Archive for August 23rd, 2011

VoiceofOC: Fair Sale Might Be Dead, But Scrutiny of Fair Board Continues

Orange County Fair Board Chairman David Ellis

NORBERTO SANTANA JR.
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:43 am
Updated: 12:16 pm, Tue Aug 23, 2011.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | The Orange County Fair Board’s attempt to privatize the county fairgrounds in Costa Mesa — a two-year saga that prompted multiple investigations and lawsuits — ended last month when Gov. Jerry Brown officially nixed a proposed sale to the Newport Beach-based Facilities Management West.

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On Tuesday August 23, 2011, 10:40 am EDT
By Joe Rauch

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp’s (NYSE:BAC – News) shares fell as much as 6.4 percent to their lowest level since March 2009 as investors worried about possible write-offs and capital raises.

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Rep. Joe Baca

By PE Politics
August 22, 2011 10:53 AM

Inland Rep, Joe Baca hasn’t made up his mind yet about which of two new congressional districts he’ll run for next year.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 22, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

PDF: Postponement requested for online gambling legislation in California

SACRAMENTO – The Senate will not consider any online gambling legislation until 2012, the upper house’s top Democrat said Monday, in a setback to two Inland Southern California tribes that have spent the year pushing one of the proposals.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 21, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to block the proposed Liberty Quarry near Temecula is quickly emerging as a Capitol showdown in the closing days of the year’s legislative session.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Councilman questions office deal

Paul Davis

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 22, 2011

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Riverside officials already have signed a lease to take over downtown office space now occupied by law firm Best Best & Krieger, but some council members don’t consider it a done deal.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/22/2011 03:38:25 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Airport officials have submitted their formal response to a blistering Grand Jury report that second-guessed some of their decisions in the effort to turn the former Norton Air Force Base into a civilian airfield.

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The PE: IVDA and airport board meetings cancelled

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 22, 2011

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Both the regular Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority meetings scheduled for Aug. 24 have been cancelled. The two agencies oversee redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/23/2011 12:48:42 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Lawsuits against the city continue to mount, with nearly half of all active cases related to the Police Department, city records show.

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Filippi

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/22/2011 10:32:26 PM PDT

UPLAND – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has closed its investigation into where Councilman Gino Filippi resides.

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SFChronicle: Calif. Assembly passes cell-phone privacy bill

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sacramento — The state Assembly unanimously approved a bill Monday that would force law enforcement officers to secure a warrant before they can search the contents of a cell phone.

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Kamala Harris

By Alejandro Lazo and Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
August 23, 2011

Reporting from Los Angeles and New York— An effort by state attorneys general to take big mortgage servicers to task over faulty foreclosure practices has stalled as financial institutions demand broad legal immunity from other mortgage-related probes.

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