Archive for June 16th, 2011

DailyBulletin: Budget passes with fees, cuts, ‘gimmicks’

The top two Democrats in the state Legislature, Assembly Speaker John Perez, left, and Senate President Darrell Steinberg, center, talk on the floor of the Senate with Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga. Democratic legislators passed a budget Wednesday without the support of any Republicans. (The Associated Press)

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 06/15/2011 06:50:57 PM PDT

It isn’t the budget Gov. Jerry Brown asked for. It isn’t the budget Democratic or Republican lawmakers wanted.

But state legislators on Wednesday, the deadline for approving a state budget, passed a state spending plan, one that includes new fees, new spending cuts and lots of so-called “gimmicks” – including one-time funding shifts and plans to sell state buildings.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Press-Enterrise

San Bernardino County supervisors will meet this afternoon to consider a budget plan that cuts services and asks employees to give up some health and retirement benefits.

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By PE Politics
June 16, 2011 7:46 AM

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione will make a formal announcement on a run for Congress within the next 24 hours.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Public can suggest new board boundaries

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County residents can make suggestions for new boundaries for the five Board of Supervisors districts at a meeting Friday or by going online.

The meeting is at 2 p.m. in the Covington Chambers of the county government center, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011



Sacramento Bureau

Assemblyman Jeff Miller will run for the proposed congressional seat that wraps from Norco to Moreno Valley, the Corona Republican said Wednesday.

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Staff and Wire Reports
Created: 06/15/2011 05:29:31 PM PDT

Many of the homebuilding jobs lost during the California’s economic downturn won’t be coming back to help fuel its recovery.

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09:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Press-Enterprise
Published: 6/15/2011 04:18 PM

“Brad, and not Brad” is the only way to describe what Riverside City Council members and residents say they’ll be looking for in a replacement for City Manager Brad Hudson, who will leave his post in mid-August.

After six years in Riverside, Hudson has accepted a job as Sacramento County’s top executive. The surprise announcement Tuesday put an exclamation point on Hudson’s sometimes turbulent Riverside career.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/15/2011 07:50:16 PM PDT

The largest labor union in San Bernardino County announced Wednesday it will endorse San Manuel tribal leader James Ramos for Third District county supervisor in 2012.

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VVDailyPress: Valles letters still stirring up Victorville



June 15, 2011 2:21 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Conflict of interest charges continue popping up in the city of Victorville, this time lodged against Councilwoman Angela Valles and one of the largest law firms in Southern California.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/15/2011 05:42:39 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – Despite a 10 percent drop in revenue, the City Council has passed a balanced and largely drama-free budget.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager to retire in December



05:21 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson on Wednesday announced his intention to retire at the end of the year, capping a 21-year career that saw the city grow from a rural outpost with few amenities to a relatively wealthy city of more than 100,000.

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Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D- Gardena) is held back by Manuel Perez (D-Coachella), left; Jerry Hill (D- San Mateo); and Richard Gordon (D-Menlo Park), as he exchanges words with Assemblyman Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) on Wednesday. (Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee / June 15, 2011)

By Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Democratic lawmakers passed a rare on-time state budget Wednesday over Republican objections, but the plan — balanced with a blend of taxes, cuts and clever accounting — faces an uncertain fate at the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown.

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By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday decided to oppose state legislation that would shift control of L.A./Ontario International Airport from the city of L.A. to an authority made up of Inland Empire officials.

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Alfred Villalobos


By Dale Kasler
Published: Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

Say this for Alfred Villalobos, the man accused of bribing CalPERS officials: He doesn’t skimp.

The Lake Tahoe businessman has amassed a wine collection valued at a staggering $85,000. Now he’s trying to sell it.

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