Archive for December 18th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Ramos poll has unwanted results

Ramos

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, candidate for the Third District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, received some unwanted results from a poll he recently commissioned.

One would think a poll revealing problem results would be kept quiet. Especially if the candidate was on the receiving end of bad news.

But in this case, it appears the Redlands political crowd can’t keep anything under wraps.

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InlandPolitics: From a reader: Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 12:01 p.m.

Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Union should take deal

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 10:50 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) should reconsider and accept a contract offer from county supervisors.

A contract affecting the union’s Specialized Peace Officer Unit representing Probation Corrections Officers, and Welfare Fraud and Coroner Investigators.

Why?

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Charter review process wraps up

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 17 December 2011 08:55 PM

A meeting Monday could be the last chance for Riverside residents to suggest changes to the city charter before the charter review committee makes recommendations to the City Council in January.

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BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 16 December 2011 07:25 PM

Riverside County supervisors are scheduled to approve an extension of interim county CEO Larry Parrish’s contract that will pay him a salary of $15,000 per month, and continue his use of a county car.

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BY JIM MILLER, SACRAMENTO BUREAU
AND BRIAN JOSEPH, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

jmiller@pe.combjoseph@ocregister.com

Published: 17 December 2011 06:33 PM

SACRAMENTO — More than 230 years since the American Revolution, taxation without representation survives in the California State Senate.

Under new lines scheduled to take effect next year, millions of Californians will lack a senator while millions of others will be represented by two senators in 2013 and 2014.

And it’s totally legal.

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Kristina Hernandez, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/17/2011 05:03:29 PM PST

REDLANDS – The Occupy Movement made its way to Congressman Jerry Lewis’s office on Saturday to express its concerns over the lack of communication the politician has had with people.

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DailyBulletin: Colonies provides Christmas cheer to kids

NBA Champion James Worthy asks Quran Clayton, 3, of Rancho Cucamonga what he wants for Christmas Saturday during the 4th Annual Colonies Holiday Miracles event at the Colonies Crossroads shopping center in Upland. (James Carbone/Correspondent)

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 12/17/2011 04:54:29 PM PST

UPLAND – More than 100 children from low-income families were treated to a $200 shopping spree and much more as part of the 4th Annual Colonies Holiday Miracles event at the Colonies Crossroads Shopping Center.

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An artist’s rendering shows the Howard Industrial Partners project that features an 809,000 square foot warehouse and preserves the historic palm rows.

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 17 December 2011 08:04 PM

The developer of a proposed 809,000-square-foot distribution center in north Redlands pledged to bring the city an environmentally sound, solar-panel ready and attractively landscaped building — and to preserve the north Redlands palm rows that are iconic to the city.

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Ryan Hagen, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 12/15/2011 03:14:13 PM PST

Cal State San Bernardino is the second-safest four-year public university in the state, according to a new report from StateUniversity.com.

The university’s crime rate puts it eighth overall among the 46 schools in the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems.

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Gov. Jerry Brown takes part in a news conference on the state budget Tuesday at the Capitol. Brown wants voters to approve tax increases worth $7 billion per year over the next five years.

Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sacramento –California’s dark days of budget deficits and severe spending cuts may be nearing an end.

Since the economic collapse in 2008, state leaders have seen a steep drop in tax revenue that had them jostling to keep public services intact in schools, universities, prisons and aid to the poor, disabled and sick. General fund spending has dropped by $17 billion since 2007 – from a high of nearly $103 billion – and the cuts continued as recently as last week when Gov. Jerry Brown announced another $1 billion reduction to programs serving California’s 37.5 million residents.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Call it the half-percent solution.

While they differ – a lot – in details, there is one fairly consistent theme in the competing proposals to raise Californians’ taxes: They assume increases in the range of $6 billion to $10 billion per year.

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Daniel Borenstein

By Daniel Borenstein
Staff columnist

California taxpayers should ask themselves, in the words of Clint Eastwood’s famous movie character, “Do I feel lucky?”

We’re not staring down the barrel of “Dirty Harry” Callahan’s gun wondering whether there’s a bullet in the chamber. Instead, we’re gambling our financial future on whether public pension fund investments will surpass reasonable expectations.

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