Archive for June 24th, 2012

InlandPolitics: This and that!

Sunday, June 23, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

News from across the transom this Sunday morning.

Arnett to challenge Shorett again

Joe Arnett is going to take another shot at unseating San Bernardino City Councilman Fred Shorett.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Latinos hope to gain representation

BY DAYNA STRAEHLEY
STAFF WRITER
dstraehley@pe.com

Published: 23 June 2012 03:43 PM

Riverside Unified School District hasn’t elected many nonwhites to its board in recent decades despite its history as the first of its size to voluntary desegregate in 1965.

Some people expect the district’s change from at-large elections to election by trustee area to make it easier to elect someone who represents the concerns of Latinos.

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BY JAN SEARS
jsears@pe.com
Published: 22 June 2012 05:14 PM

With Metrolink expecting to begin service to Redlands at five rail stops later this decade, the City Council last week took an early step toward planning for development around the stations.

The city’s planning staff is creating new guidelines for development around the rail stops. Those guidelines eventually will be added to Redlands’ general plan, which guides the city’s development.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Law firm among nation’s most diverse

Administrator’s Note: This appears to be an article written by the firm and published as a reported story. Very interesting!

BEST BEST & KRIEGER
Published: 23 June 2012 03:27 PM

Best Best & Krieger LLP ranked 15th among the nation’s most racially diverse law firms, with nearly 20 percent of its attorneys hailing from minority backgrounds, according to The American Lawyer’s annual Diversity Scorecard, published in the magazine’s June issue.

BB&K, the Inland region’s largest law firm with 200 attorneys who work in Riverside, Ontario, Indian Wells and five other California cities as well as Washington D.C., placed in the Top 20 for the fifth year straight. In all, 233 of the nation’s largest and highest-grossing firms responded to this year’s survey, placing BB&K’s No. 15 ranking in the top 6.5 percent.

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Jim Steinberg,Staff Writer
Posted: 06/23/2012 04:12:21 PM PDT

HINKLEY – The clock is ticking for residents. A deadline looms on Aug. 31.

Everyone faces deadlines: taxes, vehicle license tags, credit card due dates, the last day to get a tag to hunt elk.

But Hinkley residents are facing something much more life altering.

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VVDailyPress: Some A.V. fees to increase by 72 percent

June 23, 2012 12:00 PM
RENE DE LA CRUZ, Special to the Daily Press

APPLE VALLEY • Some Apple Valley residents will pay higher fees for a variety of services should the Town Council pass a resolution during Tuesday night’s meeting.

The proposed hikes came during the formation of the town’s 2012-13 budget, which revealed that Apple Valley had not raised permit fees in areas such as home occupation permits, special events and conditional use permits since 2008.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 23, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders called their budget deal Thursday a “conceptual agreement” for good reason.

With floor votes planned in three days, Brown officials and lawmakers are still filling out major details of cuts to welfare-to-work and health care for low-income children that will determine exactly how the budget will impact programs.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 23, 2012 | 11:01 am

California’s largest state worker union announced Saturday that it reached a deal with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration to cut compensation for its members.

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Top contributors to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign spend three days at what is billed as a ‘senior leadership retreat’ in Deer Valley.

(Administrator’s Note: At least one high-profile not-to-be-named Inland resident attended this event.)

By Seema Mehta and Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
June 23, 2012, 7:16 p.m.

PARK CITY, Utah — It was the kind of image Mitt Romney has sought to blunt during his campaign for president: a prodigious display of wealth.

At a private retreat this weekend, major Romney campaign donors quaffed 1927 Port they’d brought in for the occasion, mingled in the lobby of a posh resort called the Chateaux at Silver Lake and watched an aerial display of Olympic ski jumpers.

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