Archive for September 10th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Investigation surfaces over Rutherford contribution

Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 01:35 p.m.
Republished from Sunday, September 4, 2011 has learned that a contribution to the campaign of San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford may be the focus of an investigation by the California Fair Political Practices Commission and possibly the San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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InlandPolitics: A police stop at 1 a.m.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 01:20 p.m.

An elderly man is stopped by the police around 1 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night?

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10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 9, 2011


Candidates for county offices could soon have to enter the digital age.

Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday are scheduled to consider requiring candidates for the board and other countywide posts to electronically file campaign finance reports.

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The PE: Riverside County cities lose out

By PE Politics
September 10, 2011 2:15 AM

Four Riverside County cities that lost up to one-half of their revenue in the June budget deal failed to recover any of it in the final hours of the 2011 regular session that ended early this morning.

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The PE: SB Airport obscurity seems almost on purpose

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 9, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

When a grand jury report criticized inadequate oversight at San Bernardino International Airport, officials fought back with positive publicity.

Newspaper ads touted a study showing public and private investment at the former Norton Air Force Base has created 9,355 jobs, generated $500 million in payroll and produced $1.2 billion in economic activity.

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By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Posted: 09/09/2011 07:43:34 PM PDT

Barstow officials are opposing a San Bernardino County redistricting plan they say would dilute the city’s Latino vote and separate neighbors with similar political interests.

The county’s proposed plan would move Barstow from the 1st District to the 3rd District.

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By Mike Cruz and Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 09/09/2011 12:01:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Steve Kinzey, a university professor and president of a motorcycle club who faces drug trafficking charges, on Friday was ordered to appear in court next week for a hearing on the source of his bail money.

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Commissioners recommend allowing dispensaries, 3-2
September 09, 2011 1:54 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

If it were up to the Hesperia Planning Commission, the city would be granting business licenses to medical marijuana facilities.

In a split decision, the commission voted Thursday night to recommend that the Hesperia City Council pass a proposed code amendment put forward by a medical marijuana advocacy group.

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LATimes: Jerry Brown concedes defeat on tax deal


On politics in the Golden State
September 10, 2011 | 12:13 am

After failing to get enough votes for passage of a last-minute, $1-billion tax package, Gov. Jerry Brown Friday night accused some legislators of bowing to special interests at the expense of California taxpayers.

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LATimes: Pensions on lawmakers’ fall agenda

On politics in the Golden State
September 9, 2011 | 7:34 pm

Democratic leaders will announce the creation of a new bipartisan committee charged with finding ways to change the state’s public pension system, lawmakers confirmed Friday.

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By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — A weary Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan sat before the Senate Natural Resources committee Friday and began to introduce the leader of California’s upper house. She paused.

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OCRegister: Loretta Sanchez’s funds ‘nearly wiped out’

Loretta Sanchez

September 9th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

By Brian Joseph and Tony Saavedra

A week after her campaign treasurer was arrested by the FBI, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office says the congresswoman’s campaign account “has been nearly wiped out.”

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The California campaign treasurer at the center of a burgeoning finance scandal is to be released on a $200,000 bond under strict conditions that she not leave the region or involve herself in the affairs of her company or its clients.

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Calbuzz: Press Clips: GOP Debate’s Media Winners & Losers


Saturday, September 10, 2011

This just in: The results are final, and it’s clear that the landslide winner of the Republican presidential debate was…Ron Paul.

That at least is the shocking conclusion to be drawn from the “Who Do You Think Won the Debate” feature on “First Read,” MSNBC’s political blog.

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LATimes: BofA to cut at least 40,000 jobs

The layoffs reflect Bank of America’s deepening woes and are likely to take a heavy toll on its California operations.


By Walter Hamilton and E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2011, 8:27 p.m.

Bank of America Corp. is preparing to slash 40,000 or more jobs nationwide, a dramatic retrenchment that reflects the deepening woes of the country’s largest bank and the magnitude of the U.S. economic slowdown.

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