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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Tavaglione regrets past realignment support

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July 2, 2014

Three years ago, Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione sponsored a resolution in support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s public safety realignment plan, which shifted responsibility for low-level offenders from the state to counties.

It’s a move Tavaglione regrets. Using blunt language at times, he made his misgivings known during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors face ballot challengers

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Voters on June 3 will decide who will fill three seats on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors

April 28, 2014; 06:04 PM

The changing face of Riverside County is reflected in this year’s election for the county’s top elected jobs where three Latinos, including two Democrats, are challenging three white Republican incumbents.

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

InlandPolitics: Riverside County: Campaign finance update

Money

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest numbers from campaign finance disclosure reports filed in Riverside County this week.

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The PE: POLITICS: Plenty of choices on June 3 primary ballot

Janice Rutherford

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford. (File Photo/Staff Photo)

March 10, 2014; 03:12 PM

There will be contested races for every Inland county supervisorial seat up for election in the June 3 primary, candidate filings show.

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

The PE: Political Empire: CONGRESS: Riverside County supervisors endorse Steve Adams

Steve Adams

Adams

November 18, 2013

Riverside County supervisors are backing Riverside City Councilman Steve Adams in his bid to unseat Rep. Mark Takano.

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

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/09/13, 6:52 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago

ONTARIO >> While the Inland Empire experienced major losses in the manufacturing and construction sectors during the Great Recession, the unemployment gap is closing, economic output is steadily increasing and the housing sector is showing signs of recovery, a Claremont McKenna College professor said Wednesday,

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Taking the supes show on road

Campaigns

A Riverside County supervisor’s plan to hold sessions in remote locales will be tested Oct. 1

August 25, 2013; 10:01 AM

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone wants to take county government on a trip to places he hopes will send him to Sacramento.

To read column by Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this week. In case you missed it!

Cummings reportedly running for San Bernardino Mayor

Cliff Cummings, owner of Toyota of San Bernardino, is reportedly running for Mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Heading to the Holy Land

Campaigns

August 02, 2013; 06:42 PM

Two Inland congressmen are spending next week in the Holy Land.

Reps. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, and Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will be in Israel Aug. 5 through 11 as part of a tour sponsored by a foundation with ties to a pro-Israel lobbying group.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Creativity in Assembly race’s final days

Campaigns

July 20, 2013; 03:35 PM

Tuesday is a special Election Day in the Pomona-to-Fontana 52nd Assembly District, where nine candidates are on the ballot: seven Democrats, a Republican and a no-party preference.

The race has gotten a lot more interesting in its closing days. Apparently spooked by private polling, Democrats and their allies have poured money into a district that President Barack Obama carried by a 2-to-1 margin last fall.

To read column by Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors well-off even without public salaries

Riverside County BOS Income

May 28, 2013; 08:31 PM

Take away their $143,000 salaries and other taxpayer-funded benefits and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors would still be a wealthy lot.

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

InlandPolitics: The candidate contests

Monday, November 5, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 0 08:30 a.m.

Here’s a few commonsense candidate recommendations, in select contests, for Riverside and San Bernardino County voters to consider.

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The PE: INLAND: Campaign cash flying in newly competitive House races

Democrat Mark Takano and Republican John Tavaglione are vying torepresent the 41st Congressional District. 2012

Published: 16 October 2012 – 06:20 PM

Inland Southern California’s congressional candidates raised and spent millions of dollars over the past three months as they battled for a set of newly competitive House seats.

To read story by Ben Goad in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: 41st district candidates spar over jobs

Published: 03 October 2012 – 09:59 PM

Democrat Mark Takano attempted to tie his congressional rival to a rigid Republican right in Washington, DC while John Tavaligione portrayed himself as a moderate who will chart an independent course during a spirited debate Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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

The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Tavaglione touts record as moderate

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione.

Published: 25 September 2012 – 05:42 PM

To hear Democrats tell it, Republican congressional candidate John Tavaglione is aligned with a conservative establishment in Washington that wants to take away Medicare and protect the wealthy at the expense of those less fortunate.

