Archive for July 3rd, 2010

InlandPolitics: More women come forward against S.B. County District Attorney

Ramos

InlandPolitics.com has learned that five more women have come forward against San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos.

Additional details will be forthcoming during the next 72 hours.

Critics say regulators may have moved too fast in seizing Arrowhead Credit Union.

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times

July 3, 2010

Did regulators move too fast in taking down Arrowhead Credit Union, as a prominent financial consultant contended?

Or was the San Bernardino nonprofit heading for ruin and misrepresenting its financial condition, as a spokesman for its federal regulator said?

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The nation loses 125,000 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate falls to 9.5% as more workers leave the labor force.

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times

July 3, 2010

Reporting from Washington —

A disappointing new jobs report provided the latest and sharpest sign yet that the economic recovery may be losing momentum and that few industries are ready to spur job growth to replace the millions lost during the recession.

The June employment report released Friday by the Labor Department suggested that with stimulus money running out, Washington in the mood to retrench and the private sector still struggling, it probably will take years to overcome the 7-million-plus jobs deficit.

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RivPE: Inland economy: Getting better or worse?

11:17 PM PDT on Friday, July 2, 2010

By JACK KATZANEK
The Press-Enterprise

The rehabilitation of Inland Southern California’s ailing economy is not going fast enough for many of its financially strapped citizens, and some are concerned conditions may be getting worse.

But economists caution that recovering from such a steep recession was bound to include landmines that would make it appear at times as if there was no recovery happening at all.

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RivPE: Decline in property values slows in two-county area

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 2, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

The Inland region’s property values are showing signs of stabilizing as the assessors in Riverside and San Bernardino counties reported smaller declines this year.

Riverside County’s tax rolls declined 4.25 percent, far less than the 10.5 percent drop in 2009, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Larry Ward reported this week.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/02/2010 05:50:30 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A vote on the City Charter will be an opportunity for the electorate to decide if they can trust the City Council to choose a trio of key city officials – or if they want to keep that power for themselves.

A narrowly-divided City Council has set the stage for a City Charter amendment that would give the council authority to select the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Treasurer.

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RivPE: 103 years later, tribal land ownership is official

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 2, 2010

By JANET ZIMMERMAN
The Press-Enterprise

A century-old oversight by the federal government was remedied this week when the Chemehuevi Indians were finally given official title to their 32,500-acre reservation along the Colorado River in eastern San Bernardino County.

Officials explained a missing signature on the 1907 document — a trust patent — as a “historical anomaly,” said Jan Bedrosian, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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RivPE: Ramos heads state district attorneys group

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 2, 2010

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos began his year-long term as president of the California District Attorneys’ Association Thursday.

The group, whose membership is made up of district attorneys across the state, meets in Monterey this weekend for its semi-annual conference.

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James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/02/2010 04:45:42 PM PDT

Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, is showing his opposition to Arizona’s new and controversial immigration policy by distributing wristbands that read, “No to Arizona’s immigration law.”

Scott Folkens, Baca’s Republican challenger in November’s election, has started passing out wristbands of his own. They say, simply, “Boycott Baca.”

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 07/02/2010 06:13:58 PM PDT

CHINO – School district board members have authorized the superintendent to begin work on substantial future budget cuts to deal with a major deficit expected in two years.

Chino Valley Unified officials project a $30 million deficit in the 2012-2013 school year, as expenditures have begun to outpace revenues and massive reductions to state education coffers continue. The board must determine a fiscal plan to deal with the shortfall by its first interim budget report to the county on Nov. 20.

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SBSun: Fees lowered at ONT

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/02/2010 06:13:51 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Airfare rates at LA/Ontario International Airport could be on the way down.

Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners, owners and operators of ONT, has agreed to reduce landing and rental fees at the airport.

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Ramos

Sources inside the San Bernardino County’s District Attorney and County Administrative Offices are quietly confirming the cost of DA Mike Ramos’ alleged corruption investigations involving multiple individuals has exceeded $5 million.

A huge taxpayer price tag for Ramos’ reelection showcase and political vendetta.

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