Archive for August, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – 01:55 p.m.

San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry scored a significant endorsement this week.

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CORRUPTION IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

By Mike Cruz and Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writers
Created: 08/31/2011 10:05:07 AM PDT

Past coverage: Read previous stories on corruption in San Bernardino County in our special online section

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge lifted travel restrictions and ordered the removal of GPS bracelets from defendants in the Colonies conspiracy case this morning.

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InlandPolitics: Stone wins Upland seat

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – 08:13 p.m.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Funeral Director Debbie Stone has been elected to the vacant seat on the Upland City Council

Stone picked up 3,347 vote or 34.75% of the vote.

Runner-up Martin Thouvenell scored 2,739 votes 0r 28.43%.

The Sun: Attorney: D.A. missed chance to prosecute

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/29/2011 08:42:20 PM PDT

An attorney for a Rancho Cucamonga developer accused of conspiring with San Bernardino County officials to gain a $102 million settlement says prosecutors have failed to provide him with documents and other evidence that will exonerate his client.

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10:48 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Corruption Probe

Defendants in a San Bernardino County corruption case are asking a judge to ease bail restrictions requiring them to wear electronic ankle bracelets monitoring their whereabouts.

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By PE Politics
August 29, 2011 9:17 PM

The Senate finished its work Monday without taking up legislation that would require an indicted official to step down from appointed boards.

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09:55 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Newly approved redrawn Assembly districts were not kind to Assemblyman Mike Morrell.

The Rancho Cucamonga Republican currently represents the Republican-leaning 63rd Assembly District, which extends from Upland to Yucaipa, with a small part of Riverside County thrown in.

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10:18 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

PDF: Memos from San Bernardino staff regarding red light camera contract

The San Bernardino police chief and assistant city attorney wrote dueling memos this month, both purporting “to set the record straight” by blaming each other for the City Council receiving a figure for ending the city’s red light camera contract that could be short by almost $1.8 million.

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The PE: State lawmaker spending costs still unclear

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – Does Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries’ office payroll rank among the highest in the Assembly, as shown in the Assembly expenditure data for the first seven months of 2011?

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Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, is vacating her Assembly seat. Joe Baca Jr., a Rialto councilman and former assemblyman, and Cheryl Brown, president of the local NAACP chapter and are vying for the redrawn and renumbered 47th Assembly District, comprised of Fontana, Rialto, Colton and a western portion of San Bernardino. (File photos)

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2011 01:53:44 PM PDT

The seat held by Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, is being eyed by two well-known figures in San Bernardino County political circles.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2011 08:54:49 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council has taken its first step toward making a decision on what to do with its Redevelopment Agency.

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FIRST-TIME VIOLATORS CAN NOW BE FINED
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2011 02:49:12 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Loud nuisance violators have been put on notice by city officials.

A recent change to the municipal code now gives police officers the authority to issue fines to first-time violators.

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Gov. Jerry Brown

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 – 7:48 am

When he abandoned his tax plan this summer to make a budget deal, Gov. Jerry Brown suggested he’d try again to raise revenue with a ballot measure in November 2012.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 – 6:47 am

The California Democratic Party’s 2011 drive to reshape the 1911-vintage initiative process to its political advantage appears to be picking up steam as the legislative session nears adjournment.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
August 29, 2011 | 4:09 pm

The state Senate on Monday afternoon failed to approve a controversial bill to disband the troubled city of Vernon and make it a part of Los Angeles County.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 29, 2011

As lawmakers head into the final two weeks of session, the California Taxpayers Association has issued a 20-page guide delineating taxes and fees under a new voter-approved law.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Tim Donnelly endorses Derry for reelection

Derry

Monday, August 29, 2011 – 03:15 p.m.

It was just announced that State Assemblyman and Tea Party loyalist Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has thrown his support behind San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

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InlandPolitics: Another shallow proposal

Rutherford

Monday, August 29, 2011 – 07:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford has been on a roll lately.

