Archive for May 7th, 2011

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Judge orders release of pension records

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 6, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County retirement board must publicly disclose the pension records of county retirees, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

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10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 6, 2011

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s congressional members don’t know what their districts will look like when a state panel finishes drawing new political lines.

But that isn’t stopping most of them from launching aggressive fundraising efforts in advance of what is expected to be a wild 2012 election season.

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The Sun: Charges against 3rd deputy rejected

Explorer post in Yucaipa targeted
Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/06/2011 06:19:03 PM PDT

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy previously assigned to Yucaipa was the target of an investigation earlier this year after inappropriate conduct with a girl in the Explorer program was alleged.

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The Sun: Explorer programs in review

Agencies look to prevent future misconduct
Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Lori Consalvo and Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/06/2011 06:06:27 PM PDT

Area law enforcement agencies will scrutinize their Explorer programs after news surfaced in the past two weeks that three San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were suspected of inappropriate conduct with teenage Explorers.

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The Sun: Colton school board lays off 72 certified employees

Decision brings angry response
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/06/2011 06:57:30 PM PDT

COLTON – A teary-eyed school board laid off 72 teachers, counselors and nurses Thursday night, saying there was no other way to keep the district solvent.

But the 5-2 vote was not popular with the crowd, which spilled outside because there wasn’t enough room in the Colton Joint Unified school board room.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/06/2011 04:31:14 PM PDT

James Ramos, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, will announce his plans to run for county supervisor at a Monday news conference outside the San Bernardino County Government Center.

Ramos will vie for the Third District seat held by Neil Derry.

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DailyBulletin: Adams named in claim settled by Quincey


Police chief, mayor, city manager cited
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/06/2011 04:50:14 PM PDT

UPLAND – Upland Police Chief Steve Adams was named in the claim against the city that former City Manager Robb Quincey quietly settled with a police sergeant who had investigated an incident involving Quincey.

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DailyBulletin: Police chief fires back



Addresses allegations, health issues
Diana Sholley, Staff Writer
Created: 05/06/2011 04:43:10 PM PDT

UPLAND – For the first time in his 30 years of public service, Police Chief Steve Adams’ integrity has been called into question.

He was accused of misconduct, along with former Mayor John Pomierski and John Hennes, in a claim filed in April against the city by the operators of the Chronic Cantina bar.

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SacBee: Governor downplays bump in tax revenue



By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Saturday, May. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown is growing concerned about the political consequences that California’s income tax revenue spike may have on his tax proposal.

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On politics in the Golden State
May 6, 2011 | 3:49 pm

Add cutting public education to the list of things that Republicans in the Legislature say they are unwilling to do.

Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) said in an interview Friday that Republicans in her house are not only united against Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to raise taxes, but against further cutbacks to schools. And she said her caucus would block any attempt to spend less on schools than is mandated in the state Constitution

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VenturaStar: Pension study: Teachers’ benefits are modest

By Tim Herdt
Ventura County Star
Posted May 6, 2011 at 7:55 p.m., updated May 6, 2011 at 9:33 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — An economic research firm hired to produce data that could justify an expected initiative campaign to scale back public-employee pensions uncovered what its authors called a surprising finding in its report issued this week: Teachers receive relatively modest pensions and contribute a sizable chunk of their earnings to fund their retirement benefits.

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