Archive for August 15th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Trial of former Upland mayor continued

Pomierski

Monday, August 15, 2011 – 05:40 a.m.

The trial of former Upland Mayor John “J.P. Pomierski and businessman John Hennes has been continued.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: California budget hole returns

Monday, August 15, 2011 – 05:30 a.m.

It’s the same old story with the California budget.

Out of balance, out of the gate.

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The PE: Remaps poised for approval amid data disagreement

By PE Politics
August 15, 2011 12:15 AM

After months of work, the Citizens Redistricting Commission today is scheduled to approve remap plans for the Assembly, Senate, Congress and the Board of Equalization. And then come the possible lawsuits and ballot challenges.

But first a disagreement over data.

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The Sun: Wesley Hughes: Double-dip a misnomer

Planet Wes
Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/14/2011 04:46:33 PM PDT

The “experts” keep talking about a double-dip recession.

That’s all wrong. You can’t dip back into something you never got out of.

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DailyBulletin: Chief’s actions faulted

Adams

Detective: Adams mishandled report
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/14/2011 06:16:46 PM PDT

UPLAND – The police report taken over a dispute between former City Manager Robb Quincey and an ex-fiancee was mishandled by the Upland police chief, according to the president of the Upland Police Association.

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DailyBulletin: Pot plans shaping up

Voters could see two ballot initiatives in 2012
Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 08/14/2011 06:15:40 PM PDT

Two potential state ballot initiatives are in the works allowing for either commercial production of marijuana or decriminalizing its use.

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LATimes: George Skelton: A four-week Sacramento acid test

George Skelton

Capitol Journal: Voters are leaning toward demoting Legislature to part-time. Effective work this month could prove the full-timers’ worth.

By George Skelton Capitol Journal
August 15, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

From Sacramento- The difference between a full-time and a part-time Legislature is four weeks. And those four weeks begin today.

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Calpensions: League of cities: Cut current worker pensions?

Monday, August 15, 2011
By Ed Mendel

HEALDSBURG — A new League of California Cities pension reform plan proposes a “detailed legal review” of whether pensions promised current workers can be reduced, a cost-cutting move widely believed to be prohibited by court rulings.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Public pension reform in California, once a top-shelf cause on both sides of the statehouse aisle, has become something of a political orphan.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Neil Irwin
Published: August 14

Barely two years after the financial crisis ended, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke were back at it about a week ago. They were working the weekend phones with their counterparts in Europe, urging them to use overwhelming force to contain the continent’s spreading debt crisis, which was unnerving markets on both sides of the Atlantic.

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LATimes: Homeowner mortgage write-off may be in jeopardy

Decisions in coming weeks by the 12-member bipartisan congressional committee tasked with reducing the federal deficit could affect mortgage interest deductions.

By Kenneth R. Harney
August 14, 2011

Reporting From Washington— If you take mortgage interest tax deductions, the next 100 days could have significant financial implications for you because of Congress’ new federal debt ceiling plan.

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NEWS ANALYSIS

With Rick Perry declaring his candidacy and Michele Bachmann winning the Iowa straw poll, the two go head-to-head for the GOP’s social and religious conservatives and against establishment front-runner Mitt Romney.

By Paul West and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2011

Reporting from Des Moines and Waterloo, Iowa— The new top tier of Republican presidential contenders has emerged to reset the 2012 race and raise new questions about exactly where an angry GOP base will take the party in next year’s election.

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