Archive for October 18th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Presidential race in a breakout?

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 – 12:05 p.m.

Is the Presidential race breaking out?

The answer is it very well could be!

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San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt introduced Measure Q, which is on the Nov. 6 ballot. / Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise

Published: 17 October 2012 – 06:19 PM

San Bernardino County voters will face two competing measures Nov. 6 that will decide how much supervisors should be paid.

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

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: City to discuss disincorporation

The Jurupa Valley City Council on Thursday, Oct. 18, will hear a presentaton by George Spiliotis on how a city disincorporates. Spiliotis is executive director of the Local Agency Formation Commission, Riverside County’s boundary-setting agency.

Published: 17 October 2012 – 06:42 PM

In a sign of just how precarious Jurupa Valley’s financial picture is, the city council on Thursday, Oct. 18, will hear a report about how to disincorporate.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Posted: 10/17/2012 08:48:47 PM PDT

Campaign fund-raising records in three congressional races affecting San Bernardino County show big gaps between leading money raisers and their rivals, but will it be enough to win?

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/17/2012 07:05:38 PM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2012 10:06:58 PM PDT

The outcomes of three inland congressional races may provide interesting lessons on the role of money in politics after all the votes and contributions have been counted.

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By Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/17/2012 11:56:14 PM PDT
Updated: 10/18/2012 12:37:21 AM PDT

MONTCLAIR — One City Council candidate was booed and another was called a liar Wednesday night by some attendees at a candidates forum at the Senior Center.

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Posted: 10/17/2012 10:39:51 PM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2012 11:54:25 PM PDT

CHINO – It was one come back after another as mayoral candidates Dennis Yates and Lee McGroarty squared off Wednesday night in a debate-style forum.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 – 7:06 am

In California’s ever-expensive ballot wars, voters typically know who funds advertisements that hold great sway with the electorate.

But that may be changing.

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LATimes: L.A. County assessor arrested in bribery case

By Jack Dolan, Ruben Vives and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2012, 6:07 p.m.

About six months before John Noguez was elected Los Angeles County assessor, he received an $80,000 check from his old friend and prominent property tax consultant, Ramin Salari. Over the next few months, Salari cut Noguez two more checks, for a total of $180,000.

In return, authorities say, assessor officials began giving tax breaks to many of Salari’s clients.

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