Archive for June 24th, 2011

The PE: S.B. Airport: Losses to hit almost $1 million next year

A year ago, airport officials said they were close to luring an airline.

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino International Airport will spend more than it makes in its next fiscal year and that’s even if it lands an airline that starts flying by November or December, bringing in passengers that buy food from concessions, pay to park or rent cars.

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The PE: Bono Mack endorses Romney for president

Mitt Romney


By PE Politics
June 24, 2011 9:39 AM

Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack is throwing her support behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House, the Palm Springs Republican announced.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO: Ex-councilman pleads guilty

10:11 PM PDT on Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Jacinto Corruption Probe

A 155-count San Jacinto corruption case against developers and now-former elected officials appeared headed for conclusion with the guilty pleas Thursday of one key defendant and more expected today from another.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 06/23/2011 06:20:46 PM PDT

COLTON – The city’s lawyers had hoped that today they could begin fining the president of a medical marijuana collective $1,000 per day for defying a court order to shut down.

Instead, Judge Donald Alvarez – who issued a preliminary injunction in April ordering the dispensary to shut down because it was violating Colton’s ban – said in San Bernardino Superior Court on Thursday that the contempt hearing scheduled for that day was moot.

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The Sun: Inland Valley Development Agency passes budget

By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 06/23/2011 05:06:13 PM PDT

The agency in charge of redevelopment around the former Norton Air Force Base has approved its budget for the next fiscal year.

The board of the Inland Valley Development Agency – a joint-powers authority comprising San Bernardino County and the cities of San Bernardino, Colton and Loma Linda – approved a $27.3million operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, announces Thursday that Republicans will support a public vote on extending taxes if a cap on spending and pension reform also go up for a vote. (Associated Press)

By Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino Staff Writer
Created: 06/23/2011 06:13:36 PM PDT

A week before vehicle and sales tax increases are set to expire, Senate Republicans said they will let people vote on the issue – as long as they also get to have a say on spending cap and pension cuts.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Loma Linda may become permanent law by the end of July.

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By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Created: 06/23/2011 09:31:02 PM PDT

FONTANA – In action that city officials say will halt progress in the city, a group of business and property owners unleashed a two-pronged attack on the City Council this week.

On Thursday, a group calling itself Fontana United filed a notice of intent with the City Clerk’s Office to file a recall petition for Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the entire City Council.

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By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Created: 06/23/2011 06:34:02 PM PDT

A San Bernardino Superior Court Judge on Thursday rejected a request to dismiss criminal charges against county Supervisor Neil Derry, whose attorney then entered a not-guilty plea for him at the scheduled arraignment proceedings.

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CapitolWeekly: Leadership fight in Senate GOP caucus



By John Howard | 06/23/11 9:00 PM PST

The state’s uncertain budget future grew even murkier Thursday amid reports of a leadership battle in the Senate Republican Caucus.

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Speaking to a group of apartment owners and developers Thursday in San Francisco, Gov. Jerry Brown said he is increasingly skeptical that a tax deal can be struck by July 1. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / June 23, 2011)

By Anthony York and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2011

Reporting from San Francisco and Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he was increasingly skeptical that a tax deal could be struck before the July 1 beginning of the new fiscal year, as Democrats and Republicans heatedly blamed each other for the impasse.

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On politics in the Golden State
June 23, 2011 | 4:04 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown hinted Thursday that if the budget talks with Republicans break down, the initiative fight that would follow would not be limited to Brown’s plans to raise sales, vehicle and income taxes. He said he expects labor groups to pursue changes to Proposition 13, tweaking the current caps on commercial property taxes, if no bipartisan deal can be reached.

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By David Siders
Published: Friday, Jun. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

By the spring of 1981, Gov. Jerry Brown’s relationship with Democratic lawmakers had become so sour that the Senate leader ordered sergeants-at-arms to remove him from the chamber.

Brown left before an escort was required.

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By David Siders
Published: Friday, Jun. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 24, 2011 – 12:37 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is using private donations to pay the $3,000 monthly rent at his Sacramento loft, officials said Thursday, an arrangement similar to that of his predecessors.

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