Archive for July 3rd, 2011

DailyBulletin: Troubled acres

Plans on hold for R.C. land mired in scandal
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 07/02/2011 07:07:16 AM PDT

Two years ago, wheels were in motion to develop a prime piece of Rancho Cucamonga real estate. City and San Bernardino County leaders were getting ready to select a developer to turn 1,200 acres of former flood control property into a planned community of suburban homes, parks and sports fields.

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Senator Bob Dutton


Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton
Created: 07/02/2011 07:11:09 AM PDT

While California’s Democrats are savoring the taste of their on-time budget, this is a good time to bear in mind that it wasn’t just Republicans who were shut out of the process. The vast majority of Californians who not only want, but rightfully deserve, meaningful reforms to their state government were also left out in the cold.

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July 02, 2011 3:15 PM
Beatriz Valenzuela
Staff Writer

Five High Desert fire stations will switch from three-man to two-man crews, as the San Bernardino County Fire Department shifts full-time firefighters around and reduces hours for paid-call firefighters.

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Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/03/2011 03:39:52 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The school district has hired two veteran educators with experience working with English learners and at-risk students as new assistant superintendents.

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LATimes: Jerry Brown is working without a net

Gov. Jerry Brown gets ready to sign the state budget in Sacramento. With him are Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). (Hector Amezcua, Associated Press / June 30, 2011)

By Michael J. Mishak and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
As the governor takes his tax message to voters, he will need an unusual coalition of business leaders and Democrats.
July 3, 2011

Reporting From Sacramento— Gov. Jerry Brown’s hope for a tax election this fall died last week with a text message.

In his cabinet room, Brown was negotiating with Democratic leaders and members of the state teachers union when his iPhone buzzed: State Sen. Anthony Cannella, a Republican from Ceres, was bailing on the talks, leaving the Democratic governor short a crucial GOP vote.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: California ballot war on tap for 2012

Dan Walters


By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Jul. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

We’ll never know for certain who is responsible for scuttling the months-long negotiations between Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and some Republicans over a bipartisan budget deal.

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SacBee: Dan Morain: GOP budget ‘victory’ is hollow

Dan Morain


By Dan Morain, Senior editor The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Jul. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6E

Republican legislators are patting themselves on the backs like they won big in this year’s budget fight with Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic majority.

They ought to ease up with those hearty high-fives before they hurt something.

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LATimes: UC seeks to raise tuition another 10%

By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2011, 6:23 p.m.

Budget-pressed University of California administrators confirmed Saturday that they will seek a nearly 10% tuition hike on top of an 8% increase already scheduled to take effect this fall.

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