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Monday, August 12, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom this Monday morning.

Dutton to run for S.B. County Assessor-Record?

Former California State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) may have found a place to go.

That’s the latest.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 11, 2013 – 09:30 p.m.

This news has been suppressed for nearly a year now.

But officials on the Fifth Floor of the San Bernardino County Government Center have started letting it out there, so it must not be a classified secret any longer.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/11/2013 07:01:36 PM PDT

The San Bernardino Valley’s public busing service, Omnitrans, violated multiple federal guidelines in awarding contracts for its sbX Rapid Transit Bus line, including one no-bid contract worth $15 million and another that included a 15 percent markup on all change orders, according to a Federal Transit Administration audit.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/11/2013 07:06:01 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The list of qualified City Council candidates was finalized Friday, meaning eight people will compete for three council seats.

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Colonies Crossroads

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/11/2013 07:58:29 PM PDT
Updated: 08/11/2013 10:39:30 PM PDT

UPLAND — The Colonies Crossroads development in the northwest part of the city is not only experiencing a vast expansion in retail space, but will soon be adding a new community of single-family homes.

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California lawmakers in the Legislature’s final month in session are set to tackle about 1,100 bills that feature such politically volatile issues as environmental rules, gun control and immigration.

By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
August 11, 2013, 5:49 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers, back from their summer break and starting their final month in session, have a lengthy to-do list that features such politically volatile issues as environmental rules, gun control and immigration.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 – 6:48 am

Darrell Steinberg will be a busy man for the next month as the central figure in what happens – or doesn’t happen – on the Legislature’s remaining major issues.

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Calpensions: Public pensions become issue in labor strikes

Pension Reform

By Ed Mendel
Monday, August 12, 2013

As retirement costs grow, traditional labor disputes over wages and health coverage have a newcomer. Pensions are one of the issues in recent strikes by UC hospital workers and San Francisco Bay Area transit workers.

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