Archive for December 24th, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010 – 03:30 p.m.

A lawsuit filed against the County of San Bernardino and District Attorney Michael Ramos by an alleged former mistress is moving closer to the deposition phase.

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Friday, December 24, 2010 – 02:45 p.m.

The past four months has delivered huge wins for privacy rights advocates and criminal defense attorneys across the country.

This month, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has joined the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and ruled that the government must show probable cause and obtain a search warrant before seizing privately stored e-mails of individuals.

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InlandPolitics: County let opportunity get away

Friday, December 24, 2010 – 09:45 a.m.

Two years ago this week it was the response to predictions of heavy snow that made San Bernardino County officials look bad.

Back then officials in the county public works department didn’t believe forecasts of serious weather systems approaching the areas mountains and valleys.

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10:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 23, 2010

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s Republican House members are poised for action once their party takes control of the chamber next month.

Last month’s Election Day landslide delivered the GOP a comfortable House majority and, they say, a mandate to shrink government, slash federal spending and begin the work of undoing key initiatives undertaken by the Obama administration, including the sweeping health care law passed earlier this year.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/23/2010 04:07:18 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – A fractured city employees group is awaiting an appeal of its vote to ditch its leadership and seek representation from another union.

The city’s general employees earlier this month voted 143-122 to dump the San Bernardino Public Employees Association and join the Pasadena-based chapter of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Three voted for no union at all.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/23/2010 06:34:21 PM PST

UPLAND – The Upland City Council gave the approval for the FBI to further search documents previously obtained from City Hall.

The Council discussed the matter in a special closed session Thursday at City Hall.

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The PE: Boeing business keeps SB Airport busy

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Boeing needed space for its massive 747-8 freighter plane. And even though San Bernardino International Airport could offer less than six inches of air between the plane’s nose and a hangar wall, it was just enough room for the aviation company to store its planes.

Now hundreds of workers from the aviation company’s Washington state headquarters buzz around a former military hangar at the airport past signs taped to walls and doors that say “test briefing room” or “restricted access,” some wearing black ball-caps commemorating the cargo plane’s first flight.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley school district penalty reduced

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 12/23/2010 04:18:16 PM PST

CHINO – The state has agreed to significantly reduce a $7.5 million penalty for the Chino Valley Unified School District over missed instructional minutes at two schools.

Under an agreement with education officials, and brokered by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, the penalty will be reduced to $1.5 million and paid over 8 years at $187,500 annually, starting next school year.

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If true, the discrepancy could cost the state billions of dollars in federal money and perhaps an additional seat in Congress. A court battle may be possible.

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2010

California officials estimate that the U.S. Census Bureau failed to count 1.5 million of the state’s residents, a discrepancy that if true could cost the state billions of dollars in federal aid over the next decade and perhaps an increase in its representation in Congress.

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