Archive for August 7th, 2012

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino competes with Sacramento for baffoonery title

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

San Bernardino is in competition with Sacramento for the buffoonery championship title.

Sacramento, the state’s capitol lead by Democrat Governor Jerry Brown, is a circus of it’s own.

Especially when it comes to accounting.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this week.

No way to spin latest jobs report other than it’s bad

All the jabbing and talk on the July employment report is finally settled down.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2012 07:55:32 PM PDT

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Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – The city’s charter won’t be put on November’s ballot, following hours of discussion and an alleged threat against a councilman.

The city’s 46-page governing document could still be put up for a later vote after a petition by citizens, but after the council’s 4-3 vote Monday, it’s too late for November.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/06/2012 08:57:54 AM PDT

RIVERSIDE – Former Upland Mayor John Pomierski was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal bribery charge.

Pomierski was sentenced during a hearing at U.S. District Court in Riverside for accepting a $5,000 payment from the property owner of Chronic Cantina restaurant in Upland in exchange for helping him obtain a conditional use permit.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 08/06/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT

CHINO – City Manager Matthew Ballantyne will be introduced and take his oath of office during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Ballantyne’s first official day with the city was Aug. 1.

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By Steven Harmon
Bay Area News Group

Posted: 08/07/2012 06:27:39 AM PDT
Updated: 08/07/2012 06:27:49 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Monday that legislative Democrats will deliver on “comprehensive” pension reform over the next four weeks, even if their labor allies don’t like it.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 – 7:37 am

The California Legislature operates in two distinct planes – public policy and private interest – and that syndrome emerges most strongly during the final, hectic weeks of any session.

The Capitol’s politicians talk mostly about matters in the public policy arena, such as the state budget.

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