Archive for October 3rd, 2012

The Sun: Appellate court panel hears arguments in Colonies corruption case

Colonies case defendants Mark Kirk, Paul Biane, Jeff Burum, and Jim Erwin, appear in San Bernardino Superior Court on August 19, 2011. (File Photo)

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/02/2012 11:12:45 AM PDT

Related stories: Appellate Court sets date for oral arguments in Colonies case | Appellate court reaches tentative decision in Colonies case | State appeals court court could have major impact on Colonies case | Judge dismisses most felony counts against Burum; all four Colonies defendants enter not guilty pleas

The final decision by the state 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside will determine the trajectory of the criminal case in the county being tried by the state Attorney General and District Attorney’s offices. The case has been suspended for the last year awaiting the appellate court’s ruling.

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From left, developer Jeff Burum, Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt. former assistant assessor Jim Erwin and former supervisor Paul Biane in a San Bernardino County Superior Court appearance in June 2011.(David Bauman/The Press-Enterprise)


Published: 02 October 2012 04:18 PM
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A panel of state appeals court judges debated a San Bernardino County corruption case Tuesday, Oct. 2, giving attorneys a chance to make their final arguments before the court issues a decision that will likely determine how the case proceeds.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: District bond plan stokes ire

Posted: 10/02/2012 06:29:21 PM PDT
Updated: 10/02/2012 07:54:34 PM PDT

Related story: School financing methods attracting attention

FONTANA – A Fontana Unified School District plan to finance a $106 million bond payment due in December to stave off a likely state takeover has drawn fire from the county’s top financial official and two county supervisors.

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VVDailyPress: Cabriales, city sued over SVL Walmart

Attorney aims to stop controversial Supercenter
October 02, 2012 9:38 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • An attorney has filed a lawsuit over Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales’ participation in a controversial vote to approve a new Walmart Supercenter.

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Dan Walters

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

Jerry Brown turned a little gray in the last week – as in Gray Davis, the onetime Brown underling who later became governor himself until recalled by voters.

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OCRegister: Prop. 32 takes aim at union money

Published: Oct. 2, 2012 Updated: 5:24 p.m.


The November election will bring a third attempt to curb the political power of unions in California.

Proposition 32 would ban the use of payroll deductions for political purposes in state campaigns, eliminating a tool that has made organized labor a major donor to Democrats for decades.

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Southern California — this just in
October 2, 2012 | 8:00 pm

A national accrediting agency has approved UC Riverside’s plan to open a full medical school and to start enrolling future doctors next summer. It would be the sixth medical school in the University of California system and the first to open since the late 1960s.

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Crossroads will attack Obama on TV in eight states
By Jonathan Miller
Updated: October 2, 2012 | 7:39 a.m.
October 2, 2012 | 7:00 a.m.

American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS, is making an $11 million buy across eight states in a new ad campaign that attacks President Obama on the stimulus and unemployment, Politico reports.

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