Archive for April 17th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Is there a plea deal in Upland corruption case?


Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 10:55 a.m.

Is there a plea deal in the long-running Upland corruption case against former Upland Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski?

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InlandPolitics: CD-8 a horse race

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 09:50 a.m.

The free-for-all race to represent the 8th Congressional District is shaping up to be just that.

It’s anyone’s seat with some of the eleven candidates lending themselves size-able amounts of money.

Here’s the fully updated totals for the top fundraisers, out of a field of eleven, for the 2011-2012 cycle.

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The PE: ONTARIO AIRPORT Dutton could revive transfer bill

State Senator Bob Dutton (File Photo: The P-E)

By PE Politics
April 16, 2012 4:37 PM

State Sen. Bob Dutton stood up from his table at a recent economic forecast event to announce he planned to push ahead with his long-tabled bill that would create an Ontario International Airport authority made up of local leaders and facilitate the transfer of the Inland airport from the city of Los Angeles to that local authority.

It sounded imminent, but it’s more like a maybe.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Reports show flurry of fundraising

Fundraising statements for the first three months of 2012 offer a first look into the Inland area’s congressional races



Published: 16 April 2012 06:38 PM

WASHINGTON — Candidates in Inland Southern California’s hotly contested congressional races raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars in the first three months of the 2012 election year, new campaign finance reports show.

Leading all candidates in more than half a dozen Riverside and San Bernardino county races was political novice Raul Ruiz, an emergency room doctor from the Coachella Valley who aims to unseat veteran Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

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The Sun: San Bernardino delays $3.2 million in cuts

Ryan Hagen
Posted: 04/17/2012 01:41:03 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The City Council on Monday delayed a decision on more than $3 million in proposed cuts to its 2011-2012 budget, sending the proposal back to the budget committee that considered them last week.

The full council will vote on the cuts – which include a rotating brownout of a fire station and contracting out for refuse collection – at its next meeting, May 7. That’s less than two months before the end of the fiscal year the cuts will affect.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/16/2012 05:00:42 PM PDT

MONTCLAIR – A new residential development in the city has received a boost from a well-known figure.

Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund, in which former Los Angeles Laker Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a partner, has made a $25.7 million investment in a joint venture with an affiliate of GLJ Partners for the acquisition and development of The Paseos, a transit-oriented apartment development in north Montclair.

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DailyBulletin: Miller way ahead in campaign fundraising


Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 04/16/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT

In the competitive primary race for the 31st Congressional District seat, Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, has amassed nearly $1.2 million in campaign funds – far exceeding the treasury totals of his opponents.

Miller’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, received $109,790 in the past quarter, and has about $39,000 left in cash on hand.

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DailyBulletin: Chino council to address General Plan change

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 04/16/2012 09:19:36 AM PDT

CHINO – Council members are expected tonight to sign off on an environmental impact report that may allow a new recreational vehicle storage facility to open.

Opposition from McBride’s RV storage facility said they are against the development because of safety issues as well as a violation of state law regarding outdoor storage facilities.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 – 7:44 am

The line at CalPERS’ customer service window is getting longer.

After converting to a half-billion-dollar computer system to process benefits for hundreds of thousands of California public agency retirees last September, backlogs for some services are worse than before the project launched.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 16, 2012

Molly Munger, the wealthy tax proponent whose initiative has frustrated Gov. Jerry Brown, has launched a second ad portraying her measure as an outsider effort.

With upbeat music and a young girl as narrator, the 30-second “Our Children, Our Future” ad attacks Brown’s plan without ever referencing it. Munger’s initiative would hike income taxes on all but the poorest residents along a sliding scale to raise $10 billion annually.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Two years ago, when Jerry Brown was trying to reclaim the governorship he had left 28 years earlier, he often said that his age, maturity and lack of political ambition would allow him to succeed where others had failed.

Brown said he would patiently attack the state’s political issues, especially the deficit-ridden state budget, and “I will tell the truth in ways (that hadn’t occurred) in years past.”

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