Archive for September 17th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Make the mountian people shut up?

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

Now allegations emerge on back door deal proposals over San Bernardino County redistricting.

It never ends.

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Jim Brulte

By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 09/16/2011 06:38:51 PM PDT

Among those targeted by the FBI and IRS on Thursday was one of most prominent political figures of the Inland Empire.

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By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 09/16/2011 03:44:42 PM PDT

Amid accusations of behind-the-scenes dealings, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Friday approved a redistricting plan that keeps mountain communities split into two districts and moves Barstow into the same district as Redlands.

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The PE: Professor pleads not guilty in meth case

Stephen Kinzey prepares to enter a San Bernardino courtroom on Friday. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

12:07 AM PDT on Saturday, September 17, 2011

BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

A Cal State San Bernardino professor charged with operating methamphetamine sales out of his home made his first court appearance on Friday, pleading not guilty and successfully defending his bail.

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LATimes: Democrats ignored red flags on Durkee, records show

Kinde Durkee, now accused in federal fraud case, continued to work as a campaign treasurer for Democratic lawmakers despite numerous fines and audits.

By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2011

When state Sen. Ted Lieu (D- Torrance) learned a few months ago that a state audit had found irregularities in his campaign finances, staffers immediately called Lieu’s longtime treasurer, Kinde Durkee.

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OCRegister: Bank wants court to untangle Durkee-run funds

September 16th, 2011, 5:14 pm · posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

The California bank where Kinde Durkee appears to have done most of her clients’ banking has decided to go to court to untangle a knot of mixed up funds.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 4A
Last Modified: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 – 9:20 am

Saying his actions will help maintain the state’s balanced budget, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to give lawmakers more leverage in making emergency budget cuts and signed two bills extending revenue-producing charges on the health care industry.

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SacBee: 600 bills on Jerry Brown’s desk

By Compiled by Dan Smith, Capitol Bureau chief
Published: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 – 9:20 am

Here’s a look at a few of the approximately 600 bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, the vast majority authored by Democrats who control the Legislature. Brown has until Oct. 9 to act.

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State employers reduce payrolls in August for the second month in a row as they see signs of a faltering economy, pushing the jobless rate up from 12% in July.

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2011

Unsettled by signs that the recovery is stumbling, California employers in August cut jobs for the second month in a row, helping push the unemployment rate to 12.1% from 12% in July.

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