Archive for August 30th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Stone wins Upland seat

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – 08:13 p.m.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Funeral Director Debbie Stone has been elected to the vacant seat on the Upland City Council

Stone picked up 3,347 vote or 34.75% of the vote.

Runner-up Martin Thouvenell scored 2,739 votes 0r 28.43%.

The Sun: Attorney: D.A. missed chance to prosecute

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/29/2011 08:42:20 PM PDT

An attorney for a Rancho Cucamonga developer accused of conspiring with San Bernardino County officials to gain a $102 million settlement says prosecutors have failed to provide him with documents and other evidence that will exonerate his client.

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10:48 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011


Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Corruption Probe

Defendants in a San Bernardino County corruption case are asking a judge to ease bail restrictions requiring them to wear electronic ankle bracelets monitoring their whereabouts.

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By PE Politics
August 29, 2011 9:17 PM

The Senate finished its work Monday without taking up legislation that would require an indicted official to step down from appointed boards.

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09:55 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Newly approved redrawn Assembly districts were not kind to Assemblyman Mike Morrell.

The Rancho Cucamonga Republican currently represents the Republican-leaning 63rd Assembly District, which extends from Upland to Yucaipa, with a small part of Riverside County thrown in.

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10:18 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011


PDF: Memos from San Bernardino staff regarding red light camera contract

The San Bernardino police chief and assistant city attorney wrote dueling memos this month, both purporting “to set the record straight” by blaming each other for the City Council receiving a figure for ending the city’s red light camera contract that could be short by almost $1.8 million.

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The PE: State lawmaker spending costs still unclear

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 29, 2011


SACRAMENTO – Does Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries’ office payroll rank among the highest in the Assembly, as shown in the Assembly expenditure data for the first seven months of 2011?

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Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, is vacating her Assembly seat. Joe Baca Jr., a Rialto councilman and former assemblyman, and Cheryl Brown, president of the local NAACP chapter and are vying for the redrawn and renumbered 47th Assembly District, comprised of Fontana, Rialto, Colton and a western portion of San Bernardino. (File photos)

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2011 01:53:44 PM PDT

The seat held by Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, is being eyed by two well-known figures in San Bernardino County political circles.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2011 08:54:49 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council has taken its first step toward making a decision on what to do with its Redevelopment Agency.

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2011 02:49:12 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Loud nuisance violators have been put on notice by city officials.

A recent change to the municipal code now gives police officers the authority to issue fines to first-time violators.

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Gov. Jerry Brown

By David Siders
Published: Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 – 7:48 am

When he abandoned his tax plan this summer to make a budget deal, Gov. Jerry Brown suggested he’d try again to raise revenue with a ballot measure in November 2012.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 – 6:47 am

The California Democratic Party’s 2011 drive to reshape the 1911-vintage initiative process to its political advantage appears to be picking up steam as the legislative session nears adjournment.

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Southern California — this just in
August 29, 2011 | 4:09 pm

The state Senate on Monday afternoon failed to approve a controversial bill to disband the troubled city of Vernon and make it a part of Los Angeles County.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 29, 2011

As lawmakers head into the final two weeks of session, the California Taxpayers Association has issued a 20-page guide delineating taxes and fees under a new voter-approved law.

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