Archive for December 31st, 2011

The PE: REGION: Military reuse agencies say they shouldn’t dissolve

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 30 December 2011 07:21 PM

Leaders with three Inland groups overhauling former military bases say legislation that would dissolve the state’s redevelopment agencies doesn’t apply to them.

The legislation was upheld by the state’s Supreme Court on Thursday.

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Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 12/30/2011 12:17:57 PM PST

UPLAND – The city experienced a number of controversies in 2011 and will continue to deal with some of the legal ramifications in 2012.

Former Mayor John Pomierski’s federal trial is set for April, which may occur during the city election when the mayor’s seat and a council seat is up for re-election.

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From left to right: Colonies scandal defendants Jeff Burum, Mark Kirk, Jim Erwin, and Paul Biane stand during a motion to delay their arraignment hearing in a San Bernardino Superior Courtroom

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/30/2011 11:37:49 AM PST

Investigations into corruption in San Bernardino County advanced in fits and starts over the past year.

Prosecutors gained ground when former Supvervisor-turned-Assessor Bill Postmus agreed in March to plead guilty to bribery, conflict of interest and misappropriation of public funds and to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.

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DailyBulletin: ONT’s struggles in 2011

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 12/30/2011 03:05:45 PM PST

ONTARIO – It’s been a tumultuous year for city officials in their quest to take over and operate LA/Ontario International Airport.

For several years, Ontario officials have lobbied for local control, claiming they would be able to convert the medium-hub facility into a competitive regional airport. Los Angeles World Airports operates ONT and Los Angeles International Airport.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 – 12:29 am

For 11 months Gov. Jerry Brown raised almost no money and conducted few political exercises outside the Capitol.

But in a spate of private meetings and fundraisers in recent weeks, his political apparatus stirred. Brown quietly raised more than $1.2 million in two weeks for his campaign to raise taxes.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
December 30, 2011 | 1:13 pm

In just a couple of weeks, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign to convince voters to raise taxes has raked in $1.2 million from deep-pocketed donors.

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