Archive for February 8th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Another San Manuel Tribal member quietly let off hook last July

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

So much for equal treatment under the law.

Especially when there’s money involved.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Plea deal rejected in corruption case

Accused of lying about ties to ex-assessor Bill Postmus, John DeFazio says no to a plea and may now face trial

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 07 February 2012 08:15 PM

An Apple Valley businessman accused of lying about his ties to former San Bernardino County assessor Bill Postmus turned down a plea deal Tuesday that would have spared him prison time.

As a result, John Dino DeFazio, 52, will return to court Thursday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether he will face trial on six felony charges of perjury.

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The Sun: Hanna narrowly wins San Bernardino city clerk race

Lori Consalvo, Mike Cruz and Jim Steinberg, Staff Writers
Posted: 02/07/2012 02:49:20 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Georgeann “Gigi” Hanna won the San Bernardino city clerk post Tuesday night, beating her opponent by two votes.

Hanna received 50.01 percent of the votes, 6,066, while Amelia Sanchez-Lopez took in 49.99 percent, 6,064.

A total of 12,130 people voted, according to the county Registrar of Voters Office.

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The Sun: San Bernardino school board considers cuts

$22M cut proposed; district could lay off 162 employees
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/07/2012 10:48:47 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Schools may have to get through next year without 162 employees, part of $22 million in proposed cuts the school board considered Tuesday night.

If they’re lucky.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario offer for ONT totals $250 million

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 02/07/2012 07:10:20 PM PST

ONTARIO – The $50 million payment offer from Ontario to gain control of LA/Ontario International Airport is part of a $250 million package the city offered Los Angeles to transfer title and operations of the facility.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 02/07/2012 12:45:19 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – An attorney has filed a lawsuit seeking reimbursement for taxpayers of the $102 million settlement made by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2006 with Rancho Cucamonga-based developers Colonies Partners LP.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 4A

A Democratic political strategist and a former Democratic assemblyman will help lead opposition to a proposed ballot initiative that would reduce California’s Legislature to part-time.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California
February 7, 2012 | 9:57 am

Proposition 8: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year.

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