Archive for August 11th, 2011

InlandPolitics Commentary: Why is the truth a secret?

Thursday, August 11, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

Why is the truth a secret?

Justice is supposed to be about seeking the truth.

But in the Colonies criminal case, it sure doesn’t seem that way.

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DailyBulletin: Attorney: Case is sabotaged

County helping Burum, he says
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/10/2011 09:37:05 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s lawsuit against the county’s transportation agency is sabotaging prosecution of a sweeping county corruption case, an attorney in the lawsuit is alleging.

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Josie Gonzales, center, holds up the grand jury report as she and other elected officials discuss their responses to 16 recommendations made by the panel.(Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

10:53 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
Staff Writer kpierceall@pe.com

The elected leaders overseeing San Bernardino International Airport voted Wednesday to agree to all but one of a civil grand jury’s 16 recommendations despite staff spending more than a month attempting to discredit the panel’s critical report that picked apart the oversight to develop the airport.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Drawing the Lines Wrong

Cassie MacDuff

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

Cassie MacDuff

Over 25 years of covering government, I am still amazed when elected officials make decisions that fly in the face of overwhelming public opinion.

Last month, the Redlands City Council did it, voting 3-1 to sell a historic packinghouse to a developer who wants to demolish it, despite scores of residents pleading in person, by letter and by email to save it.

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The Sun: SBIA board agrees to fixes

Authority to adopt some ideas from Grand Jury
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/10/2011 08:00:49 PM PDT

Airport officials adopted a series of responses Wednesday to several recommendations made by an auditor and published in a mostly negative Grand Jury report that questions how officials have handled the transformation of the former Norton Air Force Base into a commercial airport.

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

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau bgoad@pe.com

WASHINGTON – U. S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday approved an eastern Riverside County solar power project expected to create hundreds of local jobs, generate enough energy to power more than 165,000 homes and pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the region’s struggling economy.

Covering over 4,100 acres east of Palm Springs, the project, under development by Arizona-based First Solar, would generate 550 megawatts of solar power.

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The PE: Lewis endorses Ramos’ bid for SB Supervisor

Lewis

By PE Politics
August 11, 2011 7:23 AM

Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis is backing San Manuel tribal chief and a San Bernardino Valley Community College District trustee James Ramos in his bid for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Ramos’ campaign announced.

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

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
Staff Writer dsantchi@pe.com

The Grand Terrace City Council is making it official and will pay the state in order to restart the city’s redevelopment agency.

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Derry

07:58 AM PDT on Thursday, August 11, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
Staff Writer ighori@pe.com

Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Probe

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry is still awaiting clearance from federal officials before he can return to full voting status on the Board of Supervisors and other county agencies.

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By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

As California court employees across the state brace for the possibility of more layoffs and hour reductions, the paychecks of those who actually sit on the bench continue to enjoy a constitutional protection from cuts.

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