Archive for March 24th, 2012

InlandPolitics: FoxNews political menu sweeps viewership across the board

Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 09:55 a.m.

Is there really any point in cable news networks MSNBC or CNN when it comes to political dialogue?

Based on the most recent viewership numbers the answer is probably not.

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County Supervisor Neil Derry left. Tribal Chairman James Ramos Right.

By Joe Nelson and Neil Nisperos, Staff Writers
Posted: 03/23/2012 08:28:21 PM PDT

A supporter of Board of Supervisors candidate James Ramos has asked a judge to order incumbent Neil Derry to strike the word businessman from Derry’s ballot statement – an action funded by Ramos, a San Manuel tribal leader.

The supporter, Patricia Amicone, is seeking a court order demanding that county Registrar of Voters Mike Scarpello remove the “businessman” term from Derry’s ballot statement, arguing Derry’s only profession is that of county supervisor.

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County Supervisor Neil Derry

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 23 March 2012 04:22 PM

San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos is funding a legal challenge against election opponent and San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry’s use of the title businessman on his ballot designation.

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The PE: POLITICS: Riverside area is in a campaign vortex

BOS 1st District AD-61 SD-31 CD-41

BY JIM MILLER AND BEN GOAD
STAFF WRITERS
jmiller@pe.com; bgoad@pe.com

Published: 23 March 2012 06:35 PM

Voters in western Riverside County are about to find out what it’s like to be at the center of a campaign convergence.

Several overlapping – and highly contested – local, legislative and congressional races this year will focus unprecedented attention and spending on the area as campaigning escalates before the June and November elections. Voters will be buried in TV ads, mailers, yard signs and visits to their front doors.

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STAFF REPORTS
Published: 23 March 2012 07:29 PM

State lawmakers had a debate last week about nothing.

Nothing, as in the contents of some six-dozen sparsely worded “spot,” or shell, bills that someday will contain hundreds of pages of legislation implementing California’s 2012-13 budget.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/23/2012 07:57:05 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – It’s either another nail in the coffin or the first step to fixing the city.

Those are the conflicting viewpoints City Council members expressed Friday after City Manager Charles McNeely resigned Thursday with a torrent of criticism for what he called a politically dysfunctional city unwilling to change.

Public Works Director Nadeem Majaj and James Graham, assistant to the city manager, also resigned Thursday.

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BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 23 March 2012 06:42 PM

Riverside mayoral candidate Ed Adkison remained the biggest fundraiser and spender and had the most cash left of his six opponents, according to campaign filings due Thursday.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Leadership changes announced

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 23 March 2012 06:07 PM

San Bernardino County has appointed a new public works director as part of several high-ranking staff changes announced this week.

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Andrew Edwards
Posted: 03/23/2012 07:03:45 PM PDT

CVB Financial Corp., the Ontario-based parent company of Citizens Business Bank, announced its addition to the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday.

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By Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 03/23/2012 06:53:40 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Former Councilman Rex Gutierrez, who served half of his two years and eight months sentence in state prison, has been released and has moved back to the community.

Gutierrez, 52, was found guilty in December 2010 on four felony counts of grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime and filing a fraudulent claim. The crimes occurred while he worked as the intergovernmental relations officer for the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 03/23/2012 09:03:11 PM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District officials have approved a budget report that states the district is $2 million in the red.

As a result, they will be back in May with another report, with possible changes, that will reflect its fiscal outcome through 2013-14.

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SacBee: Gov. Jerry Brown’s solar power campaign

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

GOLETA – Last summer, Gov. Jerry Brown flew to Blythe, in the California desert, to break ground on the largest solar power project in the world.

There, in a tent near the Arizona border, Uwe T. Schmidt, chairman and chief executive officer of developer Solar Trust of America, proclaimed the “dawn of a new era,” and Brown, who has tied his job-creation effort inextricably to renewable energy, said “This is really big.”

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
March 23, 2012 | 5:00 pm

California voters do not blame public employees for the state’s pension woes and are in no hurry to make steep cuts in the system, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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