Archive for February 3rd, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011 – 4:55 p.m.

San Bernardino County government, true to form, came close to exhibiting another stroke of genius Thursday aftenoon.

Well, not really!

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TheStreet: Job Drought Continues Unabated

Opinion

By Peter Morici, Senior Contributor 02/03/11 – 07:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Economists expect the Labor Department to report on Friday that the economy added 150,000 jobs in January, barely enough to hold unemployment steady at about 9.4 percent and far less than should be expected 19 months into an economic recovery.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 04:45 p.m.

Members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors raised slightly less and spent significantly more campaign money than their San Bernardino County brethren last year.

They also reported significantly depleted warchests.

And I mean significant.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 10:00 p.m.

A Sacramento lobbying firm owned by an influential democrat, with the help of a former local republican assemblyman with cozy political contacts, continues to rake in significant money from a series of “no-bid” contracts in San Bernardino County.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 5:35 p.m.

The federal investigation into allegations of bribery, kickbacks and other pay-to-play schemes has pretty much played itself out according to sources close to the scene.

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The PE: JURUPA: Council hopefuls share views at forum

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Residents on Wednesday heard City Council candidates share their vision for a proposed city of Jurupa Valley at a forum sponsored by the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside City Council candidates have begun modest fundraising and spending in anticipation of the June election, when four of the seven council seats will be on the ballot.

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By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 02/02/2011 10:35:31 PM PST

The Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed Wednesday that homeowners seeking federal financial help to repair property damaged in recent intense winter storms will not receive the assistance.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 02/02/2011 08:50:23 PM PST

COLTON – The city has reached a tentative agreement with the police association and most other city employees on a package of concessions that will prevent many of the layoffs that were in an earlier plan, City Manager Rod Foster said Tuesday.

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By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Posted: 02/02/2011 08:57:29 PM PST

COLTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced it would move forward with the development of regulations for perchlorate, reversing a Bush Administration decision.

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The Sun: Yucaipa school closure decision rankles parents

By Molly Davis Staff Writer
Posted: 02/02/2011 08:03:59 PM PST

YUCAIPA – Parents of students at Yucaipa Elementary School may have to bear it, but they don’t have to grin.

As Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District officials defend the decision to close the 100-year-old school, parents are angry and saddened.

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DailyBulletin (AP): Health care repeal fails in Senate

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 02/02/2011 05:22:19 PM PST

As expected, the Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to repeal the year-old health care law.

The ultimate fate of the controversial law is expected to be determined by the Supreme Court. But congressional Republicans emboldened by gains in last fall’s elections have made a priority of trying to wipe it off the books.

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Walmart turns to ballot measure to get residents’ approval on Supercenter
February 02, 2011 8:13 PM
Tomoya Shimura

APPLE VALLEY • Walmart has withdrawn its town permit application and is instead turning to residents to help decide the fate of the proposed 24-hour Supercenter in Apple Valley, company officials announced Wednesday.

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VVDailyPress: Deputy city manager, council member clash

Angela Valles

February 02, 2011 9:08 AM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The deputy city manager sent a letter to Councilwoman Angela Valles on Tuesday, accusing her of lying, being motivated by “political agendas” and stating he’ll no longer meet with her “unless specifically directed to do so by the city manager.”

Valles responded by calling Deputy City Manager Doug Robertson a liar and chalking his new stance up to “scare tactics.”

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The PE: Inland bank faces scrutiny by feds

10:44 PM PST on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

By TIFFANY RAY
The Press-Enterprise

Premier Service Bank is under closer scrutiny by the U.S. Treasury Department after missing six dividend payments through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and by regulators, who have ordered the bank to raise capital ratios by the end of the month.

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Capitol and California – State Politics
By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Democrats may seek to tie deep cuts in funding for schools and public safety directly to tax proposals at the ballot, a move that would raise the stakes of a potential June special election.

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SacBee: CalPERS cutting private equity stakes

Business
By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 8B

When CalPERS makes a financial move, the investment community takes notice. This week the big California pension fund is stirring up the world of private equity.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown’s top labor guy, Department of Personnel Administration Director Ron Yank, last month told six unions without labor pacts that they had eight weeks to get deals done.

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