Archive for September 30th, 2011

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Agency must pay newspaper’s attorney fees

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 29, 2011


A judge ruled Thursday that the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association must reimburse The Press-Enterprise for attorney fees incurred during a dispute over public pension records the agency sought to withhold.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 09:38:47 PM PDT

The attorney for Bill Postmus is concerned that his client, who is cooperating with state and local prosecutors in their investigation of San Bernardino County’s $102 million legal settlement with a Rancho Cucamonga developer, could be in legal jeopardy from a federal investigation into the deal.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 06:08:54 PM PDT

It is too early to speculate on what steps the San Bernardino International Airport will take to find a new top executive, officials said Thursday.

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The PE: Third District: Paul Cook will run for board

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 29, 2011


Promising a “clean break” from the county’s ongoing corruption scandal, Assemblyman Paul Cook announced Thursday that he will run for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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The Sun: Assemblyman Cook to run for Derry’s seat

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 10:52:20 AM PDT

Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa, has announced his run for the San Bernardino County 3rd District Supervisorial seat now held by Neil Derry.

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The Sun: Officials break ground on SbX bus project

Elected officials applaud the unveiling of the design for the new sbX bus system during a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday in San Bernardino. (Micah Escamilla, Correspondent)

Josh Dulaney, Staff writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 12:18:57 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Officials broke ground on the $192 million SbX bus rapid transit line Thursday morning.

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The Sun: CSU faculty organizes strike amid labor dispute

Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 12:17:44 PM PDT

Misplaced spending priorities on the part of Cal State University leaders has spurred the union representing faculty members to plan work actions, according to a local union leader.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/29/2011 02:33:16 PM PDT

UPLAND – The city’s Fire Department is facing some changes in personnel.

Fire Chief Michael Antonucci is retiring today, but will remain on the payroll for a while longer to help manage the department, which could face the potential of three fire captains retiring as well as a temporary loss of a fire captain due to injury.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 29, 2011


WASHINGTON – A year before Republicans seized on the collapse of the solar energy firm Solyndra as an illustration of politically motivated spending by the Obama administration, Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack pushed for the expedited review of federal loan guarantee applications for solar projects, including a pair of large ones in her Riverside County desert.

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PG&E will install an agreed-upon system for the polluted area
September 29, 2011 3:03 PM
Staff Writer

HINKLEY • Out of five water replacement options presented by Pacific Gas and Electric on Wednesday, Hinkley residents with elevated levels of chromium 6 in their water spoke heavily in favor of keeping their wells and against signing up with Golden State Water Company.

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By Jim Sanders
Published: Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A former Republican congressman and four others filed suit Thursday with the California Supreme Court, alleging that that state’s newly drawn congressional districts are illegal and unconstitutional.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The Legislature’s budget analyst has waded into the political war between the state court system’s San Francisco-based leadership – including Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye – and hundreds of local trial court judges.

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September 29th, 2011, 3:33 pm
Posted by Kimberly Edds, Staff Writer

The County of Orange was unfair to the Sheriff’s deputies union when it moved deputies out of jailhouse jobs and replaced them with civilian jailers in an attempt to save as much as $34 million a year, a California Court of Appeal ruled.

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LATimes: Groups want ‘John and Ken’ show off the air

The popular KFI radio hosts gave out the cellphone number of an immigrant rights activist, prompting hate-filled calls. Minority and immigrant rights groups say they will boycott advertisers if the show isn’t taken off the air.

John Kobylt, left, and Ken Chiampou host an afternoon show on Los Angeles’ KFI-AM (640). On Sept. 1, they gave out the cellphone number of an immigrants’ rights activist, who then received many angry calls. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2011

Long-time immigrant rights activist Jorge-Mario Cabrera is used to being called to task for his views. But when radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou recently gave out his cellphone number on the air in a campaign against the California Dream Act, he found himself unprepared for the barrage of hate-filled phone calls that followed.

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Bank of America, Wells Fargo and PNC Financial’s quick exits from the bailout program raise questions about whether government officials put repayment ahead of ensuring that the banks were financially strong enough to survive on their own.

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2011

Reporting from Washington— Federal regulators bent the rules to allow Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. to repay their bailout money early, missing a chance to force them into further bolstering their finances.

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VanityFair: California and Bust

November 2011

The smart money says the U.S. economy will splinter, with some states thriving, some states not, and all eyes are on California as the nightmare scenario. After a hair-raising visit with former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who explains why the Golden State has cratered, Michael Lewis goes where the buck literally stops—the local level, where the likes of San Jose mayor Chuck Reed and Vallejo fire chief Paige Meyer are trying to avert even worse catastrophes and rethink what it means to be a society.

By Michael Lewis Photograph by Art Streiber

ECONOMIC CYCLE Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Santa Monica. To earn money when he first came to America, in 1968, he built brick walls nearby with fellow bodybuilder Franco Columbu.

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