Archive for September 28th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. Aiport interim director to retire

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – 03:50 p.m.

San Bernardino International Airport Authority Interim Director Don Rogers has just announced his retirement.

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InlandPolitics: Political fundraising at S.B. Airport?

San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris and Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales

Wednesday, September 27, 2011 – 10:45 a.m.

Rumors and accusations are starting to swirl in reference to possible political fundraising at San Bernardino International Airport by two of the Airport Authorities own board members.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos announces the indictment of Paul Biane, former of the Board of supervisors, Mark Kirk, former Chief of Staff for Board member Gary Ovitt, James Erwin, former Chief of Staff for Board member Neil Derry and Jeffrey Burum, General Partner of Colonies Partners, L.P., by the criminal Grand Jury during a press conference at the District Attorneys office on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer (Sun file photo)

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/27/2011 12:07:51 PM PDT

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

Alleging a conflict of interest exists, the attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum wants the district attorney recused from prosecuting his client.

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06:51 AM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Probe

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over additional evidence to defendants in a corruption investigation, including information their attorneys claim will show that the district attorney has a conflict of interest.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/27/2011 09:43:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Accusations flew from both candidates Tuesday night in Council Chambers during a forum that pitted City Attorney James F. Penman against challenger David McKenna.

The two are facing each other in the Nov. 8 election.

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Aaron Sandusky, owner of G3 Holistic in Colton, is being forced out due to citations from the Colton Police Department and an eviction notice from the landlord. (Al Cuizon Staff Photographer)

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/27/2011 05:55:02 PM PDT

COLTON – After months of risking potential jail time, defying orders to shut down, operators of the city’s last medical marijuana dispensaries are now packing up.

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DailyBulletin: Upland gets two new officials

Newly sworn in Upland city council member Debbie Stone takes her seat for the first time as Upland mayor Ray Musser looks on Monday evening September 26, 2011 in Upland. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 09/27/2011 01:58:38 PM PDT

UPLAND – The city has two new top officials who aim to help the city move past recent allegations of corruption stemming out of the city.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/27/2011 12:42:57 PM PDT

A proposal to limit how much money groups can give to candidates seeking county elected office was unanimously approved Tuesday by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

The vote gives staff the go-ahead to prepare an ordinance placing a cap on campaign contributions.

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DailyBulletin: Supervisors approve parolee realignment plan

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/27/2011 07:15:14 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $27.6 million plan for the Probation Department to begin monitoring and providing services to low-level parolees beginning Saturday.

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September 27, 2011 5:14 PM
From Staff Reports

BARSTOW • Starting Nov. 1, Barstow will become part of the county’s 3rd District, while surrounding communities like Hinkley, Yermo and Fort Irwin will remain in the 1st.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City will pay to keep redevelopment alive

10:28 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 27, 2011


A frustrated Temecula City Council on Tuesday evening agreed to pay the state government nearly $5 million to keep their city’s Redevelopment Agency alive.

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LATimes: California’s budget faces new legal challenges

Education officials allege that Gov. Brown and lawmakers illegally shortchanged them by $2 billion. And disability rights groups plan to sue to block $100 million in service cuts. The suits add to the headaches facing the Capitol.

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — California’s precariously balanced state budget, already teetering in the continuing economic upheaval, came under further siege Tuesday as two groups announced lawsuits challenging the spending plan.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown, California’s 73-year-old governor, has been showing signs lately of becoming a grumpy old man.

In comments to reporters, in speeches and in bill veto messages, Brown has complained about the quantity (too much) and quality (too little) of legislation reaching his desk, about the intransigence of Republicans on taxes and about the influence that anti-tax groups wield on those Republicans.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Few things drive Calbuzz as crazy as seeing phony, cooked-up, biased, bought-and-paid-for alleged survey data get reported and published as if it were the real deal.

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At the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown announces a new law that will help speed AEG’s plan to build an NFL stadium downtown. (Katie Falkenberg / For the Los Angeles Times / September 27, 2011)

By Kate Linthicum and Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2011

Tim Leiweke, the chairman and chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group, stood in front of the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday and told a roaring crowd: “Tear it down!”

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The city’s Fire and Police Pensions board has been advised that retiree healthcare benefits are guaranteed, prompting one employee group to ask that a cap on benefits be blocked from going into effect.

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2011

The cornerstone of L.A. City Hall’s recent plan to fix its finances and rein in soaring retirement costs has been thrown into jeopardy.

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