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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga’s Michael named to League of California Cities post

Dennis Michael

Michael

Posted: 12/18/14, 2:07 PM PST |

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael has became the first vice president of the League of California Cities for the next year.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga candidates weigh in on issues

Rancho Cucamonga Seal

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/29/14, 2:28 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> In Tuesday’s election, residents will decide whether to re-elect longtime politicians or bring in some new faces to the dais.

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The PE: RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Mayor adds to his duties

Dennis Michael

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael is the new second vice president of the League of California Cities.

BY ERIN WALDNER / STAFF WRITER
Published: Sept. 13, 2014 Updated: 7:55 p.m.
Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael
COURTESY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael has become second vice president of the League of California Cities, which works to influence policy decisions affecting cities.

He will advance to first vice president in a year, provided he is re-elected mayor of Rancho Cucamonga in November. He is being challenged by businessman Jim Moffatt.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Ontario airport, area hotels report some growth in 2014

ontario airport

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/27/14, 9:28 PM PDT | Updated: 37 secs ago

Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga hotels near the L.A./Ontario International Airport are reporting occupancy growth this year, as airport officials report some growth in passenger traffic during the first half of 2014.

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Goodman Logistics Center

COURTESY Rendering of the Goodman Logistics Center coming to Rancho Cucamonga.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/05/14, 10:22 PM PDT | Updated: 53 secs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> A major global developer of warehousing and logistics centers is bringing a new facility to this city and it’s expected to bring thousands of jobs with it.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga adopts new approach to marketing

Rancho Cucamonga Seal

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/18/14, 4:58 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The city plans to introduce a program it hopes will help market itself as a potential location for businesses.

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DailyBulletin: Longtime Rancho Cucamonga leader dies

black ribbon

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/19/13, 6:50 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Lloyd W. Michael, a key former general manager of what is today the Cucamonga Valley Water District, passed away earlier this month at the age of 90.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga mayor honored with Thalman award

Dennis Michael

Michael

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/21/13, 6:07 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The League of California Cities Inland Empire Division awarded the 2013 James S. Thalman Memorial Public Service award to Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael at its recent annual banquet.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga hopes to retain $1 million for interchange project

Rancho Cucamonga Seal

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/14/13, 8:41 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> City officials fear the risk of losing $1 million in state funds for the Base Line Road and 15 Freeway Interchange project if they’re not granted an extension on a requirement to award a construction bid.

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InlandPolitics: Birthday Parties Featuring Exotic Pets in the IE

By William Cutting
Friday, June 21, 2013 – 04:30 p.m.

As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to think of an original idea for a kid’s birthday party. The other day I read an interesting article about a company that puts together exotic pet viewings/showings for parties featuring many fascinating creatures. The company is called “SoCal Jungle” and they are in the business of reptile parties — and the article specifically discussed a birthday party in Rancho Cucamonga.

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InlandPolitics: County Sheriff policing contracts losing their luster

SBSO Sheriff

Thursday, June 20, 2012 – 12:15 p.m.

San Bernardino County cities contracting for law enforcement services with the sheriff’s department are now reconsidering the strategy.

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The Sun: Rancho Cucamonga adopts city budget

Rancho Cucamonga Seal

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/15/2013 07:10:01 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — The City Council has unanimously adopted a $65 million general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The budget represents a $1.8 million or 2.9 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

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The Sun: SanBAG elects Bill Jahn as new president, L. Dennis Michael as VP

SANBAG

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/09/2013 07:16:20 PM PDT

The 29-member board of directors for San Bernardino County’s transportation planning agency, San Bernardino Associated Governments, has elected Bill Jahn, a member of the Big Bear Lake City Council, as president for 2013-14.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga needs approval from state for funding

Rancho Cucamonga Seal

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/31/2013 09:09:17 PM PDT
Updated: 03/31/2013 09:15:56 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Rancho Cucamonga is waiting for approval from the California Department of Finance to use $31 million in bonds to begin construction on improvements to the Base Line Road and 15 Freeway interchange.

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InlandPolitics: Dutton for Rancho Cucamonga mayor?

Dennis Michaeldutton

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael left. Former State Senator Bob Dutton right.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Man it just never ends.

The new story making the rounds this Wednesday morning is Former Republican State Senator Bob Dutton may challenge Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 07:30 a.m.
Last Modified: January 10, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some new coming across the transom Thursday morning.

