Archive for June 29th, 2012

VVDailyPress: Grand Jury slams Victorville

FBI, SEC investigations continue
June 29, 2012 1:03 PM
From Staff Reports

VICTORVILLE • The San Bernardino County Grand Jury issued a 100-page report Friday blasting Victorville for decisions that have jeopardized the city’s solvency, including mishandling bond funds, losing track of $13 million and potentially breaking the law by financing failed energy ventures with restricted money.

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Staff report
Created: 06/28/2012 01:02:25 PM PDT

Passenger traffic at LA/Ontario International Airport continued its downward trend in May, falling 5.74 percent from the same month in 2011.

Overall, numbers of passengers flying in and out of ONT have dropped 6.80 percent for the first five months of 2012 compared to the previous year, according to figures released Thursday.

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By Kristina Hernandez
Posted: 06/28/2012 04:25:37 PM PDT

REDLANDS — The nomination period for those wishing to throw their hats into this November’s city election is still a few weeks away. But buzz is generating around town on who is and who isn’t going to run.

Four positions are up for grabs, including the two council seats occupied by Mayor Pete Aguilar and Councilman Jerry Bean.

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Deal includes less school days, but more teachers

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/28/2012 11:09:07 PM PDT

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified District’s teachers union have agreed to a contract that will reduce the school year by five-and-a-half days but bring back a number of teachers.

The announcement was made at Thursday’s school board meeting by Todd Hancock, vice president of Associated Chino Teacher.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville council race heats up

Cabriales may be out, McEachron undecided; committee formed to back three opposing candidates

June 29, 2012 9:20 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • Three seats are up for grabs on the Victorville City Council in November — and it appears at least one of them will go uncontested by an incumbent.

Mayor Ryan McEachron, Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and Councilman Mike Rothschild will each term out this fall.

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Molly Munger

By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Friday, Jun. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

After Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that would likely put his tax initiative atop the November ballot, a rival tax campaign filed suit Thursday to block his measure from taking first place.

The competing income tax campaign, financed by attorney Molly Munger, wants Brown’s measure to appear below its own initiative this fall, citing problems in the qualifying process that allowed Brown to jump ahead.

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LATimes: Jerry Brown cuts $195.7 million from budget

The governor uses line-item vetoes to eliminate 14,000 children from a care program, reduce Cal Grants college scholarships and trim state park funding.


By Chris Megerian and Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2012

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown sliced $195.7 million from the budget that lawmakers sent him, disappointing fellow Democrats by taking money from child care, college scholarships and state parks and adding more to a rainy-day fund.

In a series of line-item vetoes detailed Thursday, Brown brought general fund spending to $91.3 billion and the overall state budget, including dedicated funds and bond money, to $142.4 billion.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Jun. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

I told you so. Or, more accurately, I was one of several commentators who warned voters two years ago that a ballot measure to reduce the legislative vote margin on the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority could backfire.

From a column before the 2010 election:

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