Archive for January 8th, 2014

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jeff Stone named Board of Supervisors chairman


January 07, 2014; 04:48 PM

As expected, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone on Tuesday, Jan. 7, was named Board of Supervisors chairman for 2014.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City backs off rehiring fire chief


Riverside will not pursue a plan in which retired Fire Chief Steve Earley, seen at the opening of Station 1 in October, would be re-hired as a fire administrator at $100 an hour.

January 07, 2014; 08:13 PM

Retired Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley will not be rehired as a $100-an-hour consultant to mentor three acting chiefs who were to take turns heading the department, city officials said late Tuesday, Jan. 7.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Carey Davis+Wendy McCammack

Mayoral candidates Carey Davis, left, and Wendy McCammack take part in the first mayoral debate Tuesday at the San Bernardino City Council Chambers at City Hall. LaFonzo Carter — Staff Photographer

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/08/14, 12:14 AM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The two candidates for mayor agreed on a few things Tuesday, most notably this: At a critical juncture for the city, the first forum of the general election season was a valuable opportunity for voters to see significant contrasts between the direction each would take the city.

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The PE: MORENO VALLEY: Second try to recall Baca

Moreno Valley seal

January 07, 2014; 08:21 PM

Moreno Valley Councilwoman Victoria Baca was served with recall papers Tuesday, Jan. 7, as residents began a second attempt to oust her.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/07/14, 8:36 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The City Council has voted to go ahead with a study that will include a recommendation on whether to outsource fire services, despite the revelation of a letter from Cal Fire to the councilman behind the proposal saying the agency wasn’t interested and denying his claim of $12 million in potential savings.

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By Staff reports
Posted: 01/07/14, 3:18 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

San Bernardino >> The San Bernardino County Board of Education is looking for candidates to replace recently ousted member Gil Navarro.

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VVDailyPress: VV council, staff to discuss city’s future


January 08, 2014 8:00 AM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • A first-ever strategic planning session Thursday is meant to serve as a forum for City Council and senior staff to discuss the direction of Victorville, a city official says.

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California Money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 7, 2014

California income tax collections came in $1.6 billion, or 20 percent, above projections in December, the Legislative Analyst’s Office said Tuesday, just days before the Brown administration releases its annual spending plan.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff

By Beatriz Valenzuela, Press-Telegram,
Greg Yee, Press-Telegram and Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze
Posted: 01/07/14, 8:05 PM PST |

Those who decide to run to be head of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department will face a series of issues that will test their leadership.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – 4:26 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – 10:17 pm

Two years ago, a campaign to overhaul public pensions in California was short-circuited when Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office issued a “title and summary” that was obviously slanted against the proposed ballot measure.

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LA County Seals

The decision could face legal challenges, critics warn, over the constitutionality of including a religious symbol in the logo.

By Abby Sewell and Seema Mehta
January 7, 2014, 9:17 p.m.

A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county’s official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges.

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By Matt Weiser
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 – 7:51 am

The California Department of Water Resources is planning to draft an emergency drought declaration for Gov. Jerry Brown’s consideration as dry winter conditions continue.

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