Archive for April 24th, 2012

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County supe’s place baffoonery on full display

Gonzales

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 12:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 03:00 p.m.

In a Romper Room fashion, an embarrassing display of incompetence decended on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting just before noon on Tuesday.

Neither Chairperson Josie Gonzales nor County Counsel Jean-Rene Basle knew Robert’s Rules of Order or their own procedures regarding the conduct of voting among the boards members.

Gonzales is of no surprise. But Basle, a licensed and practicing attorney, is a another story.

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San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has proposed an E-Verify requirement that circumvents the state law preventing it use. (File Photo/2012)

 

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 23 April 2012 06:12 PM

Restaurants in San Bernardino County would be required to inform customers if they perform immigration background checks on their employees under a proposal that will go before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Supervisor Neil Derry is proposing to amend the county’s restaurant grading ordinance so that placards would be color-coded to indicate whether an establishment uses E-Verify, a federal database to check a person’s immigration status.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Occupy members getting closer to goal

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 23 April 2012 07:03 PM

Since December, members of Occupy Redlands have been appearing before the City Council, reading a resolution opposing corporate personhood and urging the council to vote on it.

They have appeared at almost every council meeting in the past four months, taking three-minute turns reading the resolution, and more recently, reciting a long list of U.S. cities and counties that have voted to support it.

They may finally achieve their goal next month.

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Congressman Gary Miller

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 04/23/2012 08:27:17 PM PDT

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, and several other inland legislators are asking the Federal Housing Finance Agency to stay out of Southern California while testing a pilot program in which foreclosures would be sold in bulk to institutional investors.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 23, 2012

Californians voters going to the polls in November will again decide the fate of the death penalty.

A measure to abolish the death penalty and replace it with a maximum sentence of life behind bars without parole has qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot, the Secretary of State confirmed today. The measure, backed by a coalition that includes the American Civil Liberties Union and some law enforcement and victims rights groups, would apply to inmates currently on death row.

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April 23rd, 2012, 5:04 pm
Posted by Pat Brennan, Science, Environment Editor

The operators of the idled San Onofre nuclear plant could restart at least one of its troubled reactor units “in the next few months,” the plant’s chief nuclear officer said Monday.

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By Marc Lifsher
April 23, 2012, 1:10 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Federal securities regulators sued a former chief executive and a former director of the country’s largest public pension fund, accusing them of scheming to defraud an investment firm of more than $20 million in fees.

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed the lawsuit Monday against the former CEO, Federico Buenrostro Jr., and the former CalPERS board member, Alfred J.R. Villalobos, alleging that they fabricated documents provided to Apollo Global Management in New York.

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