Unemployment claims rise

First-time claims for unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 371,000 last week. While not horrible, the number doesn’t bring much confidence in a labor market recovery anytime soon.

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DailyBulletin: New Rancho Cucamonga councilman to be sworn in

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/25/2012 06:13:06 AM PST
Updated: 11/25/2012 05:35:44 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Voters elected to change the makeup of their City Council with the addition of advertising executive Marc Steinorth.

Steinorth is scheduled to be sworn on Dec. 5, along with incumbent Sam Spagnolo, who earned 21 percent of the vote.

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DailyBulletin: Council races heat up in the Inland Valley

Staff Report
Posted: 10/24/2012 08:47:32 PM PDT
Updated: 10/24/2012 10:43:37 PM PDT

To assist voters in the Nov. 6 election, the Daily Bulletin has asked municipal candidates questions about issues concerning their respective cities.

In some cases, the responses have been edited for space.

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DailyBulletin: Election 2012: Anger rises in national, Inland Valley campaigns

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/18/2012 06:08:48 PM PDT
Updated: 10/18/2012 09:56:04 PM PDT

It’s probably too early to know if 2012 will be remembered as an especially angry election year, but the vitriol seen during past weeks’ debates between the Democratic and Republican presidential tickets may have trickled down to the contests for local offices.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga City Council candidates speak at forum

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/03/2012 08:12:23 PM PDT
Updated: 10/03/2012 08:17:06 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – City Council candidates shared their views on local governance Tuesday night at Goldy S. Lewis Community Center.

Present at the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce- sponsored event were incumbents Chuck Buquet and Sam Spagnolo, and challengers Erick Jimenez, Jim Moffatt, Anthony Rice and Marc Steinorth.

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DailyBulletin: Chaffey district holds rally for $848M bond

Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 09/14/2012 05:28:16 PM PDT

ONTARIO – If there’s one thing a high school community understands, it’s pep rallies.

Cheerleaders and mascots for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District’s 12 high schools on Thursday night marched down the aisles at Hill Auditorium to energize advocates for its $848 million bond that is on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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InlandPolitics: Neighboring cities continue picking at San Bernardino’s dead carcass

Monday, September 10, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

It’s been happening for years and is likely to pickup in pace.

That’s more business friendly cities picking the dead carcass of bankrupt San Bernardino, California,

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/09/2012 12:23:48 PM PDT

Officials with the San Bernardino-based Inland Empire Health Plan have set their sights on Rancho Cucamonga for their new home.

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By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 09/06/2012 01:46:50 AM PDT

The Rancho Cucamonga City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to adopt an amendment to the city’s current contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to exclude any elected official elected after October 6, 2012, from membership with the pension system.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga expected to get money for RDA projects

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 07/31/2012 11:38:00 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — The city is unlikely to file a lawsuit over not being able to receive money from the state to complete its redevelopment projects.

The game changer: new legislation – Assembly Bill 1484 – allows development agencies to apply for bond proceeds they would otherwise have been denied after the dissolution of redevelopment agencies.

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The Sun: San Bernardino to consider short-term cuts

Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/24/2012 11:12:13 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The City Council gave itself a little breathing room Tuesday, agreeing to defer about $12 million of payments over the next three months so it can meet its other obligations while it prepares a more comprehensive set of cuts.

The unanimous vote delays some payments, keeps some positions vacant and continues concessions made by several unions, but officials emphasized that Tuesday’s vote was only a stopgap measure to resolve a cash-flow problem that would otherwise prevent the city from paying its employees on Aug. 15.

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DailyBulletin: Miller pulls Carrari Ranch project

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 07/13/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Rep. Gary Miller has withdrawn his Carrari Ranch housing development from the planning process.

Miller, R-Brea, “didn’t want the project to become a lightning rod in a political campaign at this time,” said Jan Dabney, a civil manager for Claremont-based J C Dabney & Associates. “We are rethinking what the project should look like.”

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Sunday, June 23, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

News from across the transom this Sunday morning.

Arnett to challenge Shorett again

Joe Arnett is going to take another shot at unseating San Bernardino City Councilman Fred Shorett.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga council approves 2012-13 budget plan

City balances budget after layoffs, cutbacks
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/21/2012 08:45:57 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council on Thursday approved a balanced budget plan for the new fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday night.

The city budget proposal involves a number of program cutbacks, including reduced library hours, while officials plan increased spending to reclassify three fire investigator positions to “captain specialists.”

