Archive for January 11th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: It’s business as usual!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – 10:34 a.m.

It looks like nothing has changed in San Bernardino County government.

On a motion by newly-elected Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, County Supervisors on a 3-2 vote elected Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales to a two-year term as Chairperson this morning.

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Reader Submission
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – 08:50 a.m.

Janice Rutherford was endorsed by the California Republican Assembly in her race against fellow GOPer Paul Biane in the 2010 campaign for county supervisor second district.

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Monday, January 10, 2011 – 08.55 p.m.

In last year’s race for San Bernardino County’s Second District, then-Fontana City Councilmember Janice Rutherford beat a 16-year political incumbent by focusing on issues while refraining from personal attacks.

For instance, local political blogs were full of gossip about her opponent’s alleged shortcomings, Rutherford refused to join the fray and kept an issues-based campaign.

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10:00 PM PST on Monday, January 10, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Private attorney fees for a lawsuit filed against Riverside County by outgoing District Attorney Rod Pacheco were paid for with $104,683 in funds from seized criminal assets, records released Monday show

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The Sun: Regal theaters to take closer look at SB

Debate swirls around city’s efforts to revitalize downtown
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/10/2011 09:37:39 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – A proposed downtown movie theater continued to stir debate Monday as the city looks to an entertainment giant to spur economic and cultural revitalization.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/10/2011 05:16:35 PM PST

GRAND TERRACE – A fifth member could join the City Council this evening, preventing what many say would otherwise be a 2-2 deadlock for the next two years.

But first, current members will interview the 14 applicants for the position and agree on a future colleague.

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VVDailyPress: Will Mitzelfelt chair Board of Supes?


Rutherford holds swing vote Tuesday on leadership post
January 10, 2011 5:34 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SAN BERNARDINO • Tuesday 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt hopes to take the helm as chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, but he’s not sure whether he’ll get the votes to beat 4th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales in landing the leadership post.

County supervisors are set to elect a new chair at the beginning of Tuesday’s board meeting in San Bernardino.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Proposal to cut water use

10:00 PM PST on Monday, January 10, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Residents and businesses in the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County will face stricter water conservation measures under a proposal going before the Board of Supervisors today.

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Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 01/10/2011 04:30:59 PM PST

POMONA – An attorney for a local councilwoman charged with stealing a campaign sign told a judge Monday that he’s been working with prosecutors to resolve the case before trial.

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DailyBulletin: ONT manager sought by panel

City wants local control of airport
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 01/10/2011 08:33:17 PM PST

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles World Airports officials have begun the process of looking for private interests to possibly contract out the operation of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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By Steven Harmon
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 01/10/2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Updated: 01/11/2011 05:26:25 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — To erase the state’s enormous deficit, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday asked Californians to accept deep service cuts, more taxes and a fundamental shift in the way resources are distributed.

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SacBee: GOP leaders: No votes to put taxes on ballot

Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 10, 2011

In detailing his budget plan this morning, Gov. Jerry Brown said he is shooting for a two-thirds vote to put a proposal to extend higher tax rates set to expire on the ballot in a June statewide election.

That feat would require the votes of at least a handful of Republican lawmakers in each house, a scenario GOP legislative leaders shot down as unlikely at best shortly after the official unveiling of Brown’s plan.

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Chip Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It was no surprise to see Gov. Jerry Brown take bold and immediate steps to try to derail the state’s runaway budget, but the biggest obstacle blocking the tracks remains.

CalPERS, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, is still the 600-pound gorilla in the room.

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LATimes: California will postpone bond sales to save money

Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
January 10, 2011 | 5:11 pm

California is postponing its usual spring sale of general obligation bonds as part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to attack the state’s massive budget deficit.

Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s office said the decision to forgo bond sales until later in 2011 would save about $248 million in expected interest cost in the fiscal year that will begin July 1.

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The arrests of 19 men have roiled the city, considered a haven for gay men and lesbians.

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2011

Reporting from Palm Springs —

Shirtless and squeezed into tight jeans, a hunky undercover Palm Springs police officer hovered in a shadowy parking lot and lured men cruising the Warm Sands neighborhood.

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