Archive for December 23rd, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011 – 12:15 p.m.
From the press office for California Governor Jerry Brown.
Governor Brown Announces Appointments.
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.
BY JIM MILLER
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.