Archive for March 30th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Romney looking for sweep on Tuesday

Friday, March 30, 2012 –  08:00 a.m.

At this point, next Tuesday is shaping up as a good day for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

New polls show Romney is holding double-digit leads over former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and a five to eight percentage point lead in the state of Wisconsin.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Postmus sentencing delayed

Sentencing was delayed today for former San Bernardino County assessor Bill Postmus./FILE PHOTO

 

IMRAN GHORI
ighori@pe.com
Published: 29 March 2012 10:36 AM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge Thursday delayed sentencing for former Assessor Bill Postmus on corruption charges until July 19.

Postmus pleaded guilty last year to taking part in a conspiracy involving bribery and extortion in exchange for his vote for the county’s controversial $102 million legal settlement with developer Colonies Partners.

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Carla Rodriguez has been elected as the new chairwoman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians./CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

 

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 29 March 2012 05:03 PM

Carla Rodriguez expects a smooth transition as she prepares to take over as chairwoman of the San Manuel Tribe of Mission Indians next month.

The tribe announced this week that Rodriguez, 58, of San Bernardino was elected by the tribe for a two-year term as chairwoman starting April 16, replacing her nephew, James Ramos, who had held the position since 2008.

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BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 29 March 2012 07:18 PM

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff asked county supervisors Thursday for more money in next fiscal year’s budget so he can hire deputies to patrol unincorporated areas, where he said crime is rising.

The ratio of deputies assigned to areas outside of cities has dropped from 1.2 deputies per 1,000 residents in 2009 and 2010 to 0.90 per 1,000 today.

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OCRegister: GOP: Don’t cut education

March 29th, 2012, 11:39 am
Posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

Republican leaders in the state Legislature unveiled Thursday a $4.4 billion package of alternate budget proposals they say would eliminate the necessity for trigger cuts to education in the event voters don’t approve Gov. Jerry Brown‘s tax measure in November.

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