Archive for May, 2014

InlandPolitics: Sniff confirms McMahon didn’t have endorsement

Update

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 08:00 p.m.

Well it didn’t take long for the dust-up over the unauthorized use of Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s name on San Bernmardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s campaign literature to gain traction.

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 06:30 p.m.

The value of political endorsements is somewhat limited to say the least.

But another fake endorsement fiasco is building for appointed San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom this week, in case you missed it!

Sterling Trust sells Los Angeles Clippers

The Sterling Family Trust and Shelly Sterling has agreed to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Former Microsoft Executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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IEBusinessDaily: 31st Congressional District Crap Shoot

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IE Business Daily

By IE Business Daily
Saturday, May 31, 2014

What a difference a week makes, and a million dollars in independent campaign expenditures. Apparently, with the low returns on vote-by-mail ballots and expectations of even lower turnout on election day, no one is certain about what will happen in Tuesday’s California Primary.

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Loma Linda VA

In the wake of the resignation Friday of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki over revelations of extended waits for appointments at hospitals under his direction, we examine how veterans fare when it comes to health services at local VA hospitals.

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 05/30/14, 8:41 PM PDT | Updated: 50 secs ago

LOMA LINDA >> Wendy Clouser of Big Bear Lake has been taking medications for post-traumatic stress disorder — one of them experimental — for two years.

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DailyBulletin: Upland extends trash contract with Burrtec

Upland seal

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/30/14, 9:43 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> The City Council has given the green light to a $60 million contract extension with Burrtec for solid waste collection.

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GOP

Republicans once touted Orange County as “America’s Most Republican County” and the area was known nationwide as a GOP stronghold and fundraising Mecca. Could it one day be blue?

BY MARTIN WISCKOL / STAFF WRITER
Published: May 30, 2014 Updated: 7:12 p.m.

Republicans once touted Orange County as “America’s Most Republican County” and the area was known nationwide as a GOP stronghold and fundraising Mecca.

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California Money

Chris Megerian
May 30, 2014

Paying down debt is the best use of the state’s reserve fund, voters say in a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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Vote

Patrick McGreevy
May 30, 2014

Just days before the June 3 primary, California’s chief elections officer reported Friday that the percentage of voters registered with no party preference has increased while the percentages for registered Republicans and Democrats declined.

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Congressional “free-for-all” intensifies

Leslie Gooch

Democrats are reacting to Republican Lesli Gooch’s rise in recent polling numbers.

Friday, May 30, 2014 – 02:00 p.m.

The anticipated record low turnout for the June 3 Primary Election has made the contest for the 31st Congressional District seat an absolute “free-for-all”.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 – 01:55 p.m.

The Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers published a story covering the filing of a second federal complaint against the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Friday morning.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 – 01:30 p.m.

Conservative Democrat Veronica Franco (D) lashes out on Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) on The Lou Desmond Show, broadcast on San Bernardino-based KTIE-AM 590, Thursday evening (5/29/14).

To hear the interview in the second segment of the podcast, click the following link: The Lou Desmond Show

Sheriff

By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/29/14, 10:08 PM PDT | Updated: 38 secs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Four more inmates have filed a lawsuit against San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and at least seven other members of the department, alleging abuse while incarcerated at the West Valley Detention Center jail.

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Norma Torres

Norma Torres has proposed legislation to address a loophole in bribery cases. (Courtesy Photo)

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/29/14, 7:05 PM PDT |

SACRAMENTO >> The state Senate on Thursday passed legislation that’s designed to close a “loophole” defendants in the $102 million Colonies corruption case are using to try to dismiss the charges in the case.

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Paul-Chabot

Chabot

May 29, 2014

The mailbox isn’t just a weapon for Democrats in the 31st Congressional District.

Paul Chabot is furious about a mailer sent by a rival GOP candidate that portrays him as a fake Republican who pocketed taxpayer money and went easy on violent criminals.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

gavel

Published: May 29, 2014 Updated: 7:29 p.m.

