Archive for May 29th, 2011

YahooFinance (AP): Gas tanks are draining family budgets

Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer
Saturday May 28, 2011, 12:47 am EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s less money this summer for hotel rooms, surfboards and bathing suits. It’s all going into the gas tank.

High prices at the pump are putting a squeeze on the family budget as the traditional summer driving season begins. For every $10 the typical household earns before taxes, almost a full dollar now goes toward gas, a 40 percent bigger bite than normal.

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The Sun: Pay cuts proposed

SBUSD classified employees will vote on plan June 8
Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/28/2011 09:33:00 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The union representing classified employees in the San Bernardino City Unified School District and the district have reached an agreement regarding a 5 percent pay cut.

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DailyBulletin: Defining districts


Similar demographics often cross county lines
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 05/28/2011 09:32:56 PM PDT

Chino and Chino Hills share a Fire Department, a school district, a chamber of commerce and a freeway.

But all that sharing aside, the two San Bernardino County cities have deep differences. One is working-class, the other well-to-do. One is a century old, the other isn’t quite 20. One is home mostly to Latinos, the other has a large Asian population.

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Don’t eliminate redevelopment



Mayor L. Dennis Michael
Created: 05/28/2011 10:17:46 PM PDT

Any Rancho Cucamonga resident knows full well what an incredible city we have, surrounded by natural beauty, access to a variety of transportation, a healthy business climate, top-notch education and located in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas.

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DailyBulletin: Upland reviews benefits

Group to scrutinize salaries, perks given to City Council
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/28/2011 10:15:40 PM PDT

UPLAND – City employees’ salaries and City Council members’ benefits are about to undergo some scrutiny by city officials.

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DailyBulletin: Upland rejects Chronic claim

Restaurant owners sought $6.1M
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/28/2011 10:13:32 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council has rejected a $6.1 million claim for damages filed in April by the owners of the Chronic Cantina.

Chronic Cantina is seeking damages resulting from the revocation of its conditional use permit in April 2009.

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DailyBulletin: Adelanto prison expansion plan put on hold

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 05/28/2011 10:14:38 PM PDT

ADELANTO – As the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California officials last week to significantly reduce prison overcrowding, a proposal to build a new 6,100-bed state prison in Adelanto sits on hold, according to city officials.

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SacBee: Brown’s Countdown, Day 140: Taxes anyone?

By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Sunday, May. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 29, 2011 – 9:46 am

Gov. Jerry Brown originally called for a special election in June to ask voters to extend taxes to help balance the state budget, but that became impossible once talks ended in March. Now players at the Capitol are all over the map about whether ­ or when ­ to take the tax question to voters.

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John W. Pace, left, stands out as the only recruit wearing the Sheriff’s Department’s tan and green uniform at the graduation of academy Class 383 in April. The other 18 recruits are from local police agencies. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times / May 29, 2011)

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2011

In an effort to cut costs, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has not hired any rookie deputies in the last 19 months, with one exception: an applicant with ties to Sheriff Lee Baca’s son.

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LATimes: Bachmann may struggle in Palin’s shadow

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on the set before the taping of Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press in Johnston. (Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press / May 27, 2011)

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2011

Reporting from Pleasant Valley, Iowa— In Iowa’s conservative circles, Michele Bachmann’s name seemed to be on everyone’s lips last week.

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Dan Walters


By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, May. 29, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Now that the tabloid feeding frenzy has abated somewhat, it’s time for a cooler look at the furor over former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fathering a child by one of his household workers.

A few pundits have tried to make the connection between his marital betrayal and his failings as governor, but one has nothing to do with the other.

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