Archive for May 16th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Trump out as Presidential possibility

Monday, May 16, 2011 – 10:07 a.m.

Donald Trump announced Monday morning that he will not seek the republican nomination for President of the United States.

Monday, May 16, 2011 – 09:35 a.m.

Sunday’s editorial in The Sun newspaper seems a bit over the top.

The newspaper, which has no problem presenting a usually jaded opinion, took a jab at San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry for his response to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos’ announcement that he intends to challenge Derry in June 2012.

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WSJ: As Debt Limit Reached, Agreement Still Far Off

Politics
Monday, May 16, 2011

By DAMIAN PALETTA And CAROL E. LEE

The U.S. government is expected to hit the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, setting in motion an uncertain, 11-week political scramble to avoid a default.

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10:48 PM PDT on Sunday, May 15, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

One of Riverside County’s largest employee unions allows any member to attend contract talks, raising concerns in recent weeks from at least two supervisors that the open-door policy isn’t productive.

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10:20 PM PDT on Sunday, May 15, 2011

By LESLIE BERKMAN and BEN GOAD
The Press-Enterprise

Two years after it was created to buy and salvage large numbers of foreclosed homes and protect communities from blight, the Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corp. is ramping up activity after a very slow start beset by unexpected obstacles.

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The Sun: Long wait for layoffs

Deadline for pink slips

Doubt again faces teachers
Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/15/2011 07:02:32 AM PDT

Joyella Beuler spends five afternoons a week teaching reading, writing and math to enthusiastic kindergarten students.

But like thousands of other teachers statewide, the Lytle Creek Elementary School teacher faces an uncertain future.

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The Sun: Redlands considers cuts-only budget proposal

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/15/2011 02:41:13 PM PDT

REDLANDS – The City Council soon will receive a proposal on how the 2011-12 budget could be balanced without borrowing or increasing taxes – but the solution will not come easily.

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DailyBulletin: Upland rejected $2M deal

SB County sought money to drop suit
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/15/2011 10:05:43 PM PDT

UPLAND – When the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors agreed in 2006 to pay Colonies Partners LP $102 million to settle a dispute over a flood-control basin in Upland, supervisors also proposed a deal with the city.

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/15/2011 10:02:21 PM PDT

ONTARIO – In a effort to create some financial flexibility, city officials have merged their five redevelopment project areas into one.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville job growth among worst in SoCal

May 16, 2011 6:29 AM
Tomoya Shimura

VICTORVILLE • While the United States economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the third straight month, local residents may still feel like they’re in the middle of the Great Recession.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 16, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

State Democrats tired of dickering with Republicans for tax votes are increasingly hopeful that next year they will elect a majority large enough to make negotiating unnecessary.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown faces tough going in his quest for billions of dollars in additional income, sales and vehicle taxes. (Ken James, Bloomberg / March 24, 2011)

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2011, 7:17 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento— Gov. Jerry Brown, facing mounting pressure to walk away from his stalled budget plan, is refusing to yield and will seek to reinvigorate his campaign for a public vote on taxes with the revised spending package he releases Monday.

But there will be a new twist.

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May 16, 2011
By Ed Mendel

Democrats are moving public pension reform legislation aimed at ending well-publicized abuses and defending the current system, while Republican proposals for major cost-cutting changes likely to reduce benefits are stalled or rejected.

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Calbuzz: Tough Budget Spot for Governor (No Plan B) Brown

May 16, 2011

Jerry Brown uncorked some trademark faux Zen gibberish just about a year ago, when asked to describe the strategy he’d use if elected governor to deal with California’s massive deficit.

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