Archive for November 8th, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Mayor-elect Bailey ready to work

Published: 07 November 2012 – 05:57 PM

Riverside Mayor-elect William “Rusty” Bailey’s agenda for his four-year term will include plans for streetcars to connect the city’s universities and commerce centers, more “action parks” for skateboards and BMX riders, and continuing his predecessor’s policy of making his schedule public and keeping his door open to residents.

To read story by Alicia Robinosn in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Public Defender Windom dismissed

Published: 07 November 2012 – 02:49 PM

Riverside County Public Defender Gary Windom, who last year survived a State Bar review of accusations about ethical issues inside his office and memory impairment, was removed Wednesday, Nov. 7, from the job he has held since 1999.

To read story by Richard K. de Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Jim Steinberg and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/07/2012 09:13:18 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – County election officials say they “are generally pleased” by their performance Tuesday, finishing the preliminary results several hours ahead of 2008.

But the real verdict on their performance won’t be available for another month or so.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/07/2012 07:07:59 PM PST

Fresh off a victorious election night, San Bernardino County Supervisor-elects James Ramos and Robert Lovingood on Wednesday discussed their visions on how to get the county back on solid financial ground.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/07/2012 12:49:36 PM PST
Updated: 11/07/2012 10:49:23 PM PST

When Congress and the state Legislature convene for their next session, they will do so without a member of the Baca family having been elected to either institution for the first time in two decades.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/07/2012 09:23:30 PM PST
Updated: 11/07/2012 10:01:18 PM PST

UPLAND – The City Council has told City Manager Stephen Dunn to move forward on short-term solutions to keep the city’s financial situation from deteriorating further.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

One of the darkest hours of California’s budget dysfunction came in February 2009, when lawmakers slumbered on chairs and under desks in the Capitol as leaders attempted to break a stalemate through physical exhaustion.

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On politics in the Golden State
November 7, 2012 | 4:22 pm

While Democrats and their allies spent Wednesday crowing about clinching supermajorities in both houses of the Legislative for the first time in more than a century, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) downplayed the development as little more than an “interesting moment” for his caucus.

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On politics in the Golden State
November 7, 2012 | 3:08 pm

Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Wednesday that his party has captured a supermajority of the upper house if current election results stand, and he plans to use the new power to pursue initiative and tax reform to bring in more revenue for schools and social services.

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George Skelton


By George Skelton Capitol Journal
November 7, 2012, 5:11 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats have scored a stunning, historic victory in California. But they should have been careful what they wished for.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 9A
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 – 7:08 am

Democrats won it all in California this week – prevailing on new taxes and other major ballot measures and apparently achieving supermajorities in both legislative houses and, at least on paper, a free hand to do whatever they wish on anything.

The reality, however, is somewhat more nuanced.

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