Archive for May 6th, 2011

Bloomberg: U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

 

By Timothy R. Homan – May 6, 2011 7:17 AM PT

American employers in April added more jobs than forecast, indicating the world’s largest economy is weathering the impact of higher fuel prices.

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Derry

 

By Molly Davis and Joe Nelson Staff Writers
Posted: 05/05/2011 09:23:20 PM PDT

MENTONE – San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry didn’t waste any time getting to the question he knew was likely on everybody’s mind during a meeting Wednesday evening with the Redlands Tea Party Patriots at the Mill Creek Cattle Co.

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Musser

 

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 05/05/2011 06:13:54 PM PDT

UPLAND – The city is withholding details of former City Manager Robb Quincey’s termination, but Mayor Ray Musser said Thursday the right decision was made.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Radio antenna takes step forward

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 5, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A proposal to build a radio antenna on a mountain ridge overlooking Wildwood Canyon State Park in Oak Glen got a step closer to winning approval from the San Bernardino County Planning Commission on Thursday, despite objections from neighbors and park supporters.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 5, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge Thursday rejected a request to revive a sexual harassment lawsuit against District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 05/05/2011 04:53:02 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops said Thursday his agency will go through its Explorer program “with a fine toothed-comb” after a second deputy in two weeks was accused of having sex with a teenage girl in the program.

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DailyBulletin: ULV College of Law could lose accreditation

By Wes Woods II Staff Writer
Created: 05/05/2011 06:42:30 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The American Bar Association this week denied the University of La Verne College of Law’s application for full accreditation.

The move by the association’s Accreditation Committee also means the college will likely lose its provisional accreditation status.

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DailyBulletin: Ex-county official testifies about bribe

By Mike Cruz Staff Writer
Created: 05/05/2011 06:57:46 PM PDT

A San Bernardino County official testified Thursday about the second time two Los Angeles area businessmen allegedly gave him a bribe.

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Created: 05/05/2011 02:42:50 PM PDT

UPLAND’S LONG civic nightmare is over. Over-ish, anyway.

Robb Quincey was fired Wednesday night as city manager, his invincibility potion evidently having worn off. The way it appears, Quincey drank a beakerfull when he was hired and he’d been bullet-proof ever since.

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DailyBulletin: Redistricting meeting shows challenges ahead

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 05/05/2011 09:01:42 PM PDT

NORCO – Ed Graham, mayor of Chino Hills, sees no reason why his city and neighboring Chino shouldn’t be part of the same state Assembly, state Senate and congressional districts.

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SacBee: California ‘Dream Act’ clears Assembly

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, May. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Illegal immigrants could receive college financial aid under legislation approved Thursday by the Assembly and apparently destined for the desk of a new Democratic governor who supports the concept.

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

Tax revenues have continued at a strong clip, so state leaders can reduce the deficit with one change in the ledger, as we’ve noted.

The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported today that the state is now $2.54 billion ahead of projections based on April data from the Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization that accounts for all three major tax sources.

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By Abby Sewell and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2011

Some of Montebello’s municipal bonds have been downgraded to junk status, another blow to a city already teetering on the edge of insolvency.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, May. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Battle lines sharpened Thursday over California’s public pensions with the release of a new report that concludes pay and benefit packages for public workers are better than those for their counterparts in the private sector.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, May. 5, 2011 – 8:24 am | Page 3A

Here comes the pension push-back.

After more than three years feeling like a collective political punching bag, public employee unions have mounted a multifaceted campaign to defend their pensions and fend off “attacks” on their members.

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By Mark Glover
mglover@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, May. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

Many of the nation’s top business executives apparently have no love for California.

For the seventh year in a row, a survey of chief executives has ranked the Golden State as the nation’s worst in which to do business.

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L.A. County Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau rules that legislators cannot be sued for passing ordinances that award themselves high salaries. Last year, then-Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown sued to recover funds from Bell officials whose salaries were among the highest in the nation.

By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2011

A sweeping lawsuit against former city leaders in Bell has been tossed out by a Los Angeles County judge who for months has warned that the attorney general’s case seemed flawed and politically inspired.

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