Archive for March 14th, 2012

InlandPolitics: GOP Primary: It’s the delegate count stupid!

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now holds 44% of the delegates needed for nomination.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

It’s becoming nauseating.

Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich professing who’s the more conservative that is.

Enough already.

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BY JULIET WILLIAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: 13 March 2012 07:56 PM

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers in the Assembly will hit the campaign trail this year, touting their votes on all manner of bills. Can we believe them? What they say may not be a true reflection of the stand they took when the bill was being debated.

California is one of at least 10 states in which some lawmakers can cast or change their votes after a bill has passed or failed.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Judicial race debate challenge

BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 13 March 2012 09:07 PM

A prosecutor running for judge in Riverside County in the June 5 election has challenged the incumbent to a debate.

Deputy District Attorney John Henry’s offer came after Judge Craig Riemer was quoted in a Southwest Riverside News Network article published Monday as saying Henry’s bid for his bench “politically naïve.”

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The Sun: Parking standards eased for mountain restaurants

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/13/2012 05:38:43 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that will ease parking regulations for mountain restaurants.

For years, parking regulations for restaurants countywide have been uniform per the county development code, and didn’t take into account the geographical limitations of mountain communities, preventing some businesses from opening and others from expanding operations.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Animal care oversight proposed

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 13 March 2012 04:38 PM

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry is proposing that the county create an animal services commission that will provide citizen oversight of the Department of Animal Care and Control.

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DailyBulletin: Upland council approved budget amendment

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/13/2012 09:01:46 AM PDT

UPLAND – Council members approved amendments to the city’s 2011-12 fiscal year budget at their meeting Monday night.

The midyear budget update included a $1.2 million increase in general fund revenues and a $774,450 increase in expenditures.

No cuts were deemed necessary.

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Karen Kelly won lump sum plus was reinstated to former job
March 13, 2012 12:37 PM
Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer

HESPERIA • When Karen Kelly landed a settlement from Hesperia Unified School District, she got more than her six-figure job back: She also walked away with half a million dollars, newly obtained court records show.

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 – 8:12 am

CalPERS could have socked the state for another $425 million. Instead, it chose a compromise measure that’s expected to cost $167 million.

A committee of the state’s big pension fund moved Tuesday to reduce its official investment forecast by a quarter-point, to 7.5 percent.

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