Three Superior Court judicial seats are on the June 3 ballot. Two races feature single challengers facing seated judges; the third involves three attorneys vying for an office being vacated by a judge’s retirement.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

California Supreme Court

By Greg Yee, Press-Telegram
Posted: 05/29/14, 10:54 AM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago

California’s police departments do not have a blanket right to conceal the names of officers involved in shootings, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision expected to have statewide implications.

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Melody Gutierrez
Updated 1:03 am, Friday, May 30, 2014

(05-29) 18:40 PDT Sacramento — Calling last year’s minimum wage hike a good first step, the California Senate approved a measure Thursday that would further lift the pay floor to $13 an hour by 2017.

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Los Angeles Clippers

James Rainey
May 29, 2014

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

The Lou Desmond Show, on San Bernardino-based KTIE-AM 590, covered the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office last night in it’s 5:00-5:30 p.m. segment.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 05/28/14, 10:49 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Two departments, $84 million in proposed spending and about $7 million in proposed cuts down, a long way to go.

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Harris+McMahon+Schrader

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon, middle, faces challengers Clifton Harris, left, and Paul Schrader, right, during the June election.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/28/14, 3:56 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Three veteran lawmen are vying for San Bernardino County Sheriff, each bringing with their experience their own ideas of how best to serve the public.

On June 3, voters will decide which two will face off in the November 4 general election.

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Campaigns

May 28, 2014

State Senate candidate Bonnie Garcia is once again calling on California’s attorney general to investigate rival Jeff Stone, this time over the Riverside County supervisor’s alleged use of an official-looking badge during a road rage incident last December.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Moreno Valley seal

The campaign to Tuesday’s recall election has included familiar arguments, with Mayor Tom Owings stressing his record and foes saying he must go.

Published: May 28, 2014 Updated: 10:37 p.m.

As Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings prepares to face Tuesday’s recall election, he’s campaigning in the same outspoken manner in which he’s led the city, railing at opponents while fiercely touting his record.

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

Carla Marinucci

Posted on Wednesday, May 28 at 11:35am | By Carla Marinucci

With Democrat Jerry Brown still holding a commanding lead in the California governor’s race, the Republican contest for second place remains lively — with Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly enjoying a 7-point advantage over former Treasury official Neel Kashkari, according to a new Golden State Poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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Los Angeles Clippers

James Rainey
May 29, 2014

Racing to sell the Clippers before being stripped of ownership by the NBA, co-owner Shelly Sterling received at least three preliminary offers for the team that could reach up to a record $2 billion, according to three people familiar with the process.

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Orange County District Attorney

BY SCOTT MARTINDALE / STAFF WRITER
Published: May 28, 2014 Updated: 7:19 p.m.

COSTA MESA – A former state lawmaker accused of improperly lobbying for the 2009 sale of the Orange County fairgrounds has been exonerated of wrongdoing, the latest development in an ongoing criminal probe of the failed sales effort.

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InlandPolitics: Another federal lawsuit targets San Bernardino County Jails

Sheriff

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

Another federal lawsuit filed against the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has surfaced this week.

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The PE: POLITICS: Stepping from behind Capital’s curtain

Leslie Gooch

Lesli Gooch, Republican candidate in the 31st Congressional District.

Published: May 27, 2014 Updated: 10:10 p.m.

Lesli Gooch talks about her experience on Capitol Hill as she campaigns to replace retiring Rep. Gary Miller of Rancho Cucamonga in next week’s primary, yet Gooch has never been elected.

To read story by Elizabeth Held in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

ESRI

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 05/27/14, 10:02 PM PDT | Updated: 12 secs ago

Redlands technology company Esri is pledging $1 billion to make its mapping software available for free to more than 100,000 public schools, the company president announced Tuesday.

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DailyBulletin: Upland City Manager Stephen Dunn to retire

Stephen Dunn

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/27/14, 9:42 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> City Manager Stephen Dunn announced at Tuesday night’s council meeting that he will retire effective June 30, in the midst of financial turmoil and after a testy relationship with some members on the City Council.

