Archive for January 6th, 2011

Gallup: National ‘Underemployment’ rate climbs to 19.0% in December

Gallup Finds Unemployment at 9.6% in December
Underemployment rose to 19.0% in December from 17.2% at the end of November
by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist

PRINCETON, NJ — Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 9.6% at the end of December — up from 9.3% in mid-December and 8.8% at the end of November.

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InlandPolitics: Another theater blunder for San Bernardino?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 – 03:20 p.m.

San Bernardino, a city that has been cursed with shit-ass decisions for decades is about to make another one.

Once again for the third time in less than twenty years the theater from hell is about to strike again.

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The Sun: Highway 330 repair may take two years

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/05/2011 06:29:45 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – It could take as long as two years to make Highway 330 drivable again, a Caltrans district supervisor said Wednesday.

Ray Wolfe, supervisor of Caltrans’ District 8, made the comment at a San Bernardino Associated Governments meeting Wednesday morning.

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The Sun: Colton votes to display ‘In God We Trust’

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/05/2011 06:16:45 PM PST

COLTON – The City Council has voted unanimously to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.

The action follows a similar move by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and continues what supporters hope will be an accelerating nationwide trend.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 01/05/2011 08:17:17 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified board members will be asked tonight to make $12.5 million in cuts to deal with its dire budget situation.

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The PE: Governor appoints Ramos to state education board

By PE Politics
on January 5, 2011 2:09 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown today appointed James Ramos, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians chairman, to the California State Board of Education.
James Ramos

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 01/05/2011 05:46:05 PM PST

Local government officials’ interests were piqued when Gov. Jerry Brown said on Tuesday he wants to try a new approach to dealing with the state’s budget mess by restructuring the relationship with local government agencies and shifting many state services to county and city control.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/05/2011 05:28:03 PM PST

UPLAND – City Manager Robb Quincey has not been given any notice of termination, according to city officials.

Quincey was placed on paid leave of absence by the City Council Tuesday night for unspecified reasons.

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DailyBulletin: Court orders Uffer to return documents

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/05/2011 05:07:48 PM PST

A San Bernardino Superior Court Judge has ordered former County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer to return thousands of county e-mails and documents he has had in his possession since being fired in November 2009.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
January 5, 2011 | 8:00 am

Bad as it is, the economic and fiscal mess facing California Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t the worst among the 50 states: At least by one measure, Arizona and Illinois have the Golden State beat for financial misery as the new year begins.

Not by much, though.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 5, 2011

The national anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform will e-mail and fax letters tomorrow to California legislators who signed its no-tax pledge, warning them the group will consider any vote to put tax extension measures on the ballot a violation of that pledge, said the group’s state affairs director Patrick Gleason.

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