Rutherford has been trying to operate from a political and ethics reform stance since her election last year.

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Assemblyman Mike Morrell

Political Notebook
10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Newly approved redrawn Assembly districts were not kind to Assemblyman Mike Morrell.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 28, 2011

BY ERIN WALDNER
STAFF WRITER
ewaldner@pe.com

A candidate for a seat in the state Assembly, Mark Orozco says his main concern is the underfunding of education.

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The PE: Cities slog over process to keep redevelopment

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 28, 2011

BY DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
STAFF WRITER
dsantschi@pe.com

The cities of Colton, Highland and Loma Linda are taking steps to protect their redevelopment agencies in the event a state Supreme Court decision doesn’t go their way.

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DailyBulletin: Layoff notices go out to Upland employees

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/28/2011 07:03:08 AM PDT

UPLAND – The city’s workforce has officially shrunk.

Fifteen employees have received layoff notices as a result of a $4.2 million gap in the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/28/2011 08:22:28 PM PDT

ONTARIO – A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge is expected to decide, possibly as early as today, if the city and Wal-Mart are responsible for paying the attorney fees for residents who opposed the project in the northwest side of town.

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Calpensions: Pension reform: easier said than done

Monday, August 29, 2011
By Ed Mendel

A bill for a public pension reform advocated by Gov. Brown, and a commission appointed by former Gov. Schwarzenegger, has a labor sponsor, no formal opposition and therefore smooth sailing in the Legislature, right?

Not exactly.

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Redistricting has placed Republican Rep. David Dreier’s home in a new Latino-majority district where Republican John McCain won just 33% in the 2008 presidential election. (Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times)

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2011, 9:41 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— David Dreier, who chairs the House Rules Committee, has a seat at the GOP leadership table, helping set his party’s legislative and political agenda. He has hobnobbed with all kinds of figures, from Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Tommy Lasorda, in his spiffy Capitol office.

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InlandPolitics: The Green Thing!

From a reader
Sunday, August 28, 2011 – 12:40 p.m.

In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

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The Sun: Prosecutors in Colonies case face critical decision

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/27/2011 09:47:32 PM PDT

The dismissal of five of seven criminal charges against Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum in a far-reaching county corruption scandal is the latest twist in a case that has seen sweeping changes in the past two years.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/27/2011 07:09:40 AM PDT

UPLAND – The 11 candidates running for City Council have two days left to sway any last minute or undecided voters.

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SacBee: California’s corporate tax collection lags

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 – 12:24 am

Month after month this spring, California officials cheered as personal income and sales taxes flowed into state coffers at a robust clip.

But one area repeatedly underperformed: taxes on corporate profits.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/26/2011 03:12:40 PM PDT

Attorneys for defendants in a wide-ranging San Bernardino County corruption case are requesting that an electronic monitoring order and court-imposed travel restrictions be lifted for their clients.

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Issa

By PE Politics
August 26, 2011 7:10 AM

Under pressure from Inland Rep. Darrell Issa, The New York Times this morning issued another correction to the unflattering front-page story the newspaper published last week about the wealthy lawmaker’s business dealings.

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The PE: PACHECO LAWSUIT: Court says no standing to sue

Pacheco

11:34 PM PDT on Friday, August 26, 2011

BY RICHARD K. DE ATLEY and DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITERS
rdeatley@pe.com | dbegley@pe.com

A 2009 lawsuit claiming retaliation and discrimination by then-Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco has been tossed by a commissioner who agreed the plaintiff, a former chief deputy district attorney, had no standing to sue.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO CASE: Key figure enters guilty pleas

10:16 PM PDT on Friday, August 26, 2011

BY RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Special Section: San Jacinto Corruption Probe

A land developer accused of supplying hundreds of thousands of dollars for bribery and hidden campaign contributions during a political corruption scandal in San Jacinto pleaded guilty Friday for his role in the scheme.