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VVDailyPress: SEC amends fraud complaint

Victorville

Attorneys must answer or ask to dismiss by June 5
May 27, 2014 5:46 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

VICTORVILLE • The Securities and Exchange Commission recently amended its complaint alleging fraud in a 2008 municipal bond offering against the city, Assistant City Manager Keith Metzler and others. The SEC had to do so to comply with a federal judge’s order to show proof of earlier dismissed claims that the city and Metzler were also benefactors of ill-gotten gains.

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In this photo taken Feb. 22, 2008, Charles Munger Jr. of Santa Clara, a major donor to Proposition 32 on the California ballot is seen at the California Republican Party convention in San Francisco.  Munger, the son of wealthy investor Charles Munger Sr., is on the opposite side of the political isle as her half sister, Molly Munger, a wealthy civil rights attorney  who is major donor behind Proposition 38, which increase taxes for education. Both Mungers have spent millions in this election year to transform California's political landscape.  (AP Photo/Sacramento Bee, Brian Baer)

Charles Munger, shown in 2008, is supporting GOP candidate Neel Kashkari’s bid for California governor. (Brian Baer / Associated Press)

Seema Mehta
May 28, 2014

With a week to go before the primary, a glossy new mailer funded by GOP establishment forces began hitting mailboxes, trying to boost Neel Kashkari’s gubernatorial bid by telling voters about Republican rival Tim Donnelly’s criminal past.

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LA County Seal

Abby Sewell
May 28, 2014

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to require candidates to file their campaign finance reports electronically, allowing the public to see them quicker.

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California Money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 27, 2014

California’s legislators have seen their incomes go up and down in recent years due to decrees by the state’s salary commission, but remain the highest paid in the nation, according to a new survey by Stateline, a Pew Charitable Trusts website.

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calpers

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, May. 27, 2014 – 11:02 am

CalPERS has defeated a bid by Wall Street’s leading credit ratings agencies to toss out the pension fund’s lawsuit over a $1 billion investment loss.

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OCRegister: Sterling to NBA: You’re in for a fight

Los Angeles Clippers

BY DAN WOIKE / STAFF WRITER
Published: May 27, 2014 Updated: 10:54 p.m.

Donald Sterling, it seemed, had accepted his presumed fate. He would not own the Clippers much longer, and his wife, Shelly, was going to step in and spearhead the sale of their team.

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The Sun: Grand Terrace officials hope to keep city on course with plan

Grand Terrace

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 05/26/14, 10:23 PM PDT |

GRAND TERRACE >> An almost total loss of institutional memory and severe financial constraints allow city leaders very little margin for error as they follow a course toward hoped-for economic development, but they expect a strategic plan for the next six years to help keep them on track.

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Campaigns

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/27/14, 12:38 AM PDT |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, who represents the 2nd District, is being challenged by a political newcomer in the June 3 primary — a former crime scene investigator from Lake Arrowhead unhappy with a newly adopted sober living home ordinance.

The 2nd District includes Rancho Cucamonga, parts of Fontana and the mountain communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs.

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Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari, shown meeting with reporters in March, has spent $2 million of his own money on his campaign for governor, but he trails his Republican rival in the polls. (Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle)

Carla Marinucci
Updated 10:43 pm, Monday, May 26, 2014

Sharp divisions between the GOP’s “country club” establishment and its rough-around-the-edges Tea Party activists have been exposed in the California governor’s contest, where the race for second place pits an ex-investment banker – who’s dropped $2 million of his own money on the campaign – against a fiery former plastics salesman whose chief campaign assets are an iPhone and a car with 370,000 miles on it.

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Tim Donnelly

GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is communicating with people by social media, talking to groups and campaigning via the grapevine — an effective strategy in a low-turnout election. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times)

Seema Mehta
May 27, 2014

As GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly concluded an address to activists in Riverside recently, alongside such conservative stalwarts as firebrand Ann Coulter, he explained why he chose education as his subject.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, May. 27, 2014 – 12:00 am

We will call June 3 election day in California, but it’s more accurately the final day of election month, and it promises to be a particularly lackluster one.

