Archive for March 9th, 2013

The Sun: San Bernardino threatens legal action to protect former EDA properties

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2013 04:39:11 PM PST

Related stories: San Bernardino landmarks face uncertain future under redevelopment shuffle | State says San Bernardino mishandled over $500M | State controller: San Bernardino’s transfer of funds not valid
View: City Attorney Jim Penman’s letter | San Bernardino EDA asset transfer review report
Special section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – The city will sue if the state Controller’s Office tries to take any action to enforce its opinion that the city wasn’t allowed to transfer $108 million in assets from its defunct Economic Development Agency to a nonprofit controlled by city officials, City Attorney James F. Penman said in a letter to Controller John Chiang on Friday.

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Campaigns

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2013 07:45:48 PM PST
Updated: 03/08/2013 10:07:17 PM PST

Assemblywoman Norma Torres is – by far – the leading fundraiser in the special election to succeed Gloria Negrete-McLeod in the state Senate.

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
March 8, 2013 | 3:52 pm

A report on the root causes of problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant shows that officials considered making design changes to the plant’s new steam generators before they were installed but rejected some fixes in part because they would require further regulatory approvals.

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Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his proposal to roll back public employee pension benefits during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2013, 8:06 p.m.

SACRAMENTO—California unions, accustomed to getting their way in the Capitol, lost some ground last year when Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through the Legislature a series of public-pension cuts that affect their members.

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Jeb Bush Speaks At The Reagan Library About His New Book

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possible Republican contender for president in 2016, speaks at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / March 8, 2013)

By Maeve Reston
March 8, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

As speculation swirled around his potential run for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made a plea Friday for greater bipartisanship, hailing President Obama’s dinner invitation to a dozen Republican senators this week as a promising development.

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OCRegister: 9 bills propose changes to Proposition 13

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While most voters support the 1978 measure that limited property tax, many seem willing to change its details.

By MARTIN WISCKOL / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: March 8, 2013 Updated: 9:23 p.m.

Californians have consistently expressed overwhelming support for Proposition 13, but opinion polling – and a key ballot measure – has also shown voters open to tweaking aspects of the landmark reform.

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