Archive for June 17th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Sheriff’s union submits another proposal to vote

Friday, June 17, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

The union representing San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff’s and District Attorney Investigators has submitted another contract proposal to its membership for ratification.

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By PE Politics
June 16, 2011 8:24 AM

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said this week he would await Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis’ decision on whether to seek re-election before assessing his own political future.

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The Sun: Supervisors mull county budget

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2011 06:05:39 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – County supervisors on Thursday went through a proposed county budget, one that calls for $3.8 billion in spending – about $91 million less than the 2010-11 budget.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Supervisors debate budget cuts

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors delayed adoption of a budget Thursday, saying they need more time to review the proposed $3.8 billion plan, which includes cuts and layoffs.

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The Sun: Photo prompts recall of Big Bear High yearbook

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2011 03:57:03 PM PDT

BIG BEAR LAKE – The Sheriff’s Department wants all copies of Big Bear High School’s 2011 yearbook returned after finding a photo in it that deputies said can be construed as child pornography.

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2011 06:41:27 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – An administrative hearing officer on Thursday upheld the city’s $1,000 a day fines against more than a dozen volunteers at medical marijuana dispensaries.

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DailyBulletin: R.C. reconfigures pensions

Lower rate will apply to new employees after July 4
By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 06/16/2011 08:54:45 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The City Council has adopted a two-tier retirement benefits formula that will affect future City Hall employees.

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The Sun: Report: Deputy admits to sex with girl

By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2011 11:21:28 PM PDT

Former sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gastineau admitted that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old police Explorer, according to court documents.

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DailyBulletin: Upland council approves settlement authority

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 06/16/2011 08:54:44 PM PDT

UPLAND – Two top city officials will again be able to settle claims filed against the city up to a certain amount.

The City Council reinstated authority to the city manager to settle matters up to $25,000. The human resources/risk management director will be able to settle up to $10,000.

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By Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento and Los Angeles — Gov. Jerry Brown issued a historic veto of the budget approved by Democratic lawmakers hours after they passed it, opening wide a rift within his own party and throwing the state’s financial future into limbo.

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By Michael J. Mishak and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Fifteen years after California voters legalized medical marijuana, state lawmakers are still struggling with how to regulate and tax what has become a billion-dollar industry fueled by the growing number of pot dispensaries up and down the state.

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Dan Walters


By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Friday, Jun. 17, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Now isn’t this fun? The Legislature’s Democrats push a chewing-gum-and-baling-wire budget through in near-record time, claiming that it’s balanced and meets the rarely observed June 15 constitutional deadline for action.

One day later, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown rejects it as unbalanced and unworkable – after hinting three days before that he might sign such a budget.

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By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011, 3:36 p.m.

California home prices will continue falling this year and into next, but there’s an upside in that it will allow more people to buy homes, according to the latest economic forecast from Chapman University’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research.

Home prices in California will drop 4.4% this year and 0.7% next year, according to the Chapman forecast, released Thursday.

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By Gregory J. Wilcox, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2011 08:32:38 PM PDT
Updated: 06/16/2011 11:39:21 PM PDT

Home sales in the San Fernando Valley plunged 26 percent last month, the worst May on record and a troubling sign that a double-dip may be looming, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors said Thursday.

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