Archive for December 4th, 2010

The PE: Joe Baca Jr. to run for former Assembly seat

Joe Baca Jr.

By PE Politics
on December 3, 2010 2:34 PM

Rialto City Councilman Joe Baca Jr. said Friday that he will run for his old Assembly seat in 2012.

The current occupant of the 62nd Assembly District, Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, is beginning her final two-year term in office. She replaced Baca in 2006 after Baca unsuccessfully ran for the overlapping 32nd Senate District after one term in the Assembly.

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The Sun: Unemployed still waiting on Congress

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2010 05:29:45 PM PST

Omar Heinemann of San Bernardino has four kids, two master’s degrees and 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry.

But he’s been out of work for nearly a year and has run out of unemployment benefits. He won’t get any more checks in the mail unless Congress votes to let him and millions more Americans apply for extended federal unemployment benefits.

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The Sun: Lewis investigation closed


James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2010 04:51:53 PM PST

After more than four years, the U.S. Department of Justice has ended its investigation of alleged ethics violations by Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands.

The Justice Department told Lewis’ counsel “toward the end of November” that the investigation had been closed, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

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Michael J. Sorba, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2010 09:11:14 PM PST

COLTON – Facing forced job cuts, the city’s police officers have agreed to offer concessions totaling $1 million, the police union announced Friday.

With 16 officers set to be laid off, the Colton Police Officers Association hopes the offer will help prevent “potentially devastating cuts to the Police Department’s number of sworn officers,” a statement issued by the association said.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2010 06:46:36 PM PST

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent a letter Friday to the state Water Resources Control Board calling for a review of the perchlorate groundwater contamination in Barstow.

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DailyBulletin: Swearing-in ceremonies set for this month

Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Created: 12/03/2010 09:23:18 PM PST

POMONA – Two swearing-in ceremonies are being planned for members of the City Council this month.

Council members will formally accept and declare the results of the Nov. 2 elections at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall, City Clerk Marie Macias said.

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They hope they’ll have better luck at getting the measures passed with incoming Democrat Jerry Brown.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Time
December 4, 2010

Reporting from Sacramento —

After years of frustration at having their ideas vetoed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic state lawmakers said Friday that they are reviving scores of old bills in hopes of having better luck with incoming Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat.

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Calbuzz: Meyer on Arnold Fail; Obama Circles the Drain

December 4, 2010

The good news for Governor Schwarzmuscle this week is that he got off the best one-liner at the Sacramento Press Club’s Gridiron Gala: “I stand here before you as probably the second-most famous immigrant in California,” he told the audience of journos and political hacks. “The first is Meg Whitman’s maid.”

The bad news: The joke was pretty much the highlight of Arnold’s last four years.

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