Archive for May 6th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Lights on, but nobody home at SBIA

Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 10:45 p.m.

It was interesting to see the approach, runway and taxi lights activated at San Bernardino International Airport on Sunday night.

An unusual event at the mostly dormant facility.

Rumor has it Wonder Woman was landing her invisible jet.



InlandPolitics: CD-8 candidate forum scheduled

Sunday, May 6, 1012 – 01:00 p.m.

The Chambers of Commerce of Big Bear, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, and Running Springs are hosting a two-hour moderated forum for all 13 Candidates seeking to represent the newly-formed California 8th U.S. Congressional District.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 10:30 a.m

Ramos struggles through final candidate forum.

Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman and San Bernardino County Board of Supe’s candidate James Ramos showed up for the final candidate forum held at Copper Mountain College on Friday night.

Nothing changed.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

Hats off to Asssemblyman Paul Cook (R-Ycca Valley) and Mayor Ryan McEachron (R-Victorville).

Both men have actually made it into voter mailboxes in the open 8th Congressional District.

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InlandPolitics: Is S.B. County registrar stumbling?

Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Signs of problems are once again emerging that indicate the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office could be having logistical issues.

It would appear the county can’t escape election snafu’s regardless of who is at the helm.

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Published: 04 May 2012 05:40 PM

Four judicial races in Riverside County’s June 5 election have divided the region’s usually collegial legal community and brought out issues much larger than the names on the ballot.

It’s lit up court hallway debates over the quality of the county’s judiciary, campaign money, judicial rulings and temperament, and even whether judicial elections are the right way to the bench.

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The Sun: Moonridge Animal Park’s getting a new home

Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/05/2012 07:10:57 AM PDT

BIG BEAR LAKE – Here’s what’s new at the zoo.

The latest development in the Moonridge Animal Park’s relocation project is an artist’s nearly complete 3D scale model of the new wolf enclosure.

Third District Supervisor Neil Derry has spearheaded the effort to push the relocation along.

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Will Evans, California Watch
Sunday, May 6, 2012

Leading financial firms donated $1.8 million to successful school bond measures in California over the past five years, and in almost every instance, school district officials hired those same underwriters to sell the bonds for a profit, a California Watch review has found.

The practice is especially pronounced in California, where underwriters gave 155 political contributions since 2007 to successful bond campaigns for school construction and repairs. One major underwriter, Piper Jaffray, has said it gets more requests for campaign contributions in California than in any other state where it does business.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, May. 6, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

When Jerry Brown occupied the governor’s Capitol suite nearly four decades ago, he frequently talked about an “era of limits.”

Whatever Brown meant – he often spoke cryptically – the phrase was widely interpreted as meaning California’s powerful, post-World War II spurt of population and economic growth was over and public policies should adjust accordingly.

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