Archive for April 28th, 2013

The Sun: Still no trial date for ‘voluminous’ charter school case

Scales of Justice

California Charter Academy
By Beau Yarbrough
Posted: 04/26/2013 04:57:27 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — The two men who allegedly misappropriated $5.5 million in taxpayer funds meant for California charter schools may be inching toward a trial date, five and a half years after they were indicted.

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The Sun: OpEd: James F. Penman

Jim Penman

San Bernardino City Attorney James F. Penman

Point of View
San Bernardino is making progress against bankruptcy
Posted: 04/28/2013 08:00:12 AM PDT

For the past seven years, the City Attorney’s Office, along with the council members from the Seventh and Fifth wards, have been the most vocal critics and opponents of the direction in which San Bernardino was moving. On Aug. 23, 2010, our office predicted the city would go bankrupt if the pending budget was adopted. Those same two council members agreed.

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San Bernardino Seal

Route 66 Rendezvous loss another fiscal crisis black eye
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/27/2013 06:22:32 PM PDT

The announcement that San Bernardino’s signature Route 66 Rendezvous – or at least the essentials that made it a local mainstay – was leaving for Ontario struck many San Bernardino residents as sad but almost inevitable.

It’s not that Ontario didn’t have the resources to do a good job, many said. Far from it.

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Acquanetta Warren


Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/27/2013 05:20:37 PM PDT
Updated: 04/27/2013 06:24:37 PM PDT

FONTANA — A recall campaign for two school board members is heating up even though the election is more than two months away.

Mayor Acquanetta Warren has been busy posting on her Facebook page – and others – posters made by proponents of recalling Fontana Unified school board members Leticia Garcia and Sophia Green. The election is July 16.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/27/2013 06:58:39 PM PDT
Updated: 04/27/2013 10:48:21 PM PDT

A chance to pick up a vacant state Senate seat and demonstrate the California Republican Party and their allies are serious about backing Latino candidates may seem like a golden opportunity for the state’s GOP, but the party seems to be setting its sights elsewhere than the 32nd state Senate District.

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VVDailyPress: VVC to receive award in Sacramento

Victor Valley College

April 26, 2013 7:19 PM
Jose Quintero, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The California Community Colleges Board of Governors announced that Victor Valley College was among the winners of the Energy and Sustainability Awards.

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By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013 – 10:56 am

At first glance, the role interest groups play in crafting laws in California seems easy to spot.

Unlike in many states, legislative analyses list “sponsors” for many bills, indicating that a lobbyist suggested – perhaps even wrote – and martialed forces for the measure.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013 – 7:25 am

David Crane, a businessman who advised former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on financial matters – particularly long-term public pension deficits – recently wrote an I-told-you-so piece for the Bloomberg news service about the State Teachers Retirement System.

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Photo: IRS Form 1040

By Lori Montgomery
April 27, 2013

With another fight over the national debt brewing this summer, congressional Republicans are de-emphasizing their demand for politically painful cuts to retirement programs and focusing on a more popular prize: a thorough rewrite of the U.S. tax code.

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By Mark Gutglueck
Republished from Friday, April 19, 2013

(April 19) The California Attorney General and San Bernardino County District Attorney have overstepped their prosecutorial authority and are engaging in “an impermissible charging scheme” in the pursuit of a bribery and conspiracy case against Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum and three former public officials, according to a defense brief filed with the Supreme Court on April 15.

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AP: Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries


Apr 25, 8:09 PM EDT
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.

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