Archive for September 27th, 2011

Staff Reports
Posted: 09/27/2011 12:07:51 PM PDT

REPORTS FROM COURT:Get updates as they happen. Follow @SBcourtsto keep up with the latest developments

The attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum alleged in court today that San Bernardino County D.A. Michael A. Ramos has a conflict of interest in prosecuting him on alleged corruption charges.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Public Dissed at Meeting

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 26, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

The FBI raid on San Bernardino International Airport last Wednesday concerned enough people to pack the room where a special meeting of the airport authority board was held late Friday afternoon.

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The Sun: High court to decide case from Rialto

Associated Press
Posted: 09/27/2011 10:33:32 AM PDT

WASHINGTON – In a case stemming from Rialto, the Supreme Court will decide whether private lawyers hired as outside counsels for governments can be sued.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2011 07:47:46 PM PDT

RIALTO – One well serving residents more than a decade ago might have delivered concentrations of perchlorate high enough to affect the development of fetuses, infants and children, state officials say.

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He sued for disability retirement
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2011 06:33:04 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Former Police Chief Garrett Zimmon may be entitled to a disability retirement after a recent state court ruling sided with him in his lengthy legal battle with the city.

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The Sun: Campaign finance reform on SB supes’ table

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2011 06:05:23 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today is expected to take its first step in having an ordinance drafted that would establish campaign-contribution limits for candidates seeking elected office in the county.

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DailyBulletin: Supervisors to vote on redistricting

Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer
Created: 09/26/2011 09:25:30 PM PDT

An overflow crowd is expected today as the Board of Supervisors tackles the once-a-decade task of redrawing Los Angeles County’s voting boundaries and decides whether to give Latinos more political clout.

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VVDailyPress: Prison reform draws a crowd

County readies to implement public safety realignment
September 27, 2011 9:04 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Beginning Saturday, California’s prison system will undergo a sweeping overhaul.

Assembly Bill 109, known as public safety realignment, will gradually shift the responsibility for tens of thousands of “low-level” inmates from state prisons to county jails. It’s the cornerstone of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to comply with federal orders mandating the state reduce its overcrowded prison population by some 33,000 inmates.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 – 9:59 am

FIELD POLL | The economy

David Vargo bought three homes in the Sacramento region within the last 11 years.

He figures the value of his three-bedroom Natomas ranch house has plummeted more than 56 percent from its peak. Though the 64-year-old Vargo owns two of his houses outright, the paper losses were deep enough that he left retirement to work for the U.S. Census Bureau last year.

One in two California voters, including Vargo, say their financial well-being is worse off than a year ago, according to a new Field Poll released Tuesday. It marks the fourth straight year in which at least half of Californians reported a decline in their personal situation, the first time that has happened since Field began asking the question 50 years ago.

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On politics in the Golden State
September 26, 2011 | 6:24 pm

Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR), a Republican-backed group trying to overturn new state Senate district maps, has announced it has collected more than 200,000 signatures in its campaign to put the maps before voters.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Jerry Brown signs 38 bills, vetoes 4

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown signed 38 bills and vetoed four others on Monday, including a Republican-sponsored measure that would have mandated that one of the state’s Air Resources Board members be a small-business owner.

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