Archive for June 22nd, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Council OKs budget amid worries about state action

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside has a balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, but City Manager Brad Hudson cautioned the council that state legislation on redevelopment could cut a multimillion-dollar hole in it.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside council members will put off appointing an interim city manager until July 12 and may not appoint one even then, officials said after a closed-door discussion Tuesday.

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The Sun: Ex-deputy enters plea

Former San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gastineau pleaded not guilty to three counts of lewd acts on a minor and three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse Tuesday in San Bernardino Superior Court. Prosecutors say Gastineau had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl in the police Explorers. (Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer)

Sex charges denied
Gastineau accused of six felonies
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/21/2011 01:56:34 PM PDT

Nathan Gastineau, the ex-sheriff’s deputy accused of having sex with a under-age police Explorer, pleaded not guilty to six felony counts Tuesday in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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The Sun: Allred creates stir in SB

Gloria Allred holds a news conference outside Central Courthouse in San Bernardino. Allred has been retained to represent the 16-year-old Explorer in the Nathan Gastineau case. (Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer)

Girl’s family hires famous attorney
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/21/2011 06:20:34 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The Central Courthouse was buzzing Tuesday morning.

“Is that Gloria Allred?” many people asked.

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DailyBulletin: It’s a splitting headache

Chino Hills upset over proposed new district
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 06/21/2011 09:04:41 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – City officials say their suggestions to Citizens Redistricting Commission have fallen on deaf ears after the draft maps released this month divided the city between two congressional districts – one that includes Chino and Ontario and another that includes Diamond Bar and Rowland Heights.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville suing feds over EB-5 termination

June 21, 2011 7:55 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • A split City Council voted Tuesday night to sue the federal government, challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ decision to terminate Victorville’s EB-5 visa investor program.

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By Michael B. Marois and James Nash – Jun 21, 2011 9:01 PM PT

California Governor Jerry Brown has drafted a plan to pass a budget through the Legislature that sidesteps Republicans who blocked a previous effort, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

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LATimes: California Legislature to forfeit pay, Chiang says

Controller John Chiang says the budget approved by Democrats spent more than it collected. “The numbers simply did not add up,” he said. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — State Controller John Chiang has decided to deny California lawmakers their pay for failing to produce a truly balanced spending plan, infuriating legislative leaders but pumping new life into budget negotiations just 10 days before the start of the new fiscal year.

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Voters are organizing recall elections against state officials at a record pace. That’s especially true in Wisconsin, where turmoil continues over Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s law undercutting unions. (Dinesh Remde, Associated Press / June 22, 2011)

By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2011

The new president of Arizona’s state Senate, Russell Pearce, had only 21 days to enjoy that position before opponents began circulating petitions in January to recall the freshly reelected conservative.

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