Archive for February 26th, 2014

The Sun: Possible tax could go to keep downtown San Bernardino clean and safe

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/25/14, 6:24 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Downtown property owners will meet Thursday to discuss banding together to charge themselves an assessment and use the money to make the area clean and safe.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/25/14, 1:30 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> County supervisors on Tuesday approved an $11.6 million, 25-year lease agreement with San Bernardino International Airport for more than 61,000 square feet of space that will house the sheriff’s aviation division when it relocates from Rialto Airport next year.

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San Bernardino International Airport

AJ Wilson, executive director for the San Bernardino International Airport, talks about Thursday’s grand opening of the regional airport’s International arrivals building while giving a tour new the facility. The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) will unveil its newly completed International Arrivals Terminal on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The three-story, 40,000 square foot building features a customs and immigration passenger arrival area, administrative offices, screening booths, baggage claim area, public restrooms, and an aircraft arrival area large enough to accommodate aircraft such as a 747. Rick Sforza — Staff Photographer

Posted: 02/25/14, 5:53 PM PST |

San Bernardino International Airport officials gave media representatives a sneak-peak at the airport’s new passenger terminal Tuesday.

The $20 million facility took two years to construct and includes all equipment and facilities necessary to bring international flights to the airport, said A.J. Wilson, executive director of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that is open to the public is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the airport, 294 S. Leland Norton Way.

Apple Valley

February 25, 2014 10:32 AM
Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The Town Council on Tuesday will consider a ballot measure that would increase the amount that homeowners pay for the Apple Valley Fire Protection District’s general obligation bond while extending the tax until 2037.

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VVDailyPress: Town Council to review mid-year budget

February 25, 2014 1:38 PM
Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The Town Council will review its midyear budget report card during Tuesday’s meeting.

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Tim Donnelly

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is seeking the Republican nomination for governor. In 2012 he tried to carry a gun through security at Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport. He was fined $2,125 and placed on three years’ probation. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / November 5, 2013)

By Jessica Garrison and Chris Megerian
February 25, 2014, 10:08 p.m.

The handgun that GOP assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly attempted to take through airport security in 2012 was not registered to him, according to a police report reviewed by The Times.

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Jerry Brown

California Gov. Jerry Brown received a warning letter from the state Fair Political Practices Commission over expenses covered at two fundraisers by lobbyist Kevin Sloat. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / February 13, 2014)

By Patrick McGreevy
February 25, 2014, 4:38 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The state ethics agency on Tuesday made public a warning letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, 10 days after it was provided to the chief executive as a caution for accepting improper contributions from a lobbyist.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 – 10:51 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 – 11:42 pm

Revenue volatility, an old issue, is getting new attention this year as Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders pledge not to do what their predecessors often did – overspend windfall revenue.

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SacBee: California analyst suggests drought solutions

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 25, 2014

Saying Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal “includes little to address the effects of the current drought,” a new report by the Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst suggests anti-drought and conservation steps that lawmakers could take.

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Roderick Wright

State Senator Rod Wright was convicted of eight felonies nearly a month ago.

Flash Report

Posted by Jon Fleischman
12:39 am on Feb 26, 2014

This coming Friday State Senator Rod Wright will be celebrating an anniversary of sorts — he will be celebrating the end of his first month serving in the California legislature while simultaneous being a convicted felon. On January 28th Wright was found guilty in Superior Court of eight felonies. A jury of Wright’s peers found that he had committed perjury and fraudulent voting, after Los Angeles County District Attorney prosecutors successfully made the case that Wright did not, in fact, reside in the Senate District in which he ran. Wright will be formally sentenced in May, but based on the crimes for which he was convicted he could face up to eight years and four months in prison.

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LA County Seal

New inspector general will work with interim sheriff to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department.

By Abby Sewell
February 25, 2014, 6:12 p.m.

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the newly appointed inspector general of the Sheriff’s Department to work with interim Sheriff John L. Scott to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department.

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Orange County Seal

Published: Feb. 25, 2014 Updated: 9:36 p.m.

Orange County’s chief operating officer, who was convicted of election fraud in the 1990s, was stripped this week of his position overseeing the county elections office.

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By Mark Glover
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 – 11:50 am

The state Board of Equalization today approved lowering the statewide excise tax rate on gasoline by 3.5 cents.

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LATimes: Obamacare enrollment hits 4 million


By Noam N. Levey
February 25, 2014, 5:32 p.m.

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in health plans sold on marketplaces created by President Obama’s healthcare law has hit 4 million, the administration announced Tuesday, marking another milestone in the law’s implementation.

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