Archive for December 21st, 2012

The Sun: Retirees at center of San Bernardino-vs.-CalPERS bankruptcy battle

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/20/2012 09:36:57 PM PST

After months of trading increasingly sharp legal filings, a pitched battle between San Bernardino and the nation’s largest pension system will take place in bankruptcy court on Friday – with each warning that the other’s victory could mean defeat for the little guy all across the state.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Bankruptcy battle grows heated

December 20, 2012; 05:18 PM

The city of San Bernardino will face a crucial test in its request for bankruptcy protection Friday, Dec. 21, as it battles with its largest creditor over whether it qualifies for relief.

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

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San Bernardino City Mayor Patrick Morris speaks at a Memorial for redevelopment attorney Tim Sabo on Thursday.at St. Bernadine’ Catholic Church in San Bernardino. Sabo, who died Nov. 28, was one of the foremost experts in redevelopment law and public finance in California and served as redevelopment counsel to Inland Empire public agencies for three decades. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer

Posted: 12/20/2012 06:01:36 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Friends and colleagues of the late Timothy J. Sabo, who helped lead the charge in the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base, gathered Thursday for a memorial service at St. Bernardine Catholic Church.

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Former Upland City Manager Robb Quincey, left, stands next to one of his attorneys, Michael Nasatir, as he pleads not guilty during his arraignment Thursday at West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga. Quincey is facing three felony charges related to his settlement of a claim with an Upland police officer. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Photographer)

By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/20/2012 11:14:17 AM PST
Updated: 12/20/2012 07:57:07 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Former Upland City Manager Robb Quincey pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony corruption charges in West Valley Superior Court.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 20, 2012

Following the controversy in California’s initiative campaigns over an $11 million donation from a secretive, out-of-state group, Democratic lawmakers have begun introducing legislation to increase disclosure requirements and the power of the Fair Political Practices Commission to enforce them.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: California’s uneven recovery

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California’s unemployment rate has been declining fractionally as its recession-battered economy slowly improves.

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OCRegister: State demands cash from O.C. cities

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By BRIAN JOSEPH / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: Dec. 20, 2012
Updated: Dec. 21, 2012 7:02 a.m.

The state Department of Finance has demanded in recent weeks that 19 Orange County cities and the county itself turn over a combined $263 million in unused funds previously earmarked for low- and moderate-income housing.

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