Archive for May 18th, 2010

iePolitics: ARMC Coverup

Written by Administrator
May 18th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Evidence is surfacing that a major cover-up is in progress at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC).  Allegations surfaced months ago that San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Second District Supervisor Paul Biane and Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales received extensive free medical care at ARMC.  A complaint has been filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) alleging Form 700 violations due to the fact that these supervisors, along with former County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer, received free medical care, which constitutes a gift of public funds, and did not report said gifts as required by law on their Form 700s.

InlandPolitics: ICEMA diverting trauma patients from ARMC

InlandPolitics has learned from reliable sources that the Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) has been diverting critical trauma cases from San Bernardino County owned and operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC).

The primary reason? Substandard trauma care.

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iePolitics: ARMC: Dr. Gnanadev and a Horrifying Revelation

Written by Administrator
May 18th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Today I had the chance to meet directly with an Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) doctor, who contacted iePolitics due to the articles we have been writing about the hospital.  The doctor provided iePolitics with a plethora of documentation to prove claims of mismanagement, inappropriate financial arrangements by ARMC Medical Director Dr. Dev GnanaDev, and a host of other accusations.  We will be discussing some of these issues in the days to come.

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RivPE: Trial set for ex-Grand Terrace councilman

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trial dates were set Tuesday for a former Grand Terrace city councilman charged in a felony conflict of interest case, following prosecutors’ withdrawal of a misdemeanor plea deal.

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SBSun: Cuts seen as costly to San Bernardino County

$24M would be lost if CalWORKS is killed
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/17/2010 09:28:29 PM PDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to eliminate the state’s main welfare program, CalWORKs, could mean big losses for businesses in California, especially in high-poverty areas such as San Bernardino.

CalWORKs, the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids program, gives cash benefits averaging about $500 per month to more than 47,000 families – about $24 million per month total – in San Bernardino County.

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Fox&Hounds: SBAC/M4 Strategies Poll: Whitman Leads by 17

By Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee
May 17, 2010

Meg Whitman holds a 17.5% point lead over Steve Poizner in the newest Small Business Action Committee poll conducted by M4 Strategies of Costa Mesa.

The poll was conducted May 12, 13, and 16, targeting 600 high propensity Republican voters. The poll’s margin of error is 4%.

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SBSun: 5 propositions on tap for primary

Decisions include topics such as election methods and electricity
Bay Area News Group
Posted: 05/17/2010 09:29:55 PM PDT

Close to 100 statewide ballot propositions were filed with California election officials or proposed in the Legislature, but only five measures qualified for the June 8 ballot:

Proposition 13: Seismic retrofitting

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, May 17, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Three incumbent Riverside County officials face no opposition as they seek new terms in the June 8 election.

Marion Ashley is running unopposed for a third term on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, May 17, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

After leading the city of Ontario’s economic efforts for 12 years, Mary Jane Olhasso took the helm of the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency on Monday with the intent to build the county’s brand name among executives seeking a place to do business.

“From a national standpoint, there is some recognition of the county, but not a lot. The brand really isn’t out there,” she said.

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08:52 AM PDT on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Students are dropping out of high school and they don’t realize that without an education, they won’t get jobs that pay a decent wage, said Rita Ramirez-Dean, one of three candidates for San Bernardino County superintendent of schools.

Dropout prevention is a central issue in the race on the June 8 ballot. Ramirez-Dean, a retired community college professor and trustee of Copper Mountain Community College, and San Bernardino City Unified School District Superintendent Arturo Delgado are challenging San Bernardino County Superintendent Gary Thomas, the incumbent who was appointed more than two years ago, when he was deputy superintendent.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, May 17, 2010

Washington Bureau

Though out-raised and out-spent, three candidates challenging Republican incumbents in next month’s congressional primary insist they can win.

While all five Inland House members are up for re-election, three — Reps. Mary Bono Mack, Ken Calvert and Jerry Lewis — face challenges from within their party. They each are heavy favorites to win the Republican nominations.

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Priya Mathur

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times

May 18, 2010

Reporting from Sacramento —

The board of the state’s biggest public employee pension fund might take one of its own members to task Wednesday for repeatedly failing to file required financial disclosure reports on time.

At a special meeting of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System board, fund President Rob Feckner will explain the recommendations on disciplinary action the 13-member board could take against Priya Mathur.

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Steve “I really am going to lose” Poizner


So Team Poizner just dropped an ad about GOP guv race rival Meg Whitman that asks a question that rarely heard GOP lips: “Do Republicans want a governor who directly profited from selling pornography and sex paraphernalia?”

Oh, put your hands down, this is serious.

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SacBee: CalPERS warned about lower investment returns

By Dale Kasler
Published: Tuesday, May. 18, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 7B

CalPERS was told Monday to expect lower investment returns over the next 10 years, a development that could put more pressure on taxpayers and workers to increase contributions to the pension fund.

A host of consultants and CalPERS staff members said the fund will probably earn less than 7.75 percent a year – the forecast it has been using since 2003.

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