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DailyBulletin: California’s budget may weigh on DREAM Act

Brown

DREAM Act

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/26/2011 06:46:36 PM PDT

A bill allowing undocumented students in California to use public funds to help pay for college is quickly moving through Sacramento, but cost may be an issue if and when it crosses Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk next month.

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Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/26/2011 07:28:16 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – About 20 people showed up Friday to voice opposition to a new ordinance requiring organizers of rallies, protests and picket lines to get a city permit six days before the event.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 26, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Under growing political and legal pressure, the Legislature plans to release lawmakers’ spending records this afternoon, information that party leaders had argued was protected from public disclosure.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 26, 2011 | 5:38 pm

Opponents of the new voting districts drawn by a citizens panel for the state Senate were cleared Friday to begin a petition drive to qualify a referendum aimed at overturning the plan.

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By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Democrats in the Legislature are trying to make it harder for Californians to pass their own laws at the ballot box, saying the state’s century-old initiative process has been hijacked by the special interests it was created to fight and has perpetuated Sacramento’s financial woes.

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California official says developer AEG probably overstated the financial boost. He speaks at a hearing on the fiscal effect and a possible bill to let AEG curtail legal challenges on environmental issues.

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2011

The office that advises the California Legislature voiced doubts Friday about the level of economic benefit that would come from an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, saying studies commissioned by the project’s developer “likely overstated” the financial boost it would deliver.

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InlandPolitics: Dem’s endorsing Dem generates story?

Friday, August 26, 2011 – 07:40 a.m.

When I read one of the stories in Friday’s edition of The Sun newspaper I had to roll my eyes.

One of the main stories in the paper thin publication was three democrat mayors endorsing a democrat tribal chairman for county supervisor.

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The PE: Governor’s jobs plan has a familiar look

State Senator Bob Dutton

By PE Politics
August 25, 2011 4:54 PM

Earlier this year, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, introduced legislation to create a partial sales-tax exemption on purchases of equipment used for manufacturing and software development.

The measure passed one committee and went no further, largely because of concerns about its cost.

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The PE: Riverside drops LA, Long Beach port suits

10:01 PM PDT on Thursday, August 25, 2011

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Riverside officials decided this week to drop their lawsuits against expansion projects at Los Angeles-area ports after 2 ½ years of slogging through the courts and at least $350,000 in legal costs.

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By Marianne Milligan
Posted: 08/25/2011 04:42:56 PM PDT

It is important that we, the voters, understand that city attorneys in California are expected to abide by ethical principles adopted by the City Attorneys Department of the League of California Cities.

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The Sun: Local leaders support Ramos

Ramos

By Molly Davis Staff Writer
Posted: 08/25/2011 11:54:01 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Three local mayors lent their support Tuesday to James Ramos, who is running for San Bernardino County supervisor.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 08/25/2011 03:05:18 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Activists who oppose the city’s new permitting process for protests will respond Friday with a protest of their own at Foothill and Day Creek boulevards.

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Adams

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 08/25/2011 10:51:56 PM PDT

UPLAND – Police Chief Steve Adams’ reputation appears to have been upheld as he seeks a medical retirement from the city.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 25, 2011

By David Siders and Torey Van Oot
dsiders@sacbee.com

The tax and jobs plan Gov. Jerry Brown proposed this morning was immediately assailed by Republicans as “creative packaging,” and even Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg — who stood beside Brown at the podium for the announcement — said he doesn’t expect it to pass.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

It was just coincidence that Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a billion-dollar tax proposal – which he said would improve California’s struggling economy – on the same day that the Legislature’s budget analyst released a long report on the state’s infrastructure crisis.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
August 25, 2011 | 1:03 pm

A coalition of giant, brick-and-mortar retailers and their legislative allies have come up with a new strategy to try to head off Amazon.com’s referendum to overturn the state’s new Internet sales tax law.

