Archive for June 30th, 2011

The PE: S.B. International Airport exec denies unpaid taxes, rent

10:31 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A developer whose companies have been paid more than $2 million in taxpayer funds, so far, to build an airport at the former Norton Air Force Base, owes at least $681,917.24 in taxes, has reportedly not paid rent since March and has other outstanding debts, according to records.

Turning the former Norton base into San Bernardino International Airport has cost taxpayers nearly $142.5 million at this point.

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The PE: UCR medical school postponed

10:26 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

UC Riverside officials announced Wednesday that the opening of their proposed medical school will be postponed a year because they did not secure the ongoing state funding needed to gain accreditation.

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The PE: Riverside County property values drop 1.45 percent

By PE Politics
June 29, 2011 10:08 AM

Riverside County’s property assessments dropped in value by a combined $3 billion this year, Assessor Larry Ward told supervisors Tuesday.

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10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County should purchase four additional ballot scanners to speed vote counting during next year’s presidential elections, the county’s top election official said.

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The Sun: Severe citation for SB hospital

Resident’s death triggered inquiry
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/29/2011 08:57:57 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The state’s Public Health Department on Wednesday announced an $80,000 fine and a “severe” citation slapped on Community Hospital of San Bernardino, after finding that a nursing facility resident died in 2008 because staffers failed to ensure proper assisted breathing.

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The Sun: Officials unite to support Vision

Area leaders to endorse direction for SB County
Staff Reports
Posted: 06/29/2011 04:04:49 PM PDT

San Bernardino County leaders will meet this evening in Rancho Cucamonga to endorse a county vision plan – a sort of long-term goal list for the county.

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The Sun: McKenna aims for new role as city attorney

Hopeful moved to area 2 weeks ago
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/29/2011 05:28:13 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – City attorney hopeful David McKenna said he only made the decision two weeks ago to move here and challenge longtime incumbent Jim Penman.

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The Sun: Loma Linda bans marijuana dispensaries

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/29/2011 07:01:17 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – Despite uncertainty over whether courts will later invalidate the move, the city has become one of many in California to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

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The Sun: Grand Terrace council balances city budget

2011-12 spending plan includes $533,692 in cuts
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/29/2011 08:58:05 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE – It’s not the budget city officials hoped for, but it’s the one they expected and one they can live with.

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Mike Antonovich


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Created: 06/29/2011 08:30:33 PM PDT

Democrat and Republican governors across the country are working to cut costs and lower taxes, but Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to level California’s $26 billion deficit – the result of several years of out-of-control government spending – is a “realignment” proposal that not only extends the previous administration’s ineffective tax hikes, but also irresponsibly shrugs the state’s financial burden onto the shoulders of cash-strapped county and municipal governments, creating a real threat to California’s economic recovery and public safety.

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DailyBulletin: Candidates take the tour

Upland City Council election
City officials handle queries
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/29/2011 08:35:48 PM PDT

UPLAND – In order to address requests by City Council candidates to meet with department heads, city officials held an informational meeting Wednesday at City Hall.

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DailyBulletin: Marijuana clinic wins

Court rules that Upland shop can reopen
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/29/2011 05:10:00 PM PDT

UPLAND – Aaron Sandusky has a lot to celebrate this holiday weekend.

The president of G3 Holistic, a medical marijuana cooperative, is reopening his Upland shop thanks to a decision made last week in the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

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By Kevin Yamamura and Diana Lambert
Published: Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Teachers win layoff protection while school finance officials see their powers curtailed in the state budget package Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign today.

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By John Howard | 06/30/11 12:00 AM PST

California’s redevelopment agencies are taking their fight for survival directly to the California Supreme Court, saying Gov. Brown and the Legislature ignored the voters’ will and violated the constitution by dismantling hundreds of local agencies.

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SFChronicle: Meg Whitman speaks out against governor, Obama

Meg Whitman appears with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown during the 2010 California gubernatorial campaign won by Brown.
(Getty Images)

Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, June 30, 2011

— Republican Meg Whitman, stepping back into the political limelight after her failed, $180 million bid for governor, took her first public jabs at Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators Wednesday – calling their budget a gimmick-filled plan that lacks “real reform.”

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Workers push carts full of merchandise at the Phoenix Fulfillment Center in 2010. (Joshua Lott, Bloomberg / June 30, 2011)

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— Shopping at Inc. and other major Internet stores is poised to get more expensive.

Beginning Friday, a new state law will require large out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make on the Internet — a prospect eased only slightly by a 1-percentage-point drop in the tax that also takes effect at the same time.

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The increase of at least 10% comes in response to deeper cuts to education in the new state budget. The opening of UC Riverside’s new medical school will be delayed by a year. Student leaders express disappointment.

By Larry Gordon and Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2011

Students at the University of California and Cal State University systems are likely to face a second round of tuition hikes this fall in response to deeper funding cuts in the new state budget, officials and student leaders said Wednesday.

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