Archive for February 14th, 2012

The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Postmus interview raises questions

Bill Postmus


Published: 13 February 2012 09:50 PM

In an FBI interview former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus said he did not view a $100,000 campaign contribution from Colonies Partners as a bribe even though he expected to receive funds following a lawsuit settlement.

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Scot Spencer


Andrew Edwards, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 02/13/2012 12:30:39 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – SBD Properties, a business operating at San Bernardino International Airport, and airport managers are set to meet in court on Friday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over access to the airport’s fuel tanks.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Hanna wins city clerk election


Published: 13 February 2012 08:08 PM

The San Bernardino County registrar of voters on Monday certified that Georgeann “Gigi” Hanna won last week’s San Bernardino city clerk election.

Hanna is to take office next month. She replaces longtime City Clerk Rachel Clark.

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Published: 10 February 2012 08:26 PM

(EDITOR’S NOTE: In an earlier version of this story, the type of court assignment for Judge Gary Tranbarger was incorrect. It is listed correctly here.)

Kennedy and Nixon are back on the Riverside County election ballot.

That’s Richard T. Nixon and Michael J. Kennedy, private criminal defense attorneys who declared their candidacies this week for Riverside County Superior Court offices.

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Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 02/13/2012 06:16:20 PM PST

Los Angeles World Airports says it wants to set the record straight about its management of the struggling LA/Ontario International Airport.

It is doing so through a newly launched page on its website called “LA/Ontario – The Facts.” The launch is an effort to debunk any misconceptions the public may have about the situation at ONT and LAWA’s management of it, said Gina Marie Lindsey during the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners meeting on Monday.

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The Fair Political Practices Commission has eased restrictions on gifts to lawmakers, called fewer open meetings and stopped notifying the public of pending investigations. Some good-government advocates are angry.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2012, 9:59 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento — Three decades after Gov. Jerry Brown played a key role in creating a state political watchdog, the panel — now dominated by his appointees — has retreated from its aggressive approach to ethics enforcement.

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