To read story by Ben Goad and Jeff Horseman, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Speaker Boehner pays two Inland house calls

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Published: 24 August 2012 – 06:18 PM

House Speaker John Boehner took a major detour on his way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

To read column by Ben Goad, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Raises given to top-level managers

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 31 July 2012 06:25 PM

Senior staff in the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, district attorney’s office and other departments will get raises to prevent them from earning less than the people they supervise.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 31, voted unanimously to approve the raises, which will cost about $1.6 million this fiscal year. The raises will be absorbed in the current budget and won’t require additional spending.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Supervisors feuding over revised plan

Supervisor John Benoit/(File Photo)

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 26 July 2012 07:31 PM

A rift has developed between two Riverside County supervisors over re-submitted plans for the Liberty Quarry.

Supervisor John Benoit, who represents desert cities, is supporting efforts to fast track plans for the Temecula-area open pit gravel mine.

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Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs/CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

 

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 16 July 2012 03:41 PM

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s sitting House members are enjoying the spoils of incumbency, collecting large amounts of contributions while their challengers struggle to keep pace, new campaign finance filings show.

And while outside money hasn’t yet begun to arrive, the reports filed with the Federal Election Commission contain hints suggesting that the region’s most contested races could attract large sums from so-called Super PACs and national interests.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Acrimonious day can’t stop congressional baseball

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Published: 29 June 2012 05:24 PM

Between the Supreme Court’s landmark health care ruling, the House of Representative’s vote to hold U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder in contempt of Congress and downright sweltering conditions, Thursday marked one of the most heated days Washington has seen for years.

Yet through all the partisanship, contention and sweat, Inland Rep. Joe Baca and his colleagues from both sides of the aisle cast aside politics that evening to play in the 51st annual congressional baseball game.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Pension changes expected to save $856M

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 26 June 2012 04:36 PM

Changes to Riverside County’s public pension system should save $856 million over 10 years and after that, the system’s assets might cover its billions of dollars in liabilities, according to county officials.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 26, received an annual report from the Pension Advisory Review Committee, a 9-year-old panel consisting of Treasurer/Tax Collector Don Kent, finance chief Ed Corser and Human Resources Director Barbara Olivier.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTION: GOP congressman visits Riverside on Tavaglione’s behalf

John Tavaglione

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 25 June 2012 04:30 PM

A visit to Riverside by a Louisiana congressman underscores the importance of an Inland congressional race to Republicans as they try to keep and add to their House majority in November.

Steve Scalise, R-La., attended a fundraiser Monday, June 25, for John Tavaglione, a Republican and Riverside County supervisor running for the 41st Congressional District seat in a Nov. 6 runoff against Democrat and Riverside Community College District trustee Mark Takano.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors adopt pension reform

Riverside County’s board says delays would be costly; the sheriff wanted time to study the effects on recruiting if employees pay more

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 19 June 2012 09:17 PM

After months of sometimes rocky talks with organized labor, Riverside County supervisors moved to reduce county pensions for new employees despite concerns from the sheriff, who wanted more time to consider how those changes would affect his ability to recruit and retain deputies.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 19, voted 4-0 with John Benoit absent to submit an amendment to the county’s contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The amendment allows for reduced pension benefits for newly hired employees and deputies.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Pay hike requests likely dead on arrival

Dead on arrival to the Riverside County supervisors’ desks, that is. Even raises for lower-level management appear iffy now

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 04 June 2012 07:16 PM

Riverside County’s sheriff and one of the county’s largest unions have joined other critics — including most county supervisors — in attacking a plan to raise elected leaders’ pay amid ongoing layoffs.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Pay hikes for elected officials, management proposed

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 01 June 2012 11:21 PM

Though Riverside County is in the midst of laying off nearly 230 employees to balance its budget, its supervisors are poised to consider giving county elected officials salary hikes of more than 25 percent over the next three years.

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The PE: TEMECULA: Quarry opponents angry over report certification

“Judas” and “Benedict Arnold” are some of the terms used by Liberty Quarry opponents to describe Riverside County Supervisor John Tavalgione following his vote Tuesday to certify the quarry’s environmental impact report.

