Archive for January 12th, 2013

The Sun: Report: Sheriff would cost more to police San Bernardino

San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/11/2013 08:19:49 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The Sheriff’s Department would need about the Police Department’s current budget to police the city, but would not provide many of the services now handled by police and would require $8.7million in additional start-up costs, according to a much-anticipated report from the sheriff.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/11/2013 07:15:11 PM PST

A grass-roots citizens group has sued San Bernardino County and a Spanish broadcasting company over a 43-foot-tall radio antenna the Board of Supervisors approved for a ridegline overlooking Wildwood State Park in Yucaipa.

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Contract calls for $6,000 monthly retainer and 25 percent commission on all collections
By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/11/2013 04:47:19 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO — The son of former Mayor Judith Valles has landed a contract with the city to collect on roughly $6 million in outstanding penalties assessed against properties not up to code.

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PG&E

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/11/2013 02:20:17 PM PST
Updated: 01/11/2013 08:52:35 PM PST

View: Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board investigative order

The utility company at the center of this High Desert town’s efforts to clean up a growing toxic plume has been cited for providing bottled water to residents that exceeds levels set by a regional water board, officials said.

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By Steven Harmon
Bay Area News Group

Posted: 01/11/2013 06:36:14 PM PST
Updated: 01/12/2013 06:24:55 AM PST

Document: 2013 California budget plan, full summary

SACRAMENTO — Call it the Amazing Vanishing Deficit.

Capitol observers were shocked Thursday when California Gov. Jerry Brown revealed that his administration had produced only the second balanced budget in the last decade. But it turns out producing the deficit-free budget was a tricky feat for Brown and his finance team.

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SFChronicle: Brown’s billion-dollar budget trick

Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 10:38 pm, Friday, January 11, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a billion dollars vanish, see Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal.

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UTSanDiego: Pension costs squeeze SD budget

Pension Reform

Annual payment up $44M from last year

By Craig Gustafson
Jan. 11, 2013 – 5:02 p.m.

The city’s budget continues to get squeezed with news that the voter-mandated switch from pensions to 401(k)s has pushed San Diego’s annual pension payment to $275 million for the coming fiscal year, an increase of $44 million from a year ago.

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Posted by Neil Irwin
January 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

Many Americans received their first paycheck of 2013 today. That sound you hear is the collective “What the . .. “ they have emitted upon looking at their pay stub.

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Money Printing Press

By Rosalind S. Helderman
Published: January 11, 2013

Democratic leaders in the Senate on Friday urged President Obama to consider bypassing Congress to prevent the nation from defaulting on its spending obligations if lawmakers cannot agree to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling next month.

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