Archive for March 7th, 2012

DailyBulletin: Upland resident’s killing of mountain lion causing stir

Daniel Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission and a co-managing partner of scandal-plagued, local development company Colonies Partners LP, has found himself in the political line of fire after a photo surfaced showing him holding a dead mountain lion he killed in what appeared to be a recent big game hunt. (Courtesy photo)

Fish and Game to meet today in Riverside
San Jose Mercury News
Created: 03/06/2012 06:48:14 PM PST

Hunters and environmentalists don’t often agree.

But there’s no dispute between them on one thing: Last week’s sizzling controversy over whether a top California wildlife official should be removed from his post for shooting a mountain lion in Idaho is about much more than mountain lions.

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By Canan Tasci , Staff Writer
Created: 03/06/2012 12:52:38 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – City officials will appear before a judge later this month after unsuccessful mediations with Southern California Edison over the construction of 200-foot power lines.

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By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/05/2012 04:57:15 PM PST

UPLAND – The Upland Unified school board adopted a resolution last week to notify 23 certificated and classified management employees that they may be laid off, reassigned or have their work hours reduced.

Sherri Black, assistant superintendent of human resources, said she has yet to determine if there will be any layoffs of classified employees.

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SFChronicle: Jerry Brown pushes his tax proposal

Marisa Lagos
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that two tax proposals likely to be competing with his tax measure on the November ballot would do little or nothing to solve the state’s persistent deficit and would create even bigger fiscal problems resulting in further spending cuts.

In a meeting with The Chronicle’s editorial board, Brown sought to sell his tax initiative as the only one that is comprehensive, solves the state’s fiscal crisis and delivers an increase in funding to public schools, universities and other state services.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Political machinations over the state budget dominate every legislative session, but this year’s version of the annual budget game may be particularly bizarre due to a confluence of unusual factors, to wit:

• Not only is it an election year, but incumbents and aspirants will be running in districts that have been altered, sometimes hugely, by the state’s new redistricting commission.

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