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN AND NELSY RODRIGUEZ
STAFF WRITERS
jhorseman@pe.com | nrodriguez@pe.com

Published: 16 May 2012 06:41 PM

Liberty Quarry opponents said Wednesday, May 16, that their dismay over county supervisors’ Tuesday decision to accept a report on the environmental affects of the quarry had turned to anger at the supervisor who cast the swing vote.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors pledge help for budget-battered cities

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 27 March 2012 07:49 PM

Four Riverside County cities that took a financial hit in last year’s state budget might get a helping hand from the county, supervisors said Tuesday. But California lawmakers need to solve the problem they created, supervisors added.

Menifee, Wildomar, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley all face fiscal challenges as a result of the state budget passed last summer. The four cities lost $15 million, part of $200 million in vehicle-license fee revenue that the state redirected to pay for local law-enforcement grants.

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The PE: REGION: Tavaglione named Elected Official of the Year

Tavaglione

COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

Published: 20 February 2012 05:26 PM

PublicCEO, an online media organization that focuses on local government throughout California, has named Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Tavaglione its elected official of the year.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Supervisors turn down mine, 3-2

BY JEFF HORSEMAN AND DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITERS
jhorseman@pe.com | dgang@pe.com

Published: 16 February 2012 07:05 AM

Seven years of debate over a proposed Temecula-area rock quarry came down to a tense hearing and a swing vote as Riverside County supervisors voted 3-2 Thursday to reject one of the most divisive land-use projects in recent memory.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Supervisors set to vote this morning

JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 16 February 2012 07:05 AM

Whether a proposed Temecula-area rock quarry gets built hinges on a vote scheduled for this morning by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Riverside to conclude its hearings on the Liberty Quarry, which raised questions about how to balance economic development, the environment and quality of life.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Supervisors face political backlash

Riverside County supervisors John Benoit, at left, and Marion Ashley go over their notes during the Jan. 30 hearing on Liberty Quarry in the Riverside Convention Center.(KURT MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY DUANE W. GANG AND JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITERS
dgang@pe.com | jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 11 February 2012 04:03 PM

A political rock-and-a-hard-place scenario faces Riverside County supervisors as they decide the fate of a proposed Temecula-area quarry.

Approve Liberty Quarry, and the five supervisors will anger a wide range of opponents, including a politically active Indian tribe. Deny the open-pit mine, and they risk the wrath of business groups and union members desperate for jobs.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: County, SEIU reach deal

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 10 February 2012 05:38 PM

Riverside County has reached a tentative deal with its second-largest union, less than two weeks after Service Employees International Union Local 721 held a one-day strike to push the county back to the bargaining table.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: SEIU pushes supervisors to reopen talks

Supervisors’ second-largest union argues it was asked to give up too much before terms were imposed; terms reached with biggest union

BY DUANE W. GANG AND DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITERS
dgang@pe.com | dbegley@pe.com

Published: 31 January 2012 09:15 AM

More than 1,000 Riverside County workers took to the streets Tuesday protesting benefit reductions and warning that additional strikes could be on the way if county officials don’t reopen contract negotiations.

The 24-hour work stoppage was expected to last until 6:59 a.m. today and marks the latest escalation between county management and the Service Employees International Union Local 721, the county’s second-largest employee group.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Court bans most challenged workers from strike

Riverside County officials have gone to court in an effort to stop a one-day strike by health care professionals.

BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 30 January 2012 11:33 AM

A judge Monday barred 248 health-care workers from joining a one-day strike by members of Riverside County’s second-largest union.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Union, county prepare for strike

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 27 January 2012 08:34 PM

Riverside County will go to court Monday seeking to keep nearly 300 nurses and other health professionals from taking part in a day-long strike planned by the county’s second-largest union.