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DailyBulletin: State could take millions from Rancho Cucamonga Fire District

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/14/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – After the blow of having lost millions of dollars in redevelopment funds, city leaders expressed further disgust Thursday over news that state lawmakers are considering taking even more money away.

The Rancho Cucamonga Fire District could stand to lose about a third of its budget – roughly $8 million – after city officials received notice from state finance officials on Wednesday that property tax revenue, normally set aside for special districts, could be taken to shore up the state budget.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga officials to consider new budget plan Thursday

Created: 06/13/2012 07:13:03 PM PDT
By Neil Nisperos
Staff Writer

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – City officials announced budget plans for the fiscal year 12-13, which include reductions to facility operations, program reductions, and the elimination of economic development services.

Projected general fund expenditures for fiscal year 2011-12 are about $63 million. The figure is an increase of about $238,000 from the last fiscal year, officials said.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. cuts nearly 20 employees due to loss of redevelopment

By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/02/2012 04:00:20 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The city has been forced to let go nearly 20 employees due to the elimination of millions of dollars in redevelopment funding.

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Former Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez returned home Thursday after serving his prison term. A jury found him guilty in October 2010 of felony charges of conspiracy, grand theft and presenting a false claim to a public office. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Photographer)

 

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 04/21/2012 07:07:01 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Fifteen months in prison have hardly changed Rex Gutierrez.

The former councilman does not look older, thinner or more defeated.

His sense of humor, quirky sensibility and panache for flashy ties have not gone away.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2012 07:09:23 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The first renters at the Lewis Group of Cos. “Santa Barbara” apartments have begun to move in, and the developers plan on building upon the coastal city’s name to create a new brand of upscale apartments.

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By Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 03/23/2012 06:53:40 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Former Councilman Rex Gutierrez, who served half of his two years and eight months sentence in state prison, has been released and has moved back to the community.

Gutierrez, 52, was found guilty in December 2010 on four felony counts of grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime and filing a fraudulent claim. The crimes occurred while he worked as the intergovernmental relations officer for the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga councilman recovering from successful surgery

Wendy Leung, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 02/20/2012 05:06:30 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Councilman Sam Spagnolo, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December, is recovering this week from a successful surgery. Spagnolo, 70, said he plans to attend the next City Council meeting on March 7.

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By Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 01/20/2012 03:29:05 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – As Ontario steps up efforts to gain autonomy of L.A./Ontario International Airport, leaders from neighboring Rancho Cucamonga are joining a growing number of agencies calling for local control.

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DailyBulletin: Hampered by redevelopment news, R.C. looks ahead

By Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 01/13/2012 03:41:57 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Clearly frustrated about the loss of its redevelopment agency, the City Council is contemplating the new year without much of the funding slated for capital improvement and economic development.

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DailyBulletin: Colonies provides Christmas cheer to kids

NBA Champion James Worthy asks Quran Clayton, 3, of Rancho Cucamonga what he wants for Christmas Saturday during the 4th Annual Colonies Holiday Miracles event at the Colonies Crossroads shopping center in Upland. (James Carbone/Correspondent)

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 12/17/2011 04:54:29 PM PST

UPLAND – More than 100 children from low-income families were treated to a $200 shopping spree and much more as part of the 4th Annual Colonies Holiday Miracles event at the Colonies Crossroads Shopping Center.

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Inlandpolitics: Case outcomes troubling

Former Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez, at left, received a 2 year, 8 month prison sentence, while Former Assessor taxpayer Advocate Greg Advocate, on the right, received 4 months of home detention. Both men were accused of virtually the same offenses.

Saturday, December 10, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

Speaking of no  justice.

Friday’s plea deal between the  San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office and defendant Gregory Eyler depicts a stark reality when prosecutions turn political in nature.

The move avoids a jury trial originally set for January 30, 2012.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga to consider changes to rally permit law

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 10/03/2011 04:34:48 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – City leaders are considering possible changes to an ordinance passed in August that requires groups holding a protest or rally on public streets to first apply for a permit.

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Rizzo

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 09/05/2011 07:03:08 AM PDT

The former Bell city manager, who was once employed in Rancho Cucamonga, will receive drastically reduced pension benefits after the California Public Employees Retirement System slashed the payouts of top-paid officials.

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DailyBulletin: Activists protest RC’s new restriction on protests

Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/26/2011 07:28:16 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – About 20 people showed up Friday to voice opposition to a new ordinance requiring organizers of rallies, protests and picket lines to get a city permit six days before the event.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 08/25/2011 03:05:18 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Activists who oppose the city’s new permitting process for protests will respond Friday with a protest of their own at Foothill and Day Creek boulevards.

