Archive for May 30th, 2012


Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 12:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 04:15 p.m.
Yes, it’s election season indeed!

This time the stupid award goes to Third District Supervisor Candidate and Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 09: 00 a.m.

A political blow has finally been delivered in the contest to represent the 8th Congressional District.

The negative mailer arrived in final days leading up to the June 5 primary election.

Republican candidate Phil Liberatore has taken a swipe at opponents Assemblyman Paul Cook and County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 08:10 a.m.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has secured the number of delegates needed to secure the republican nomination for President of the United States.

Romney was declared the winner of the Texas primary Tuesday night.

He has now surpassed the required 1,144 delegates needed for nomination.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 09:00 p.m.

Another public safety organization endorsed the reelection bid of San Bernardino County Third Supervisor Neil Derry Monday.

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Published: 29 May 2012 10:10 PM

Millions of California residents have been essentially cut off from the glossy surveys, town hall invitations, newsletters and other mailers from their state representatives in the months following the redrawing of the state’s political map.

More than half of Assemblyman Jeff Miller’s constituents live in Orange County. But from June 2011 through early April, almost all of the 147,000 mailers from the Corona Republican’s office went to households in his district’s smaller Riverside County portion, where the Corona Republican is running for the new 31st Senate District.

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Late allocations from the state are forcing districts to borrow more; officials say it wastes money on interest payments



Published: 29 May 2012 06:27 PM

Inland school and community college districts are borrowing more and paying more interest and fees because their state payments are arriving late, officials said.

The problem is that the late payments, called deferrals, are growing while districts’ cash reserves are shrinking after five years of state budget reductions.

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By Ryan Hagen
Posted: 05/29/2012 05:51:43 PM PDT

From staff reports

SAN BERNARDINO – The School Board has finished interviewing candidates for superintendent and will vote to accept one of three finalists at its next meeting Tuesday, according to board members.

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But skepticism about how lawmakers would use the money could derail the governor’s plan, and winning over independents is key, poll finds.

By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012

SACRAMENTO — California voters continue to back Gov. Jerry Brown in his call for higher taxes, but distrust of state government could erode that support, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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By Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012

The city of Adelanto had planned to spend $15 million on affordable housing. Artesia proposed to invest $2.3 million in downtown improvements. Atascadero budgeted $53 million for upgrades including a pedestrian bridge downtown and a better wall at the city zoo.

These municipal projects and many more statewide are in question because of a dispute between cities and the state over what should become of hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax revenues that used to go to redevelopment.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 29, 2012

The California state Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would legalize sports betting in California if federal law is also amended.

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By Cheryl Miller
The Recorder
May 29, 2012

SACRAMENTO – In a blistering indictment of the state’s judicial administration, a long-awaited report released Friday night concluded that the Administrative Office of the Courts is over-staffed, dysfunctional and less than forthcoming about sensitive issues.

The Strategic Evaluation Committee, comprised almost entirely of judges, said the AOC has “lost its focus” on serving the trial courts and assumed a more dominant, controlling role in its relationship with California’s 58 superior courts. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye created the committee in March 2011 in response to concerns the AOC had grown too large despite an era of lean budgets.

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