Archive for May 26th, 2012

InlandPolitics: An interesting hit piece in Third District contest

Saturday, May 26, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

The race to represent San Bernardino County’s Third Supervisorial District has definitely heated up.

A contest where Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos is trying to unseat County Supervisor Neil Derry.

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Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs



Published: 25 May 2012 06:36 PM

WASHINGTON — Candidates for Inland Southern California’s newly reshaped congressional districts filed their final fundraising reports before the June 5 primary, shedding new light on the region’s contested House races.

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione topped all area candidates, collecting more than $177,000 between April 1 and May 16, Federal Election Commission reports show. Tavaglione, a Republican, jumped ahead of his chief rival, Democrat Mark Takano, for the election cycle. Tavaglione has now raised just under $600,000 in his bid for the 41st Congressional District, which includes Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Jurupa Valley.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Derry, Ramos spar in 3rd District race


Published: 25 May 2012 03:33 PM

Four years ago, San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry ousted longtime incumbent Dennis Hansberger in a contest marked by personal attacks.

Derry’s bid for a second term in the 3rd District also has been defined by negative campaigning.

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Neil Nisperos and Benjamin Demers, Staff Writers
Created: 05/25/2012 09:56:28 PM PDT

When it comes to politics, there is the golden rule: He who has the gold wins.

As the June 5 primary election quickly approaches, the gold – contributions to candidates’ war chests – plays an increased importance in the Golden State’s changing political landscape.

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Published: 25 May 2012 07:15 PM

Riverside’s mayoral election will enter a brave new world on June 5, the first time in at least half a century that it has been held along with a presidential election.

The high visibility of the presidential race and the first election with new state and federal legislative district boundaries are expected to bring more voters out for the mayor’s race, which has often seen low turnout when held in odd years.

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Published: 25 May 2012 07:40 PM

SACRAMENTO — The campaign trail is mostly quiet in four Riverside County Assembly seats on the June 5 ballot where any potential for major action is in the fall.

Nowhere more so than in the county’s all-new 61st Assembly District, which includes the eastern half of Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris.

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State taking disciplinary action against Mayer Hoffman McCann
May 25, 2012 3:22 PM

State officials are taking disciplinary action against the accounting firm Victorville has used for years after the firm failed to find problems in audits of the financially troubled city of Bell.

Board of Accountancy spokeswoman Lauren Hersh tells the Los Angeles Times that Mayer Hoffman McCann could be fined up to $1 million for failing to find widespread corruption in Bell and its individual auditors could face discipline, too.

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