Archive for September 1st, 2011

DailyBulletin: Ankle monitors, travel ban removed from Colonies defendants

From left, Paul Biane, Jim Erwin and Jeff Burum have their GPS ankle braclets removed Wednesday morning in the hallway of the San Bernardino Superior Court. A judge ordered the Colonies defendants’ electronic monitoring and travel restriction order be lifted. (Courtesy photos)

CORRUPTION IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
By Joe Nelson and Mike Cruz, Staff Writers
Created: 08/31/2011 10:05:07 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — A San Bernardino Superior Court judge on Wednesday lifted an electronic monitoring and travel restriction order for four defendants in a sweeping county corruption case, while prosecutors announced they are appealing the dismissal of some of the charges against the defendants.

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The PE: Corruption defendants can remove ankle bracelets

10:31 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Corruption Probe

Defendants in a San Bernardino County corruption case left court Wednesday free of the electronic ankle bracelets they had been forced to wear for more than three months.

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Mike Cruz and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Created: 08/31/2011 05:33:48 PM PDT

Attorneys for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum will receive an unredacted copy of his March 2009 Grand Jury testimony, Presiding Judge Douglas Elwell ordered Wednesday.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Setback for Prosecution

Cassie MacDuff

10:27 AM PDT on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The corruption prosecution of the San Bernardino County Four suffered a big setback recently when a judge ruled that approving a $102 million settlement in exchange for political contributions isn’t against the law.

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The Sun: Rep. Lewis appears in Hesperia, Redlands

Staff Report
Posted: 08/31/2011 06:13:01 PM PDT

Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, was in Hesperia on Wednesday to help break ground on the city’s largest transportation project.

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DailyBulletin: Stone ready to get to work in Upland

NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBER TO BE SWORN INTO OFFICE IN COMING WEEKS

By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/31/2011 05:18:28 PM PDT

UPLAND — Several months after the city lost its mayor and city manager, the residents have voted for a fresh face to help the City Council move forward.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
August 31, 2011 | 2:41 pm

Amazon.com is offering to build a number of distribution centers and hire more than 1,000 workers if California lawmakers back away — at least temporarily — from their efforts to force the Internet giant to collect sales taxes on purchases made by customers from the Golden State.

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CaliforniaWatch: See who is lobbying any bill in California

Money & Politics | Daily Report
September 1, 2011 | Chase Davis

The end of the California legislative session is once again upon us, and that means it’s time for the annual courtship ritual between lawmakers and lobbyists to reach its always-colorful climax.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
August 31, 2011 | 1:35 pm

Bank of America Corp. has put another giant piece of the Countrywide mortgage empire on the auction block — the correspondent lending arm, which buys closed home loans from mortgage bankers, commercial banks and other loan originators.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

After months of virtual silence on rolling back public pensions, Gov. Jerry Brown is about to resurrect the issue.

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LATimes: State Senate OKs part of California Dream Act

The measure would allow college students who are illegal immigrants to receive public financial aid.

By Teresa Watanabe and Patrick McGreevy,
Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2011

The college dreams of thousands of students who are illegal immigrants moved closer to fulfillment Wednesday after the state Senate approved a bill that for the first time would give them access to public financial aid.

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