Archive for February 20th, 2013

InlandPolitics: This and That!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom this Wednesday morning.

No decision on San Bernardino County appeal

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors did not reach a decision on whether or not to appeal a San Diego County Superior Court ruling dismissing most of a civil case the county filed against defendants San Bernardino Associated Governments, California Department of Transportation and city of Upland.

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San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2013 09:18:26 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Allen J. Parker will take over as city manager Wednesday, after the City Council approved a contract that will pay him $221,976 per year.

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Andrew Edwards and Michel Nolan, Staff Writers
Posted: 02/19/2013 01:53:17 PM PST

San Bernardino’s signature event, the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous, will not be held this year.

The San Bernardino Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced its decision to suspend the annual car show, citing financial difficulties.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2013 07:30:12 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino County Presiding Judge Marsha Slough and top county law enforcement officials on Tuesday gathered with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the potential “catastrophic impact” court closures and consolidations will have on the public.

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Neil Derry


Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2013 11:54:28 AM PST
Updated: 02/19/2013 07:29:43 PM PST

YUCAIPA – Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has joined the public relations firm Desmond & Louis as senior vice president of public affairs.

In that job, he will be responsible for growing and managing that division of the company.

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DailyBulletin: Upland contractor John Hennes out of prison

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2013 05:16:47 PM PST
Updated: 02/19/2013 06:27:15 PM PST

UPLAND – A contractor sentenced in a federal bribery case involving former Mayor John Pomierski is the first of four defendants in the case to be released from prison.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 19, 2013

State leaders have pushed the legal envelope trying to solve California’s financial woes, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget is no different even as the state heads toward firmer ground.

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On politics in the Golden State
By Chris Megerian
February 19, 2013, 11:19 a.m.

When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his latest budget proposal, he emphasized his push to send more money to universities and local schools.

But a new report says those two areas have lost ground to the growing costs of salaries and retirement benefits for public employees.

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LADailyNews: L.A.’s economic recovery is slow, steady

By Gregory J. Wilcox, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2013 08:50:28 PM PST
Updated: 02/19/2013 08:51:57 PM PST

Southern California’s economy will remain on a modest growth track over the next several years as it continues a slow crawl out of the Great Recession, according to a forecast scheduled to be released Wednesday morning.

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The Hill

By Amie Parnes and Erik Wasson – 02/19/13 08:12 PM ET

In the game of political chicken over the sequester, both the White House and congressional Republicans think their opponents will get the most blame if the $85 billion in spending cuts are triggered.

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