Archive for May 15th, 2013

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: City Manager Henry Garcia resigns

Moreno Valley seal

May 14, 2013; 08:51 PM

Moreno Valley City Manager Henry Garcia resigned Tuesday night, May 14, at a City Council meeting at which emotions ran high over a corruption probe, grandstanding by elected officials, and the recent filing of three claims by laid-off officials alleging political interference over code enforcement action taken against a councilman.

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

InlandPolitics: Torres secures victory in SD 32

Norma Torres


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

State Assembly Member Norma Torres (D-Pomona) handily defeated Mayor Paul Leon (R-Ontario) to fill the 32nd State Senate District seat vacated by now-U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod on Tuesday night.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/14/2013 05:17:03 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux presented the first budget projections for the next fiscal year to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Scott Teutscher, 55 from Temecula a former Riverside Sheriff’s Association official was awarded $814,750 on his claim that he was unlawfully dismissed for whistle blowing in 2005.

May 14, 2013; 06:39 PM

A former Riverside Sheriff’s Association official who won a whistle-blower lawsuit against the law enforcement union is seeking more than $1.99 million in back wages, attorney fees and other costs — and wants to be reinstated.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Upland Unified School District

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/14/2013 11:58:51 PM PDT
Updated: 05/14/2013 11:59:54 PM PDT

UPLAND — The Upland Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday recieved a two-and-a-half page list of possible cuts suggested by employees.

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Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown

By David Siders
Published: Tuesday, May. 14, 2013 – 5:07 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 15, 2013 – 8:02 am

Gov. Jerry Brown, dismissive of a surge in state tax revenue that stirred optimism at the Capitol, moved Tuesday to blunt appeals for increased spending, downgrading his budget proposal from January.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, May. 15, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 15, 2013 – 8:02 am

Twenty-five years ago, California voters approved – albeit very narrowly – the education community’s ballot measure that engraved a complex school finance structure into the state constitution.

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By Sean Sullivan
Published: May 14, 2013

More than four dozen media organizations joined forces Tuesday to sharply rebuke the Justice Department for secretly gathering the phone records of Associated Press journalists, calling on the department to promptly return the records and disclose all other pending subpoenas related to the news media.

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Shane Goldmacher
May 14 2013, 4:39 PM ET

As three separate scandals – the IRS targeting the tea party, the Justice Department’s phone-records grab from the AP, and Benghazi – erupt simultaneously, congressional Republicans are hoping to fold them into a single narrative of an unaccountable and overreaching White House that cannot be trusted.

As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., put it colorfully during a Fox News appearance, “This sounds like a president somewhat drunk on power.”

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