Archive for December 14th, 2012

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Walker launches State Senate bid

Larry Walker


Friday, December 14, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

More entertainment is coming to San Bernardino County political circles courtesy of County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker (D-Chino).

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: City trash deal with county to end

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December 13, 2012; 04:16 PM

The city of San Bernardino will be taking its trash elsewhere as it ends its contract with San Bernardino County while owing about $2.5 million in unpaid landfill fees.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.


December 13, 2012; 04:25 PM

Riverside City Councilman Chris Mac Arthur did not violate the city’s ethics code by failing to address complaints about his aide’s behavior, a special panel found on Thursday, Dec. 13.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/13/2012 11:49:18 AM PST

Births and immigration drove slow to moderate population increases in San Bernardino County and California as a whole, new estimates show.

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Administrator’s Note: Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry must be shaking his head at this one. He was criminally prosecuted for a $5,000 contribution. In this $40,000 affair, the Fair Political Practices Commission is handling the entire matter. The elements missing from this equation? San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos and Former Senior Assistant Attorney General Gary Schons. Ramos and Schons, who now works for the San Diego County District Attorney after backing Steve Cooley for AG, reportedly became good drinking buddies.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2012

SACRAMENTO — State authorities have accused two brothers who served together as Republican legislators of illegally laundering $40,000 in political donations.

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Government & Politics »
State watchdog agency also rules for disclosure on campaign emails

Written by Mark Walker
3:31 p.m., Dec. 13, 2012
Updated 3:39 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — The people who pay for petition drives in support of statewide ballot measures can no longer hide their identity, thanks to a regulation adopted by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday.

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Cell phones

By Cynthia Hubert
Published: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 – 7:04 am

The poorest of the poor in California soon will have easier access to one of society’s modern conveniences: the cellphone.

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By Michael A. Fletcher,
Friday, December 14, 2012

Just as state governments are healing from the deep fiscal wound inflicted by the Great Recession, they are confronted by the dual threat of reduced federal help and ever increasing health-care costs, according to a new report.

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