Archive for February 29th, 2012

The Sun: San Bernardino County supervisors discuss limiting campaign contributions

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/28/2012 11:01:27 AM PST

San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday debated the county’s first-ever attempt to create campaign contribution limits for those running for the Board of Supervisors or other county offices.

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Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/28/2012 12:05:18 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay $650,000 to former County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer to settle his $15 million wrongful-termination lawsuit.

The settlement was approved on a 3-2 vote after a closed-session discussion, said county spokesman David Wert. The settlement was recommended by the county’s legal counsel.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Gigi Hanna wins clerk recount

BY LORA HINES
STAFF WRITER
lhines@pe.com

Published: 28 February 2012 03:21 PM

Gigi Hanna on Tuesday for a second time was declared winner of the San Bernardino city clerk’s election.

A daylong recount of ballots cast in the Feb. 7 runoff election indicated that Hanna picked up an additional three votes. She received 6,076 votes. Her opponent, Amelia Sanchez-Lopez, received 6,070.

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Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 02/28/2012 08:41:42 AM PST

UPLAND — The City Council on Monday night postponed a decision to place an initiative on the November ballot that would change the appointment of the city’s mayoral position from a general election vote to a rotating system among council members.

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Rep. David Dreier announced this morning he will be retiring from his congressional seat. Dreier represents the 26th District.

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 02/29/2012 07:56:28 AM PST

Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, announced today he will be retiring from his congressional seat.

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Norma Torres, D-Chino, left introduces bill pushing for arrest for anyone caught illegally bringing a concealed gun to an airport. Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly right.

Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 02/28/2012 06:27:09 PM PST

Assemblywoman Norma Torres has introduced a bill that takes aim at those caught illegally bringing a concealed gun to an airport — the type of offense fellow Inland Empire Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has been charged with.

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February 28, 2012 11:04 AM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

Ken Anderson announced Tuesday he’s dropping out of the race for San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor.

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February 28, 2012

Dan Richards’ critics want him ousted from the California Fish and Game Commission for killing a mountain lion in Idaho, where such hunting is legal. Those critics include Assemblyman Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, and at least 39 other members of the Assembly.

But in a letter to Hueso today, Richards was adamant in refusing to step down. (Go here for Richards-Letter.pdf)

“I will continue to hunt and fish wherever I please, as I have always done, ethically, licensed and proudly associating with true conservationists who daily fund, enjoy and enhance our bountiful resources while not trying to limit others enjoyment of same.There is ZERO chance I would consider resigning my position as President of the California Fish and Game Commission and it is my sincere hope that you and your colleagues reassess your request and instead work positively with our Commission…”

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 – 8:31 am

Dan Richards, who chairs the California Fish and Game Commission, is under fire in the Capitol because he killed a mountain lion in Idaho and posed with his trophy for a picture that was later published on a hunting publication website.

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