economists at UCLA say the recent soft patch in the national recovery is beginning to be felt here.

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SacBee: CalPERS plans health premium hike of 4%

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 – 6:47 am

CalPERS is about to raise health care premiums for its members an average of 4.1 percent, about half as much as last year.

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