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The Press-Enterprise: Attempt to recall 3 Corona City Council members fails

By Suzanne Hurt | | The Press-Enterprise
February 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

An effort to recall three Corona City Council members fizzled when the group was unable to gather enough signatures to put the issue on a ballot by the Sunday, Feb. 18 deadline.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 10:37 p.m.

Syrian refugees could soon be getting a tuition-free junior college education if one ultra-liberal Riverside County politician has his way.

Bill Hedrick, a candidate for the Riverside Community College District Trustee with ties to a radical Islamic terrorist group , expressed his support for tuition-free college education for all on his Facebook page.

“I believe in making community college totally free — that means no fees.”

In this YouTube video, Mr. Hedrick is very clear. He says: Read the rest of this entry »

The Press-Enterprise: CORONA: Hackers change construction alert to pro-Trump message

Trump Freeway Sign Hack

Published: Dec. 28, 2015
Updated:   Dec. 29, 2015 6:58 a.m.

Motorists driving the 15 in Corona on Christmas Day were given a political directive from a roadside construction alert.

To read article Anne Millerbernd in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: Corona: City gives 15 officers notice

10:45 PM PDT on Monday, June 20, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Corona police issued layoff notices to 15 patrol officers Monday in an effort to shave roughly $4 million from the city’s budget over the next three years.

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The PE: CORONA: Former mayor sentenced in fraud probe

10:19 PM PDT on Monday, June 6, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A former Corona mayor and Nature’s Recipe dog food founder was sentenced to two years of probation Monday for lying to FBI agents during a bankruptcy fraud investigation in which he failed to report millions in settlement money on tax forms.

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The PE: School administrators warn of 160-day year

By PE Politics
April 14, 2011 4:32 PM

School officials from the Riverside and Corono-Norco unified school districts warned state senators Thursday of major repercussions if lawmakers go ahead with as much as $4.5 billion in additional cuts to schools.

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The PE: CORONA: Ex-councilman Bennett pleads guilty to making false statement

11:05 PM PDT on Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Former Corona City Councilman and Nature’s Recipe dog food founder Jeff Bennett pleaded guilty Thursday to making a false statement to FBI agents, court documents say.

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The PE: CORONA: Councilman files for bankruptcy



By PE News
on March 11, 2011 5:10 PM

Corona City Councilman Steve Nolan has filed for personal bankruptcy, citing almost $2 million in business debts that include $3,361 owed to the city’s Department of Water and Power.

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The PE: Corona proposal would ban felons from sitting on commissions

10:00 PM PST on Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Corona staff report and proposed policy on board appointments

Candidates for appointment to Corona city boards and commissions who have a felony conviction would be prohibited from serving, and sitting members convicted of a felony would have to immediately resign, according to a policy the City Council will consider Wednesday.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager’s pay is election issue


10:58 PM PDT on Monday, October 4, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Just five city managers in California — and only one in the Inland area — earned more than Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson in 2009, according to a survey.

Nelson, 51, earned $336,288 last year, an amount that includes his base salary, deferred compensation and other payouts, according to the survey released last month by the League of California Cities, an advocacy group for cities and towns. Nelson’s base pay is $291,571 a year, according to Temecula.

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PE: Inland elected officials’ salaries examined

10:52 PM PDT on Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Council members in 17 “general law” cities in western Riverside and San Bernardino counties earn less than half the pay of their counterparts in charter cities, a review of public records has found.

City managers in these Inland cities also make less, though the gap is smaller.

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RivPE: Cassie MacDuff: Benefits Hike Public Pay

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

People are understandably upset at high salaries paid to city officials, while municipal workers are being laid off and the public is being told it will have to settle for reduced services.

But lucrative pay is only half the story. When you add in the benefits public officials receive, the taxpayers are getting hit for even more than many people realize.

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RivPE: Cassie MacDuff: City Officials Highly Paid?

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 26, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

With the scandal over exorbitant pay for Bell officials, Inland residents may wonder if their city governments, too, have approved extravagant salaries unbeknownst to them.

A 2007 Press-Enterprise survey showed Inland city manager salaries doubled between 1996 and 2006. Some now top $200,000.

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RivPE: Corona explores switching to charter form of government

10:17 PM PST on Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Corona is picking up a conversation that started at least 18 years ago.

In 1992, then-City Council candidate Bob McMackin campaigned on the platform that being a charter city, versus a general law city, would allow more local control and keep the state from tapping into coffers.

But for reasons that included the city’s smaller size, the idea never gained a louder voice.

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