Archive for March 29th, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Top administrator expects 196 layoffs


Published: 28 March 2012 12:43 PM

Riverside County’s top administrator said Wednesday that as many as 196 county jobs may have to be eliminated in the coming months because, despite ongoing cuts, expenses still outstrip revenue.

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Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Created: 03/28/2012 07:23:04 PM PDT

Attorneys for developer Colonies Partners LP are seeking dismissal of a civil lawsuit that would force the developer to pay back a $102 million legal settlement to taxpayers.

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The Sun: Airport agency wants way out of redevelopment grip

By Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/28/2012 07:50:12 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The agency formed to revive the former Norton Air Force Base plans to file a lawsuit next week to keep from falling under the clutches of the state law that has dissolved more than 400 municipal redevelopment agencies across California.

The Inland Valley Development Agency will ask a state court judge next week for an injunction to shield it from the effects of ABx1 26, the law which abolished redevelopment agencies and requires them create oversight boards to proceed with the liquidation of assets, Tim Sabo, attorney for the agency’s board, said Wednesday.

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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos speaks at press conference


By Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/28/2012 06:40:49 PM PDT

San Manuel Stadium is ready for the Inland Empire 66ers to host their California League matchups.

Ready to serve hot dogs.

Ready for screaming fans.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Animal commission explored


Published: 28 March 2012 05:38 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors are looking into creating an animal services commission that will provide citizen oversight of the department that has been criticized by animal rights activists.

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The Sun: OpEd: San Bernardino rising


By Chas Kelley
Posted: 03/28/2012 05:25:49 PM PDT

There is a palpable new spirit of optimism in the city of San Bernardino.

Despite recent publicity about several city administrative officials leaving, the San Bernardino City Council and mayor are working more harmoniously than we have for many years.

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By Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/28/2012 04:47:40 PM PDT

RIALTO – City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of a controversial 30-year contract with New Jersey-based American Water Works Co. Inc., which would mean a 114.8 percent increase in water and wastewater rates by 2016.

About 400 residents crammed into City Hall and three overflow sites – the library, the public access television station and the main fire station.

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Agreement should add up to 50 jobs this year
March 28, 2012 5:21 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • A company at Southern California Logistics Airport has landed a competitive deal to service Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners for the next 10 years.

Pacific Aerospace Resources & Technologies LLC, or PART, will be hiring between 35 and 50 new workers by the end of 2012, according to company CEO Johan Claasen, with more jobs expected over the life of the agreement.

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VVDailyPress: Ex-deputy acquitted in Explorer case

March 28, 2012 4:06 PM
Tomoya Shimura, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • A former Victorville deputy accused of failing to report illegal sexual acts between a fellow deputy and a teen Explorer was acquitted in his misdemeanor trial Wednesday.

After a few hours of deliberations, a Victorville jury found Erik Alexandro Orduno, 32, not guilty of failing to report suspected child abuse as a mandated reporter.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 28, 2012

The influential California Teachers Association reported giving $1.5 million today to Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to raise taxes.

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Calpensions: Century-old CalSTRS faces lengthy funding gap

By Ed Mendel
Thursday, March 29, 2012

After a decade of similar below-target investment earnings, punctuated by huge losses during the stock market crash in 2008, the nation’s two largest public pension funds are looking at different futures.

The California Public Employees Retirement System, putting a new focus on risk, worries about another recession dropping pension funding levels to 40 percent or below, a “warning track” zone that could make it difficult to get back to full funding in the future.

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