Archive for November 3rd, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B.County: Derry packs fundraiser luncheon

Derry

Thursday, November 3, 2011 – 09:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry appears un-phased in his bid for reelection to a second term.

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The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which runs a casino near Highland, spent nearly $398,000 on campaign contributions from July through September, newly released records show.

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 02 November 2011 01:23 PM

SACRAMENTO – Large gaming tribes from Inland Southern California reported more than $1.2 million in political spending from July through September, according to newly filed state reports.

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Supervisor Neil Derry
“…We need to foreclose on his leases and inform him that his services are no longer needed at San Bernardino International Airport or any of the airport’s affiliates.” NEIL DERRY, San Bernardino County supervisor, 3rd District

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/02/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT

Third District Supervisor Neil Derry is calling for controversial airport developer Scot Spencer to be removed from operations at San Bernardino International Airport.

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BY TIFFANY RAY
STAFF WRITER
tray@pe.com

Published: 03 November 2011 06:02 AM

The Inland economy will continue to lag behind the state and the U.S., but it will not fall back into recession, according to a new forecast by Beacon Economics.

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San Bernardino City Councilman Fred Shorett wants to know whether City Attorney Jim Penman has improperly assisted vendors in winning contracts. (FRANK BELLINO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 02 November 2011 08:19 PM

San Bernardino City Councilman Fred Shorett on Wednesday said he wants state and federal authorities to investigate actions by City Attorney Jim Penman, including whether Penman has improperly assisted vendors in winning contracts and what Shorett called “abuse of power.”

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By Ryan Hagen, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/02/2011 06:47:58 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Three members of the City Council on Wednesday called for a host of outside agencies to investigate City Attorney James F. Penman and his office.

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The Sun: OpEd: Truth trumps City Hall politics

By City Attorney James F. Penman
Posted: 11/02/2011 10:22:49 AM PDT

City attorney prosecutors have been investigating alleged irregularities involving city contracts, and cooperating with the county Grand Jury’s confidential investigation into similar allegations involving some of the same individuals who control both City Hall and the San Bernardino airport. Therefore, we have been unable to comment on this matter.

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Miranda Oley, 20, of Riverside protest on the corner of Twelfth Street in support of patients medical marijuana Wednesday November 2, 2011 in front of the Fourth District Courthouse in Riverside. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)

By Wes Woods II, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 11/02/2011 02:55:01 PM PDT

RIVERSIDE – The 4th District Court of Appeal has 90 days to render a decision in a case involving the city of Upland’s ban of a medical marijuana dispensary operated by G3 Holistics.

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The 4th District Court of Appeal heard arguments on Riverside and Upland prohibitions
BY RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 02 November 2011 08:29 PM

A state appellate court panel heard arguments Wednesday on whether Riverside and Upland can issue citywide bans on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Riverside County supervisors are moving ahead with a plan to charge inmates for their stays in jail, including at facilities such as the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

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

Published: 02 November 2011 10:35 AM

Riverside County is moving ahead with a plan to charge people for their jail time.

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RedlandsDailyFacts: Derry listens to constituents

By Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/02/2011 08:25:57 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Supervisor Neil Derry held a Town Hall meeting Wednesday night in an effort to open up a dialogue with the people he represents.

About two dozen people gathered in council chambers of City Hall to hear Derry discuss the state of the county and offer him about their concerns.

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DailyBulletin: Quincey seeks damages from city of Upland

Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 11/02/2011 11:45:09 AM PDT

Read: Quincey Claim

UPLAND – Former City Manager Robb Quincey has filed a notice of claim with the city over his termination.

Quincey, who was terminated in May by the City Council, is seeking unlimited damages, accusing the city of breaching his employment contract, wrongful termination and violating labor codes.

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Money & Politics | Daily Report
November 3, 2011 | Chase Davis

Lobby spending in Sacramento already is on pace to touch new highs this legislative session, according to third-quarter filing totals released by the secretary of state’s office.

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By Ed Mendel
Thursday, November 3, 2011

A pension reform group that filed two versions of an initiative yesterday faces two tests: raising $3 million to place the proposal on the November ballot next year, and a court battle over making current workers pay more for their pensions if the measure passes.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

State and local workers would pay more for their pensions under two ballot initiative proposals made public Wednesday.

The effort by a group calling itself California Pension Reform comes less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown offered his own 12-point plan to dial back pension costs. Brown hopes to secure passage for his plan in the Legislature.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Controller John Chiang, who manages the state’s cash, may be best known for blocking legislative paychecks this summer and rejecting former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attempt to pay minimum wage to state workers three years ago.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown closes website for some public records

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown has shut down the government transparency website created by his predecessor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, as a repository for financial disclosure statements and other records.

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OCRegister: $100K pension club soars 99% in two years

November 2nd, 2011, 9:38 pm
Posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer

With the public pension wars heading to a ballot box near you, it is worth noting that the number of California retirees earning more than $100,000 a year has skyrocketed 99 percent – in just two years.

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