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DailyBulletin: Redevelopment penalty will hamper Rancho Cucamonga projects

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 08/09/2011 09:33:38 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A new fire station, groundbreaking on a veterans project and the completion of the Pacific Electric Trail are on the city’s horizon. But city officials are hitting pause on a number of projects because the future of California redevelopment agencies are uncertain.

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AlphenhornNews: Acres, aggregates and accusations

County Supervisor Janice Rutherford

Thursday, August 4, 2011
S. E. Williams
Staff Writer

When Janice Rutherford was elected Second District Supervisor last year, voters looked with renewed hope toward a future of clean government. Most were fed-up with the scandals and fraud that have plagued the county for nearly a generation.

The election, once again, gave voters a chance to elect new representation. Although this made voters hopeful—history in San Bernardino County has also taught them to be diligent and remain watchful.

As a result, when Rutherford approached the county’s Chief Administrative Officer Greg Devereaux and asked about the infamous “1,200 Acres” of undeveloped, surplus county flood control property in Rancho Cucamonga, alarm bells sounded and a weary constituency questioned, why?

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DailyBulletin: Cities protest lines

Upland, R.C. say they would lose influence
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 07/19/2011 05:15:47 PM PDT

Rancho Cucamonga and Upland are among the cities joining a vast number of municipalities and ethnic groups disappointed at the current maps released by the Citizens Redistricting Commission.

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Rutherford

Sunday, July 17, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

The plot thickens regarding a piece of prime San Bernardino County-owned real estate this Sunday morning.

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By Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/14/2011 10:05:08 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Officials from several Inland Empire citiessupport an anticipated lawsuit seeking to overturn two new laws to limit or eliminate redevelopment funding.

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InlandPolitics: County insiders puzzled by new focus on flood control land

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 – 01:15 p.m.

County insiders are privately puzzled and concerned over new discussions regarding the disposition of a large parcel of county-owned land.

New discussions, which some county officials believe, are being spurred by an Upland developer.

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DailyBulletin: $262,568 pay OK’d for official

R.C. council approves pact for new city manager
By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 07/07/2011 09:28:42 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a new city manager contract, clearing the way for Assistant City Manager John Gillison to lead the day-to-day affairs of City Hall starting Sept. 1.

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DailyBulletin: Gillison deal goes to council

R.C.’s new city managers to receive less than Lam
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 07/05/2011 05:05:28 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council is expected to approve the contract of the incoming city manager at its regular meeting tonight.

If approved, Assistant City Manager John Gillison will receive an annual compensation package of $262,568, with a benefits package worth $67,440.

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InlandPolitics: An unexpected shoe drops……

Rutherford

Monday, July 4, 2011 – 08:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – 10:00 p.m.

An unexpected shoe dropped over the weekend related to the county corruption investigation.

And I mean unexpected!

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DailyBulletin: Troubled acres

Plans on hold for R.C. land mired in scandal
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 07/02/2011 07:07:16 AM PDT

Two years ago, wheels were in motion to develop a prime piece of Rancho Cucamonga real estate. City and San Bernardino County leaders were getting ready to select a developer to turn 1,200 acres of former flood control property into a planned community of suburban homes, parks and sports fields.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. reconfigures pensions

Lower rate will apply to new employees after July 4
By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 06/16/2011 08:54:45 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council has adopted a two-tier retirement benefits formula that will affect future City Hall employees.

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InlandPolitics: Former Rancho Cucamonga Mayor medical license revoked

Kurth

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – 11:15 a.m.

The Medical Board of California has revoked the license of former Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Don Kurth.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga reconfigures pensions

Lower rate to apply to new employees
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 06/12/2011 09:32:15 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council has adopted a two-tier retirement benefits formula that will affect future City Hall employees.

Starting July 4, employees hired by the city will receive a retirement benefits formula of 2 percent at age 55, compared to the current formula of 2.5 percent at 55.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. city manager to retire after 32 years with city

Lam

 

Staff Report
Created: 06/09/2011 09:31:46 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – City Manager Jack Lam announced Thursday that he will retire Aug. 31 after 32 years with the city.

Lam has been city manager for 22 years.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. to pass budget without using reserves

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 06/01/2011 09:11:22 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The city has weaned itself from using reserves to balance its budget, thanks to a slight uptick in revenue and adjustments to the so-called “new normal.”

