Archive for August 8th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Richards out as California Fish and Game Commission chair

 Richards

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – 12:05 p.m.

As expected, members of the California Fish and Game Commission has removed local real estate developer Dan Richards as its chairman.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – Noon

Fox News is set to hit the vast over-the-air Spanish language market August 13.

MundoFox will roll out to a nationwide market covering an estimated seventy-five percent of Spanish speaking television viewers.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Redevelopment debt $1.6 billion

That’s what Riverside County must repay in bonds taken out for redevelopment projects now that the agency is disbanded

 

Published: 07 August 2012 05:51 PM

Before it was dissolved earlier this year, Riverside County’s redevelopment agency accumulated $1.6 billion in debt, which will take 30 years to pay back, officials acknowledged recently.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

 

Kelley

 

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/07/2012 09:49:14 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Attorney Tim Prince told Councilman Chas Kelley he would pursue a recall if and only if Kelley voted against putting charter repeal on November’s ballot, Prince said Tuesday.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/07/2012 09:59:56 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to place on the November ballot a measure aimed at blocking a competing measure proposing to set supervisors’ total pay and benefits to $60,000.

The countermeasure, introduced by the board last month, proposes to set supervisor pay and benefits commensurate with their counterparts in Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties.

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Published: 07 August 2012 10:01 PM

SACRAMENTO – California’s Indian-gaming industry pumps $7.5 billion annually into the state’s economy and supports more than 52,000 jobs, according to a tribal-commissioned study meant to showcase the contributions of their casinos.

To read story by Jim Miller in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Left-leaning supporters of Gov. Jerry Brown’s November ballot measure to raise taxes said Tuesday they will spend more than $1 million in a side campaign targeting minorities and infrequent voters.

The supporters, who had proposed a tax on millionaires before that initiative was merged with Brown’s, include the California Federation of Teachers and other activists.

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Richards

By Paul Rogers
progers@mercurynews.com
Posted: 08/08/2012 06:39:28 AM PDT
Updated: 08/08/2012 06:39:45 AM PDT

Six months after one of California’s top wildlife officials faced a fury after shooting a mountain lion in Idaho, fellow commissioners are expected Wednesday to remove Dan Richards as president of the state Fish and Game Commission.

But the unabashed hunting enthusiast isn’t going down without a fight.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The back-to-back bankruptcy filings of Stockton and San Bernardino, following Vallejo’s insolvency a few years earlier, have sparked finger-pointing about causes and speculation about whether more cities may go under.

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By Mark Glover and Richard Chang
mglover@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

California drivers will soon feel the heat from the fire Monday evening in the sprawling Chevron refinery in Richmond.

Energy analysts expect gas prices to surge to $4 a gallon or more in the weeks leading up to the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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