Archive for April 18th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Music icon Dick Clark dead at 82

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 05:30 p.m.

Dick Clark, a legend in the music industry, died Wednesday at age 82.

Clark wass most known for his career-making American Bandstand television show that, for decades, appeared in hundreds of thousands of American households every Saturday on ABC.

The program showcased many legendary performers.

Later on, Clark became a widely-watched figure each New Year’s Eve.

He will be greatly missed.

BY JIM MILLER
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 17 April 2012 06:03 PM

SACRAMENTO — Scandal-scarred San Bernardino County wants to become the first local government in California to outsource an ethics program to the state Fair Political Practices Commission.

First, though, the county needs legislation allowing the state watchdog agency to provide the service, and a key deadline is in less than two weeks.

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BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 17 April 2012 05:53 PM

Riverside County’s new county executive officer will earn more than $275,000 a year under a compensation package approved by supervisors Tuesday.

Unanimously and with little conversation, the Board of Supervisors voted in favor of the recommended pay and benefits for Jay Orr, who is being promoted from assistant county executive officer. Orr, 55, will occupy the CEO’s seat on the supervisor dais next week.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/17/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The special oversight committee in charge of unwinding the Inland Valley Development Agency’s redevelopment powers has yet to finish compiling a list of financial obligations that could determine whether planned improvements around San Bernardino International Airport are accomplished or not.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/17/2012 11:43:29 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – In a court case that could change the outcome of the city clerk election, the registrar of voters will be required to explain why he didn’t count votes by people whose signature didn’t match records but signed affidavits swearing they had voted.

The decision by Judge Donna Gunnell Garza on Tuesday modifies her earlier decision not to allow any outside evidence.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/17/2012 05:46:09 PM PDT

UPLAND – The city will be going out to bid for a new city attorney contract.

The City Council recently agreed to begin the search for a new city attorney contract due to increasing legal costs.

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April 17, 2012 9:57 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

At least five of the 13 candidates for the 8th Congressional District received phone calls recently letting them know that portions of the carefully crafted statements they had each paid nearly $11,000 to file would not be printed on the ballot for the June primary election.

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VVDailyPress: SEC probe, water hikes on Victorville agenda

Council also to view changes to agenda policy
April 17, 2012 8:54 AM
From Staff Reports

VICTORVILLE • The two-year Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, twice-delayed water service hikes and proposed changes to a controversial policy about how issues end up on the agenda to begin with are all before the Victorville City Council Tuesday night.

During the closed session meeting starting at 5 p.m., before the regular session, the council will discuss the ongoing SEC investigation. The agency has been looking into Victorville’s bond expenditures since summer 2010, recently issuing a new subpoena and conducting interviews with city staff and officials.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 17, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown said this afternoon that the state budget deficit could be $1 billion or more greater than the $9.2 billion he previously thought.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
April 17, 2012 | 1:26 pm

A proposal by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved by the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved Tuesday by the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee despite objections from cities and law enforcement agencies that it unreasonably ties their hands.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 17, 2012

Despite lowering the proposed cost of California’s high-speed rail project to $68 billion, the Brown administration still relies on “highly speculative” funding for the project, the Legislative Analyst’s Office said in a report today recommending that construction funding not be approved.

The nonpartisan LAO did recommend that the Legislature approve minimal funding to continue planning for the project.

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