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InlandPolitics: Judge likely to grant delay in Erwin case

Sunday, April 24, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge on Friday acknowledged a District Attorney request to delay the preliminary hearing for defendant Jim Erwin scheduled to start Monday morning.

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The Sun: Pension quagmire

Leaders didn’t think CalPERS increases would be a problem
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/23/2011 08:03:04 PM PDT

Unions wanted them. Pension managers said they were affordable. Elected officials approved them.

But improved pension benefits granted to public employees over the past 12 years are now costing local governments dearly. And for that, officials acknowledge, there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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Jeff Burum


Jeff Burum
Created: 04/23/2011 07:07:31 AM PDT

It is clear to me that prosecutors want to re-create the history of the Colonies settlement without the facts and have no intention of clearing my name. Over the last two and a half years, they have not only ignored the facts of multiple court rulings but they have demonstrated a total disregard for the truth and the law.

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The Sun: Upland project pays off

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/23/2011 03:25:50 PM PDT

The Upland development at the heart of a countywide scandal has been beneficial to the city, despite years and millions of dollars spent on litigation surrounding the Colonies project.

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The Sun: Redlands ends talks with labor

City says unions won’t take cuts
Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/23/2011 03:17:40 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Negotiations between the City Council and the city’s nine employee unions have come to a halt as city officials said it became clear some did not want to renegotiate their contracts to the terms proposed by the mayor and mayor pro tem.

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DailyBulletin: Diamond Bar housing plan facing hurdles

Juliette Funes, Staff Writer
Created: 04/23/2011 09:48:30 PM PDT

DIAMOND BAR – City officials recently approved a housing plan that will allow for the development of nearly 500 low- and very-low income homes on an undeveloped site near Diamond Ranch High School.

But that doesn’t mean the housing will be built.

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VVDailyPress: Walmart Supercenter may not go to ballot

Staff asks Town Council to approve project rather than send it to voters
April 23, 2011 2:03 PM
Brooke Edwards

APPLE VALLEY • Residents may not have a chance to determine the fate of a planned Walmart Supercenter after all, with staff recommending that the Town Council approve the project rather than send it to the ballot.

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By Daniel Borenstein
Staff columnist
Posted: 04/23/2011 04:00:00 PM PDT

THAT CLANGING sound you hear is Jerry Brown kicking the can further down the road.

The governor touted his budget plan as an honest forecast of revenues and expenditures. Indeed, his accounting avoids the smoke and mirrors of his predecessor, who was willing to budget imaginary income, pushing off the day of reckoning.

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Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a news conference in Sacramento after signing a bill that cut billions in state services as a way to reduce the state’s estimated $26-billion deficit. He hopes to raise revenue through taxes to close the remaining gap, a decision he hopes to put before voters in a fall ballot. (Bloomberg / March 24, 2011)

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2011, 4:15 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento— California voters agree with Gov. Jerry Brown that tax increases should help close the state budget deficit, and they want to vote on his plan for raising the revenue, according to a new Times/USC Dornsife poll.

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