Archive for May 22nd, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE: More city workers agree to pension changes

12:23 AM PDT on Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Members of Riverside’s largest employee union have agreed to a proposed new contract that creates a lower pension tier for new hires and requires current workers to pay a small amount into a retirement health care fund.

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The PE: Fire cuts came as district paid hefty salaries

12:05 AM PDT on Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

As officials of the Rubidoux Community Services District contemplated cutting back fire protection services for the community in 2009, the general manager and assistant general manager were earning salaries and benefits of more than $500,000 between them, according to figures posted on state Controller John Chiang’s website.

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The Sun: District lines in spotlight

Supervisor says new shape could leave rival out of race
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/21/2011 08:27:17 AM PDT

Supervisor Neil Derry and his campaign manager say challenger James Ramos, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, might not live in Derry’s district once the boundaries of county supervisorial districts are redrawn later this year.

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The Sun: Power struggle boils over who’s in charge

SB Unified dispute centered on hiring
Ryan Carter and Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/21/2011 05:58:34 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A dispute over the promotion of the school district’s No. 2 executive illustrates a meltdown of relations between the district and a panel intended as a check on district power.

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DailyBulletin: Police reaping benefits

Upland force gets raises, thanks to ex-city manager
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/21/2011 07:07:45 AM PDT

UPLAND – Upland police are due for pay raises and increased city-paid retirement contributions on July 1 – which former City Manager Robb Quincey negotiated and would have enjoyed himself had he not been terminated by the City Council.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 05/21/2011 07:07:44 AM PDT

CHINO – Teachers union officials are asking Chino Valley Unified to adhere to contract language that returns excess state revenue back to members in light of concessions made last year to help balance the budget.

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12:10 AM PDT on Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

PDFs: Read complaints against Rancho California Water District board members Steve Corona | Ben Drake

A senior staff member at the Rancho California Water District is accusing two board members of hiding or ignoring conflicts of interest between their private lives and public responsibilities.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Will California become another Michigan?

By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, May. 22, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Has California’s recession-wracked economy finally bottomed out and begun to recover, albeit slowly?

Or has California become another Michigan, doomed to a semi-permanent state of economic malaise?

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