Archive for August 16th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Uffer officially retires

Uffer

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 – 09:20 a.m.

San Bernardino County’s former chief executive has finally filed for and received his service retirement.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 – 08:55 a.m.

Roughly 5,100 mail-in ballots were returned as of last Friday in the special election to fill a vacant seat on the Upland City Council.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Officials plan for new offenders

10:56 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
Staff Writer dgang@pe.com

Riverside County’s Probation Department will hire 100 new staff — including 73 sworn officers — to handle more than 1,600 low-risk offenders headed into local supervision this year.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Plane tall tale to get review

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Did a company affiliated with Scot Spencer, developer of San Bernardino International Airport, really have a deal to refurbish a plane for the Obama campaign in July 2008?

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
Staff Writer ighori@pe.com

A proposal by San Bernardino County to study imposing fees on developers to pay for streets, parks and other improvements is generating concerns from the building industry.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: City attorney budget hit

Penman

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By BRIAN ROKOS
Staff Writer brokos@pe.com

San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman unsuccessfully fought a proposal to take $197,000 out of his department’s budget Monday by claiming that council members were using the tactic to obstruct investigations against them.

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The PE: Jurupa Valley to seek $1.7 million loan from county

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
Staff Writer sstokley@pe.com

Stung by the loss of millions of dollars in state money, Riverside County’s newest city is asking the Board of Supervisors for a $1.7 million loan so it can gain its financial footing during its crucial first year.

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The PE: INLAND: Home sales in region still sagging

06:43 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By LESLIE BERKMAN
Staff Writer lberkman@pe.com

The housing market in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and throughout Southern California continues to falter, with home sales falling to their lowest level in four years and median home prices declining.

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The Sun: Chief search drives rancor

McCammack blasts Morris
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/15/2011 08:48:37 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – In a sharp criticism that lasted about three minutes during Monday night’s City Council meeting, 7th Ward Councilwoman Wendy McCammack continued to hammer Mayor Pat Morris’ method for picking a new police chief.

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The Sun: Inland Empire kids improve on STAR

State test shows more proficiency
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/15/2011 06:06:17 PM PDT

Inland Empire students showed marked improvement on the 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting results.

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DailyBulletin: GOP fights new maps

Redistricting plan challenged
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 08/15/2011 06:02:08 PM PDT

Just hours after the Citizens Redistricting Commission certified California’s new legislative and congressional maps on Monday, state Republicans announced they will file a petition today seeking a referendum to overturn the new Senate districts.

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By Patrick McGreevy and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2011, 10:13 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento and Washington, D.C.— GOP leaders announced an effort to invalidate many of California’s new voting districts Monday as the boundaries were finalized by the commission that drew them.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 15, 2011 | 1:15 pm

Redistricting Commissioner Michael Ward was the only member of the panel to vote against all the new legislative maps Monday and hours later he accused his colleagues of violating their legal requirements by making some decisions based on political considerations.

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LATimes: Referendum proposed to overturn redistricting plan

Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
August 15, 2011 | 2:21 pm

A group of Republican leaders said Monday that the new redistricting plan will be challenged by a referendum drive.

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By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Posted: 08/15/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT
Updated: 08/15/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — The Assembly this month released budget figures that should have shined a light on lawmakers’ spending, after a formal request for them from a legislator who is embroiled in a feud with the Democratic leadership over his office budget.

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SFChronicle: Corn, scorn and forlorn in Iowa

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the first casualty of the Ames, Iowa, straw poll. After he came in third – behind firebrand Reps. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul – he pulled out of the 2012 GOP presidential primary.

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