Archive for May 13th, 2011

DailyBulletin: Bailed out: 4 criminal defendants released from custody

By Joe Nelson and Mike Cruz Staff Writers
Created: 05/12/2011 07:50:00 PM PDT

Four criminal defendants in a far-reaching county corruption probe were released from custody Thursday evening after a San Bernardino Superior Court judge lowered their bails from a collective $16 million to $1.1 million.

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The PE: Four in bribe case freed on bail

10:47 PM PDT on Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Published: 5/12/2011 11:05 AM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge agreed Thursday to lower the bail of a developer and three former and current county officials accused of bribery and conspiracy, but he imposed strict conditions on their release.

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By Mike Cruz Staff Writer
Created: 05/12/2011 07:29:44 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The four defendants facing charges in the investigation over the $102 million Colonies settlement were in protective custody while in county jail to ensure their safety and help jail personnel maintain effective control in the Central Detention Center, sheriff’s officials said.

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DailyBulletin: Bail is set ‘extremely high’

Mike Cruz and James Rufus Koren, Staff Writers
Created: 05/11/2011 10:11:29 PM PDT

The four men indicted on corruption charges Tuesday were still in custody Wednesday evening, awaiting arraignment and a bail hearing today in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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11:18 PM PDT on Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford is suggesting the county drop its lawsuit against three other public agencies involving a $102 million flood control settlement paid to indicted developer Jeff Burum’s company.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman criticized what he said was Mayor Pat Morris’ “thinly veiled reference” to Penman’s wife during the mayor’s State of the City address.

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By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 05/12/2011 04:25:56 PM PDT

UPLAND – The majority of the City Council approved the first reading of its new campaign finance ordinance, but more refinements may need to be made before it fully suits the city’s needs.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Created: 05/12/2011 08:24:32 PM PDT

Republicans in the state Assembly on Thursday released their own proposal to close California’s remaining $15.4billion budget deficit, proposing to cut state employees’ pay, reduce programs for the needy further and take funds intended to help young children and the mentally ill.

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By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Created: 05/12/2011 04:48:40 PM PDT

RIALTO – The school board on Wednesday night approved final layoff notices for 85 teachers and 11 counselors as part of a plan to avoid a $9.5million revenue shortfall for the next school year.

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VVDailyPress: Valles forwards inquiry to Attorney General



May 12, 2011 3:08 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Councilwoman Angela Valles has sent a letter to the state Attorney General’s Opinion Unit, asking the agency to look into a potential conflict of interest regarding Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales.

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By PE Politics
May 12, 2011 5:48 PM

A bill that would license Internet poker in California failed to meet a key committee deadline last Friday.

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By Monica Rodriguez Staff Writer
Created: 05/12/2011 05:03:44 PM PDT

POMONA – Members of the Pomona Unified School District Board of Education put off making a decision on the proposed closure of Mendoza Elementary School this week.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Friday, May. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown set the stage for this budget fight more than a year ago.

The Democratic governor launched his campaign in March 2010 on a promise he would not raise taxes without a vote of the people. It was a way to disarm GOP attacks on taxes while embracing the popular notion of allowing voters to resolve the budget.

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By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Republican lawmakers on Thursday produced their first detailed plan to balance California’s budget, relying on deep spending cuts for state workers, the mentally ill and the disabled.

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