Archive for December 9th, 2011

The PE: Gregory Eyler pleads no contest in Assessor’s Office case

Eyler

Mike Cruz and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 12/09/2011 12:50:39 PM PST

Greg Eyler
SAN BERNARDINO – Gregory Eyler, a former taxpayer advocate for the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office, pleaded no contest Friday to an allegation that he drew pay from the county for work he never performed.

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The aircraft that Scot Spencer put up for collateral for a $550,000 loan from San Bernardino International Airport as part of a hastily agreed upon legal settlement, is worthless according to the San Bernardino County assessor. Now the plane has been booted by the county tax collector’s office.(STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER/KIMBERLY PIERCEALL)

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 08 December 2011 04:39 PM

The San Bernardino County tax collector has seized a Boeing aircraft belonging to SBD Aircraft Services Inc. at San Bernardino International Airport after the business failed to pay more than $17,000 in taxes.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/08/2011 08:04:06 PM PST

San Bernardino County prosecutors have filed four additional perjury charges against an Apple Valley businessman accused of lying to the Grand Jury in a sweeping county corruption probe.

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

Published: 08 December 2011 03:17 PM

The Service Employees International Union Local 721 has been vocal in its opposition to pay and benefit cuts imposed on members by Riverside County supervisors.

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The organization’s leader says he’s focused on the backlog of complaints against attorneys

RICHARD K. De ATLEY
rdeatley@pe.com
Published: 08 December 2011 06:06 PM

The California State Bar is on the verge of bringing the backlog of attorney disciplinary complaints under its control down to nearly zero, the organization’s president said in a Riverside speech.

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150 inmates to be released starting Friday
December 08, 2011 5:43 PM
Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Staff Writer

Starting Friday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department plans to release early 150 county jail inmates in response to the increased number of inmates at local county jails.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 8, 2011

The Assembly has decided not to appeal a Sacramento Superior Court judge’s ruling requiring it to release member-by-member budgets and any changes made to them through the year.

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission loosens restrictions on expensive gifts in cases of lobbyists dating lawmakers and for ceremonial duties at entertainment and sporting events.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
December 8, 2011, 9:39 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento— State lawmakers and city council members can accept expensive gifts from lobbyists without disclosure if they are dating, and can receive meals and lodging in lobbyists’ homes without telling the public, under rules approved Thursday by the state ethics agency.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 8, 2011

Some good budget news, for once. California beat its November revenue projections by $497.7 million, or 8.9 percent, state Controller John Chiang reported today.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California law says that three weeks hence, on Dec. 30, candidates can begin taking out papers to run for legislative and congressional seats next year.

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LATimes: Donald Trump debate now just a two-man affair

By Michael A. Memoli

December 8, 2011, 4:35 p.m.

Is it too late to fire the moderator?

Two more Republican candidates — Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry — said thanks but no thanks to an invitation to participate in an Iowa debate managed by real estate mogul Donald Trump.

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