Archive for August 10th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Romney to select Ryan as VP running mate

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Friday, August 10, 2012 – 10:00 p.m.

Multiple sources are saying this evening that Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has selected U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as his running mate.

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InlandPolitics: Disbarred lawyer facing multiple lawsuits

Friday, August 10, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

A former Rancho Cucamonga attorney, now banned from the practice of law, is currently on the receiving end of three civil lawsuits.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

The pension system for San Bernardino County, California has posted its official performance numbers for the period ending June 30, 2012, and the results weren’t so great for taxpayers or the system’s members.

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The Sun: San Bernardino looking to revise trash operations

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/09/2012 07:37:29 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Officials are working to outsource more functions of the city’s trash disposal, based on a memorandum from Mayor Pat Morris that interprets an earlier City Council vote in a way the initiator of that vote said was never intended.

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By Sandra Emerson
Created: 08/09/2012 05:10:43 PM PDT

UPLAND — Although former Mayor John Pomierski has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for accepting a bribe from an Upland business owner, he is still entitled to lifetime medical benefits through the city.

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Published: 09 August 2012 – 02:44 PM

The State Bar of California said it found insufficient grounds for disciplinary action in a letter filled with anonymous complaints it received May 10 about Riverside County Public Defender Gary Windom.

To read story by Richard De Atley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

 

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

In their first examination of state accounting problems, California lawmakers condemned parks officials Thursday for hiding nearly $54 million from budget writers.

The revelation has damaged the integrity of state government and its budget process, lawmakers from both parties said at an Assembly budget subcommittee hearing.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Let’s not mince words about what the state Senate’s Democratic leader did Wednesday. It was self-serving censorship, the sort of thing that one expects from tinpot dictators, not from those who fancy themselves to be progressive civil libertarians.

Someone acting for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg suddenly cut off cable television access to a legislative hearing to air facts and arguments about pending ballot measures.

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 – 3:38 pm

Taking a swipe at CalPERS and the millions spent on public employee pensions, two firms owed millions by the city of Stockton are challenging the legitimacy of the city’s bankruptcy filing.

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Report: Major cities not prepared for growing retiree health costs
August 10, 2012 | Corey G. Johnson

Most major California cities are failing to address the growing health care costs of government retirees, which have ballooned to more than $1 billion in some areas and soon could threaten municipalities’ ability to pay other expenses, according to a recent financial analysis by a nonprofit research group.

Eleven of 20 California cities with the biggest budgets do not set aside funds for future health care costs, the study by California Common Sense found.

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