Adding in special funds and bond money, the proposed state budget tops $169 billion for the new fiscal year starting July 1. Brown's office said that amounts to an additional $3,000 per K-12 student compared with 2011-12. California's cap-and-trade program was expanded this year to include fees on gasoline, natural gas, propane and heating oil. --$62 million to begin enrolling low-income immigrants in Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, on the assumption that President Barack Obama will prevail in a court battle over his executive order.
That didn't stop Jeff Liao, 18, and his family from heading up the mountain for an afternoon of sightseeing and picture-taking. "That's the reason we're here," said Liao, after he and his family posed for some photos at a turnout a few miles from Big Bear Lake. At Boulder Bay Park, the snow was no match for the sun as temperatures in Big Bear Lake hit the 60s. In the valleys, temperatures will peak at 80 on Sunday and Monday in Riverside, with mid- to low 70s predicted through Thursday. The rain chance begins Thursday night and clears out Friday.
WALNUT >> Deputies in Walnut arrested a Montebello police officer on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday, according to officials and county booking records. Christopher Andrew Cervantes, 43, was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI about 3:30 a.m. and released on $5,000 bail within the hour, according to Los Angeles County booking records. The lieutenant deferred inquiries to the Montebello Police Department, where officials could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.
"My thanks to colleagues in the Senate for their support, the support of the California Police Chiefs Association and the California Peace Officers Association," said Senator Huff. SB 175 demonstrates an even-handed approach to a serious public safety issue by keeping the discussion focused on the public safety and privacy rights of all citizens, including our peace officers, who are tasked with enormous responsibility to protect and to serve, while preserving the public's trust. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.
The same dog is suspected in attacks, which occurred in Diamond Bar and Lake Arrowhead. Los Angeles County Animal Control filed a report, but Aimee says that since there were conflicting stories as to how the bite occurred, nothing happened to the dog, named Bowser. "We're talking about multiple surgeries, well into his teen years," Vahdat said. Bowser's owners were cited, according to San Bernardino Animal Control officials, and the dog may be put down if deemed vicious at a public hearing scheduled in the coming weeks.
Until September, maintenance of the property had been conducted by former Industry Mayor Dave Perez through his company Zerep. City Councilman Tim Spohn was unavailable to comment. The successor agency's meeting begins at 9 a.m. today at City Hall, which is located at 15651 East Stafford Street in Industry. Other items on the agenda include the discussion of a sale of property at 111 North Hudson Avenue, across the street from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The city will consider an agreement with North American Grumman.
Monrovia, which is 14 square miles, pays $180,000 a year for its weekly street sweeping. El Monte, which is 10 square miles, pays $280,000 a year to get most of its streets cleaned weekly, and its busy streets cleaned twice weekly. Dickson Co., which is performing the exact same service that Zerep did, Radecki said. City engineer John Ballas said the city is happy with Dickson. "The current provider has been providing excellent service in the interim and I expect them to continue to do so over the next five years," Ballas said.
"Our roads are in terrible shape," Huff said. Yes, our roads are in terrible shape, with pavement conditions worse, or nearly so, of any state, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Arnold Schwarzenegger championed the 2006 general obligation bond issue, which was to be repaid from the state general fund, not dedicated gasoline taxes or other transportation revenues. It was an expedient error of political judgment. Transportation costs should be paid by transportation users. Dan Walters is a Sacramento Bee columnist.
With the gas tax, the main state source for transportation funding, in steady decline, Brown estimates a shocking $59 billion backlog in road repair projects. But we're not done digging yet. To make matters worse, the state also has a debt because many of its largest projects over the years have been funded by bonds that create another headwind for any funding plan. Despite the new funds being generated by the state's cap-and-trade program, the debt and deficit are daunting. The first step, admitting you have a problem, has been taken.
DIAMOND BAR -- A man was arrested on suspicion of propositioning male students at Diamond Bar High School, and authorities said Friday he may have more victims. Reynato Garcia, 35, of Diamond Bar, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of communicating with a minor for sexual purposes, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Friday. He is currently free after posting $15,000 bail. Authorities say Diamond Bar High School's principal reported in November a man was loitering outside the campus and propositioning male students.
Un Young Lee told detectives her mother-in-law later said she wasn't feeling well, became unconscious and died, Hernandez said. He said Un Young Lee didn't say what the argument was about. Authorities found Young Ja Lee's remains in the trunk of a Ford Explorer Un Young Lee was driving to Tustin. Greg Risling, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, said Un Young Lee's Friday arraignment at Pomona Superior Court was continued to May 20. "Friends of the victim said the property was a point of contention," Hernandez said.