Archive for June 14th, 2010

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Sheriff’s deputies reject wage concessions

The largest bargaining unit for the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) overwhelmingly rejected a proposal negotiated by union leadership to cancel a series of wage increases over the next two years in an effort to assist in balancing a $90 million deficit.

By a roughly three to one margin, the Safety Unit representing Sheriff’s Deputies and District Attorney Investigators, rejected the modification proposal. The smaller Specialized Peace Officer Unit also rejected by approximately a two votes.

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InlandPolitics: Gutierrez trial to begin today

The long-awaited trial of Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman and former Assessor employee Rex Gutierrez is set to begin today in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

The Gutierrez matter is the first in a series of cases involving alleged corruption brought forward by District Attorney Mike Ramos leading up to his reelection last week. Ramos avoided a run-off with two lesser-known candidates by a margin of 4 percent.

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iePolitics: ARMC: Our BOS wants more stupid?

Written by Administrator
June 13th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

So is our illustrious San Bernardino Board of Supervisors up to stupid again? We hope not. But we won’t know for sure until Tuesday’s meeting. BOS agenda item No. 16 has left us scratching our heads. This board item approves new,2-year contracts with all of the various medical providers for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), with the exception of the Anesthesia contract, which is extended six months.

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SBSun: Tea Party’s influence felt at the polls

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/13/2010 09:05:33 PM PDT

If there were any doubt that Tea Party groups could have an impact at the ballot box, the case of Tim Donnelly should lay it to rest.

The Twin Peaks resident and founder of a minuteman group has never before run for office. Still, he now finds himself holding onto a 654-vote lead over opponent Chris Lancaster, a former Covina city councilman whose father was in the state Legislature.

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