Archive for September 4th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Fraud scam adds two more victims, and a new defendant

money

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

The circle of helpless victims surrounding former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Burnell, and former Redlands Investment Advisor John Thornes, has now grown by two.

Another defendant has also entered the scene.

Read the rest of this entry »

San Bernardino Seal

The San Bernardino City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 3, formally placed a recall onto the Nov. 5 election

September 03, 2013; 07:55 PM

The San Bernardino City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 3 formally placed recall elections against three officials on the Nov. 5 ballot.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

California State University - San Bernardino

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 09/03/13, 6:00 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago

A report that takes the pulse of the region’s manufacturing economy pinpoints potential trends that could threaten the area’s recovery.

Read the rest of this entry »

Susan Longville

Susan Longville

September 3, 2013

The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Jerry Brown’s December 2012 appointment of Susan L. Longville for a seat on the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board.

To read post by Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller had nearly $575,000 in his campaign account by June 30, and Republicans insist he can win again in a district that President Obama won last year. (Dennis Cook / Associated Press / February 16, 2007)

By Jean Merl and Richard Simon
September 3, 2013, 9:14 p.m.

It’s little wonder that Democrats have set their sights on GOP Rep. Gary Miller, widely viewed as one of the most vulnerable House members in next year’s elections, mainly because he holds a seat that the opposite party had been expected to win last year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 – 7:44 am

Things are getting a little crunchy in the state Capitol.

Having taken off Labor Day and planning to observe two of the Jewish high holidays, state legislators have just six business days remaining before the scheduled end of their 2013 session, with hundreds of bills still awaiting action.

Read the rest of this entry »

LATimes: California Republicans thrive at the local level

GOP

GOP members hold close to half the 2,500 mayoral and City Council seats in the state. It’s at the state level that the party is largely irrelevant.

By Mark Z. Barabak
September 3, 2013, 5:34 p.m.

OAKLEY, Calif. — Randy Pope is a conservative-tinged libertarian with a strong aversion to big government and the nanny state he sees “growing, growing, growing.”

Read the rest of this entry »

calpers

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 – 7:41 am

Over objections from CalPERS, a judge last week declared that the city of San Bernardino is eligible for bankruptcy, paving the way for a historic showdown over the sanctity of public employee pensions.

Read the rest of this entry »

By Morgan Little
September 3, 2013, 1:13 p.m.

WASHINGTON – President Obama has to persuade not just Congress on military intervention in Syria. New polling shows the American public is highly skeptical of the administration’s plan for limited missile strikes in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

Read the rest of this entry »