Archive for April 15th, 2012

The PE: SCHOOL BUSES: Are they headed for extinction?

BY SANDRA STOKLEY
STAFF WRITER
sstokley@pe.com

Published: 14 April 2012 05:22 PM

School bus driver Gina Meese smiled faintly as she talked about one of her pint-size elementary school passengers.

“Every day, he gets off the bus, turns around and says ‘Goodbye Mrs. Bus Driver. I’ll see you tomorrow ,’ “ she said.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Race fans want drag strip to reopen

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 14 April 2012 06:22 PM

With drag racing at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana halted due to a court order, racing enthusiasts are lobbying the county to get the racetrack reopened.

Supporters have formed a group called Save Auto Club Dragway, created a Facebook page and signed petitions. More than two dozen of them spoke at the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, urging the county to help the speedway get the approvals it needs.

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Representatives Gary Miller, R-Brea, left, and Ed Royce, R-Orange, listen to testimony on Saturday. (Khai Le/Correspondent)

 

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2012 07:30:41 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – Hundreds of residents turned out to voice their concerns to lawmakers about property values and public safety at a congressional hearing Saturday on the controversial Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, which involves erecting 200-foot electric towers in the city.

The transmission poles and towers are being installed in Southern California Edison’s right-of-way from Chino Hills’ western border near Tonner Canyon through the city and eventually going into Riverside County.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2012 07:09:23 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The first renters at the Lewis Group of Cos. “Santa Barbara” apartments have begun to move in, and the developers plan on building upon the coastal city’s name to create a new brand of upscale apartments.

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VVDailyPress: With RDAs axed, time to unload debt, property

Oversight boards charged with navigating complex process
April 14, 2012 2:11 PM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

Two and a half months ago, they lost their battle against the state to keep redevelopment agencies alive.

Now, in a complicated, untested process that’s likely to take years, local government officials are members of a select group serving on new boards charged with overseeing the agencies’ demise.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Apr. 15, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 15, 2012 – 8:33 am

Over the coming months of gestation about taxation, California voters will be inundated with claims, counterclaims and other forms of propaganda.

We still don’t know how many major tax proposals will be on the November ballot. It’ll be at least one, but whether it’s the one that Jerry Brown, other Democratic politicians and labor unions want, or the one that civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the PTA want, is still unknown.

Most likely, it’ll be both.

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