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SacBee: State has adjusted taxes for inflation

Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

The Franchise Tax Board announced Thursday that state income tax brackets, credits and deductions for 2011 have been adjusted, as state law requires, for a 2.7 percent inflationary factor, three times as large as last year’s adjustment.

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LATimes: California Senate panel OKs part of Dream Act

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2011

In a major victory for immigrant advocates, a key state Senate committee cleared the most significant obstacle to a bill that would give college students who are illegal immigrants access to public aid for the first time.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Proposed county reform measures viewed as flawed

Thursday, August 25, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Three measures filed by the newly-formed Committee to Reform San Bernardino County Government, in an effort to reform San Bernardino County government, are apparently being viewed as partially flawed by county lawyers.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 – 09:50 a.m.

The perpetual fall in the stock price of Bank of America was halted today with the purchase of $5 billion in preferred stock by renowned investor Warren Buffett.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Riverside County has settled a lawsuit with the union representing deputy district attorneys, a move that paves the way for 45 prosecutors to begin receiving pay raises.

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The Sun: Loma Linda not pursuing fastfood ban

By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 08/24/2011 08:31:12 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – The City Council has decided not to have city staffers look into a possible ban on drive-through restaurants.

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By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 08/24/2011 06:11:11 PM PDT

San Bernardino County recently won 27 National Association of Counties achievement awards meant to recognize the improvement of public services and management by county agencies.

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The Sun: Supervisors want fire fee rescinded

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 08/24/2011 05:50:58 PM PDT

A state-imposed fire fee for residents living in areas served by Cal Fire continues to make waves in San Bernardino County, despite recent efforts to change the fee structure and rewrite the legislation.

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Brown

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 24, 2011 | 11:09 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown has a new tax proposal to sell the Legislature: raise levies on some large out-of-state corporations in exchange for new sales-tax exemptions for companies who make products and hire people in California.

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Wyatt Buchanan
Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sacramento –As California’s unemployment rate climbs – the state is stubbornly stuck with the second-worst jobless problem in the nation – leaders at the Capitol are focusing on jobs in the final three weeks of the legislative session.

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Steve Jobs

By Walter Hamilton, Dawn Chmielewski and David Sarno
Los Angeles Times
August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc. and driving force behind a string of products that revolutionized the consumer-electronics industry, stepped down as chief executive but was named chairman of the board, the company said late Wednesday.

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OCRegister: Royce vs. Miller congressional race warms up

Miller

August 24th, 2011, 12:46 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

The ink was hardly dry on the certification of the new congressional districts when GOP Reps. Ed Royce and Gary Miller assumed campaign postures, with Royce apparently first out of the gate as the two incumbents race to win the new, tri-county 39th Congressional District.

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August 24th, 2011, 2:23 pm
Posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer

A ballot measure that would hike the retirement age of public employees to 65 (except for public safety officers, who could retire at 58) could save billions of dollars every year in the long run, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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VVDailyPress: Supervisors look into campaign contribution limits

Mitzelfelt departs from anti-limit philosophy
August 24, 2011 9:25 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Future candidates vying for office in San Bernardino County may have to abide by new campaign contribution limits, if reform proposed by county supervisors Tuesday develops into policy.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 08/23/2011 05:51:36 PM PDT

Los Angeles County’s overall property tax roll climbed for the first time in two years in 2010-11, but San Bernardino County has yet to see overall property values climb since the recession.

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Derry

Board of Supervisors green-lights new animal ordinance
August 23, 2011 4:07 PM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Residents in unincorporated San Bernardino County who have violated a leash, licensing or other animal law will now be required to spay or neuter their dogs.

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Rutherford

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/23/2011 09:53:25 PM PDT

A policy prohibiting the naming of San Bernardino County buildings after elected officials until they’ve been retired from the political arena for at least three years was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council acts on redevelopment issue

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

With the future of its Redevelopment Agency uncertain, the Redlands City Council took a procedural step on Tuesday to ensure that the agency will be able to continue to meet its financial obligations.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – A bill to stop the proposed Liberty Quarry near Temecula cleared its first Senate committee Tuesday but will likely go no further for the remainder of the legislative year.

