Archive for December 10th, 2011

Inlandpolitics: Case outcomes troubling

Former Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez, at left, received a 2 year, 8 month prison sentence, while Former Assessor taxpayer Advocate Greg Advocate, on the right, received 4 months of home detention. Both men were accused of virtually the same offenses.

Saturday, December 10, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

Speaking of no  justice.

Friday’s plea deal between the  San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office and defendant Gregory Eyler depicts a stark reality when prosecutions turn political in nature.

The move avoids a jury trial originally set for January 30, 2012.

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InlandPolitics: Appellate Court takes up Colonies matter

Friday, December 9, 2011 – 04:30 p.m.

The California Court of Appeal has now entered the fray on the Colonies case.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/09/2011 02:02:49 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Boeing Aircraft once again is using San Bernardino International Airport to test aircraft.

According to a spokesman, Boeing is in the midst of conducting flight tests on 787 jets.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 9, 2011

The California Supreme Court expects to rule “as early as the end of January” on which state Senate districts would apply to next year’s state elections if a referendum challenging newly drawn maps qualifies for the November ballot.

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By Jim Sanders
Published: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California’s Legislature would become part-time under a constitutional amendment proposed Friday by a Republican lawmaker and the head of a political watchdog group.

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By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2011

The early release of inmates in some parts of California is accelerating as officials at county jails struggle to accommodate state prisoners flowing into their facilities.

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On politics in the Golden State
December 9, 2011 | 12:49 pm

Want to know how much oil companies are donating to your local assemblyman? How much the tobacco industry is spending on lobbying? Good luck.

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AP: Trump might scrub his GOP presidential debate

Friday, Dec 9, 4:59 pm ET

WASHINGTON – Business mogul Donald Trump said Friday he might scrub a presidential debate that so far has drawn only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

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