Archive for February 20th, 2012

VVDailyPress: Victorville still shopping power plant

February 20, 2012 8:48 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • With permits set to expire next year and more than $76 million invested into plans for Victorville’s second power plant, the city could finally strike a deal Tuesday night for a private company to take over the $1.2 billion project.

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Published: 19 February 2012 07:19 PM

Arnold Palmer. Tiger Woods. Chi Chi Rodriguez. And, now, Jack Nicklaus.

Someone’s all-time fantasy foursome? Nope, it’s a list of golfers who Inland Rep. Joe Baca has sought to honor through congressional legislation.

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As lawmakers consider legalizing online games, the governor’s budget proposal calls for rolling the regulatory commission into the state Justice Department
Rich Pedroncelli/AP


Published: 19 February 2012 08:13 PM

SACRAMENTO — As California considers a major expansion of legalized gambling, Gov. Jerry Brown wants to revamp how the state regulates the industry and protects its millions of customers.

Brown’s January budget plan includes a proposal to consolidate parts of the California Gambling Control Commission, which is autonomous, with the state Department of Justice, which is overseen by Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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The Sun: School board to hear proposed budget cuts

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2012 05:19:39 PM PST

The San Bernardino City Unified School District’s board of trustees on Tuesday will consider a budget cuts plan that could call for hundreds of layoffs for the next school year.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

If Californians believed that electing Democrat Jerry Brown as governor would mean a big break with Republican predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger, they must be disappointed.

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Calbuzz: Consultants: CA GOP Primary Now Looming Large

February 20, 2012

Mitt Romney’s staggering failure to solidify his electoral base has led most members of the Calbuzz California Consultanate, in six short weeks, to reverse their nearly unanimous prediction that the Latter Day Shapeshifter would soon wrap up the GOP presidential nomination.

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Ethics panel member sends letters to council members who have voted themselves onto local boards that pay stipends up to $5,000.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2012

Reporting from Sacramento— Dozens of city officials throughout California have voted to appoint themselves to local boards that pay stipends of up to $5,000 annually, a practice state watchdogs say violates conflict-of-interest laws.

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