Archive for June 18th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Mountain communities no fans of Rutherford

Saturday, June 18, 2011 – 10:25 a.m.

It’s definitely redistricting time in San Bernardino County.

While neighboring Riverside County wraps up its boundary realignment process, neighboring San Bernardino County is in the midst of its typical malaise.

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09:59 PM PDT on Friday, June 17, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Proposed draft redistricting maps analysis
Several Inland cities will be affected if the draft redistricting map unveiled recently is instituted.
Published: 6/17/2011 05:22 PM

Freshly unveiled maps proposing new political lines for California would splinter some key Inland cities between districts, prompting local leaders to question whether the lines would strain longstanding community ties or dilute their representation in Washington.

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The Sun: Candidates tackle issues

By Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 07:58:17 PM PDT

WHO’S RUNNING? The candidates for San Bernardino’s Ward 2 seat are: Robert Jenkins, John Longville and Jerry Martin. The election is July 12.

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 04:42:59 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Cart, meet horse.

Councilman Tobin Brinker, who is up for re-election in the 3rd Ward in November, said Friday he plans to run for mayor in 2013. “I don’t think there’s any such thing as starting too early,” Brinker said.

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The Sun: Highway 330 reopens

Vehicles proceed through a repaired Highway 330 on Friday. Heavy rains washed away sections of the we ve had people working 24 highway in December 2010 prompting a closure of Highway 330 from Highland to Running Springs. (Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer)

By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 06:19:47 PM PDT

Drivers in the San Bernardino Mountains now have a key route back after Caltrans reopened Highway 330 on Friday.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 09:27:27 PM PDT

COLTON – The school board solidified its earlier elimination of crossing guards, Future Farmers and other popular programs Thursday night as it passed a bare-bones budget for the 2011-12 school year and detailed steep cuts for the following year.

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The Sun: Unemployment and jobs dip in May

By Liset Marquez Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 06:19:43 PM PDT

The unemployment rate in the Inland Empire fell again in May, dropping to 13.2 percent, a state agency reported Friday.

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By Art Marroquin Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 09:58:17 PM PDT

The Los Angeles City Council this week opposed state legislation that calls for establishing an Inland Empire-based authority to take control of LA/Ontario International Airport from the city of Los Angeles.

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High Desert supervisor protests cuts to public safety
June 17, 2011 8:41 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Citing concerns over “extremely troubling” cuts to public safety, 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt said he plans to vote against the proposed San Bernardino County budget when it goes up for approval June 28.

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The governor says his options include signing a budget that has only Democrat support and having initiatives put before voters on his tax plans.
By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2011

Reporting from Blythe, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday warned Republican lawmakers that if they failed to negotiate a budget compromise with Democrats, he would seek to go around them.

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Gov. Jerry Brown “may not have anticipated just how much more polarized the state Capitol had become since he left,” says Dan Schnur of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / June 16, 2011)


Governor’s action sends the issue back to a Legislature he’s been unable to unify.
By Michael J. Mishak and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown was elected on a pledge to break legislative gridlock by changing Capitol culture, and he showered state lawmakers with attention as he tried to forge a bipartisan compromise to fix the state’s chronic financial mess.

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Controller John Chiang declared that lawmakers must produce a balanced budget; his office is reviewing the budget passed this week.

By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association demanded Friday that Controller John Chiang withhold pay from lawmakers and threatened to sue if he does not.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 17, 2011

Hours after Gov. Jerry Brown roiled majority Democrats with his budget veto, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg made public his plans to halt consideration of the governor’s appointees “for an indefinite period of time.”

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SacBee: Suit dropped over giant failed land deal

Published: Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

A lawsuit that says CalPERS was duped on a huge Southern California land deal has been dropped.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System lost $922 million on its investment in LandSource Communities Development.

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A new Field Poll finds three of four Californians surveyed have a negative image of Arnold Schwarzenegger, shown discussing the state budget in 2009. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press / June 2, 2009)

By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t governor anymore. But his poll numbers continue to slide.

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