Archive for July 9th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Former union leader to remain on statewide law enforcement board

Saturday, July 9, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

Sources say the former president of the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) will still retain his seat on a powerful statewide law enforcement association.

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The PE: Airport staff to discuss Grand Jury report at meeting

09:58 PM PDT on Friday, July 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Staff of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority may discuss the most recent San Bernardino County civil Grand Jury report at the next SBIAA board meeting Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Loma Linda City Hall, according to the next agenda.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Ward 2 candidates set selves apart

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 8, 2011

By BRIAN ROKOS
The Press-Enterprise

Two of the candidates in the San Bernardino Ward 2 City Council special election pride themselves on their ability to get things done without being a longtime politician such as the third candidate, John Longville. Meanwhile, Longville, who has served as a state assemblyman and Colton council member, said his political experience will help him work more effectively.

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The Sun: OpEd: Longville can bring in funding

Administrator’s Note: Why this article, bascially a campaign puff piece, was printed as an op-ed is amazing. This is nothing more than one democrat supporting another. But, the title says it all.

Maybe one day San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris will come to the realization that there is no funding to bring in. This is another example of why San Bernadino International Airport is such a huge failure.

Morris

By Mayor Pat Morris
Posted: 07/08/2011 07:43:07 PM PDT

In its recent editorial assessment of the three candidates running in this election, The Sun wrote, “Former Rialto mayor and state Assemblyman John Longville, who clearly has the credentials for council, is endorsed by Mayor Pat Morris.” I am concerned The Sun viewed my support for the most clearly qualified candidate as a compromising factor in John Longville’s candidacy.

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Atlantis lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday morning in NASA’s 135th and final space shuttle launch. Atlantis is due to return July 20, the 42nd anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon. (John Raoux/ ASSOCIATED PRESS )

“Light this fire one more time”

Posted: 07/08/2011 11:02:56 PM PDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – With a cry from its commander to “light this fire one more time,” the last shuttle thundered into orbit Friday on a cargo run that will close out three decades of both triumph and tragedy for NASA and usher in a period of uncertainty for America’s space program.

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The Sun: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

In this Sunday, April 23, 2006 file picture, former President Gerald Ford and former first lady Betty Ford smile from the front of their home in Rancho Mirage. (The Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Posted: 07/08/2011 06:42:16 PM PDT

DETROIT – Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. She was 93.

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The PE: Brown vetoes bill to revive senior property-tax help

10:30 PM PDT on Friday, July 8, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Friday that would have revived a state program that allowed thousands of low-income seniors and disabled people to postpone their property taxes without risking foreclosure.

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Staff and wire reports
Created: 07/08/2011 09:32:21 PM PDT

While pundits argue the Republican party in California missed a prime opportunity to move forward its agenda of pension reform and relaxed business regulations, local GOP legislators say things are far from over.

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VVDailyPress: Black Hawks to leave SCLA

July 08, 2011 4:51 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • After nearly a decade of calling Southern California Logistics Airport home, Army officials say eight Black Hawk helicopters, 58 part-time Army Reserve soldiers and 29 full-time workers are relocating soon some 90 miles away to Los Alamitos.

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July 08, 2011 9:23 AM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Mayor Ryan McEachron is calling for his city to let 10 Tanker Air Carrier operate out of SCLA rent-free for the time being rather than risk losing the firefighting supertankers now based at Southern California Logistics Airport.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 8, 2011

The chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus today said he will release on Monday a full list of donors who contributed to the caucus’ nonprofit foundation over the past two years.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
July 8, 2011

The California Correctional Peace Officers Association has appealed a multimillion federal defamation lawsuit ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, a move that has led the union to offer its West Sacramento headquarters and three other properties it owns as collateral for a multimillion judgment against it.

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SacBee: California wins appeal in SEIU furlough case

The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
July 8, 2011

For the second time this year, the state appellate court in San Francisco has upheld the furloughs instituted under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of state employees paid by money outside of the general fund.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Jul. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Saturday, Jul. 9, 2011 – 12:21 am

Rural homeowners will pay the state a new fee for fire services under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday as part of his budget agreement with lawmakers.

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