Archive for May 16th, 2014

InlandPolitics: State Bar closes investigation into former Upland firm


Friday, May 16, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

The State Bar of California has closed an investigation into several lawyers of former Upland-based law firm Lackie, Dammeier, McGill and Ethir.

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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 Jr.

May 15, 2014

Rival state Senate candidates are banding together to criticize what they say is a San Francisco-area billionaire’s attempt to buy an Inland election.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 05/15/14, 8:15 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Signature-gathering began Thursday to put two proposed amendments to the City Charter on November’s election ballot, an effort that will take place alongside discussions of separate — in one case contradictory — recommendations of proposed charter amendments from a citizens review committee.

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Rialto Unified School District

Felix Avila. Rialto Unified’s associate superintendent of personnel services, resigned earlier this month, Associate Superintendent for Educational Services Susan Levine and Deputy Superintendent James Wallace will not have their contracts renewed after the coming 2014-15 school year.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/15/14, 7:08 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> As a long, tumultuous 2013-14 school year comes to an end, the school district has dramatically shaken up its top-level management, with one associate superintendent resigning and two more top level officials being told their contracts will not be renewed.

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VVDailyPress: Apple Valley receives financial award

Apple Valley

May 15, 2014 3:56 PM

APPLE VALLEY • The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has granted the Town of Apple Valley a Certificate of Achievement for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 15, 2014

By Christopher Cadelago
Bee Capitol Bureau

A decades-long fight among powerful California interests is finally coming before voters, as the proponents of a push to increase the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits announced Thursday that they’ve qualified for the November ballot.

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California Seal

Chris Megerian
May 16, 2014

The Legislature on Thursday unanimously approved a new proposal to help cushion the state from economic downturns and pay off billions of dollars in debt and long-term costs.

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Carla Marinucci

Posted on Thursday, May 15 at 11:13pm | By Carla Marinucci

Maybe it was fitting that California’s two Republican gubernatorial candidates, Neel Kashkari and San Bernardino County Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, held their first and only debate in the equivalent of a clown car — a shock jock radio show.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, May. 15, 2014 – 6:16 pm

From the onset of Stockton’s journey through bankruptcy, Judge Christopher Klein has implied, both through comments and rulings, that he sees it as a potential test of whether public employee pensions are debts that could be reduced.

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USAToday: Donald Sterling tells NBA he won’t pay fine


Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports
11:13 p.m. EDT – May 15, 2014

Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling won’t pay the $2.5 million fine levied by the NBA, Sterling’s attorney wrote in a letter to the NBA, a person with first-hand knowledge of the letter told USA TODAY Sports.

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UTSanDiego: Defense contractor, 530 jobs leaving San Diego

Goodbye California

By Jonathan Horn
May 15, 2014

Defense contractor Pratt & Whitney AeroPower is moving out of San Diego.

The defense contractor announced Thursday that over the next two years it will close its facility on Ruffin Road, which employs 530 people. The facility is the base for the company’s division that manufactures airline auxiliary power units.

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Covered California

By Terry Baynes
Thu May 15, 2014 3:41pm EDT

(Reuters) – Consumers who purchased new health plans from Blue Shield of California have sued the insurer, claiming they were misled into thinking the insurance would cover their desired doctors and hospitals.

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