Archive for December 18th, 2012

InlandPolitics: McMahon appointed San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner

John McMahon


Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – 01:35 p.m.

As expected, San Bernardino County Supervisors appointed Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to replace retiring Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops Tuesday afternoon.

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Jim Penman

By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/17/2012 07:36:35 PM PST

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO — The city is prepared for a major hearing in bankruptcy court Friday and strongly rejects claims by its top creditor that its bankruptcy is a “sham,” City Attorney James F. Penman said at Monday’s City Council meeting.

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San Bernardino Seal

December 17, 2012; 09:02 PM

The San Bernardino City Council agreed Monday, Dec. 17, to have two waste companies start disposing of city trash while setting the stage for a possible rate increase for residents.

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

san bernardino police

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/17/2012 08:34:58 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Police are taking longer to respond to emergency calls, Police Chief Robert Handy said at Monday’s City Council meeting.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Vacant jobs could be purged


Riverside County jobs which go unfilled for 12 months or longer could be eliminated under a new policy being developed by county officials.

December 17, 2012; 04:41 PM

Thousands of jobs in Riverside County government are unfilled. And if they stay that way for more than a year, they could be eliminated under a possible policy change.

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

The PE: BOB DUTTON: Former Inland lawmaker looks ahead

Bob Dutton

Former State Senator Bob Dutton

December 17, 2012; 01:43 PM

SACRAMENTO — For anyone who might have viewed former Inland lawmaker Bob Dutton’s 16,709-vote defeat last month as a political swan song, not so fast.

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

Ontario International Airport

An Alaska Airlines jet takes off from Ontario International Airport near the Ontario Convention Center.

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/17/2012 10:05:34 AM PST
Updated: 12/18/2012 01:15:37 AM PST

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Los Angeles World Airports’ governing board has approved a resolution establishing the guidelines for the potential sale of L.A./Ontario International Airport to the city of Ontario.

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SFChronicle: Newtown massacre renews assault gun fight

Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci
Updated 11:06 pm, Monday, December 17, 2012

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who led the charge for a federal assault weapons ban after a San Francisco massacre left nine people dead two decades ago, is again at the forefront of the battle over guns with her call for new legislation in the wake of the mass shooting that killed 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut.

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On politics in the Golden State
December 17, 2012 | 4:58 pm

BushmasterAn investment made by the California teachers pension fund is coming under scrutiny because of its link to the manufacturer of the assault rifle used in the Connecticut elementary school massacre.

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CCTimes: Lockyer: Pension funds should dump gunmakers

Bill Lockyer


By Josh Richman
Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 5:42 pm in Bill Lockyer, Public safety.

California Treasurer Bill Lockyer wants the state’s gigantic public pension funds to divest themselves of investments in any firearm manufacturer that makes guns banned in California.

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WashPost: Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane,

President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner moved close to agreement Monday on a plan to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff,” but they had yet to clear several critical hurdles, including winning the support of wary House Republicans.

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