Archive for April 11th, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jay Orr named new CEO

Jay Orr, County Executive Officer for Riverside County./CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 10 April 2012 02:07 PM

A 25-year veteran of Riverside County government has been promoted to the county’s top administrative post.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday named Jay Orr, 55, county executive officer. The vote was 4-1 in closed session with Supervisor Jeff Stone dissenting.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Testimony in city clerk case limited

A S.B. County Superior Court judge rejects efforts to hear from voters whose ballots were disqualified

 

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 10 April 2012 08:38 PM

A legal challenge to San Bernardino City Clerk Gigi Hanna’s election victory suffered a setback Tuesday when a judge ruled that voters whose ballots were disqualified cannot testify.

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BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 10 April 2012 08:52 PM

Should Riverside’s next mayor be more ambassador or policy setter? Use the bully pulpit or be cheerleader-in-chief?

The winner among seven candidates to replace outgoing Mayor Ron Loveridge will be able to reshape the mayor’s office as he or she sees fit, within the limits of the city charter — and some aren’t ruling out altering the mayor’s powers with charter changes.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The Capitol is preoccupied with Gov. Jerry Brown’s efforts to persuade voters to raise taxes and the complicating effects of a rival tax measure sponsored by civil rights attorney Molly Munger.

With deadlines looming, will Brown and his union allies collect enough signatures to place their measure on the June ballot? Will Munger cave in to pressure from Brown, et al., to back off? If both are on the ballot, would it doom both?

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalPERS, still retooling its massive portfolio, is trying to sell off $1.5 billion in private equity investments.

The big pension fund has hired investment banker UBS to sell the investments. Marketing efforts should begin as early as this week, said a source familiar with CalPERS’ plans but not authorized to discuss the matter.

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SacBee: CalSTRS investments gain, but pension gap widens

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalSTRS’ investments earned big profits last year, but the gap between its assets and its obligations to pensioners still widened, according to figures its board will discuss later this week.

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Politico: What Mitt Romney needs to do now

Mitt Romney smiles at the spring reception for the Republican Committee of Chester County in Pa. | AP Photo

 

By JONATHAN MARTIN and REID J. EPSTEIN | 4/11/12 4:27 AM EDT

After a bruising primary season, Mitt Romney has finally become his party’s presumptive presidential nominee — but that doesn’t mean he can fully turn his attention to President Barack Obama.

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