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Thursday, March 28, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Thursday morning.

Barstow Court to remain open

The state has coughed-up funds to temporarily keep one courtroom open at the Barstow Court facility through early summer.

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California Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 04:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 10:15 p.m.

The California Supreme Court rendered a ruling Wednesday afternoon that will impact the highly-publicized Colonies criminal case.

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By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 03/27/2013 08:11:53 PM PDT

Related story: Report details Scot Spencer’s actions at San Bernardino airport

San Bernardino International Airport officials on Wednesday said they will seek to recover more than $1 million they paid to former airport developer Scot Spencer to settle a legal dispute over a lease agreement prosecutors now say was a sham.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2013 01:46:27 PM PDT

Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer has waived extradition, and should return to San Bernardino this week for arraignment, prosecutor Robert Brown said.

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The Sun: San Bernardino sues state to keep $15M

San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2013 01:06:14 PM PDT

San Bernardino is suing the state to prevent the Department of Finance from carrying through with a threat to withhold more than $15 million in taxes to make up for low- and moderate-income housing funds the city allegedly owes.

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The Sun: Welcome Center for San Bernardino visitors closing

Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2013 11:24:53 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Continuing the domino effect of the city’s insolvency, the California Welcome Center Inland Empire and San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau are closing their doors, citing lack of funds.

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Jim Brulte

Brulte

Andrew Edwards
Posted: 03/27/2013 09:41:45 PM PDT
Updated: 03/27/2013 09:42:14 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The California Republican Party’s new chairman, former Inland Valley legislator Jim Brulte, restated his call for the state’s Republicans to leave their comfort zones and reach out to voters in communities that tend to vote Democratic.

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UTSanDiego: 12 top-paid county bosses in California

Money

By Matt Clark
March 27, 2013 – 06:01 p.m.

Here’s a list of the top 10 highest-paid county executives.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 27, 2013

At least two groups of lawmakers are spending their spring recess from the Capitol on overseas trips underwritten by outside groups.

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health-care-reform

By Chad Terhune
March 27, 2013, 10:23 a.m.

Kaiser Permanente was the only HMO to earn a top four-star rating for providing recommended care on California’s annual report card, while Cigna and UnitedHealthcare led the way with three-star ratings among PPO plans.

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Hmmm

By a Times Staff Writer
March 27, 2013, 7:31 p.m.

Riverside’s mayor on Wednesday defended the city’s decision to pull back a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.

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Posted by Scott Clement
March 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm

A growing number of Americans are not just dissatisfied, but angry at Washington after repeated standoffs over taxes and the deficit have pockmarked the start of President Obama’s second term.

“I’m mad as hell….”

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