Archive for December 29th, 2011

SacBee: California high court says state can eliminate redevelopment

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 29, 2011

In a significant budget win for Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state can eliminate the local agencies that subsidize construction in blighted areas.

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Southern California Logistics Airport seen in Victorville Thursday, July 28, 2005./STAFF PHOTO

A technical payment mistake hits the city and the Southern California Logistics Airport
BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com
Published: 28 December 2011 08:29 PM

Victorville has defaulted on two of several municipal bonds used to make improvements to the Southern California Logistics Airport, according to letters from the Bank of New York Mellon.

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Wright

Jermaine Wright campaigns on social media, but hasn’t officially declared
December 28, 2011 3:30 PM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Though Jermaine Wright Sr. appears to be campaigning online to run for San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, the Adelanto School District trustee said he’s still only pondering a bid in the June election.

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BY JANET ZIMMERMAN
STAFF WRITER
jzimmerman@pe.com

Published: 28 December 2011 01:56 PM

Riverside County officials said Wednesday they have begun legal action to close about three dozen medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas.

Attorneys filed for an injunction and issued legislative subpoenas against two of the stores, the latest volley since the Board of Supervisors authorized crackdowns on Dec. 13.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 28, 2011

The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday on a case with huge implications for the state budget and the future of some 400 local redevelopment agencies.

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SFChronicle: Jerry Brown on triumph and tiptoes

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders
Thursday, December 29, 2011

“You don’t normally end on a triumphant note. You enter in triumph and you leave on tiptoe,” quoth Jerry Brown at a Tuesday press conference to sum up the first year of his second stint as California governor.

For one hour, Brown was highly quotable: “I’m a reformed reformer,” he offered. And: “Just because a bill is useless doesn’t mean I should veto it.”

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Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 – 12:11 am

More than 250 Assembly employees received pay hikes this month under the sweeping authorization granted by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez recently for aides whose pay had not risen in three years.

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By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

What to expect in 2012?

Jon Coupal is preparing for “nuclear war.”

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