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Don’t eliminate redevelopment

Michael

 

Mayor L. Dennis Michael
Created: 05/28/2011 10:17:46 PM PDT

Any Rancho Cucamonga resident knows full well what an incredible city we have, surrounded by natural beauty, access to a variety of transportation, a healthy business climate, top-notch education and located in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas.

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InlandPolitics: State suspends license of Former Rancho Cucamonga mayor

Kurth

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 12:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 06:18 p.m.

The Medical Board of California through an enforcement action by the State Attorney General has suspended the medical license of former Rancho Cucamonga Mayor and Assembly candidate Don Kurth.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. keeps naming rights policy, stays mum on Biane Library

By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 05/19/2011 05:30:15 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Not wanting to turn away future funds for city projects, the City Council on Wednesday decided to maintain its naming rights policy and not add restrictions that would prohibit naming public facilities after politicians.

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InlandPolitics: California Supreme Court reassigns Gutierrez appeal

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.

InlandPolitics has learned on May 12, 2011, the California Supreme Court reassigned the criminal appeal of former Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez.

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The Sun: Rancho Cucamonga council to look at naming procedure

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/17/2011 09:30:45 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council will review its policy on naming public facilities at its regular meeting at 7 tonight.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. has second thoughts on naming rights policy

By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 05/13/2011 03:39:08 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – News of former Supervisor Paul Biane’s arrest Tuesday has sparked discussions over the fate of the city’s newest library – the Paul A. Biane Library.

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DailyBulletin: How we’ve changed

R.C., Fontana spurred growth
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 03/12/2011 11:09:52 PM PST

Growth in those areas and across the Inland Empire came largely because of affordable homes sold in the first half of the decade, said Brad Kemp, director of regional research at Beacon Economics.

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DailyBulletin: Alta Loma District blames state for school financial condition

By Canan Tasci Staff Writer
Created: 03/10/2011 04:26:39 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Alta Loma School District officials approved a report saying it may not be able to meet its financial obligations over the next three years.

Board members approved their second interim financial report as “qualified” Wednesday night due to postponement of funds by the state. Districts must submit this report to the county Superintendent of Schools Office by Tuesday stating its financial condition.

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DailyBulletin: Alta Loma School District to issue 18 preliminary layoff notices

 

 

By Canan Tasci Staff Writer
Created: 02/25/2011 07:41:57 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Superintendent Michael Whisenand has never had to plan for two budgets or consider laying off teachers.

That changed on Thursday.

Alta Loma School District board members approved sending out 18 layoff notices in March to teachers as well as other certificated employees.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. seeks public’s help in defending redevelopment

By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 02/17/2011 04:56:01 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Facing a possible elimination of its redevelopment agency, the city has begun a campaign to get residents and businesses to oppose such a plan. City officials have created a page on the redevelopment agency website, www.rcrda.us/ProtectRancho, that lists information on past projects and includes letters that residents can send to the governor and the Legislature calling for the protection of redevelopment agencies.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. mayor sees turnaround on horizon

Michael

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 01/19/2011 05:19:46 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The city’s future is bright, Mayor Dennis Michael told a group of community and business leaders at his first State of the City address on Wednesday at Etiwanda Gardens.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga council gives wish list

Special session focuses on 2011 goals
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 01/15/2011 07:06:35 AM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council, with a new mayor and two new councilmen, kicked off 2011 with a team-building session last week that got the five leaders talking about their goals for a financially and politically difficult year.

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DailyBulletin: Gutierrez court case rocked Rancho Cucamonga politics

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 12/27/2010 08:01:12 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – With Don Kurth ducking out of the political limelight this year, it was a game of musical chairs on the City Council. Dennis Michael filled the mayor’s seat and two former councilmen rejoined that body.

But much of the political news this year was overshadowed by the guilty verdict delivered to Rex Gutierrez, the former councilman who is currently serving his sentence of two years and eight months in state prison.

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DailyBulletin: Ex-councilman sworn in at R.C. council meeting

Buquet

Buquet is back
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 12/15/2010 07:54:08 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A local businessman with a dozen years of City Council experience is the newest member of this city’s governing board.

Chuck Buquet, 59, was sworn in before the last City Council meeting of the year on Wednesday evening.

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DailyBulletin: Buquet selected to fill Rancho Cucamonga City Council vacancy

Buquet

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 12/02/2010 04:58:32 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A councilman who served 12 years in the 1980s and 1990s was appointed Wednesday to fill the remaining two years of Dennis Michael’s term.