County officials this week appealed to a state labor relations board for help after the Service Employees International Union Local 721 informed officials at Riverside County Regional Medical Center that nurses planned to participate in the strike Tuesday.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Nurses set for raise

Supervisors will take up an agreement Tuesday to provide raises to nurses at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley.(FILE PHOTO/2008)

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 06 January 2012 06:01 PM

In an effort to make Riverside County Regional Medical Center nursing pay more competitive, supervisors Tuesday will take up a deal to provide the hospital’s nurses with significant raises.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Deal reached with district attorneys’ union

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 20 December 2011 08:50 PM

Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday warily approved a four-year deal with a union covering various lawyers, setting the stage for a larger face-off with the county’s largest union next year.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: Fundraising key in Inland congressional race

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 24 November 2011 07:20 PM

A pair of candidates vying to represent a newly drawn Riverside County congressional district have launched aggressive fundraising efforts, tapping a diverse array of donors for campaign cash.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors want state fast-track policy

Supervisor John Benoit, above, and John Tavaglione want legislation creating a “fast-track” permitting process for California agencies.

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 20 November 2011 05:57 PM

Two Riverside County supervisors want legislation creating a formal “fast-track” policy for permits moving with California state agencies as a way to help jump start the economy.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors will pay own pension costs

Supervisors, managers and employees not represented by unions will pay 8 percent of their salaries toward retirement

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 15 November 2011 07:25 PM

Riverside County’s elected leaders and management will begin paying their own pension costs in a move designed to save money and show employees that they are willing to lead by example.

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This slate mailer shows candidates for San Bernardino city clerk, city attorney and City Council who are not necessarily Democrats.(CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CONTRIBUTED IMAGE)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Published: 13 November 2011 08:32 PM

An official with the San Bernardino County Central Committee of the Democratic Party has complained about campaign literature mailed to San Bernardino residents that he said falsely implied the party had endorsed five candidates for city office, including three who are Republicans.

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The county board already favors contributing to their own pensions to save $14 million over 3 years

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 13 November 2011 08:20 PM

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday will take up a measure requiring all county elected officials and management to pay their own retirement contributions.

Supervisors earlier this month voted in favor of the concept but had yet to work out the details.

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The PE: ELECTIONS 2012: Democrats focus on three Inland seats


The U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C./BLOOMBERG

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 04 November 2011 07:58 PM

WASHINGTON — Inland Southern California’s reshaped political landscape figures prominently in congressional Democrats’ plans to take back the House in 2012, party leaders said Friday.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Pay for stays in jail, supervisors say

Riverside County supervisors are moving ahead with a plan to charge inmates for their stays in jail, including at facilities such as the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 02 November 2011 10:35 AM

Riverside County is moving ahead with a plan to charge people for their jail time.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jail space major concern under realignment

Riverside County officials are concerned about where to house low-risk inmates who are sentenced to county jails, rather than state prison, under a plan that took effect Oct. 1. County jails, including the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, above, are already at capacity.

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 24 October 2011 08:12 PM

Jail space remains one of the most critical issues facing Riverside County as it begins supervising and housing low-level offenders, local officials said Monday.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: Incumbents outpace challengers in congressional races

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com
Published: 17 October 2011 08:04 PM

WASHINGTON — Incumbents outpaced challengers in fundraising efforts in the third quarter , as candidates in the freshly redrawn set of Inland congressional districts amassed their war chests in advance of the 2012 elections, new campaign finance reports show.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Three key posts vacant

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 06 October 2011 06:03 PM

An estimated $80 million budget gap for next fiscal year is only the start of the challenges Riverside County supervisors face in the coming months.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supes want employees paying toward pensions

Riverside County supervisors debated pension changes on Tuesday.
BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 04 October 2011 09:55 PM

Riverside County supervisors said Tuesday that county employees must start contributing more toward their own retirements, a move that would translate into immediate, long-term savings for the cash-strapped county.

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The PE: Riverside County CEO Luna resigns

10:22 PM PDT on Thursday, September 22, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

PDF: Read Bill Luna’s resignation letter as Riverside County CEO

Riverside County supervisors accepted the resignation of CEO Bill Luna on Thursday and are expected to hire a search firm next week to help find a new top executive.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Workers speak against retirement benefit revisions

10:04 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG and DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITERS
dgang@pe.com | dbegley@pe.com

Negotiations between labor unions and Riverside County moved from the bargaining table to the Board of Supervisors chambers Tuesday.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors weigh final district boundaries

10:03 PM PDT on Monday, September 12, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Riverside County supervisors take up a formal redistricting ordinance today, and it is likely to be a low-key affair compared to last month when Supervisors Bob Buster and John Tavaglione clashed over how to divide the city of Riverside.

