Archive for February 9th, 2012

The Sun: $100,000 contribution not a bribe from Colonies, says Postmus


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/08/2012 06:05:39 PM PST

In an October interview with federal authorities, former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus said he did not consider a $100,000 campaign contribution from Colonies Partners LP a bribe.

Postmus’ statement, from an interview transcript obtained by The Sun, appears to contradict his guilty plea to charges of conspiracy and bribery in state court, where prosecutors contend campaign contributions to political action committees were part of a conspiracy by Colonies to secure a huge settlement to a land-rights dispute with the county.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/08/2012 04:58:32 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The San Bernardino International Airport Authority’s board members took action Wednesday to remove control of the airport’s fuel supply from a company that, in the words of the airport’s top executive, has come critically close to running out of jet fuel and owes the airport payment on some 80,000 gallons of fuel.

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Point of View
Jim Bueermann
Posted: 02/07/2012 11:40:59 AM PST

In any healthy democratic society, political discourse means candidates will disagree on issues and attempt to convince voters that the qualities of their position and character are evidence of their superior leadership.

Unfortunately, it also means that when a candidate is found lacking on the substantive issues, his campaign can become desperate and resort to the lowest of tactics – like smearing dedicated public servants as a means of attacking his opponent.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
February 8, 2012

A group that hoped to put a sweeping public employee pension reform measure on the November ballot is suspending its campaign.

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