Archive for September 29th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County – BOS 3: Cook to run for supervisor


Thursday, September 29, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

State Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) has thrown his hat into the ring for San Bernardino County Supervisor.

Cook joins incumbent supervisor Neil Derry and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos to make a current field of three.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport director resigns

By Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 09/28/2011 03:34:06 PM PDT

Donald L. Rogers, the executive director of San Bernardino International Airport Authority, announced his retirement Wednesday at a meeting of the authority’s board in Loma Linda.

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The PE: S.B. AIRPORT: Leader of embattled agencies resigns

11:04 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


A week after an FBI raid, Donald L. Rogers, executive director of the embattled public agencies that oversee San Bernardino International Airport, resigned Wednesday.

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The PE: S.B. County: Receipts list items from airport raid

10:50 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


PDF: FBI list of seized airport documents

The FBI seized items ranging from a U.S. Treasury check to scrapbooks to invoices from movie shoots when it searched the administrative office and storage space for the two public agencies overseeing San Bernardino International Airport.

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10:40 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Despite court setbacks, a proposed open-air sludge composting facility near the high desert town of Hinkley has once again won approval from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

On Tuesday, the board voted 3-1, with Supervisor Neil Derry absent and Chairwoman Josie Gonzales opposed, to certify the Nursery Products environmental report for the third time.

The Nursery Products project was first approved by the board in 2007, but a Superior Court judge ordered the county to overturn its approval after finding part of the original environmental impact report was flawed.

Supervisors certified the project study again last year after conducting additional environmental reports.

In April, a judge found the report still inadequate.

The sole remaining issue ordered by the court was a water study showing the project would have a proper supply, said Jim Squire, a planning consultant for the county. A water study by a county hydrologist making those findings was part of the board approval.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Safety for Explorers

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Announced changes to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Explorer program in the wake of two deputies charged with having sex with girls in the program seems to put most of the onus on the Explorers.

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DailyBulletin: New campaign finance proposal questioned

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/28/2011 06:48:04 PM PDT

A proposal for campaign finance reform in San Bernardino County has raised the eyebrows of government ethics advocates and experts, who question its reliance on the state to enforce campaign finance limits.

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Gov. Jerry Brown had vowed to rein in pension costs. But some of his appointees are receiving double payments totaling more than $200,000 a year.

By Shane Goldmacher and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Every month, Ann Ravel gets a paycheck from her salary as chairwoman of California’s ethics watchdog agency and a second, bigger check from her public pension as a retiree.

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SFChronicle: California budget hit with 3 lawsuits

Wyatt Buchanan,Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sacramento –California’s budget, already on shaky footing with tax revenues coming in lower than forecast, was hit with three new problems Wednesday when advocates for public schools, the developmentally disabled and cities filed separate lawsuits challenging the spending plan.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 28, 2011

The Fair Political Practices Commission will meet Friday to discuss options for helping political committees affected by the arrest of Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee.

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By Greg Lucas | 09/28/11 12:00 AM PST

As a candidate for governor, Jerry Brown sold himself as a can-do, been-there-done-that political veteran – eight years in the Capitol’s corner office already under his belt – who could “knock some heads” and get the J-O-B done.

Any number of times, Brown said he knew how Sacramento worked and how it should work.

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September 29, 2011 | Agustin Armendariz

The Golden State boasts the most billionaires living within its borders among all U.S. states, according to calculations by Forbes to determine the 400 richest Americans.

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