Archive for January 6th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to resign

Lee Baca

Monday, Janaury 6, 2013 – 11:30 p.m

Los Angeles new outlets are reporting that embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will resign as early as tomorrow.

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InlandPolitics: Ovitt not seeking reelection

Curt Hagman, Chino Hills Councilman. HAND-IN: 8-1-07Gary-Ovitt

State Assemblyman Curt Hagman left. San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt right.

Monday, January 6, 2013 – 10:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 6, 2013 – 11:15 a.m.

San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt is set to issue a statement at 12:00 p.m Monday.

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Bret Henry Plaque

Monday, January 6, 2013 – 11:45 a.m.

The Former President of the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters seems alittle unhappy with the union he headed-up for twelve years.

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Monday, January 6, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Defined Benefit Pension adjustments and Social Security are set to slow in 2014.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!


Monday, January 6, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

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

The Deep Freeze

Most of the nation is adrift in snow and freezing cold weather Monday. The average U.S. temp is reportedly at 12.8˚F.

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Dan Bernstein

Dan Bernstein

January 5, 2014

Some readers dashed to the nearest hydrant to spray cold water on a scheme to bring the retired Riverside fire chief back into the fold as a $100 per hour consultant.

To read column by Dan Bernstein in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/05/14, 5:27 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Rising costs for the construction and staffing of the Adelanto Detention Center continue to be front and center in San Bernardino County’s budget.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/05/14, 6:02 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The City Council is scheduled to approve a contract at its meeting today that would pay a consultant $74,900 to analyze the Fire Department and provide recommendations on staffing and whether to contract out for fire services.

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/05/14, 5:24 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A Superior Court judge has ordered a lightning rod member of the county board of education out of the seat he’s held since 2006, saying Gil Navarro became ineligible for the school board when he was elected in November 2012 to the board of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.

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Upland seal

By Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/05/14, 7:01 PM PST |

UPLAND >> After a brief break to enjoy the holidays, Upland’s Fiscal Response Task Force will continue their efforts to save the city from possible bankruptcy on Saturday.

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By Jeremy B. White and Jim Miller
Published: Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 – 12:00 am

The champagne has been uncorked and imbibed, the calendars flipped and the soon-to-be-broken resolutions crafted: 2013 has passed into history.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, January 6, 2013

To cover the cost of retirees living longer, the CalPERS board next month is expected to approve the third rate hike in the last two years, phasing in the increase to soften the blow on state and local governments.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 – 12:00 am

When Assemblyman Luis Alejo introduced his legislation to raise California’s minimum wage a year ago, it contained this language:

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The Hill: Obama looks to re-launch second term

The Hill

By Amie Parnes – 01/05/14 06:00 AM EST

President Obama returns to Washington on Sunday hoping to build momentum for a thick agenda that didn’t go very far during the first year of his second term.

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Charles Koch + David Koch

AP – Bloomberg News – Conservative billionaires Charles, left, and David Koch have built a massive political network that shields the identities of its donors through a maze of organizations, according to an analysis of new tax returns and other documents.

By Matea Gold
Monday, January 6, 2013

The political network spearheaded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch has expanded into a far-reaching operation of unrivaled complexity, built around a maze of groups that cloaks its donors, according to an analysis of new tax returns and other documents.

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Congress' year ahead

Congress returns to session this week, but analysts expect lawmakers to be primarily focused on talking points ahead of the November midterm election. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / December 31, 2012)

By Lisa Mascaro
January 5, 2014, 7:28 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for voters heading toward the midterm election.

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