Archive for April 26th, 2011

InlandPolitics: The wayward lobbyist?



Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – 02:20 p.m.

How does that saying go? Never throw rocks from a glass house.

Here’s one for the books.

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InlandPolitics: San Manuel’s Ramos in likely run for BOS

James Ramos


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – 02:00 p.m.

It looks like San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos is setting the stage to take on Third District Supervisor Neil Derry in June 2012.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Corruption case hearing delayed month

08:59 AM PDT on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Probe

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge agreed Monday to delay a preliminary hearing on corruption charges against former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin for a month.

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The PE: ICB Financial ekes out $50k profit in Q1

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, April 25, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

ICB Financial, the Ontario-based parent company of Inland Community Bank, eked out a profit of $50,000 in the first quarter, or a penny per diluted share. That’s down from $187,000, or 4 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

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The Sun: Hearing delayed in Erwin case

Out-of-state witness holds up conspiracy, bribery trial
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/25/2011 07:35:25 PM PDT

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge on Monday granted a prosecutor’s request to delay a preliminary hearing for former county Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin.

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The Sun: Deputy not yet charged

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/25/2011 05:55:21 PM PDT

No charges have been filed against a sheriff’s deputy who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old female Explorer, officials said Monday.

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The Sun: Labor groups willing to talk with council

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/25/2011 08:12:51 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Some city employee bargaining units are still willing to work with the City Council subcommittee negotiating with them over the past few months.

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The Sun: Testimony in county bribery case begins

Defense attorneys put focus on emails, role of supervisor’s aide
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/25/2011 08:40:03 PM PDT

Defense attorneys for two Los Angeles-area businessmen accused of bribing a San Bernardino County official in 2008 to get past hurdles facing their Bloomington development focused much of their attention Monday on a stack of emails involving the recipient of the alleged bribe.

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DailyBulletin: Chino may go out for trash bid

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 04/25/2011 05:16:27 PM PDT

CHINO – Officials are evaluating whether to stay with the city’s longtime trash hauler or open up the contract to bid.

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April 25, 2011 4:11 PM
Brooke Edwards, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Three city managers and two of Victorville’s attorneys were among those subpoenaed for testimony by the San Bernardino County Grand Jury as part of a two-year investigation into the city’s finances and management practices.

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Southern California — this just in
April 25, 2011 | 4:31 pm

In another swing at the judge who declared Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, backers of the measure Monday asked that his decision be voided because he failed to disclose that he was gay and in a long-term relationship.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Budget nut remains uncracked

By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown’s insider attempt to crack California’s budget nut has been no more successful than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s outsider attack.

Both relied on unrealistic assumptions about Capitol reality – Schwarzenegger because he was a newbie and Brown for reasons known only to him.

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On politics in the Golden State
April 25, 2011 | 4:12 pm

One of the nation’s leading credit-rating agencies continues to hold a “negative” outlook for California, citing the state’s sizable deficit and its leaders’ persistent inability to close that gap.

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LATimes: Pump prices continue relentless climb

A motorist pumps gas in New York, one of six states, including California, where gasoline is averaging more than $4 a gallon. (Peter Foley, Bloomberg / April 26, 2011)

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2011

Memorial Day fun probably won’t stretch to the fuel pump this year: The relentless surge in gasoline prices means the traditional start of the summer driving season could test records set in 2008, analysts said.

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California Watch
A Project of the Center for Investigative Reporting
Submitted by Louis Freedberg on April 26, 2011

The likelihood is growing that many school districts will have to cut the number of days students spend in class in response to the state’s deepening budget crisis, according to state education leaders and experts.

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