Archive for April 1st, 2010

Deadturtlenews: S.B. County: 2nd District race promises to be a wild ride

March 31, 2010

Now just in over 70 days, two-term Board of Supervisors member Paul Biane will stand before voters as he seeks his third term for the board of supervisors’ Second District. This will no doubt be Biane’s most difficult re-election campaign ever by far, as he is being challenged by five candidates, with one being the very credible (on paper) Janice Rutherford who is serving her third term as councilwoman for the beautiful city of Fontana.

Rutherford has served as an aide to Republican Party poohbah Bill Leonard in his capacities at a Senator, Assemblyman and member of the state Board of Equalization.

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The paralysis of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors would appear to be deepening as the weeks pass.

The malaise in county government is no more. Call it “frozen” government.

Be thankful county supervisors are letting their new administrative officer Greg Devereaux manage, and more importantly effect changes without their consent being required at every turn.

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SBSun: County’s health department leader fired

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/31/2010 06:09:14 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Public Health Department Director Jim Lindley, who in 2008 was appointed to head the department amid allegations he lacked the necessary qualifications, has been fired, officials said Wednesday.

The dismissal came amid news of the resignation of another county department head, solid waste division manager Peter Wulfman.

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James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/31/2010 04:50:17 PM PDT

VICTORVILLE – Days after anti-war activists attempted to arrest him in Beverly Hills, former presidential adviser Karl Rove found himself in much friendlier confines Wednesday at a High Desert event where nary a protester could be found.

Rove, who is making his way around California as he promotes his recently released memoir – “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” – spoke about the book and his time as an adviser to President George W. Bush.

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RivPE: Emmerson opens legal defense fund


By PE Politics
on March 31, 2010 5:10 PM

Assemblyman Bill Emmerson has opened a legal defense fund.

Emmerson, along with six other people, is a candidate for Riverside County’s 37th Senate District in the April 13 special election.

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By PE Politics
April 1, 2010 6:01 AM

Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, Riverside City Councilman Rusty Bailey and Menifee City Councilman Scott Mann are backing U.S. Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina’s campaign announced the endorsements. In a statement, Fiorina praised the three elected officials for their commitment to their communities.

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VVDailyPress: FPPC complaint targets A.V. golf vote

After complaint, Allan abandons club equity membership
March 31, 2010 4:13 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

APPLE VALLEY • A complaint has been filed with the state election watchdog alleging Mayor Peter Allan acted unethically by negotiating the town’s purchase of the Apple Valley Country Club while simultaneously serving on the club’s board of directors.

The complaint was filed Tuesday with the nonpartisan Fair Political Practices Commission, according to the filer, Daniel Seagondollar, an architect in Apple Valley and former candidate for the Town Council.

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LATimes: Meg Whitman is doing her homework


Despite some gaffes, the Republican gubernatorial candidate shows she’s learning the inner workings of the office, including the ability to pare pork from the $11.1-billion water bond proposal.

March 31, 2010|George Skelton, Capitol Journal

Give Meg Whitman some credit. She’s listening and reading up — trying to learn about being governor of California.

True, she occasionally shows her political naivete. A good example was when the former EBay chief last week suggested that as governor she’d organize the Legislature into “teams.” A “jobs team,” a “government efficiency team.”

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