Archive for March 21st, 2013

InlandPolitics: Prosecutors want Colonies case on ice

California Supreme Court

Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

The California Attorney General and San Bernardino County District Attorney has filed papers with the State Supreme Court opposing parts of the highly-publicized Colonies criminal case from moving forward.

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Scales of Justice

By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 03/20/2013 07:32:04 PM PDT

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry’s misdemeanor conviction for failing to report a $5,000 campaign contribution in 2007.

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Warner Hodgdon, seen in this file photo surrounded by drawings and plans in his office, headed the San Bernardino Redevelopment Agency from 1967 to 1975. (Contributed Image)

March 20, 2013; 05:21 PM

The man whose vision reshaped downtown San Bernardino with a new mall and City Hall in the late 1960s and early ’70s has died.

Warner Hodgdon, who headed the city’s redevelopment agency from 1967 to 1975, died Wednesday, March 20, after several weeks of declining health, his family said. He was 80.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Ryan Hagen
Posted: 03/20/2013 08:21:06 PM PDT

Warner Hodgdon, a descendent of San Bernardino Valley pioneers who was responsible for rebuilding much of the core of San Bernardino in the 1960s and ’70s and was heavily involved in development for decades after, died Wednesday. He was 80.

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Redlands

March 20, 2013; 04:47 PM

Redlands employees staged a demonstration on Tuesday, March 19, over what they said is a 7 percent pay cut and 3 percent cut in benefits proposed by the city.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Ontario

Liset.Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/20/2013 10:30:20 PM PDT
Updated: 03/20/2013 10:56:13 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The city is focused – focused on creating jobs, improving public services and continuing its efforts to regain local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport, Mayor Paul Leon said during the State of the City address on Wednesday night.

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By Andrew Edwards
andrew.edwards@inlandnewspapers.com
Posted: 03/20/2013 06:26:44 PM PDT
Updated: 03/20/2013 07:39:17 PM PDT

The Board of Equalization announced Wednesday that officials will postpone collections of a controversial fee designed to pay for fire prevention work in areas where Cal Fire is responsible for protecting the state’s wildlands.

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Polls

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 20, 2013

Californians remain sharply divided about California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project, even as officials prepare to start construction in the Central Valley this year, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released tonight.

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By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013 – 7:48 am

Lawmakers began confronting a multibillion-dollar budget headache Wednesday that’s been looming for years: the funding gap at the state teachers’ pension fund.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 20, 2013

browncarpet.jpgGov. Jerry Brown said this evening that the commission that sets pay packages for lawmakers and constitutional officers, including the governor, should not further reduce any officials’ pay.

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Hand Out

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013 – 7:58 am

Californians have a legal right to view court files of criminal and civil cases, but here’s the catch: It soon may cost $10.

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Jurors deliver mixed verdicts but fully acquit only one of six of the former officials. Many counts are left unresolved.

By Corina Knoll, Ruben Vives and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2013, 6:26 p.m.

A Los Angeles jury convicted five of six former council members of stealing from the working-class city of Bell in a corruption scandal that became a national synonym for outrageous municipal salaries and rogue governance.

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Question Mark

L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
March 20, 2013 | 4:38 pm

Hours after delivering a mixed verdict in the corruption trial of six Bell council members, a Los Angeles jury sent several questions to the judge that ended the day on a chaotic note and raised questions about whether they were unanimous in their verdicts.

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