Archive for May 11th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Pension fund has another good quarter


Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 04:00 p.m.

Even though San Bernardino County is about to make a record annual payment of $172.5 million to its pension fund, there is a little bright light shining through.

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ontario airport

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 01:30 p.m.

It’s what you get when you rely on local economist John Husing as your cheerleader, not to mention area expert, in a fight to wrestle control of a regional airport from the city of Los Angeles.

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The PE: MORENO VALLEY: City manager’s job on the line

Moreno Valley seal

An item on the Tuesday, May 14, city council agenda calls for discussion of the possible discipline or dismissal of Moreno Valley City Manager Henry Garcia.

May 10, 2013; 03:58 PM

As investigators sift through seized documents and witness statements in a political corruption probe of Moreno Valley, the plot has thickened.

City Manager Henry Garcia’s job is on the line.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki and David Danelski in The Press Enterprise, click here.


May 10, 2013; 04:19 PM

A critical billboard targeting five San Bernardino city officials that had already generated controversy over its message has now led to accusations of censorship and political pressure.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SPECIAL ELECTION: Leon, Torres face off Tuesday


May 10, 2013; 06:24 PM

SACRAMENTO — Money is pouring into candidates’ campaign committees. Legislative staffers are spending weekends walking precincts and calling voters in a race that seems to be a toss-up.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino human resources manager resigns

San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/10/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT

San Bernardino’s human resources division manager has resigned, and her last day will be May 23, she said.

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Pete Aguilar


Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/10/2013 11:55:26 PM PDT
Updated: 05/11/2013 12:01:54 AM PDT

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar’s campaign to represent California’s 31st Congressional District received a boost this week.

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Sandra Emerson and Wes Woods II, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/10/2013 08:20:40 PM PDT
Updated: 05/10/2013 11:03:36 PM PDT

The state Supreme Court’s decision upholding local governments’ right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries left pro-marijuana advocates to rely on legislative action to ensure patients access to marijuana.

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May 10, 2013 7:16 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

HESPERIA • San Bernardino County officials helped to dedicate the new High Desert Public Safety Operations Center in Hesperia on Friday, a joint-agency emergency hub to deal with regional and countywide catastrophes.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 10, 2013

One day after a civil rights leader accused him of using racially charged politics in his criticism of California’s prison realignment, former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado said this afternoon that Gov. Jerry Brown and “his buddies are trying to make it about race.”

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The Atlantic: Spinning Benghazi

May 10, 2013
Posted by Alex Koppelman

It’s a cliché, of course, but it really is true: in Washington, every scandal has a crime and a coverup. The ongoing debate about the attack on the United States facility in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, and the Obama Administration’s response to it, is no exception. For a long time, it seemed like the idea of a coverup was just a Republican obsession. But now there is something to it.

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