Archive for August 17th, 2011

SacBee: Jerry Brown defends budget, suggests jobs plan

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 17, 2011

FRESNO — Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he and legislative leaders are considering a series of measures to address California’s persistent unemployment, suggesting he has a jobs plan but declining to discuss it in detail before talking with lawmakers Thursday morning.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Assistant DA to retire

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 – 05:00 p.m.

Sources tell InlandPolitics.com that San Bernardino County Assistant District Attorney James Hackleman has noticed his intention to retire from county service.

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10:30 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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

Riverside County supervisors approved new district boundaries Tuesday amid heated debate and accusations of gerrymandering between supervisors Bob Buster and John Tavaglione.

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10:10 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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

Riverside County officials voiced support Tuesday for a more efficient way to dispatch 911 calls and get ambulances to medical emergencies more quickly.

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Morris

06:46 AM PDT on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

A grand jury report on the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, which Pat Morris leads, is making the mayor a target of his political opponents at City Council meetings.

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Dutton

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – After years of butting heads, state Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton and officials at the California Air Resources Board finally seemed to be on the same page last summer when it came to Senate Bill 1402.

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The Sun: Baca swears in Sarah Zamora as Colton mayor

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2011 08:53:53 PM PDT

COLTON — Choking up as she recited the oath of office, Sarah S. Zamora was sworn in Tuesday as mayor.

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The Sun: Penman claims reduced budget is retaliation

City Council rejects his charges
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2011 10:23:46 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – City Attorney James F. Penman has accused the City Council of underfunding his office because he is investigating possible corruption on the dais.

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The PE: Cheryl Brown announces Assembly candidacy

By PE Politics
August 15, 2011 12:53 PM

Cheryl Brown, the publisher of Black Voice News, announced Monday that she is running for a redrawn state Assembly seat centered on Rialto and San Bernardino.

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The Sun: Judge wipes away $2 million jury reward from SB

He rules for retrial to determine amount
Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2011 03:52:29 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge has decided to hold a new trial to determine how much money San Bernardino should pay the family of Terry Jackson, a mentally ill man who died while in police custody.

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The Sun: Latino group upset with redistricting maps

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2011 06:44:03 PM PDT

A challenge to a state commission’s redistricting maps, approved Monday, could come in the form of lawsuits, in addition to a referendum push by the California Republican Party to overturn the panel’s state Senate districts.

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The Sun: Colton imposes contract on utility workers

Posted: 08/17/2011 01:38:57 AM PDT

COLTON – The city imposed new contracts on electrical and water employees Tuesday night after a breakdown in negotiations over furlough days.

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DailyBulletin: OpEd: Too quick to judge Pomierski

Alan E. Novak
Created: 08/16/2011 06:56:58 PM PDT

It seems that the government of the city of Upland has seen some very interesting times over the past year. Let’s review what has gone on. Our former mayor, John Pomierski, was charged with taking bribes and will be going to trial soon on those charges. The Daily Bulletin has seen fit to take the same boiler-plate report on it and repeated this same stuff every time the subject comes up. No new insight. No new follow-up on any of it. Just the same stuff over and over again, resurrected ad nauseum. Why?

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DailyBulletin: McLeod, Torres pondering race

Longtime allies may compete for Congress
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/17/2011 12:50:04 AM PDT

A local state senator and an assemblywoman she has supported may find themselves pitted against one another in a race for Congress next year.

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NEWS ANALYSIS

California’s governor plans to spend the rest of 2011 as a fiscal caretaker, implementing and defending a spending plan that faces court challenges as revenue plummets.

By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Jerry Brown may have earned the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” for the futuristic proposals he made as California’s chief executive decades ago, but these days he is offering few ambitious policy ideas.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 16, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Department of Finance said Tuesday that California was $541 million shy of its July revenue forecast, a total similar to one released last week by state Controller John Chiang.

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Board orders an investigation of Vernon’s books amid concerns that an effort to dissolve the city might unfairly burden county coffers.

By Garrett Therolf and Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2011

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to order an investigation of Vernon’s finances amid worries that an effort to dissolve the city might unfairly burden county coffers.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
August 16, 2011 | 4:12 pm

A plan by the giant state teachers’ pension fund to ask the Legislature and governor this year to boost their financial support has been sidetracked by California’s continuing budget shortfall.

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LATimes: California home prices and sales fall in July

Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
August 16, 2011 | 3:12 pm

Prices paid for California homes dipped last month as distressed properties continued to make up more than half of the market.

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