Archive for September 13th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County – BOS 3: And James Ramos wants union support!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 02:30 p.m.

Sometimes you just have to wonder what people are thinking.

Looks like San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos picked the right political consultant to run his candidacy to unseat San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

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Politico: Rick Perry’s pain is Mitt Romney’s gain

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are seen during the CNN-Tea Party Express debate. | Photo David S. Holloway / CNN

By JONATHAN MARTIN & DAVID CATANESE | 9/13/11 4:54 AM EDT Updated: 9/13/11 3:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney’s path to the Republican nomination became clearer Monday night — and it had little to do with his attacks on Rick Perry over Social Security.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 09:40 a.m.

You gotta wonder what certain people are thinking!

The more the pundits and so-called experts proclaim that there will be no double-dip recession, the worse conditions get.

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Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer
On Tuesday September 13, 2011, 11:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest U.S. banks will be required to show regulators how they would break up and sell off their assets if they are in danger of failing.

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InlandPolitics: Love this teacher

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 07:50 a.m.

A lesson that should be taught in all schools . .. And colleges….

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

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InlandPolitics: Durkee theft hits Inland Empire

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 06:30 a.m.

The arm of charged political campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee so far has hit at least one area democrat.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos advisor to be fined by state

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 06:00 a.m.

The state’s political watchdog is set to levy a fine against a local consultant for improperly formatting a voter guide.

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Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 09/12/2011 02:21:30 PM PDT

From our archive: Grand Jury questions management practices at San Bernardino airport

San Bernardino County supervisors apparently agree with the Grand Jury that their benefits are excessive but disagree that a conflict was created when the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s and Auditor-Controller’s offices were merged in 2010.

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10:03 PM PDT on Monday, September 12, 2011


Riverside County supervisors take up a formal redistricting ordinance today, and it is likely to be a low-key affair compared to last month when Supervisors Bob Buster and John Tavaglione clashed over how to divide the city of Riverside.

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The Sun: Baca announces run for 35th District

Rep. Joe Baca

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/12/2011 06:48:42 PM PDT

Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, on Monday said he plans to run for the newly created 35th Congressional District seat.

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10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 12, 2011


San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris urged retailers in the city to voluntarily stop selling single servings of beer, malt liquor and other alcoholic beverages, citing a new UC Riverside study that suggests a correlation between crime and neighborhoods where such drinks are sold.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/12/2011 09:12:58 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council on Monday night agreed to accept the police chief’s request for medical retirement.

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Senator employed treasurer accused on fraud charges, but her office is unable to access accounts to see how much might be missing. Rep. Davis calls suspect ‘the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers.’

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2011, 10:38 p.m.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign is among those that may have been “wiped out” by a Burbank-based Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested on federal fraud charges earlier this month.

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Southern California — this just in
September 12, 2011 | 7:12 pm

The Democratic campaign operative arrested on suspicion of stealing campaign funds from her clients may be “the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers,” Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) told contributors in an email.

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LATimes: CalPERS officials who received gifts may face fines

A state commission proposes thousands of dollars’ worth of fines be levied on CalPERS board members and officers who didn’t properly report gifts they got from investment firms.


By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— Board members and officers of the long-troubled California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the nation’s largest pension fund, could be fined thousands of dollars for not properly reporting gifts received from investment firms.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 – 12:07 am

In a move that could fuel economic growth, CalPERS earmarked $800 million Monday for investments in California roads, bridges, power transmission lines and other forms of infrastructure.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
September 12, 2011 | 1:34 pm

Gas prices are rising U.S. motorists are on pace to spend $491 billion for gasoline this year, the most ever.

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LATimes: Republicans jab at Perry in ‘tea party’ debate

By Paul West, Washington Bureau
September 12, 2011, 10:05 p.m.

Reporting from Tampa, Fla.— In backhanded recognition of his front-runner status, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came under sharp criticism from his Republican presidential rivals in a “tea party” debate Monday night for promoting tuition benefits for illegal immigrants and ordering young girls to be inoculated against a sexually transmitted disease.

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