Archive for February 24th, 2012

InlandPoltics: Burning through money, Ramos trying to tap non-gambling sources

May I have some more please sir?

Friday, February 24, 2012 – 05:30 p.m.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors candidate and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, a man burning through a hefty war-chest at a record clip, appears to be trying to tap non-gambling sources.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Former counsel top pension-earner

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 23 February 2012 11:36 PM

San Bernardino County’s former top attorney, who took a year’s worth of vacation before officially retiring last month, tops the list of pension earners among former county employees, according to recently provided data.

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The Sun: Redlands mail distribution center won’t close

Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Ed Castro, Staff Writers
Posted: 02/23/2012 09:44:39 AM PST

REDLANDS — The U.S. Postal Service’s mail distribution center here will remain open for the time being, making it the only at-risk center in the state to avoid closure.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2012 01:34:57 PM PST

View: Reiss decision

The State Bar Court has recommended that an attorney who defended former Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez in a highly publicized county corruption case be disbarred, determining he exposed his clients to “significant financial harm.”

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Molly Munger

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
February 23, 2012 | 2:35 pm

Backers of a $10-billion income tax hike to fund California public schools launched a petition drive on Thursday to qualify the measure for the November ballot, brushing off a poll by Gov. Jerry Brown’s political operation that showed their effort is deeply unpopular with voters.

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Dan Walters

Capitol and California – Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Were California Republicans a biological genus rather than a political one, they could demand special protection under laws protecting endangered species like the kangaroo rat, to wit:

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CaliforniaWatch: Prime Healthcare CEO abruptly steps down

Health & Welfare | Daily Report | Decoding Prime
February 23, 2012 | Christina Jewett

The president and chief executive officer of Prime Healthcare Services resigned yesterday, leaving as FBI agents are questioning former employees about the firm’s billing practices and state legislators prepare to question the company’s attorney in a Los Angeles hearing tomorrow regarding hospital reimbursement.

Prime confirmed the resignation in a statement released today.

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