Archive for February 11th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Local paper requests info on S.B. County pension fund

Friday, February 11, 2011 – 10:15 a.m.

The pot is stirring this Friday morning.

Looks like the public pension fund for San Bernardino County is coming under intense scrutiny by a local newspaper and others.

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Ramos and Brown at a February 10, 2010 news conference.

By Jason Abbott, Staff Writer
Thursday, February 10, 2011 – 08:30 p.m.

Remember February 10, 2010?

It was exactly one year ago that San Bernardino County residents heard the news that a former board of supervisors chairman and an ex-top county official were charged in a wide-ranging conspiracy surrounding the 3-2 board of supervisors decision to settle a long-standing lawsuit stemming from a dispute over flood control easements surrounding the construction of the Colonies Crossroads shopping center and housing development in north Upland.

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Councilman Desjardins steps down from City Council to care for ailing mother
Friday, February 11, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

San Bernardino City Councilmember Jason Desjardin today announced that he is leaving the City Council to care for his ailing mother who is suffering from blood clots and serious heart problems after having her gall bladder removed. His departure will become effective at 5:00 PM on Friday, Feb. 11.

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10:00 PM PST on Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is proposing campaign contribution limits for the board and countywide officials.

Stone, a Republican, will ask his colleagues Tuesday to support a measure to limit how much any person can donate to county campaigns.

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The PE: Supervisors begin lobbying push on renewable energy

By Duane Gang
PE Politics
on February 10, 2011 12:27 PM

Riverside County supervisors want to begin flexing their muscles in the ongoing renewable energy debate.

Supervisors don’t want to disproportionately bear the burden of renewable energy production and want a benefit to local residents even if the power produced here goes to other parts of California.

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 02/10/2011 08:45:05 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – An internal memo from the City Attorney’s Office to top city officials said Police Chief Keith Kilmer will rescind his voluntary salary concession if he is forced to pay back relocation assistance money he received when he took the job here.

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The PE: S.B. County: Feds start disaster aid from storms

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Federal agencies began offering disaster assistance to Inland victims of the December storms that flooded homes and damaged roads and bridges.

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Highland on Tuesday with representatives available to answer questions and accept applications for its loan programs.

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By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 02/10/2011 05:32:45 PM PST

CLAREMONT – Wanting to put in long hours and work on the weekend – yes, really – California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission had to get out of a state office and find a new place to meet.

So it went to Claremont.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Created: 02/10/2011 06:30:02 PM PST

Medical marijuana advocates met with San Bernardino County officials on Thursday to present a proposed ordinance they say would keep pot out of inappropriate hands and honor Californians’ vote to allow access to medical marijuana.

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

California Budget Brown.jpgAfter two days of talks with Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown said this morning that even fellow Democrats are not yet sufficiently behind his budget plan.

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On politics in the Golden State
February 10, 2011 | 3:14 pm

A Sacramento tribal lobbyist and former legislative aide who failed to file quarterly disclosure statements for three years should have known better, state Fair Political Practices commissioners said Thursday.

Frank J. Molina, who represents Indian tribes with casinos in Southern California, could face $50,000 in fines after commissioners balked at settling the case with a $30,000 penalty.

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By David Siders
Published: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 – 12:15 am

LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown urged business leaders in Los Angeles on Thursday to back his tax package, courting a powerful but uncertain lobby that could prove critical to winning Republican support.

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Calpensions: LAO recommends sweeping state pension reform

By Ed Mendel
February 11, 2011

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, saying current public pension systems are “too expensive and inflexible,“ is recommending two new pension models for future hires that shift some risk to workers and lower government debt.

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By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 – 12:14 am

Hundreds of developmentally disabled Californians and their parents and care providers packed the Capitol on Thursday to angrily or tearfully denounce Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2011-12 budget.

It was the latest outpouring of opposition to cuts in health and welfare services he says are needed to close a chronic deficit. Testifying en masse at almost daily legislative hearings, advocates for the poor, the aged and the disabled have hammered on two themes:

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
February 10, 2011 | 3:07 pm

Worksouce California’s Employment Development Department spent $22.9 billion on unemployment benefits in 2010, a record amount, the EDD said Thursday. The benefits, paid to 1.7 million Californians, average out to about $90 million each business day.

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