Archive for May 8th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Happy Mother’s Day


Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 11:05 a.m.

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InlandPolitics: Story on Ramos candidacy pulled?

Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

A story, published Saturday, regarding San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos’ press conference to announce his candidacy to run against Third District Supervisor has disappeared.

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InlandPolitics: Complaint filed against PAC

Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

A complaint has been made to a state regulator over the 2008 activity of a local political action committee controlled by a San Bernardino County official.

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12:07 AM PDT on Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A plan to bring passenger rail service to Redlands by using refurbished Metrolink cars rather than a light rail line will be the subject of two public meetings this week.

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The Sun: Sparks fly at council meeting

SB mayor, attorney spar over investigation report
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/07/2011 10:02:40 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – City Attorney James F. Penman says he has launched four investigations into alleged state Political Reform Act violations by elected city officials.

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The Sun: Bribe case heats up

Ex-aide: Brothers offered cash for help with project
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/07/2011 10:01:22 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – After many months of working closely with Bob Page, then chief of staff for 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, a pair of Los Angeles-area businessmen turned up the heat in October 2007 when they allegedly offered Page cash and other gifts for his help on their three-phase Bloomington commercial development.

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Created: 05/07/2011 07:07:27 AM PDT

In a brazen move, Gov. Jerry Brown is asking voters to increase their taxes by $55 billion over five years – to make their communities less safe!

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Executive Editor Frank Pine
Created: 05/07/2011 09:28:54 PM PDT

It’s hardly controversial to say that education is important.

Who would disagree?

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DailyBulletin: ‘Critical mass crisis’

Crisis in Education | K-12

No employee, no program safe as schools feel the pinch
Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Created: 05/07/2011 09:30:02 PM PDT

In the past three years, the Phelan-based Snowline Joint Unified School District has cut teachers, bus drivers, bilingual and special education assistants and custodians.

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Steven Harmon, Contra Costa Times
Created: 05/07/2011 07:07:18 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO – California’s public employees, saying they are tired of being lumped together with the few who have been snared in pension scandals, struck back with what they called their own “truth squad” on pensions at the Capitol.

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By PE News
May 6, 2011 5:48 PM

An organization of 40 area churches will hold forums for Riverside City Council candidates May 11 and 16.

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VVDailyPress: FPPC cites potential conflict for Cabriales



Agency urges city to consult state Attorney General; McEachron says no
May 07, 2011 8:05 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The Fair Political Practices Commission told the city there is “maybe” a conflict of interest involving Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and his connection to the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, urging the city in a letter sent this week to consult the state Attorney General’s office.

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VVDailyPress: Board member suit seeks $33,000 from VVUHSD

May 07, 2011 1:00 PM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • School board member Duneen De Bruhl is seeking $33,000 from the Victor Valley Union High School District to drop a wrongful termination suit that alleges she was discriminated against as a district employee.

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DailyBulletin: PUSD may close Mendoza Elementary

School parents fear changes
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 05/07/2011 10:04:30 PM PDT

POMONA – It’s a nightmare turned real for some districts that are cash-strapped – the closure of a school.

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The party’s top officeholders — Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer — are all in their 70s. Newsom and Harris top the list of up-and-comers.

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom greet President Obama in San Francisco in February. (Kevin Lamarque, Reuters / May 8, 2011)

By Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— At one of the many gatherings that marked the recent state Democratic convention, the party’s future could be glimpsed. As Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to a group of activists, his eyes briefly darted to a commotion at the back of the room. Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris was trying to leave after her own speech but had been mobbed by admirers begging for autographs and pictures.

Moments later, Newsom was surrounded by his own crush as he tried to exit.

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By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, May. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California should be the King Kong of presidential politics, but, in fact, its voters play almost no tangible role in deciding who should occupy the White House.

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By Dan Morain, Senior editor The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, May. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1E

After accepting President Barack Obama’s request that he serve as CIA director, Leon E. Panetta offered his friends out here a pithy and prescient view about the daunting task ahead.

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