Archive for October 15th, 2011

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Defense attorney seeks Postmus interview

Former San Bernardino County supervisor and assessor Bill Postmus.

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 14 October 2011 09:49 PM

An attorney for a former San Bernardino County assessor’s employee requested Friday that prosecutors compel Bill Postmus to submit to an interview with a defense team investigator.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: McKenna plans late campaign surge

San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman is running for re-election on the Nov. 8, 2011 ballot. Kurt Miller/the press-enterprise

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 14 October 2011 08:21 PM

San Bernardino city attorney challenger David McKenna said this week that he will mount a late advertising push despite recently filing a campaign finance disclosure form that showed he had only $325 cash on hand.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/14/2011 05:11:31 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s transportation planning agency, the city of Upland and Caltrans are fighting the county over the use of grand jury transcripts from the Colonies corruption investigation in a pending indemnity lawsuit.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Flood district court request questioned

Lawyers spar over the use of grand jury testimony in a civil suit tied to the 2006 Colonies settlement case

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 14 October 2011 07:44 PM

Criminal and civil lawsuits centered on a controversial San Bernardino County flood control settlement continue to collide, most recently regarding what can and cannot be shared between the two cases.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 10/14/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District officials worry the state’s financial crisis may soon change the district’s current education system.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/14/2011 05:22:32 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council and Planning Commission will hold a workshop on Monday to discuss a proposed housing development near the Colonies Crossroads shopping center.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/14/2011 05:14:36 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council may revisit the way items are referred to its advisory committee.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

California government employees, fearing that lawmakers may soon shut down a controversial program that boosts their retirement payouts, have flooded the state’s largest pension system with inquiries and requests to purchase the benefit.

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Rupert and James Murdoch

October 14, 2011 | 7:43 pm

The nation’s largest public pension fund said it would vote against the reelection of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his sons, James and Lachlan, to News Corp.’s board of directors.

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LATimes: Obama administration drops part of healthcare law

By Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau
October 14, 2011, 5:22 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— The Obama administration will not implement a new program to provide Americans with long-term-care insurance, abandoning a controversial part of the healthcare overhaul the president signed last year.

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LATimes: Judges’ deaths add to 9th Circuit backlog

Three of the five jurists of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who have died this year were, from left, David Thompson, Cynthia Hall and Pamela Ann Rymer.

Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
October 15, 2011

Five judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have died this year, worsening an already critical case backlog and spotlighting President Obama’s inability to put his judicial choices and stamp on the powerful court.

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