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InlandPolitics: Memorial Day – 2014

memorial-day

Monday, May 26, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

Campaigns

Also, Bonnie Garcia accuses a rival of comparing her to a prostitute and a Democrat gets a very late start in an Assembly race

Published: May 25, 2014 6:58 p.m.

Law enforcement leaders across Riverside County, including Sheriff Stan Sniff, have withdrawn their endorsements for District Attorney Paul Zellerbach in the wake of Indio police recommending six criminal charges be filed against Zellerbach in a campaign-sign tampering case.

To column by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.

Similar honorary badges were recalled after state attorney general found they might be illegal in 2007; issue resurfaces after Supervisor Jeff Stone uses one.

Published: May 25, 2014 Updated: 9:50 p.m.

Seven years after the California attorney general said it might be against the law to issue honorary police-style badges to people who aren’t sworn officers, three Riverside County supervisors still have them.

To read story by Sarah Burge in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Merritt+Ramos

Deputy District Attorney Grover Merritt left. District Attorney Michael Ramos right.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/25/14, 7:31 PM PDT |

The race for San Bernardino County district attorney pits incumbent Michael A. Ramos against one of his own prosecutors and longtime adversaries, Grover Merritt.

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Vote

By Josh Richman
jrichman@bayareanewsgroup.com
Posted: 05/25/2014 04:09:07 PM PDT# Comments
Updated: 05/26/2014 06:06:31 AM PDT

With just over a week to go before Election Day, the Golden State is gearing up for — or perhaps, altogether ignoring — what could be its lowest-ever turnout in a primary for governor.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 26, 2014 – 12:00 am

There are just two measures on the June 3 statewide ballot, Propositions 41 and 42, and both were placed there by the Legislature.

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InlandPolitics: Commentary: Editorial endorsement intrigue?

Press-Enterprise

The Sun

inland valley daily bulletin

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 03:00 p.m.

We don’t don’t take a much stock in the endorsments and opinions of the local editorial pages.

But one has to wonder about the state of, and reasoning behind, current local political endorsements.

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Dems battling it out to face Chabot

Campaigns

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

No matter how you slice it, the contest to replace Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga), in the 31st Congressional District, has all the ingredients of fiercely competitive contest.

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Zellerbach v Hestrin

May 25, 2014

Riverside artist Donald Herman Collins Gallegos saw a fight coming for the Riverside County District Attorney’s race earlier this spring when he got inspired to make a poster for the race.

To read post by Richard K. De Atley in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Elections

May 24, 2014

Today’s episode of “Inland Attack Ads” takes us to the 31st Congressional District in San Bernardino County, where four candidates are greedy lobbyists and another is a tax deadbeat if you believe what’s in your mailbox.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has received nearly $2 million from donors who gave to the GOP gubernatorial candidates in 2010. That’s more than three times what these donors have given to Brown’s 2014 Republican rivals. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Seema Mehta
May 25, 2014

With Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown expected to romp to reelection this year against little-known rivals, many donors who gave Republican candidates more than $37 million in the last gubernatorial contest are now keeping their hands in their pockets.

But those who are writing checks are largely giving them to … Jerry Brown.

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money

By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, May. 25, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 25, 2014 – 7:43 am

Bill Bloomfield, a businessman and real estate developer from Manhattan Beach, spent more than $7 million of his own money two years ago in a losing attempt to win a seat in Congress.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, May. 25, 2014 – 12:00 am

As he unveiled a revised state budget this month, Gov. Jerry Brown was peppered with questions about new spending that his fellow Democrats were touting – everything from health insurance for illegal immigrants to universal pre-kindergarten.

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IEBusinessDaily: San Bernardino charter reform oblivion

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IE Business Daily

By IE Business Daily
May 24, 2014

Leadership requires many virtues. The first and foremost of those is competence, or at least the public perception of it.

