Archive for August 17th, 2012

The Sun: San Bernardino may slow bankruptcy timeline at request of creditors

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2012 12:52:40 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – The city may slow down its bankruptcy timeline to accommodate creditors who are deciding whether to challenge the city’s eligibility for Chapter 9 protection.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2012 07:40:00 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A much-celebrated and much- criticized rapid bus line with stops from Cal State San Bernardino to the veterans hospital in Loma Linda is steadily nearing completion, unaffected by the city’s bankruptcy.

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By Andrew Edwards
Created: 08/16/2012 11:44:52 AM PDT

The special agency that helped start a national debate over a controversial eminent domain-for-mortgages plan aimed at helping San Bernardino County’s underwater homeowners soon will be able to accept formal proposals.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/16/2012 06:08:36 PM PDT

UPLAND – Councilwoman Debbie Stone has asked city staffers to place an item on the Sept. 10 agenda to cut council members’ pay by 15percent.

Stone, a mayoral candidate, said the cut is necessary due to the city’s ongoing budget constraints.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Legislation to restrict free tickets and other gifts to lawmakers died quietly Thursday without a public vote in an election year.

The measure targeted freebies ranging from golf outings to spa treatments given by individuals or groups that hire lobbyists.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Legislature hesitates on scandals

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Given its record on other issues – such as the deficit-ridden budget – it’s not surprising that the Legislature doesn’t handle scandal very well.

It almost always ignores internal scandal, including its members who run afoul of criminal laws. It’s difficult to say how outrageous a legislator’s conduct would have to be to earn censure. Mass murder, perhaps?

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