Archive for June 20th, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Fee hikes, some big, set for approval Tuesday

10:51 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Costs are about to go up in Riverside for a variety of city services, from renting a picnic shelter at a city park to getting plans for a subdivision approved.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Baca and the Golf Summit

Rep. Joe Baca


10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Between the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club and the rabid anticipation of this past weekend’s “golf summit” between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, Washington has been consumed with the sport.

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The PE: INLAND: Many cities weighing police vs. sheriff

11:08 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

As Inland cities try to put the most police officers on the streets for the least amount of money, communities are asking if the best option is a city police department or a county sheriff’s contract.

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The Sun: Redistricting draft draws criticism

Mountain communities question representation
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/19/2011 07:05:43 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Crestline residents and other mountain dwellers were out in force Sunday afternoon, telling members of the California Citizens Redistrict Commission that they want to be represented by the same politicians who represent Lake Arrowhead and other mountain communities.

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District offers unexpected sale
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/19/2011 09:06:57 PM PDT

When it rains, it pours.

Now that California’s drought is officially over, area cities are scrambling to find the money to buy part of 225,000 acre-feet of water unexpectedly up for sale by the Metropolitan Water District.

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DailyBulletin: A few councils look to balance budgets

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 06/19/2011 09:09:43 PM PDT

It’s one of those chores nobody likes – balancing the budget.

At the close of the fiscal year, a number of public agencies will be doing just that and hoping the results are better than those in Sacramento.

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DailyBulletin: District budget gets OK

Upland Unified’s board accepts nine-day reduction
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/19/2011 09:08:50 PM PDT

UPLAND – The school district’s board of trustees has approved a 2011-12 fiscal year budget that includes furloughs for employees and fewer school days.

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DailyBulletin: Chaffey budget approved

District to continue with shortened year
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/19/2011 09:06:54 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The Chaffey Joint Union High School District school board adopted a 2011-12 budget that doesn’t anticipate any reduction that would affect students.

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DailyBulletin: Fontana weighs tax

Voters to decide school district’s Measure E
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 06/19/2011 09:05:31 PM PDT

FONTANA – The deadline for the area’s first parcel tax vote is 8 p.m. Tuesday.

And many in surrounding cities are going to be watching how it does during this era of rising hostility against government taxation.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

Submitted to The Press-Enterprise

Cal State San Bernardino President Albert Karnig will be honored by the Inland Empire chapter of the American Society for Public Administration at the organization’s 2010-11 annual awards ceremony.

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Mitt Romney


By Michael Doyle
Published: Monday, Jun. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California Republicans favor presidential candidate Mitt Romney by a comfortable margin over other Republicans, a Field Poll released today shows.

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LBPressTelegram: Agencies are left in limbo

Governor pushing to take cities’ money
By Adam Weintraub, The Associated Press
Posted: 06/19/2011 06:37:31 PM PDT
Updated: 06/19/2011 07:38:25 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown has been pushing since January to abolish California’s redevelopment agencies, and last week’s flurry of budget activity pushed them one step closer to the brink.

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Calpensions: Pension reform: Will Brown make GOP an offer?

Monday, June 20, 2011
By Ed Mendel

Senate Republicans willing to cast key votes to put a tax measure on the ballot, if there also are measures for pension reform and a spending limit, seem to be waiting for Gov. Brown to make an offer.

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Calbuzz: Calbuzz Classic: Why California Doesn’t Work

Monday, June 20, 2011

It was two years ago this week that we published our first meta-analysis about how California politics and governance got so screwed up. A few things have changed for the better since then: voters approved the new jungle primary system, which might improve the quality of the Grover-bot ideologues who keep showing up in Sacramento, and the state’s new redistricting commission appears to have added more than a dozen new competitive districts to the political terrain.

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