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The PE: Political Empire: Tavaglione: GOP bigwigs ‘seemed to like me’

John Tavaglione

Political Empire

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione already is gearing up for his congressional bid in a new district centered on Riverside and Moreno Valley.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Amid acrimony, supervisors OK new boundaries

10:30 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Riverside County supervisors approved new district boundaries Tuesday amid heated debate and accusations of gerrymandering between supervisors Bob Buster and John Tavaglione.

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10:10 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Riverside County officials voiced support Tuesday for a more efficient way to dispatch 911 calls and get ambulances to medical emergencies more quickly.

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The PE: Jurupa Valley to seek $1.7 million loan from county

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
Staff Writer sstokley@pe.com

Stung by the loss of millions of dollars in state money, Riverside County’s newest city is asking the Board of Supervisors for a $1.7 million loan so it can gain its financial footing during its crucial first year.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Tavaglione to host kick-off fundraiser for congressional bid

Tavaglione

By PE Politics
August 9, 2011 2:30 PM

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione next week will hold a kick-off fundraiser for his 2012 congressional bid.

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The PE: Third redistricting plan for Riverside County proposed

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

By DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

A third proposal for how to split Riverside among county supervisors Bob Buster and John Tavaglione was unveiled Tuesday, keeping the Eastside neighborhood together as residents urged.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Registrar seeks new vote-counting machines

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County should purchase four additional ballot scanners to speed vote counting during next year’s presidential elections, the county’s top election official said.

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The PE: Riverside County supervisors: Donations won’t impact quarry vote

11:03 PM PDT on Saturday, June 18, 2011

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Since 2001, the company proposing a quarry near Temecula has donated more than $59,000 to political candidates in Riverside County — including at least $38,000 to county supervisors who will decide if the project gets built.

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The PE: Tavaglione to make formal announcement within 24 hours

Tavaglione

 

By PE Politics
June 16, 2011 7:46 AM

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione will make a formal announcement on a run for Congress within the next 24 hours.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Redistricting is nearly complete

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

By DUG BEGLEY and DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Determining which Riverside neighborhood will be shifted to a new supervisorial district is the only unresolved issue in redrawing Riverside County lines, officials said Tuesday.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

One has to wonder why there is such a disconnect in the way San Bernardino and Riverside County governments conduct business respectively.

Riverside County seems to be able to maintain a sense of order and cohesiveness.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Proposed budget includes $55 million in cuts

10:01 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive has recommended a spending plan for next year that includes $55 million in cuts, resulting in additional layoffs and reductions in core county services.

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The PE: Sheriff’s union imposed contract includes pay, benefit cuts

By PE Politics
May 25, 2011 10:06 AM

Riverside County declared an impasse last week with the Riverside Sheriff’s Association and will impose contract terms on the union starting June 2.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors to consider two redistricting proposals

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

A Riverside County committee helping to draft new supervisorial districts will forward two proposals to the Board of Supervisors after failing Tuesday to reach agreement on how best to divide the city of Riverside.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday declared their support for public safety and said imposing pay cuts and pension changes on the union representing sheriff’s deputies is unfortunate but will save money and jobs.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Bono Mack supports Chaz Bono

Bono Mack

 

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack is standing behind her stepson, Chaz Bono. But it remains unclear whether Chaz and his fiancé will stand before Bono Mack on their wedding day.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Contract disputes move into public arena

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

The war of words escalated Tuesday between Riverside County supervisors and the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

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10:48 PM PDT on Sunday, May 15, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

One of Riverside County’s largest employee unions allows any member to attend contract talks, raising concerns in recent weeks from at least two supervisors that the open-door policy isn’t productive.

