Archive for December 19th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Too late to runaway from airport debacle

The aircraft pictured above, now valued as worthless, was used as collateral for a $500,000 public loan to contractor Scot Spencer.

Monday, December 19, 2011 – 10:15 a.m.

Nice try. But it’s too late!

Too late, for those involved, to runaway from the mess at the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) that is.

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Published: 18 December 2011 06:55 PM


Heading into an important election year, The Republican Party of San Bernardino County has a new woman at the helm.

The group named Brenda Chabot, a longtime political activist and wife of former Assembly candidate Paul Chabot, as its executive director, the party’s first since July 2009.

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December 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • With just three weeks left to collect nearly 505,000 signatures, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is working to rally support to repeal the California Dream Act, a controversial new law that grants state financial aid to illegal immigrants.

A handful of Stop AB 131 volunteers spent Thursday afternoon gathering several dozen signatures in the parking lot of the Mall of Victor Valley.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Even those in the Capitol have great difficulty making sense of California’s chronically imbalanced state budget, so it’s no wonder the outside public finds its big numbers so bewildering.

The availability of raw data on the Internet has, if anything, increased confusion because the numbers come with differing meanings that are not apparent to the casual observer.

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Calpensions: Outgoing CalPERS board member rips earnings

By Ed Mendel
Monday, December 19, 2011

Over the last 10 years CalPERS investment earnings are below the median among institutional investors. Are money managers being paid for poor performance?

In a feisty farewell last week, an outgoing CalPERS board member, Lou Moret, called attention to the below-median earnings as Wilshire consultants delivered a quarterly earnings report.

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