Archive for August 12th, 2011

InlandPolitics Commentary: Lewis endorsement of casino boss par for the course


Friday, August 12, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, a democrat, trumps his endorsement of U.S. Representative Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands).


Yes, it’s certainly a game changer in Ramos’ bid for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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

Staff Writer

Murrieta Valley and six other Inland high schools have been implicated in an alleged scheme involving kickbacks for ordering sporting equipment through a now defunct Orange County sporting goods company.

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The Sun: Protest asks Lewis about jobs, education

By MOLLY DAVIS Staff Writer
Posted: 08/11/2011 04:20:41 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Asking for things like “jobs, not cuts,” a group of about 20 protesters gathered outside of Congressman Jerry Lewis’ Redlands office Wednesday.

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Rep. Joe Baca

By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Posted: 08/11/2011 12:45:03 PM PDT

RIALTO – Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, is seeking to remove two animal species from protection under the Endangered Species Act, which he said is stalling the development of more than 8,000 residential units here.

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The Sun: San Bernardino readies for makeover project

By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 08/11/2011 04:05:09 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – In the words of an Ernest Hemingway short story, city officials want “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.”

With that goal in mind, the city on Sept.10 will launch a one-day $300,000 citywide beautification effort to tackle 60 cleanup projects throughout town.

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By Canan Tasci Staff Writer
Created: 08/11/2011 11:33:59 PM PDT

Only about 70 percent of the Inland Empire’s students who entered high school in 2006 wore a cap and gown in spring 2010, according to the state Department of Education.

The statewide average for the class of 2010 was 74 percent.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/11/2011 04:13:24 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council will hold a special meeting Saturday to discuss solving a $3.4 million budget shortfall.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly rails against Sacramento


Assemblyman urges residents to sue state over ‘illegal’ fee hike
August 11, 2011 5:34 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

HESPERIA • Decrying political games and budget gimmicks in Sacramento, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly spent an evening with local residents attacking fellow members of the legislature, railing against “illegal” taxes and urging angry taxpayers to join suits against the state.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 11, 2011

The California Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review the state’s redevelopment overhaul and delayed most provisions until it can decide the matter.

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On politics in the Golden State
August 11, 2011 | 10:53 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to torpedo the nomination by his predecessor of a former top Republican lawmaker to a lucrative government post.

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Calbuzz: Romney Rises as Fox Stirs the GOP Presidential Pot

Mitt Romney

August 12, 2011

You gotta hand it to Fox News: these guys know how to put on a show.

The panel of “reporters” at last night’s Republican presidential debate, particularly Chris Wallace, hurled one tough question after another at the eight candidates on the stage (for two hours – two hours!) in Ames, Iowa while the bellows, boos and howls of the live audience made it sound like a WWE steel cage match. None of that wimpy “please hold your applause” stuff for Roger Ailes.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
August 12, 2011 | 12:01 am

Switching California state government pensions to a hybrid system that provides a modest monthly check plus a 401(k)-type savings plan could save taxpayers about $250 million right away and generate billions of dollars in savings in future years, according to a new study by a pension reform organization.

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Daily Report: Money & Politics
August 12, 2011 | Will Evans

A young Texas couple with a multibillion-dollar hedge fund fortune is bankrolling a series of reports by one of California’s most influential pension overhaul groups.

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