Archive for July 1st, 2011

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport needs better oversight, grand jury finds

10:50 PM PDT on Thursday, June 30, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, DUG BEGLEY and DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

The man developing much of San Bernardino International Airport is the focus of concern in a grand jury report released late Thursday that is critical of how the public project is being managed.

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By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 06/30/2011 09:59:34 PM PDT

San Bernardino International Airport has engaged in questionable practices in regard to its finances, construction management and how it awards developer contracts, according to the annual San Bernardino County Grand Jury report released Thursday.

The civil Grand Jury commissioned the audit of the airport following complaints it received in July 2009 of irregularities occurring there. Among the key findings:

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The Sun: Penman: The race is on for SB city attorney

By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 06/30/2011 10:01:38 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO Longtime City Attorney Jim Penman announced his re-election campaign Thursday to a packed house of supporters, days after a new face in city politics announced plans to challenge Penman for the office.

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By Art Marroquin Staff Writer
Created: 06/30/2011 08:25:49 PM PDT

For decades, Los Angeles World Airports had managed a relatively happy family, leading four airports under a single banner.

But that relationship has fractured in recent years amid allegations that LA/Ontario International Airport and two smaller siblings are neglected while all the attention is lavished on the agency’s breadwinner, Los Angeles International Airport.

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By Liset Márquez and Art Marroquin, Staff Writers
Created: 06/30/2011 08:22:12 PM PDT

ONTARIO – City officials are not fretting that their self-imposed deadline to regain control of LA/Ontario International Airport has passed without success.

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By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/30/2011 08:32:57 PM PDT

UPLAND – City Manager Stephen Dunn informed city employees Thursday of the layoffs of three department heads, part of the changes he’s implementing at City Hall in order to close a $3.4 million budget gap.

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By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 06/30/2011 08:16:07 PM PDT

A retired U.S District judge has taken the lead on Rancho Cucamonga-developer Jeff Burum’s defense.

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Sources indicate an investigation is ongoing
June 30, 2011 8:12 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • In spite of a two-year probe into the city’s finances by San Bernardino County’s civil grand jury — and a drum roll to the release Thursday night of the watchdog group’s annual report — Victorville isn’t mentioned in the lengthy document.

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