Archive for December 23rd, 2011

InlandPolitics: An interesting holiday decoration

Friday, December 23, 2011 – 12:20 p.m.

A novel idea to say the least.

InlandPolitics: Gnanadev appointed to state medical board

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Friday, December 23, 2011 – 12:15 p.m.

From the press office for California Governor Jerry Brown.

Governor Brown Announces Appointments.

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Pomierski

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/22/2011 06:24:24 PM PST

Special Section: Upland Watch

UPLAND – Former Mayor John Pomierski may file a lawsuit against the city for refusing to represent him in a civil suit filed by the former Chronic Cantina restaurant and bar.

A claim was filed with the city this week by Pomierski’s civil attorney, Robert Schauer, demanding the city represent Pomierski or face a lawsuit seeking attorney’s fees and other damages.

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The PE: SENATE: Democrats may have a candidate in SD-31

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 22 December 2011 04:52 PM

SACRAMENTO – Riverside business attorney Richard D. Roth said this week that he is “very, very strongly” weighing a candidacy for Riverside County’s redrawn 31st Senate District.

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Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/22/2011 05:33:53 PM PST

MONTCLAIR – The Montclair City Council decided 3 to 1 Wednesday night to require members of the Montclair Fire Fighters Association to continue their 6 percent individual contribution toward their retirement fund.

Negotiators for the city and the association (MFFA) had been at an impasse since February.

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DailyBulletin: GOP folds on payroll tax

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 12/22/2011 01:48:53 PM PST

House Republicans on Thursday folded to the demands of President Barack Obama, Congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term extension of payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits.

The deal spares workers an average of $20 a week tax increase and the truncation of jobless insurance.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 12/22/2011 12:55:33 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – The state Supreme Court has denied a city petition to review its case against the installation of high-voltage power lines in the city.

The city’s attorney was informed that the Supreme Court declined to review a Court of Appeal’s decision on the city’s efforts to fight the route on which Southern California Edison has plans to build 200-foot transmission towers through the city.

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The Sun: Tea Party rallies against ‘Dream Act’

Molly Davis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 12/22/2011 03:28:34 PM PST

REDLANDS – When it comes to fighting against an unwanted assembly bill, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots are working the old fashioned way – going door to door to gather signatures against AB 131.

The new legislation, AB 131, would give undocumented students in California the opportunity to apply for financial aid.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California political junkies are all atwitter about an article on the website ProPublica about a clandestine campaign by Democratic apparatchiks to influence the state’s redistricting commission congressional map-drawing.

Republicans are crying foul, while Democrats say it’s pure fiction.

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives at a news conference to announce an agreement for a two-month extension to the payroll-tax cut on Thursday. The payroll-tax debacle was arguably his biggest defeat as speaker.

ANALYSIS

Staff negotiations, defections, and an inability to compete against Obama.
By Major Garrett
Updated: December 22, 2011 | 10:18 p.m.
December 22, 2011 | 7:40 p.m.

CORRECTION: The original version of this story misidentified the House majority leader. It is Eric Cantor.

There was no formal cease-fire.

Speaker John Boehner didn’t even call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to offer up his payroll-tax sword of surrender.

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