Archive for October 17th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Runway to nowhere getting worse

Sunday, October 16, 2011 – 07:35 p.m.

The negative news coming out of San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) continues to worsen this weekend.

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InlandPolitics: Pension fund nixes no-bid contracts

Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 04:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 16, 2011 – 09:20 p.m.

San Bernardino County’s pension fund has killed no-bid contracts for two politically-connected consultants.

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San Bernardino City Councilman Rikke Van Johnson will propose term limits and campaign fundraising limits for city elected officials at the Oct. 17, 2011 City Council meeting.(Kurt Miller/the press-enterprise)

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 16 October 2011 07:09 PM

The San Bernardino City Council today will discuss having a committee consider changes to the city charter that would create term limits and limit campaign contributions to candidates for elected city offices.

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The Riverside City Council is discussing whether to name City Hall after Mayor Ron Loveridge.

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Published: 16 October 2011 05:58 PM

A campaign alliance between San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and city clerk candidate Amelia Sanchez Lopez is raising eyebrows among longtime election watchers and concern among those who would like to see the pair defeated.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/16/2011 08:54:22 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The city is one of the most poverty-stricken in the United States, but Henry Carrillo has a dream to move here.

“It would be like hitting the lottery,” Carrillo said Friday.

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Fontana School Board Member Leticia Garcia.

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 10/16/2011 08:53:22 PM PDT

FONTANA – The vice chairwoman of the Fontana Unified School District board has admitted she has been married to a convicted murderer since 2002, but on her application to run for the school board last year, she said she was divorced.

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DailyBulletin: A year in the life of minority leader

State Senator Bob Dutton

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 10/16/2011 08:53:22 PM PDT

The partisan divide in Sacramento has become ever harder to bridge over the past few years.

Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, has seen peaks and valleys in this discord.

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Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 10/16/2011 08:53:23 PM PDT

A majority of states indicated to the federal government last week that they will seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind regulations.

Though California officials are openly critical of the 9-year-old law, California was not among the 37 states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) that said they intend seek a waiver.

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By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

It was after midnight on the last day of the legislative session last month when the state Senate took up a controversial bill concerning election laws for the very first time.

Most bills go through a months-long process of hearings, negotiations, amendments and votes. Not this one.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The last big recession to hit California was in the early 1990s and largely centered in Southern California, as the aerospace industry was clobbered by the end of the Cold War.

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Traffic moves along on Interstate 10 freeway approaching Interstate 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. The measure, approved in 1978, was the inspiration for an antitax movement that has taken hold of the public discourse. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

By Christopher Palmeri – Oct 16, 2011 9:01 PM PT

California voters approved Proposition 13 to rein in property taxes that had doubled in 10 years. More than three decades later, that rebellion has mortgaged the state’s future, saddling it with the nation’s highest debt and lowest credit rating.

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LATimes: George Skelton: $9 billion is looking for a job

There’s plenty of work to do in California, and infrastructure bonds have been sold to cover it. But the money just sits there.

By George Skelton Capitol Journal
October 16, 2011, 9:37 p.m.

From Sacramento– Gov. Jerry Brown says President Obama should embark on an FDR-type public works program to stimulate the economy. Excellent idea. And Brown should follow his own advice in Sacramento.

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Calpensions: CalPERS & CalSTRS: delay new accounting rules

Monday, October 17, 2011
By Ed Mendel

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation’s two largest public pension systems last week asked for a delay in new accounting rules that will make pension debt more visible, a change intended to aid decision-makers that some think may alarm the public.

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By Chris Hawley Associated Press
Posted: 10/16/2011 08:57:16 AM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2011 12:22:48 AM PDT

NEW YORK — About 175 protesters who were part of a growing anti-corporate greed sentiment were arrested in Chicago early Sunday after they refused to take down their tents and leave a city park when it closed, somewhat of a contrast to demonstrators elsewhere, who have taken care to follow laws in order to continue protesting.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rounding up illegal immigrants earlier this year in Phoenix. (Nick Oza / Arizona Republic)

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2011, 6:45 p.m.

For years, activists against illegal immigration pushed cities across California to adopt ordinances ordering businesses to verify that their employees were eligible to work in the U.S.

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