Archive for December 8th, 2010

SacBee: Rep. Issa to chair Oversight and Government Reform Committee


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The latest on California politics and government
December 8, 2010

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is getting a gavel as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

House Speaker-Designate John Boehner, of Ohio, praised Issa, previously the ranking member of the committee, which investigates federal programs and issues relating to federal policies.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council elects new mayor

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Pete Aguilar, the youngest member of the Redlands City Council, was chosen Tuesday to serve as the city’s mayor and newly elected Councilman Paul Foster was selected as mayor pro tem.

Foster, who formerly served as chairman of the city’s Planning Commission, was elected to the council in November, along with Bob Gardner.

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10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside Councilman Steve Adams’ actions at a neighborhood group meeting didn’t violate the city’s charter or ethics code, a panel of elected officials decided at a City Hall hearing Tuesday.

The ethics complaint filed by the La Sierra/Arlanza Neighborhood Alliance alleged Adams improperly had City Manager Brad Hudson cancel a staff presentation at the group’s Sept. 2 meeting.

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The PE: Inland tribes back online gambling

10:02 PM PST on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Two Inland Southern California tribes with large casinos are pushing legislation to legalize Internet poker in the state, the opening bid in what could be an intense Capitol fight involving tribes who oppose the idea.

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians near Banning and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians near San Bernardino are the leading members of a new group of tribes and card clubs called the California Online Poker Association. It is the sponsor of the bill introduced Monday, the first day of the 2011-12 session.

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The Sun: Rutherford keeps many Biane staffers

New supervisor receives $900,000-plus budget
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/07/2010 06:10:12 PM PST

The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a more-than-$900,000 staffing budget for new Supervisor Janice Rutherford.

Half of Rutherford’s staff worked for her predecessor, Paul Biane.

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The Sun: Scialdone witness to Fontana’s makeover

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/07/2010 09:28:03 PM PST

FONTANA – Outgoing mayor and former police chief Frank Scialdone will see a near 40-year career in the public sector come to a close tonight when the new City Council is sworn in.

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DailyBulletin: Lewis loses chairmanship bid


James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 12/07/2010 04:01:41 PM PST

Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, will not reprise his role as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee in the coming session of Congress.

A Republican congressional committee instead chose Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., to lead the committee. Rogers’ selection must be confirmed by the rest of the House Republican caucus, but Lewis said Tuesday he looks forward to working with Rogers over the next two years.

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On politics in the Golden State
December 7, 2010 | 6:00 pm

Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger has appointed to key posts two former Assemblymembers who voted for tax increases as part of the 2009 budget.

Former Assemblyman Anthony Adams was appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings — a job that pays more than $111,000 a year. Former Assemblyman Mike Villines was appointed to a $40,000-a-year job on the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.

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By Darrell Smith
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 9B

A number of California agencies will receive millions of dollars in restitution from Bank of America connected to an alleged bid-rigging, price-fixing scheme by financial institutions that bilked agencies across the country.

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By Alana Semuels Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
December 7, 2010, 12:22 p.m.

Many of the metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country are in California, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday morning. Among the 10 metro areas with jobless rates of at least 15% in October, eight were located in California, the bureau said.

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