Archive for April 17th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Purportedly dead lawsuit garners flurry of attention

Sunday, April 17, 2011 – 10:25 a.m.

As previously reported, for a presumably done deal, a lawsuit filed by former District Attorney employee against the County of San Bernardino and District Attorney Mike Ramos doesn’t appear to be quite done.

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12:33 AM PDT on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California is an increasingly popular destination in the state’s budget showdown between Republicans and Democrats.

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The Sun: OpEd: Guilty plea puts county in a spot

Executive Editor Frank Pine
Posted: 04/16/2011 05:54:29 PM PDT

Bill Postmus’ recent guilty plea to 14 felonies related to misconduct in the Assessor’s Office and corruption in San Bernardino County’s nine-figure legal settlement with developer Colonies Partners LP sure seems to have put the county in an awkward position.

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The Sun: Retirees take hit

Bloomington resident and retired San Bernardino County employee Dorothy Lueking will lose 24 percent of her pension income after a special benefits program is cut. (Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer)


Subsidy stinger
County ends payment to ex-employees
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/16/2011 10:12:12 PM PDT

When Dorothy Lueking, 74, was in high school in south Los Angeles, her government teacher said it was good to work for the government because of the benefits.

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The Sun: Rialto council OKs controversial plan

Project could provide 5,000 jobs
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/16/2011 10:12:59 PM PDT

RIALTO – Developer Timothy J. Howard calls the Rialto Commerce Center project “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something big and get it right.”

But for the many residents of the unincorporated Bloomington community, the 164-acre warehouse project – which is to include six buildings ranging in size from 64,000 to 1.6 million square feet – is a threat to their lifestyle, health and safety.

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Gary Ovitt


Supervisor Gary Ovitt
Created: 04/16/2011 07:08:35 AM PDT

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109, which would shift thousands of state prison inmates to the custody of local law enforcement. At a time of budget shortfalls, swollen local jail populations and when two-thirds of California counties are under court-ordered or self-imposed population caps for local jails.

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DailyBulletin: Upland mulls change

Recommendations would revamp City Hall
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/16/2011 10:15:08 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council is considering some significant changes to the way the city’s elected government operates.

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VVDailyPress: Questions linger over city land deal

Investors sold land to Victorville in “homerun” deal. But city sold “”library” land at a loss, failed to notify potential bidders

April 17, 2011 12:02 AM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Six parcels of land once intended to be a new library continue to cause problems for the city, as investigators look into restricted bond funds Victorville used to purchase the plots and how they relate to a conflict of interest concern tied to Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville to discuss term limits



April 16, 2011 2:30 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The City Council on Tuesday will discuss whether it should ask voters to amend Victorville’s charter and approve term limits for council members.

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The Sun: Junior colleges fall short

Report: Only 3-in-10 students earn diplomas
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/16/2011 10:12:09 PM PDT

Getting a degree is a far-fetched dream for many in the Inland Empire – just 3-in-10 students attending community colleges walk out with diplomas.

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April 16, 2011 1:30 PM
By Michael Mishak, Los Angeles Times

This is the first of a two-part series on Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. See Monday’s Daily Press for part two.

SACRAMENTO • Tim Donnelly crouched into a firing stance behind his chair and folded his hands in the shape of a gun.

Lawmaking, said the GOP assemblyman who represents Hesperia and Apple Valley, is “full-blown war,” and guerrilla tactics are needed to win the battle against California Democrats’ agenda. As Donnelly sees it, the liberals who dominate state government have betrayed the public with job-killing regulations and crushing taxes.

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CCTimes: Labor groups charting own paths on taxes

By Steven Harmon
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 04/16/2011 09:00:00 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — After working quietly for months with Gov. Jerry Brown, public employee labor groups are beginning to chart their own paths in seeking new taxes.

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