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11:46 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Riverside council members’ doubts about leasing downtown office space for $1.6 million a year have apparently been assuaged, as they took no steps to reconsider the issue at a meeting Tuesday.

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By JESSE McKINLEY
Published: August 23, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — Lines at a courthouse are kind of like hurt feelings in a divorce: they are expected, they are unavoidable, but, hopefully, they are dealt with quickly.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

When Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature took another bite out of the state court system to balance the state budget – on paper, anyway – they reignited a political war between rival factions of judges over financial priorities.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

If you have friends in devastated Christchurch, NZ (as we do), or relatives who survived the killer quake in Santiago, Chile (as we do) or if you lived through the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area (as we did), Monday’s narcissistic hysteria among the Eastern Establishment Media about the little 5.8 tremor that rolled through Washington was more than a little offensive.

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VoiceofOC: Fair Sale Might Be Dead, But Scrutiny of Fair Board Continues

Orange County Fair Board Chairman David Ellis

NORBERTO SANTANA JR.
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:43 am
Updated: 12:16 pm, Tue Aug 23, 2011.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | The Orange County Fair Board’s attempt to privatize the county fairgrounds in Costa Mesa — a two-year saga that prompted multiple investigations and lawsuits — ended last month when Gov. Jerry Brown officially nixed a proposed sale to the Newport Beach-based Facilities Management West.

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On Tuesday August 23, 2011, 10:40 am EDT
By Joe Rauch

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp’s (NYSE:BAC – News) shares fell as much as 6.4 percent to their lowest level since March 2009 as investors worried about possible write-offs and capital raises.

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Rep. Joe Baca

By PE Politics
August 22, 2011 10:53 AM

Inland Rep, Joe Baca hasn’t made up his mind yet about which of two new congressional districts he’ll run for next year.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 22, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

PDF: Postponement requested for online gambling legislation in California

SACRAMENTO – The Senate will not consider any online gambling legislation until 2012, the upper house’s top Democrat said Monday, in a setback to two Inland Southern California tribes that have spent the year pushing one of the proposals.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 21, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to block the proposed Liberty Quarry near Temecula is quickly emerging as a Capitol showdown in the closing days of the year’s legislative session.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Councilman questions office deal

Paul Davis

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 22, 2011

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Riverside officials already have signed a lease to take over downtown office space now occupied by law firm Best Best & Krieger, but some council members don’t consider it a done deal.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/22/2011 03:38:25 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Airport officials have submitted their formal response to a blistering Grand Jury report that second-guessed some of their decisions in the effort to turn the former Norton Air Force Base into a civilian airfield.

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The PE: IVDA and airport board meetings cancelled

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 22, 2011

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Both the regular Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority meetings scheduled for Aug. 24 have been cancelled. The two agencies oversee redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/23/2011 12:48:42 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Lawsuits against the city continue to mount, with nearly half of all active cases related to the Police Department, city records show.

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Filippi

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/22/2011 10:32:26 PM PDT

UPLAND – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has closed its investigation into where Councilman Gino Filippi resides.

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SFChronicle: Calif. Assembly passes cell-phone privacy bill

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sacramento — The state Assembly unanimously approved a bill Monday that would force law enforcement officers to secure a warrant before they can search the contents of a cell phone.

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Kamala Harris

By Alejandro Lazo and Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
August 23, 2011

Reporting from Los Angeles and New York— An effort by state attorneys general to take big mortgage servicers to task over faulty foreclosure practices has stalled as financial institutions demand broad legal immunity from other mortgage-related probes.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Uffer medical history, condition at issue

Uffer

Monday, August 22, 2011 – 06:30 a.m.

Ousted San Bernardino County Chief Executive Mark Uffer reportedly may be in the hunt for lifetime health insurance coverage.

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