Archive for January 17th, 2011

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County struggling with deficit plan

Sunday, January 16, 2011 – 10:00 p.m.

The County of San Bernardino is reportedly still grappling with how to handle its projected 2011-12 fiscal year deficit.

A deficit now approaching $140 million, with still more rocks to turn over.

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The PE: Riverside County DA: Chief Investigator resigns

11:14 PM PST on Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Vern Horst, who served as chief investigator for the Riverside County district attorney’s office under Rod Pacheco, has resigned from the post.

Horst was among a handful of Pacheco-appointed executives eligible to remain for 90 days after new District Attorney Paul Zellerbach took office on Jan. 3.

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The Sun: Interim defender steps in

New leadership

Morris-Green must navigate cuts, morale
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2011 09:26:21 PM PST

Phyllis Morris-Green has dived right into her new responsibilities as San Bernardino County’s interim public defender after the forced resignations of Public Defender Doreen Boxer and Assistant Public Defender Lauri Ferguson on Dec. 14.

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10:00 PM PST on Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The search for a new police chief in Redlands will begin with the department’s current leaders, the city manager says.

Jim Bueermann, a 32-year department veteran who had been chief since 1998, retired at the end of December. He is staying on under contract until the end of June while a new chief is sought.

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DailyBulletin: Budget follows party lines

Plan caters to GOP, but many still aren’t onboard
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 01/16/2011 07:02:08 AM PST

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal includes many kinds of cuts and reforms Republicans have long requested, but local Republican lawmakers have given the proposal a lukewarm reception.

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January 17, 2011

As we suggested Friday, one of the reasons the Howard Jarvis fetishists, union bashers and gold standard crackpots are threatening to strangle any Republican legislator who helps Gov. Jerry Brown get an extension of income, sales and vehicle taxes onto the June ballot is likely their fear that California voters just might agree to extend those taxes rather than cut further into schools, parks, prisons, public safety and health care.

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