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Sheriff

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on May 23, 2014

(May 22)– While the $180 million federal lawsuit filed on behalf of six of the county’s detention facility inmates by a legal team headed by highly respected former Superior Court judge has put the issue of violence against San Bernardino County’s incarcerated population into the limelight as perhaps never before, the abuse of inmates within the county’s jail system is not a new issue.

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Money

Candidates for a state Senate seat in Riverside County and a congressional district in San Bernardino County get the most help

Published: May 23, 2014 Updated: 6:28 p.m.

As the June 3 primary election nears, two Inland races are becoming money magnets attracting special committees with distant addresses and deep pockets.

Independent expenditure committees have spent almost $800,000 as of Wednesday to help or hinder two feuding Republican candidates in the 28th state Senate District, which will represent southwest Riverside County and the county’s desert communities.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino looking at $22.8 million deficit

San Bernardino Seal

By Leslie Parrilla, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/23/14, 7:47 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Unprecedented cuts during unparalleled times are hovering over leaders in this bankrupt city, possibly forcing them to close all three branch libraries, shut down two fire stations and wipe out half of one department’s employees in an effort to balance a $124 million budget and shore up a $22.8 million deficit.

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DailyBulletin: New neighborhood opens at Colonies in Upland

Frontier Communities

Construction is underway at the new Magnolia Heights neighborhood at the Colonies in Upland earlier this month.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/23/14, 7:56 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> One of the final pieces of the Colonies development has opened for business.

The new 97-home Magnolia Heights neighborhood has homes ranging in size from 1,829 to 2,331 square feet.

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BOE

May 23, 2014 5:12 PM
STAFF REPORTS

SACRAMENTO — The California State Board of Equalization has announced that local governments will collect $1.075 billion in tax revenue in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Los Angeles Clippers

By Dakota Smith, Jack Wang, and Mark Medina
Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 05/23/14, 9:11 AM PDT | Updated: 10 hrs ago

Embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling is attempting to turn his stake in the basketball team over to his wife Shelly, who will then negotiate a sale with the NBA.

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GOP

Michael Finnegan
May 24, 2014

If there’s one thing Republican Neel Kashkari needed this week to stay in the running for governor of California, it was money.

And he got it. Big donors have started spending more than $650,000 promoting the Laguna Beach newcomer to California politics.

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High-Speed Rail

An artist’s rendering of a California high-speed rail train. (Associated Press)

Ralph Vartabedian
May 24, 2014

A state appellate court panel on Friday zeroed in on technical and procedural issues that could signal trouble for Central Valley groups fighting California’s proposed bullet train project.

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SBCO Sheriff Badge

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 10:00 p.m.

The issuance of concealed weapons permits has made its way into the election for San Bernardino County Sheriff.

Appointed Sheriff John McMahon, in a recent newspaper interview, professed his lenient policy in the issuance of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits to county residents. McMahon says his policy is essentially to issue permits to residents unless there’s legal cause for denial.

It appears the statement, at this point, doesn’t quite ring true.

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InlandPolitics: County union faces decertification

EKG Flatline

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

It was only a matter of time.

San Bernardino County’s largest union, the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA), now faces a serious decertification effort from the Service Employees International Union, an AFL-CIO member.

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TimDonnelly

May 23, 2014

Redlands voters might find an unusual guest on their doorstep on the last weekend before the June 3 primary – Republican candidate for governor Tim Donnelly.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

VVDailyPress: Ambrozic rally scheduled for Saturday

Michelle Ambrozic

May 22, 2014 7:43 PM
STAFF REPORTS

APPLE VALLEY • Michelle Ambrozic, candidate for 33rd Assembly District, will host a rally Saturday at the corner of Apple Valley and Bear Valley roads, according to her campaign team.

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Money

Jean Merl
May 22, 2014

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar has raised more than $1 million in his race for an open Inland Empire congressional district seat, his campaign reported Thursday.

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Standard & Poor's

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 22, 2014

Standard & Poor’s, a major credit rating organization, praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2014-15 budget Thursday, but warned the Legislature not to go beyond the budget and spend higher revenue estimates from its budget analyst.

