Archive for June 11th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Kings win Stanley Cup

Monday, June 11, 2012 – 08:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Kings, of the National Hockey League, won the Stanley Cup in front of a packed house at Staples Center on Monday Night.

The Kings defeated the New Jersey Devil’s 6-1 in game 6 six of the seven game series.

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Monday, June 11, 2012 – 08:25 p.m.

The San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) has set a special board meeeting Tuesday to endorse James Ramos for county supervisor.

That is endorse not consider to endorse.

Ramos faces County Supervisor Neil Derry in a November runoff.

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Published: 10 June 2012 06:45 PM

Rep. Gary Miller and his financial backers spent almost $100 for every vote the Republican lawmaker collected on his way to a first-place showing in last week’s primary election in California’s 31st Congressional District.

The contest for the San Bernardino-area seat continues to reverberate around the country. Democrats who hoped to snag the seat on their way to retaking the House majority were shut out of the race entirely, as Miller and state Sen. Bob Dutton claimed the top two spots in the primary.

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By PE Politics
June 10, 2012 4:13 PM

There have been many explanations for Democrats’ CD-31 fiasco and the fact that the party won’t have a November candidate in what had been a prime pickup opportunity.

High on the list, though, has to be turnout.

Turnout was terrible in parts of the San Bernardino County district where Democratic registration is highest, based on a review of unofficial precinct results from last week. It also was bad in the more Latino parts of the district, where the party has focused on trying to sign up voters.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/10/2012 08:13:40 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A $300,000 increase to the city attorney’s budget covering just the rest of this month was necessary because lawsuits against the city and particularly the Police Department continue to rise, according to City Attorney James F. Penman.

The budget increase, which the City Council approved last week, is on top of $939,000 the office received in March to offset a previous cut.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Monday, Jun. 11, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 11, 2012 – 6:31 am

Democratic lawmakers have vowed all spring to fight spending cuts to programs that serve the poorest Californians, including welfare-to-work and Cal Grant scholarships.

In a Capitol where fiscal maneuvers have flourished in recent years, Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants real cuts to health and welfare programs because the state cannot afford what it provides.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, April 11, 2012

Two California cities attracting national attention for big pension-reform votes look like they are on the same path — court filings last week to speed up legal decisions, and city council meetings this week to consider plans for new hires.

But the public pension reforms approved by 66.25 percent of voters in San Diego, the state’s second largest city, and by 69.58 percent of voters in San Jose, the third largest, are not the same and face different problems.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Jun. 11, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

As the Capitol churns toward Friday’s deadline for a new state budget, the macro-issues are well known, such as whether health, welfare and child care services should be slashed by billions of dollars to close the deficit.

There are, however, other aspects of the annual budget wrangle that go largely unnoticed, such as the march into secrecy – or, more accurately, sneakiness.

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