Archive for April 10th, 2010

SBSun: OpEd: Uffer’s actions to check board should be applauded

***Administrator’s Note: The following Sun op-ed authored by Sanford Kassel, the civil attorney of former County Administrative Officer Mark H. Uffer is being provided for entertainment value. Knowing Kassel’s reputation and price tag, Uffer must be paying a pretty penny for this work.

Sanford Kassel
Posted: 04/08/2010 07:24:30 PM PDT

The editorial “One more try to pick pockets” (April 6) was extremely unfair, inaccurate, and does not pay attention to the facts. The editorial wrongfully attacked Mark Uffer for filing a civil claim against certain members of the Board of Supervisors and some members of their staff who are presently under investigation for inappropriate conduct and their employer.

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By Jack Chang
Published: Saturday, Apr. 10, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown said Friday that his campaign was digging into how the California Chamber of Commerce funded and produced a TV attack ad against him, which began running Tuesday but was abruptly pulled off the air two days later.

The attorney general also said he didn’t threaten the chamber’s directors and member companies while calling them about the 30-second spot, a charge that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s campaign has made.

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RivPE: CD45 – Former House Speaker Gingrich backs Bono Mack

By PE Politics
on April 9, 2010 12:00 PM

The conservative cavalcade through the Coachella Valley continued this week, as another GOP luminary formally threw his support behind Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s bid for an eighth term in Congress,

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich headlined a fundraiser for the Palm Springs Republican on Wednesday in the desert, Bono Mack’s campaign announced. Gingrich, who encouraged Bono Mack to run for the seat after the 1998 death of her husband, Rep. Sonny Bono, formally endorsed Bono Mack at the event.

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By Mike Cruz
Created: 04/09/2010 03:15:05 PM PDT

A criminal trial for Rancho Cucamonga councilman Rex Gutierrez has been continued until June 1 because of witness availability issues, prosecutors say.

Gutierrez, 50, made a scheduled appearance Friday morning in San Bernardino Superior Court, where he faces charges stemming from an investigation into alleged malfeasance at the county Assessor’s Office when it was under the direction of former Assessor Bill Postmus.

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By Wes Woods II Staff Writer
Created: 04/09/2010 07:16:45 PM PDT

Local political pundits say the chances that a ballot initiative to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana will be successful appear to be – at best – hazy.

There is still seven months of campaigning ahead, but the experts say they find it difficult to believe it could succeed in November’s mid-term elections.

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Inquiry centers on command staff accused of forging documents. Report headed to D.A.’s office
April 09, 2010 5:43 PM
Tomoya Shimura

Senior members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are under investigation for allegedly forging training documents for personal gain, according to officials.

The department has completed its investigation and the case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office next week, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Beavers said Friday.

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SBSun: Rep. Lewis talks to Tea Party members in Redlands

Jerry Lewis

By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2010 12:47:45 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Back from the nation’s capitol, Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, encouraged local conservatives to increase their number and change the course the country is taking.

Lewis spoke to about 50 members of the Redlands Townhall Patriots on Thursday at the former Mission Aviation Fellowship building near the Redlands Municipal Airport. The group is part of the national Tea Party movement, characterized by opposing the policies of President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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By Stacia Glenn Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2010 01:21:13 PM PDT

An aggressive social media campaign has considerably upped Paul Schrader’s chances of gaining recognition and support in his efforts to be San Bernardino County’s next sheriff.

The 27-year law enforcement veteran works for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and lives in Fontana. He is joining local sheriff’s Deputy Mark Averbeck in challenging Sheriff Rod Hoops, who was appointed 14 months ago to finish his predecessor’s term.

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Capitol and California – Governor 2010

Published: Saturday, Apr. 10, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner, well behind in the polls, has begun airing an ad linking rival Meg Whitman to people and issues unpopular with state Republican voters. Following is the text of the ad and an analysis by Bee Political Editor Amy Chance:

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