Archive for February 9th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Congressman Jerry Lewis ready to retire?‏


Jason Abbott, Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 – 08:00 p.m.

Is Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis looking to retire?

According to Washington, DC-based website, the 17-term member of the House of Representatives from Redlands may indeed be on his way out of Congress.

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The PE: COUNTY REPORT: Pacheco legal bill out of bounds


10:10 PM PST on Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Read the Riverside County counsel’s report on former DA Rod Pacheco’s legal contract

Former Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco violated policy when he dodged Board of Supervisors’ approval and paid a private law firm more than $104,000 to defend his office in a lawsuit against the county, a report said.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/08/2011 07:41:15 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Months of wrangling with the firefighters union over contract concessions ended Monday night when the City Council voted to impose the city’s final offer.

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The PE: Benoit gets a short say at committee hearing


By PE Politics
on February 8, 2011 9:18 AM

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit came all the way to the state Capitol to testify Monday against the idea of ditching redevelopment areas.

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10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County may try to get a bite of the increasingly popular gourmet food truck business.

Supervisor Janice Rutherford said Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting that she would like to look at legalizing the businesses — which are banned — in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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The PE: City council candidates file campaign statements

12:11 AM PST on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Jurupa Valley city council candidate Norman Towels leads his opponents in campaign funds by virtue of $2,250 he has loaned himself, according to campaign disclosure statements released this week by the Riverside County registrar of voters.

Of the 13 candidates who filed statements with the registrar’s office, several reported that their campaigns so far are primarily self-financed.

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The Sun: $3M gift to new cancer center

San Manuels donate for LLUMC oncology, lab
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/08/2011 07:41:14 PM PST

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians have made a $3 million donation to the Loma Linda University Cancer Center to continue work on creation of a new, integrated medical oncology center and a biospecimen laboratory.

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DailyBulletin: Auditing cities in new bills

Some say state legislation too much, even after Bell
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 02/08/2011 07:41:03 PM PST

State lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled a package of bills inspired by last year’s scandal in the city of Bell and aimed at keeping local governments honest.

The bills would expand the authority of the State Controller’s Office, a move supporters say would make local governments more accountable.

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VVDailyPress: Supervisors OK Kramer Junction solar project

Some say “greenmail” tactics used by labor unions will become more common in solar development
February 08, 2011 5:37 PM
Karen Jonas, Staff Writer

KRAMER JUNCTION • A proposed solar energy facility near Kramer Junction was approved by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, despite opposition by a local union group.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly takes jab at bloated pension funds


February 08, 2011 4:15 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SACRAMENTO • As Gov. Jerry Brown rallies for a special election to extend tax hikes, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is calling on legislators to tackle the state’s bloated pension funds to help address the state budget crisis.

Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, reiterated his no-tax stance and slammed the state pension system in a new video he posted on his website this week.

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