Archive for December 28th, 2011

VVDailyPress: Victorville gets two default notices from bank

December 27, 2011 6:15 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • The city has defaulted on two bonds after trying to use restricted funds for a $535,000 payment due Dec. 1, according to a notice from the Bank of New York Mellon.

As a result, if a majority of bondholders agree, the bank notice states they could demand full and immediate payment of the outstanding balance on $173 million in bonds taken out in 2007 and 2008 for improvements at Southern California Logistics Airport.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: House races beginning to take shape

Redistricting and the state’s new primary system are shaking up Inland congressional election scenarios

BY BEN GOAD AND JIM MILLER
STAFF WRITERS
bgoad@pe.com | jmiller@pe.com

Published: 27 December 2011 09:10 PM

WASHINGTON — Days away from a pivotal election year, Inland Southern California’s congressional races are beginning to take shape.

The region is seen as a vital battleground between Republicans, who have long dominated traditionally conservative Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and Democrats, who want to pick up some of the 25seats they need to wrest control of the House from the GOP.

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BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 27 December 2011 05:41 PM

Riverside County got its first Latina judge Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Raquel A. Marquez to the bench.

Also named to judgeships by the governor were Riverside County Commissioner John W. Vineyard and Supervising District Attorney Otis Sterling III.

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DailyBulletin: Former Upland police chief dropped from case

Adams

Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 12/27/2011 10:24:01 AM PST

UPLAND – Former Police Chief Steve Adams is no longer being accused of extortion by operators of a closed restaurant.

Adams was dismissed from Chronic Cantina’s civil case against the city earlier this month.

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The Sun: Rialto approves increases in development fees

By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Posted: 12/27/2011 08:31:41 PM PST

Rialto City Council Tuesday night unanimously voted to approve sweeping increases in development impact fees, many for the first time in more than a decade.

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Aaron Sandusky, president of the now closed medical marijuana co-op G3 Holistic, speaks to the Upland Rotary Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the Landecena Community Center in Upland. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Staff Photographer)

Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 12/27/2011 10:12:57 AM PST

UPLAND — Aaron Sandusky has found another way to fill his time while his medical marijuana cooperative is no longer open for business.

Sandusky, president of G3 Holistic in Upland, has gone on a speaking circuit at various clubs and groups in the community.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 – 7:49 am

Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he expects the first half of the new year to be dominated again by California’s budget problems, as he proposes more spending cuts and tries to clear the November ballot of tax measures that might compete with his.

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LATimes: Hospital is facing a bleak prognosis

Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris in September killed the proposed takeover of a struggling Victorville hospital by a nonprofit arm of Prime Healthcare Corp., saying it was “not in the public interest.” (Paui Sakuma, Associated Press / December 13, 2011)

By Michael Hiltzik
December 28, 2011

In September, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris killed the proposed takeover of a struggling Victorville hospital by a nonprofit arm of Prime Healthcare Corp., saying it was “not in the public interest.”

Her ruling was anything but casual. Basing the decision on what she said was her own department’s investigation, as well as testimony at a marathon public hearing in August, Harris indicated that the takeover would result in the reduced availability of healthcare in the High Desert.

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