Archive for February 15th, 2012

Desert Star: New government center to bear Burke’s name

Bob Burke, with wife Carolyn, wears the Volunteer Action Award medal presented to Copper Mountain College by then-President Ronald Reagan. College officials asked Burke to wear the medal at public events as a recognition of the work he accomplished for CMC.

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:10 am
Staff report

JOSHUA TREE — The new government center here, slated to open in March, will be named in honor of Morongo Basin advocate Bob Burke.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 14, unanimously supported Supervisor Neil Derry’s decision to name the center after Robert “Bob” Brennan Burke.

Burke died in July 2011 at the age of 89.

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Former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus

Published: 14 February 2012 06:04 PM

A look at crime in the Inland region, from a Rialto shooting to a cockfighting raid to the theft of the Storm mascot’s quad.

To view video, click here.

Cities may be required to ‘dump’ properties in future ‘fire sale’
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/14/2012 01:15:59 PM PST

ONTARIO — The mayors of the five largest cities in the Inland Empire warned Tuesday of a “fire sale” as cities are forced to sell properties held by their respective redevelopment agencies.

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Norma Torres, D-Chino, wants emergency calls protected from online, media dissemination

By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 02/14/2012 10:31:06 AM PST

Legislation that would keep emergency 911 dispatch calls from being spread through traditional or online media has been introduced by Assemblywoman Norma Torres, D-Chino.

The policy proposal comes in the wake of widely disseminated audio from 911 dispatch calls related to a medical emergency involving actress Demi Moore.

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DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County budget gap narrowing

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 02/14/2012 11:20:38 AM PST

San Bernardino County has whittled its multi-million-dollar budget gap down to $13.4 million, according to a second quarterly budget report given Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.

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VVDailyPress: DeFazio held for trial on perjury charges

February 14, 2012 11:31 AM
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Natasha Lindstrom

SAN BERNARDINO • A judge ruled Tuesday that Apple Valley developer John Dino DeFazio will stand trial for allegedly lying to the grand jury, marking the latest legal development in the far-reaching Colonies corruption investigation.

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LATimes: California economic reports forecast modest growth

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Reporting from Sacramento— Things are looking up for California’s beleaguered economy as the recovery from the recession hits a period of slow, modest growth this year and next, according to two economic reports.

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SacBee: CalPERS will look again at adjusting forecast

By Dale Kasler
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalPERS is going to look again at adjusting its investment forecast, a move that could increase taxpayer contributions while ramping up the political heat on public pension funds in California.

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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 4A

Standard & Poor’s improved California’s bond outlook from stable to positive Tuesday, a signal that the deficit-ridden state could be in line for a ratings bump.

The state’s A-minus rating is S&P’s lowest among U.S. states.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 14, 2012

California has the nation’s highest state sales tax rate, but its overall rate, including local sales taxes, drops to 12th highest, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation, a Washington-based organization that collects nationwide tax data.

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