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The PE: Riverside County supervisors shift jail focus

11:21 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to put on hold a proposed regional jail in Whitewater that would have cost $300 million to build.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Governor to discuss cuts during school visit

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, April 7, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown will join teachers and government officials at a Riverside school this morning, his first in a promised series of public appearances to drum up support for extending higher taxes to close a budget gap.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors want to halt Whitewater jail

 

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Marion Ashley and John Benoit announced Wednesday that they will seek to halt planning for a regional jail in rural Whitewater.

The move marks a reversal for supervisors and comes amid growing community opposition to the jail.

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The PE: Riverside County: Sheriff, fire chief outline budget cuts

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, April 4, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive recommended Monday that supervisors hold the line on spending, including for the sheriff’s and fire departments.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Public safety chiefs outline budget woes

10:33 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside Board of Supervisors meet about county budgets
Published: 3/29/2011 07:18 PM

Riverside County’s four public-safety departments painted a bleak picture Tuesday of their finances, saying they face significant budget shortfalls for next fiscal year.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors back governor’s plan to localize services

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, Riverside County supervisors approved a measure supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shift some state services to California’s 58 counties.

Supervisor John Tavaglione requested the resolution.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Community forums on redistricting set

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County will hold three community meetings next month to gather input from residents on how officials should redraw supervisorial district boundaries.

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The PE: Census will change county supervisors’ territories

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG and JIM MILLER
The Press-Enterprise

Thousands of Inland residents will soon have a different county supervisor to represent them.

Riverside and San Bernardino county officials must begin redrawing their district boundaries based on census 2010 data released Tuesday.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: DA faces deficit, blames Pacheco

Pacheco and Zellerbach

 

10:16 PM PST on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

By RICHARD K. De ATLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Former Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco knew his office faced a multi-million-dollar shortfall, misled county supervisors about it, and increased costs by $4.9 million with unchecked spending, his successor said Tuesday.

Now Paul Zellerbach said he is looking at a $5.9 million shortfall that he hopes to reduce a bit more before going to supervisors to ask for reserve money to fill in the gap.

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The PE: Tavaglione to cities: Compromise on redevelopment

Tavaglione

By PE Politics
on February 18, 2011 1:25 PM

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione said this week that a compromise could be reached with Gov. Jerry Brown over redevelopment.

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The PE: Campaign finance plan is withdrawn

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors are likely to pursue tighter disclosure requirements.

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone withdrew his proposal Tuesday to impose campaign contribution limits on board and countywide candidates.

Stone’s decision came as colleagues voiced concern that the plan would unleash a torrent of independent expenditures not subject to limits.

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The PE: Riverside County supervisor leads counties association at pivotal time

Tavaglione

10:25 PM PST on Sunday, February 6, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione never expected that his rise through the ranks of California’s counties association would top out just as state leaders proposed a sweeping shake-up of government services.

Tavaglione, president of the California State Association of Counties, is the group’s point person in tense, high-level Capitol negotiations on shifting billions of dollars’ worth of foster care, low-level prison inmates, fire protection and other state responsibilities to counties.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Potential ballot measure would reduce supervisor pay

By PE Politics
on February 4, 2011 4:52 PM
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Herb Higgins, a former Norco councilman, filed a notice of intent this week to gather signatures for a measure to reduce the pay and benefits of Riverside County supervisors. Higgins unsuccessfully challenged Supervisor John Tavaglione in the June 2010 election.

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InlandPolitics: Riverside Co. Supes drained coffers in 10′

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 04:45 p.m.

Members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors raised slightly less and spent significantly more campaign money than their San Bernardino County brethren last year.

They also reported significantly depleted warchests.

And I mean significant.

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The PE: JURUPA: Council hopefuls share views at forum

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Residents on Wednesday heard City Council candidates share their vision for a proposed city of Jurupa Valley at a forum sponsored by the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors have special meeting on redevelopment

05:33 PM PST on Friday, January 14, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors will hold a special meeting Tuesday to decide whether to issue $155 million in bonds to pay for a host of redevelopment projects.

The meeting comes a week after Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a plan to phase out redevelopment agencies, which use property tax revenue to fund public improvements such as sewers, roads, libraries and community centers.

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