Archive for June 18th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Contract deal cuting in SEBA political moves?

Sunday, June 18, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Why would the political advisor to the San Bernardino County District Attorney be communicating via e-mail with the county’s convicted former Assessor?

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Congressman Joe Baca



Published: 17 June 2012 07:03 PM

Rep. Joe Baca and state Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod are fellow San Bernardino County Democrats fighting it out in the 35th Congressional District.

But following Democrats’ nationally noted disaster last week in the neighboring 31st Congressional District, Negrete McLeod pointed the finger at Baca.

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Published: 18 June 2012 07:48 AM

Six years after Cathy Piper purchased her 1,100-square-foot Rancho Cucamonga home for $420,000, she has seen its value drop to $232,300.

But like millions of homeowners across the country with underwater mortgages, she struggles to meet her $2,475 monthly mortgage payment even as she is stuck with a loan that is more than the property is worth.

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By David Siders
Published: Monday, Jun. 18, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 18, 2012 – 7:34 am

One morning last week, as Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature huddled over the state budget at the Capitol, the effort to undo a central part of Brown’s spending plan began to take shape in an office building just a few blocks away.

There, at a news conference to announce the formation of “Californians for Reforms and Jobs, not Taxes,” Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, previewed the campaign against the governor’s November ballot initiative to raise taxes. It will rely on messages, he said, that “quite frankly, are short and sweet.”

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Marisa Lagos,Wyatt Buchanan
Monday, June 18, 2012

Sacramento –For two years in a row now, the Legislature has managed to meet its constitutional deadline to pass a budget – and it’s all thanks to voters.

Whether that’s a good thing depends on whom you ask.

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