Archive for March 6th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Unleaded gas prices nearing $4 a gallon

Sunday, March 6, 2011 – 09:50 a.m.

The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is rapidly approaching the $4 threshold this Sunday morning.

The price is likely to hit the mark by this coming Tuesday after the wholesale market fully reflects last Friday’s spike in the price of West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude Oil to over $104 per barrel.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

From the campaign archives of November 2008.

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The PE: Pot dispensaries, cities still battling

SKIRMISH: They are in battles across the area, where many cities have banned their operation.

12:38 AM PST on Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Jose Avalos, 25, plunked down $35 for 1/8-ounce of a type of marijuana called Purple Killer Kush to relieve his back pain.

The patient, who waited his turn inside Moreno Valley’s fledgling medical marijuana dispensary, said cannabis beats every drug he’s tried.

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The PE: Jurupa cityhood headed to vote Tuesday

10:00 PM PST on Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

More than four years after a small group of Jurupa-area residents began quietly meeting to discuss the possibility of resurrecting the concept of incorporation, voters in this far-flung unincorporated community will have their say on cityhood.

On Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to decide if the Jurupa Valley will become Riverside County’s 28th city.

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The PE: HIGHLAND: Tribal chairman focuses on education


12:30 AM PST on Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

James Ramos is a busy man these days.

He is in his second two-year term as chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, leading the tribe as it works to expand its businesses and develop its reservation.

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DailyBulletin: Los Angeles ponders sale of troubled ONT

10 firms express interest in airport
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 03/05/2011 02:52:00 PM PST

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles World Airports officials will explore the idea of selling LA/Ontario International Airport.

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DailyBulletin: Tax vote a worry for GOP

Special-interest groups could unite for passage
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 03/05/2011 07:11:16 AM PST

Republican lawmakers say they don’t want a set of tax extensions to go before California voters in a June special election.

While lawmakers say that’s because voters rejected a nearly identical slate of taxes two years ago, making another election a waste of time and money, some Republican legislators and strategists say there’s another reason: because voters might approve the taxes this time.

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DailyBulletin: CVUSD eyes future cuts for budget

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 03/05/2011 09:51:36 PM PST

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified school board on Thursday approved an interim budget that puts it in the black for the current and following school years, but projects a shortfall by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

The district projects a $2.3 million shortfall by then, which may grow to as much as $19 million in the 2013-14 school year.

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DailyBulletin: DMV to extend temporary licenses to 90 days

Gary Richards, San Jose Mercury-News
Created: 03/05/2011 07:07:14 AM PST

With thousands of California drivers unable to renew their licenses before they expire because of glitches with the new high-tech format, the Department of Motor Vehicles HAS announced that temporary licenses would be sent out to all affected drivers and would be valid for 90 days instead of 60.

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SacBee: The reality behind recent budget rhetoric

Published: Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Between Gov. Jerry Brown’s unusual appearance at a legislative hearing and the formation of an anti-tax caucus by 30 conservative lawmakers, the budget rhetoric has been flying. Kevin Yamamura of The Bee Capitol Bureau evaluates some of the statements:

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

California Republican leaders are urging their lawmakers to stand firm against Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for a June tax election in the name of rebuilding their party.

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By Sam Allen Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
March 5, 2011, 8:05 a.m.

State Controller John Chiang has released a new round of compensation figures for public sector employees, including a Bay Area hospital executive who made about $875,000 in 2009, and a San Gabriel Valley water official who was paid close to $600,000.

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In poll, 1 in 5 California residents said there were times last year when they couldn’t afford enough food. The state ranks No. 16 for food hardship, with the Fresno and Inland Empire areas particularly hard-hit.

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2011, 6:15 p.m.

One in five Californians struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families last year, according to a new report by the Food Research and Action Center.

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