The City Council, on a 3-1 vote, named Chuck Buquet, 59, the third highest vote getter in the November municipal election, to the five-member board. Buquet will be sworn in on Dec. 15.

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DailyBulletin: Michael takes oath

Michael

New mayor promises openness
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 12/01/2010 07:04:19 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Councilman Dennis Michael became the mayor on Wednesday evening when the results of the November elections were certified in the Council Chambers.

Former Mayor Bill Alexander and Councilwoman Diane Williams were also sworn in.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 12/01/2010 11:05:21 PM PST

The City Council, on a 3-1 vote, has decided to appoint Chuck Buquet, the third highest vote getter in the council member race, to fill the remaining two years of Dennis Michael’s term.

“It just makes good, clean sense to me,” said Councilwoman Diane Williams.

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DailyBulletin: New Rancho Cucamonga mayor to be sworn in

Michael

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 11/28/2010 09:42:20 PM PST

After six years as a Rancho Cucamonga councilman, Dennis Michael will be sworn in as the city’s new mayor. At the ceremony on Wednesday, Councilwoman Diane Williams and former mayor Bill Alexander will also be sworn in to the council. The first item of business will be to decide how to fill the council vacancy left by Michael. Find out what the council decides in the Daily Bulletin later this week.

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DailyBulletin: Kurth leaving office, to focus on new family

Kurth

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 11/26/2010 04:45:55 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Among those in the audience at Wednesday night’s swearing-in ceremony of the new City Council will be a blue-eyed toddler and a gregarious 2-year-old who’s an expert at disassembling anything that’s baby-proof.

Addie and her baby sister, Grace – new additions to Mayor Don Kurth’s family – will be there to see their father end a chapter of his political career. The one-term mayor did not seek re-election this year. On Wednesday, Councilman Dennis Michael will be sworn in to lead the City Council.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cugamonga council faces choice

Newly elected group must fill one vacancy
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 11/07/2010 06:03:38 AM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The election season is over, and the political signs that once blanketed the city are slowly coming down.

But it won’t be until the end of the year, at the earliest, when Rancho residents find out who the fifth member of the City Council will be.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: SEBA can’t close the deal any longer

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 3:30 p.m.

It’s sad.

The San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA), the union representing San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies, suffered stinging blows at a high cost Tuesday night.

The union spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in two races that blew up in its face for one and one reason only.

It forgot how elections are won or lost.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 10/28/2010 06:17:11 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Voters in this city on Tuesday will have a lengthy list of candidates to chose from in a City Council race that has become one of the more unusual elections in recent memory.

Of the 13 candidates running for three open seats, one has been found guilty of multiple felony counts, two are former members of the City Council and another is a sitting councilman whose term isn’t up until 2012.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cucamonga councilman guilty on all counts

GUTIERREZ CONVICTED

Mike Cruz and Josh Dulaney, Staff Writers
Created: 10/27/2010 12:20:28 PM PDT

A jury convicted Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez on Wednesday of grand theft, fraud and conspiracy after deliberating for nearly a week.

Gutierrez, in a crisp gray suit and a brightly colored necktie, folded his hands and nodded as the court clerk read the verdicts.

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DailyBulletin: Gutierrez apologizes, resigns council seat

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 10/27/2010 06:27:42 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – After 14 years on the City Council, Rex Gutierrez, one of the most controversial leaders in the city and at one time a state Assembly hopeful, resigned from his post Wednesday following a judge’s orders.

Gutierrez was found guilty on all four counts of conspiracy, grand theft and filing a fraudulent claim during his tenure at the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office.

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InlandPolitics: Breaking News: Gutierrez found guilty

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 – 12:30 p.m.

This morning a San Bernardino County jury found former San Bernardino County Assessor employee and Rancho Cucamonga city councilman Rex Gutierrez guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit grand theft, two counts of grand theft, and one count of filing a false claim.

The charges stemmed from Gutierrez’s employment under former Assessor Bill Postmus.

The jury was in its fifth day of deliberation.

Gutierrez remains out on bail pending sentencing. He will resign his city council seat today.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 – 11:00 p.m.
Last updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 – 07:55 a.m.

Once again, could the conspiracy angle in the second trial of former San Bernardino County Assessor employee and Rancho Cucamonga city councilman Rex Gutierrez be problematic to the prosecution?

It sure seems plausible.

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