Archive for October 12th, 2011

The Sun: Questionable campaign donation prompts county supervisor to change policy

A Dubious Explanation!

Rutherford

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/11/2011 07:00:22 PM PDT

A potentially illegal campaign contribution to San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford has prompted her to require all donors to her campaign to acknowledge that the money they are contributing is their own.

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Riverside County Board of Supervisor Chairman Bob Buster speaks during the second annual State of Riverside County event at the Riverside Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (STAN LIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

 

Duane Gang
dgang@PE.com
Published: 11 October 2011 01:51 PM

Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster said Tuesday the county faces its toughest ever budget year and that overcoming an $80 million gap will require sacrifices among elected leaders and county employees.

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BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 11 October 2011 10:14 PM

Twelve candidates for four seats on the San Bernardino City Unified School District board of trustees attempted to differentiate themselves Tuesday, vowing to reduce bullying, examine programs to see if they are working, improve student performance and form community partnerships, among other ideas.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/12/2011 01:03:21 AM PDT

HINKLEY – The water agency overseeing the cleanup of Hinkley’s contaminated groundwater ordered Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Tuesday to provide a new permanent water source to affected users.

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David McKenna, left, is challenging City Attorney James F. Penman. The two addressed issues Tuesday ranging from the office’s budget to its role at City Hall. (Sun file photos)

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 10/11/2011 02:10:57 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Two candidates vying for the City Attorney’s Office clashed again during a Tuesday afternoon forum held at the Arrowhead Country Club.

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BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 11 October 2011 06:58 PM

Incumbent Jim Penman and his challenger in the Nov. 8 election, David McKenna, drew distinct lines Tuesday on what they believe should be the role and priorities of San Bernardino city attorney.

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State Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, speaks to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Editorial Board Tuesday October 11, 2011 in Ontario. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 10/11/2011 07:15:44 PM PDT

Senate minority leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, said he aims to derail the multi-billion high speed rail project that would link Southern California with the Bay Area and Sacramento.

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DailyBulletin: Huff has inside track for Senate GOP leader

Huff

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 10/11/2011 06:24:48 PM PDT

The prospect of another state Republican Senate leader hailing from the Inland Empire is appearing more likely.

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The PE: WIND POWER: White House fast-tracks Inland project

The placement of 52 turbine generators on Cleghorn Ridge in San Bernardino County is seen as a job creator
/AP FILE PHOTO

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 11 October 2011 06:42 AM

WASHINGTON — A plan to generate power — and local jobs — through the construction of 52 wind turbine generators in the San Bernardino National Forest is among 14 projects around the country selected by the Obama administration to move forward at an expedited pace, the White House said Monday.

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By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The state political watchdog agency is set to consider next month adopting substantial changes to rules governing gifts to public officials and staff, including exemptions from disclosure for presents received from former spouses, dating partners and longtime friends.

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LATimes: Unemployed Californians face benefit losses

Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
October 11, 2011 | 2:23 pm

Nearly 1.8 million jobless Americans could lose their unemployment insurance benefits at year’s end unless Congress approves the president’s proposal to reauthorize the federal program through 2012, said the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group known as NELP.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
October 11, 2011 | 10:53 am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bevy of new healthcare laws designed to expand consumer protections for Californians in need of health insurance or medical care.

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