Archive for October 22nd, 2011

The Sentinel: Derry prosecution has grave import for Mitzelfelt, Rutherford

Friday, October 21, 2011

The California Attorney General’s Office’s filing of charges against Third District San Bernardino County supervisor Neil Derry six months ago has opened up a can of legal and political worms that is likely to complicate the future political landscape for not only Attorney General Kamala Harris, but San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos and at least two of Derry’s colleagues on the board of supervisors.

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The PE: AUDIT: Inland Regional Center must repay $10 million

Inland Regional Center located on Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino.

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 21 October 2011 08:27 PM

SACRAMENTO — The nonprofit agency that serves developmentally disabled residents in Inland Southern California improperly spent almost $10 million and must repay the state, according to a highly critical audit released Friday that found continued widespread problems at the San Bernardino-based Inland Regional Center.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Prosecutors seek to restore charges

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 21 October 2011 07:10 PM

Prosecutors are arguing that a San Bernardino County Superior Court judge erred in tossing out some corruption charges against developer Jeff Burum and three former county officials, stating that they should be allowed to prove the allegations at trial.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Focus of FBI raid evicted from space

Scot Spencer (KURT MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 21 October 2011 04:56 PM

Scot Spencer, whose companies have developed, managed and leased space at San Bernardino International Airport and owed about $673,820 in rent as of early October, was evicted from at least one space he rents there on Thursday.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO: Holgate ordered to serve nine months

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

Published: 21 October 2011 11:39 AM

Stephen R. Holgate, the developer called the “hub” of a years-long political corruption scandal that rocked the city of San Jacinto, was sentenced to nine months in jail Friday and handcuffed in court to immediately begin his term.

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The Sun: District hires administrator with troubled past

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/21/2011 07:00:21 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The school district has hired a top administrator who resigned from his past job after admitting to grading irregularities.

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The Sun: Redlands economists see lagging retail activity

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/21/2011 06:57:22 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Retail sales up and down the state – and particularly within the Inland Empire – lagged well below pre-recession levels last year, according to a recent University of Redlands analysis.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 10/21/2011 06:34:53 PM PDT

Friday’s decline in state and local unemployment rates signified a welcome development for a region that has suffered more than most since the economy crashed about four years ago.

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October 21, 2011 1:12 PM
Tomoya Shimura
Staff Writer
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RIVERSIDE • A federal bankruptcy court judge has agreed to allow Prime Healthcare Services to provide financial assistance to Victor Valley Community Hospital, which has been on the brink of shutting down amid dire financial straits.

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SacBee: State residents open pockets for presidential race

By Phillip Reese
preese@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 2A

California residents have given almost $18 million to 2012 presidential candidates.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 21, 2011

Opponents of a new law that allows illegal immigrants to receive college financial aid were given the green light to begin collecting signatures for a referendum to overturn the measure, Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office announced today.

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LATimes: California is wooed in mortgage settlement talks

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2011, 9:24 p.m.

California is reemerging as a central focus for state attorneys general hoping to reach a nationwide wrongful-foreclosure settlement with major banks, even though the Golden State walked away from talks three weeks ago.

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