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Los Angeles Clippers

James Rainey
May 21, 2014

V. Stiviano had grown accustomed to being the glamorous companion of Donald Sterling, the billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Once a catering truck operator from Boyle Heights, now she lived in a house Sterling bought her, drove a red Ferrari that he gave her and sat courtside at Staples Center.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Top cops support drops for Zellerbach (UPDATE)

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Incumbent DA Paul Zellerbach debates DA candiate Mike Hestrin at Riverside County Bar Association Friday in Riverside, CA. May 2, 2014. (Terry Pierson/Staff Photographer)
Updates with all endorsements by active law enforcement chiefs now withdrawn

District Attorney Paul Zellerbach lost the last of his endorsements from active law enforcement leaders around the county Thursday in the wake of Indio police recommending six criminal charges be filed against him in a campaign-sign tampering case.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

SBCO Seal

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Comedy is starting to make a comeback on the Fifth Floor of the San Bernardino County Government Center, located at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, in lovely downtown San Bernardino.

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Dorner Caputure Scene

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

All of the exploitation of the Christopher Dorner manhunt, with the exception of the victims, has benefited many involved.

But there’s another victim in the saga that never should have been.

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SBSO Sheriff

Published: May 21, 2014 – Updated: 11:04 p.m.

Three men with long backgrounds in law enforcement are running for San Bernardino County Sheriff, each with different opinions on how to run the department, which covers both growing urban areas and huge stretches of rural land.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Rialto-Seal

By Leslie Parrilla, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/21/14, 5:09 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> For the first time in about five years the city will be able to balance its budget without pulling from reserves.

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The PE: LABOR: Grocery union and chains reach contract deal

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Grocery union leaders reach a tentative contract deal with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons. Members will be asked to ratify it next week.

Published: May 21, 2014 – Updated: 11:05 p.m.

Southern California’s three largest supermarket chains and the union that represents their store workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, bringing several months of often-intense negotiations to what will likely be a successful conclusion.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Neel Kashkari+Tim Donnelly

California Republican gubernatorial candidates Neel Kashkari, left, and Tim Donnelly, far right, at an Anaheim debate last week. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

Michael Finnegan
May 21, 2014

The race between the two main Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection has tightened, but Assemblyman Tim Donnelly still holds an edge over Neel Kashkari, a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary, a new poll has found.

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Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown outlines his plan to fix the teacher pension fund’s $73.7- billion shortfall at a May 13 briefing. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Chris Megerian
May 21, 2014

When Gov. Jerry Brown released his plan for repairing California’s troubled teacher retirement system, his calculations assumed the pension fund would see investment returns of 7.5% over the next three decades.

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Barack Obama

By Juliet Eilperin and Ed O’Keefe
May 22, 2014

President Obama delivered a forceful defense of his veterans policies Wednesday, saying that caring for veterans and their families is “one of the causes of my presidency” and vowing to punish those responsible for long wait times and other serious problems at military medical centers.

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National Journal

NJ Daily
By Michael Catalini
May 21, 2014

A senior Democratic senator suggested Wednesday that President Obama’s race factored into opposition to the Affordable Care Act, sparking outrage on the part of one of his Republican colleagues.

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InlandPolitics: Charging referral puts fork in Zellerbach

fat_lady_sings

May 21, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

The fat lady is singing on the end of the political career of Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.

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Sheriff

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Let’s end the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the San Bernardino County Jail System today.

Really!

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Paul Zellerbach

Paul Zellerbach

May 20, 2014

Indio police have sent a report to the state attorney general’s office, requesting that six charges — two of them possible felonies — be filed against Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach stemming from an April 23 complaint about campaign sign vandalism.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

SBPEA

San Bernardino County employees oversee the counting of ballots by the San Bernardino County Public Employees Association on Monday.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/20/14, 7:05 PM PDT | Updated: 36 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Dozens of San Bernardino County workers, unhappy with a new contract proposal, expressed concern and hope at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The concern: That the county’s fiscal health is coming at their expense. The hope: Fair wages, and a better contract.

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