Archive for May 3rd, 2012

James Ramos, former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, with San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, Wednesday evening at a campaign fundraiser at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif., May 2, 2012. (Redlands-Loma Linda Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.)

By Guy McCarthy
May 2, 2012

The campaign for James Ramos, candidate for county supervisor in the Third District that includes Redlands and Loma Linda, released part of a letter Wednesday from the Fair Political Practices Commission stating his disclosure of economic interests are appropriate.

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The Sun: CSU faculty votes to strike

Kelly Puente and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/02/2012 12:28:26 PM PDT

California State University faculty have voted to authorize a series of two-day strikes at each of the 23 campuses, if contract talks fail.

The California Faculty Association, which represents professors, librarians, counselors and other staff, announced the strike vote Wednesday at a noon news conference at Cal State Long Beach. The authorization was overwhelmingly approved by 95 percent of those who participated in a two-week voting process that ended on Friday.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/02/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT

Document: Read the amended complaint (.pdf file)

An attorney who filed a lawsuit seeking reimbursement for taxpayers of the $102 million settlement made by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2006 with Rancho Cucamonga-based developer Colonies Partners LP has made slight amendments to his complaint.

Cory Briggs said he added some language to the complaint, which he filed in February in San Bernardino County Court, in order to fill in information that attorneys for the Colonies said was needed.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/02/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDIN0 – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the county’s transportation planning agency on Wednesday adopted the first set of goals for a 20-year vision plan to improve the quality of life in the county.

During a special meeting at the Santa Fe Train Depot, the board met with officials from San Bernardino Associated Governments, or SanBAG, to briefly discuss the goals, targeting cradle-to-career success and establishing a business-friendly atmosphere in the county, before moving to adopt them.

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DailyBulletin: Chabot to speak to Republican Assembly

Staff report
Created: 05/02/2012 05:11:18 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Brenda Chabot, executive director of the Republican Party of San Bernardino County, will speak on “Getting Out The Vote” on May 10 to the West Valley Republican Assembly.

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By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/02/2012 04:00:20 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The city has been forced to let go nearly 20 employees due to the elimination of millions of dollars in redevelopment funding.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 2, 2012

Supporters of a tax measure backed by wealthy civil rights attorney Molly Munger have started submitting the voter signatures they’ve collected in their qualification campaign.

The campaign announced late today that it is submitting 241,049 signatures to elections officials in Los Angeles County. Backers hope to submit signatures of 775,000 voters in all. Roughly 504,000 valid signatures are needed to qualify the proposal for the November ballot.

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KXTV-10: Brown’s tax hike finishes signature gathering

12:06 AM, May 3, 2012
Written by John Myers

Supporters of Governor Jerry Brown’s tax increase initiative believe they’ve got the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot, less than seven weeks after hitting the streets.

The initiative to temporarily raise income taxes on the most wealthy and sales taxes on everyone wrapped up its paid signature gathering on Wednesday, according to Democratic political consultant Gale Kaufman, a top advisor to the campaign.

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On politics in the Golden State
May 2, 2012 | 2:52 pm

Faced with worsening budget problems, chances are growing that the Legislature won’t vote on comprehensive pension reform until the end of the session in August, some officials said Wednesday.

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