Archive for October 13th, 2011

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 – 09:50 a.m.

Both San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and City Council Member Wendy McCammack received a big leg up in their respective reelection bids this week.

They each did not receive the endorsement of The Sun editorial board.

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The Sun: OpEd: Expert analysis needed at SBIA

Neil Derry

By Supervisor Neil Derry
Posted: 10/12/2011 06:21:59 PM PDT

For years, I and many others have watched in utter shock and amazement at the unfolding debacle known as the San Bernardino International Airport, which should be called the “airport to nowhere.”

It has always defied a logical explanation.

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The Sun: SBIAA begins leader search

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 10/13/2011 01:10:35 AM PDT

Despite concerns of one commissioner, the agencies overseeing redevelopment at San Bernardino International Airport moved forward Wednesday with a plan to find a new interim executive director, during a meeting in Loma Linda.

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The Sun: Feds say Burum search clean

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/12/2011 06:04:50 PM PDT

FBI agents acted “professionally” and “responsibly” when serving a search warrant at the offices of Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum, despite allegations that Burum’s civil rights were violated, according to a motion filed in federal court on Tuesday.

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From left: Senate minority leader and Sacramento veteran Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga; freshman assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga. (File photos)

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 10/12/2011 04:50:16 PM PDT

Freshman assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, might be facing a fellow Rancho politician when he’s up for re-election next year.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Council candidates trade jabs at forum

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 12 October 2011 09:47 PM

At an election forum that was rife with questionable statements and below-the-belt jabs, Riverside Ward 7 Councilman Steve Adams and challenger John Brandriff faced off Thursday before an audience of about 70 residents.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Wild and wooly city political race

Cassie MacDuff

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 12 October 2011 07:40 PM

When I was a reporter newly assigned to cover San Bernardino City Hall in the late 1980s, a political insider offered a valuable insight: San Bernardino’s politics are second only to Chicago’s for political intrigue.

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By Dan Smith
smith@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 – 6:40 am

As it hits its 100th birthday, California’s initiative process is losing its luster.

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By John Howard | 10/13/11 12:00 AM PST

For years, lawmakers have battered the Fair Political Practices Commission, the state’s campaign law enforcer spawned by the Watergate scandals.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 12, 2011

The commission that drew new political districts for California this year has asked the California Supreme Court to toss out lawsuits challenging lines for Congress and the state Senate.

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OCRegister: Royce extends fundraising lead over Miller

October 12th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

In Orange County’s most competitive congressional race – which pits two incumbent Republicans against each other – Fullerton’s Ed Royce has extended his already significant fundraising lead over Diamond Bar’s Gary Miller.

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Saunders

Debra J. Saunders
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Before the Senate failed to pass his American Jobs Act Tuesday, President Obama made a last-ditch speech to talk up his troubled bill. But not once did Obama mention “green jobs” – his erstwhile jobs of the future.

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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are pictured. | AP Photos

Obama’s campaign is looking at Romney as the probable GOP nominee.
By GLENN THRUSH & CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | 10/12/11 8:37 PM EDT Updated: 10/13/11 7:54 AM EDT

Mitt Romney hasn’t won anything yet, but President Barack Obama’s campaign team is confident enough that Romney is the probable — if not the presumptive — Republican nominee that they have begun aiming their fire almost exclusively at him.

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By Philip Rucker and Perry Bacon Jr., Published: October 12

NASHUA, N.H. — Buoyed by a series of strong debate performances, Mitt Romney is suddenly attracting new support from major donors and elected officials, some of whom had resisted his previous entreaties, as people across the GOP grow more accepting of the presidential contender as the party’s standard-bearer.

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