Archive for April 9th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Postmus plea rumor without foundation

Saturday, April 9, 2011 – 01:40 p.m.

Rumors have been circulating within the local legal community about the plea agreement state and county prosecutors reached earlier this month with former San Bernardino County Supervisor Bill Postmus.

The rumor in question centers around whether or not Postmus entered into what is referred to as a “West” plea.

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Apr 9, 1:32 PM EDT
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters ushered in five months ago.

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The PE: LAWSUIT: County mulls options, blames others

10:56 PM PDT on Friday, April 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino County Corruption Probe

San Bernardino County is exploring the legal ramifications of seeking the return of a $102 million settlement from Colonies Partners, officials announced Friday in their first extended statement since former assessor and supervisor Bill Postmus admitted to taking a bribe in voting for the deal.

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By Ryan Carter and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 04/08/2011 07:49:00 PM PDT

After nearly two weeks of silence, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Friday said the guilty pleas of former Chairman Bill Postmus in connection with a controversial $102million legal settlement with a developer have no bearing on a related lawsuit the county has against three public agencies.

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DailyBulletin: SanBAG: Colonies settlement ‘rushed’

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2011 02:51:52 AM PDT

San Bernardino County’s landmark $102 million legal settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners LP was rushed and rife with errors and lapses in judgment, a lawyer representing the county’s transportation planning agency said.

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The PE: Retirees Rebuffed

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, April 8, 2011
Cassie MacDuff

About 200 retirees pleaded with the San Bernardino County retirement board Thursday not to take away small monthly subsidies that help them defray spiraling health costs.

It was to no avail. The vote was 5-4 to transfer remaining subsidy money into a county reserve. A trustee appointed two days earlier cast the deciding vote.

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By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 04/08/2011 05:42:39 PM PDT

MENTONE – County officials have taken steps that could end in the closure of four medical marijuana collectives within a quarter-mile of each other on Mentone Boulevard.

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April 08, 2011 5:08 PM

WASHINGTON • Shortly after an afternoon update by House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon expressed frustration the Senate hadn’t taken up House proposals he said would help drive down the federal deficit while preventing a government shut down.

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The Sun: Local Democratic Party clubs rally for extension

Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson meet with students from Susan Cummins fourth-grade class at Arlanza Elementary School before a town hall meeting regarding the state s budget and the impact to local schools. (Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer)

By Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino Staff Writer
Posted: 04/08/2011 10:41:24 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Gov. Jerry Brown’s supporters crowded the intersection of Day Creek and Foothill boulevards on Friday, chanting “No more cuts,” “Let the people vote” and “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bob Dutton got to go!”

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The Sun: Assemblyman Morrell speaks to Tea Party members



By Molly Davis Staff Writer
Posted: 04/08/2011 06:31:33 PM PDT

MENTONE – Dozens of citizens concerned about the way their city and state governments were operating gathered to hear from a local politician.

Assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, spoke to the members of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots about Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget at its regular meeting on Thursday night at Mill Creek Cattle Co.

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10:00 PM PDT on Friday, April 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside City Attorney Greg Priamos has dismissed the second filing of an ethics complaint that alleged Councilman Steve Adams interfered in police promotions.

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