Archive for March 21st, 2011

InlandPolitics: Japan Relief – Here’s how you can help

Monday, March 21, 2011 – 11:03 a.m.

Here is how one can help victim’s of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that has struck Japan.

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Monday, March 21, 2011 – 10:58 a.m.

In a continuation of a post published last week. The discussion now proceeds to the economy, labor relations and pensions.

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YahooFinance (AP): Home sales fell 9.6 pct. in February

Sales of previously occupied homes fell 9.6 pct., median home price hit 9-year low

Derek Kravitz, The Associated Press
Monday March 21, 2011, 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought previously occupied homes in February and those who did purchased them at steep discounts. The weak sales and rise in foreclosures pushed home prices down to their lowest level in nearly 9 years.

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The Sun: OpEd: No pensions for state’s politicians

Hagman

 

Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Posted: 03/20/2011 06:40:57 PM PDT

With many Californians forced to make sacrifices to make ends meet during these harsh times, it is only fair that the representatives you have elected do the same. One way to save taxpayers’ money is to end the gold-plated pensions for politicians.

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The Sun: Sheriff’s top staff may shrink

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/20/2011 03:35:45 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s sheriff said the department’s budget could soon see tough times, but he’s determined to keep the impact from reaching the streets.

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The Sun: Layoffs feared in probation

SB County officer sees need to extend license fee
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/20/2011 07:02:40 AM PDT

The San Bernardino County Probation Department could be forced to lay off 140 probation officers and other staff members if voters do not extend the increase in the Vehicle License Fee for another five years, officials fear.

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The Sun: Colton makes land deal

Development plans on tap
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/20/2011 03:30:35 PM PDT

COLTON – Property touted as a potential key to solving the city’s financial troubles is a step closer to development.

Negotiations for the land, near the corner of Valley Boulevard and Pepper Avenue, have been completed after several years of failed hopes.

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DailyBulletin: Uncertainty in Upland

New mayor to give State of City speech
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/19/2011 07:06:29 AM PDT

UPLAND – Newly appointed Mayor Ray Musser will deliver his first State of the City address Tuesday during a chaotic time in the city’s history.

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DailyBulletin: Address complaint filed against Filippi

Filippi

 

Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/19/2011 07:06:32 AM PDT

UPLAND – A complaint has been filed against a newly elected Upland City Council member alleging an address discrepancy.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Baca bill aims to swat bothersome fly

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rep. Joe Baca

 

By BEN GOAD and DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

WASHINGTON – Seeking to unburden Inland communities from the development-stifling Delhi Sands flower-loving fly, Inland Rep. Joe Baca is pressing legislation that would amend the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Adams

 

10:53 PM PDT on Sunday, March 20, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Two Riverside community groups have refiled an ethics complaint alleging that Councilman Steve Adams interfered in police promotions.

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DailyBulletin: La Verne to add new councilman

Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 03/20/2011 07:02:21 AM PDT

La Verne City Council will install new member Charles Rosales during its meeting Monday night.

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By LIEN HOANG Associated Press
Posted: 03/20/2011 07:03:44 AM PDT
Updated: 03/20/2011 12:47:01 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—With half the state budget gap resolved, California lawmakers saved the toughest questions for this week as they decide on possible tax extensions, the elimination of redevelopment agencies and how to tax businesses.

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State and federal officials are pushing for comprehensive checkups of the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon facilities, which have been cited repeatedly in recent years for safety lapses.

By Ken Bensinger and David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
March 21, 2011

Pointing to Japan’s nuclear crisis, state and federal officials have begun pushing for comprehensive reviews of California’s two commercial nuclear plants, which are near powerful fault lines and have been cited repeatedly in recent years for safety lapses.

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McCarthy

 

BY VIC POLLARD, Contributing writer | Sunday, Mar 20 2011 08:11 PM

Last Updated Sunday, Mar 20 2011 08:15 PM

SACRAMENTO – The California Republican Party dealt a major blow Sunday to an effort by the Kevin McCarthy-Mark Abernathy political organization to prevent a merger of two groups of young GOP activists.

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By Jack Chang
jchang@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

For just a moment during the state Republican Party convention this past weekend, hundreds of GOP delegates felt the excitement of the presidential race gearing up nationwide.

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Rep. Ron Paul

 

Published: Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Applause, straw poll take GOP pulse for 2012

Possible 2012 presidential contenders Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney got the best ovations during a luncheon applause poll at this weekend’s California Republican Party convention, but U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, D-Texas, was the top vote-getter in a straw poll organized by one group at the Sacramento confab.

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Calbuzz: Convention Wrap: CA GOP Seems Headed for the Cliff

March 21, 2011

Like a herd of wooly mammoths at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, the California Republican Party is on the verge of extinction.

It may still recover. The CRP has come back from near death before. And redistricting, alongside the top-two primary system may yet revive it. But judging from the infighting, narrow thinking and rigid ideological positioning on display at the party’s organizing convention last weekend in Sacramento, the signs are not good.

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By Michael B. Marois – March 21, 2011 00:01 EDT

March 21 (Bloomberg) — California’s cities and counties may face bondholder lawsuits if state lawmakers abolish redevelopment authorities to get at their money, a lawyer for some of the agencies said.

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