Archive for August 26th, 2013

The Sun: Mexican Mafia ‘hitman for hire’ trial continues in San Bernardino


By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/25/13, 7:19 PM PDT |

The second phase of a trial in which a man suing two San Manuel tribal members, alleging they had the Mexican Mafia try to kill him, begins Monday in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/25/13, 8:13 PM PDT |

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will hold a study session to discuss the continuing decline of Ontario International Airport, how the pension system is impacting county finances and litigation the county plans to enter into against Office Depot.

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By Mark Gutglueck
Friday, August, 23, 2013

In one of the final acts of bureaucratic housekeeping at the county hospital before a new medical director arrives next month, the hospital’s administrator this week prevailed upon the county board of supervisors to ensure that the findings of an internal audit of hospital operations remains beyond the scrutiny of the public and taxpayers. Moreover, the manner in which the item was presented limits the likelihood that the supervisors themselves will review the audit.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Taking the supes show on road


A Riverside County supervisor’s plan to hold sessions in remote locales will be tested Oct. 1

August 25, 2013; 10:01 AM

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone wants to take county government on a trip to places he hopes will send him to Sacramento.

To read column by Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.


By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/25/13, 5:06 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A longtime veteran of San Bernardino International Airport is moving up to the No. 2 job there.

Mark Gibbs, who has been airport manager since early 2012 and was an operations officer before that, has been chosen as deputy director for aviation, Executive Director AJ Wilson announced Thursday.

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Scott Mesa

Fontana Unified School District Police Chief Scott Mesa sits in his new office at the FUSD police headquarters in Fontana on Tuesday. Mesa is the district’s first police chief who is not a member of the Fontana Police Department in about a decade. (Rachel Luna — staff photographer)

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/25/13, 8:54 PM PDT |

FONTANA >> Fontana Unified School District Police Chief Scott Mesa feels he is in a lucky position.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, August 26, 2013

CalPERS is not investing enough money through minority-owned firms, two trade associations and several money managers say, and some want a legislative audit of “unfair” decisions, particularly for lucrative private equity funds.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Five years ago, Darrell Steinberg carried into law a sweeping revision of California’s local land-use rules, aimed at creating what the legislation called “sustainable communities.”

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UTSanDiego: Who turned screws on Filner?

Diverse group stepped forward to confront mayor
By John Wilkens
August 25, 2013 – 06:00 a.m.

The scandal started on high-boil and stayed there for six weeks. Every time Mayor Bob Filner or his supporters tried to put the lid on, somebody else stepped forward to turn up the heat.

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Calbuzz: Why FPPC Should Expose Online Campaign Trolls

Campaign Troll

By Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine
Monday, August 26, 2013

There is simply no logical or ethical reason to oppose a proposal, pending before the Fair Political Practices Commission, that would require candidates and campaigns to identify the people and amounts of money they pay to post propaganda online

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San Bernardino Seal

By Tim Reid
LOS ANGELES | Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:07am EDT

(Reuters) – The city of San Bernardino is expected to learn on Wednesday if it is eligible for bankruptcy protection despite the opposition of California’s powerful public pension system – an important test for the federal law used by Detroit and other U.S. cities burdened by pension payment costs.

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