Archive for July 8th, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011 – 09:55 a.m.

What a mess the County of San Bernardino has on its hands.

Multiple unions have rejected contract concessions in the face of rising health insurance premiums.

One carrier, Kaiser Permanente, is increasing its premiums this year by 15%.

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By Shobhana Chandra – Jul 8, 2011 7:28 AM PT

American employers added jobs at the slowest pace in nine months in June and the unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed to 9.2 percent, sending global stocks tumbling on concern the world’s biggest economy is faltering.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Property values rise in 4 cities

10:23 PM PDT on Thursday, July 7, 2011

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

While Riverside County property values are still in decline, a few small, bright spots have emerged, mainly in southwest Riverside County.

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Bill Ingraham, aviation director for the San Bernardino International Airport, looks out a terminal window at the airport Wednesday. The county s annual Grand Jury report has found serious issues with S.B. International s management. Meanwhile, Ingraham says the future is bright for attracting carriers to the airport. (LaFonzo Carter/Staff Photographer)

By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 07/07/2011 04:47:18 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – There’s been no shortage of activity in the skies above the airport in the past few months.

Folks who notice such things have seen aircraft ranging from a WWII bomber to Conan O’Brien’s famous blimp.

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The Sun: Colton turnaround hailed

Mayor praises cooperation in his State of City address
By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 07/07/2011 10:03:36 PM PDT

COLTON – A collective effort has already reversed the city’s budget deficit and history of in-fighting, and a collective effort will help the city complete game-changing projects in the near future, Mayor David Zamora said Thursday in his first State of the City address.

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The Sun: Redlands council to keep health benefits

By Molly Davis Staff Writer
Posted: 07/07/2011 07:33:49 PM PDT

REDLANDS – City Council members will continue to have the option of receiving health-care benefits after a resolution to withdraw their participation in a benefits program failed to pass.

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By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Created: 07/07/2011 07:58:04 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors should consult with appropriate state agencies to determine if the merger of two county offices last year created a conflict of interest, the Grand Jury has recommended in its annual report.

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DailyBulletin: $262,568 pay OK’d for official

R.C. council approves pact for new city manager
By Wendy Leung Staff Writer
Created: 07/07/2011 09:28:42 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a new city manager contract, clearing the way for Assistant City Manager John Gillison to lead the day-to-day affairs of City Hall starting Sept. 1.

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VVDailyPress: Hesperia to ponder $85 fire tax

July 07, 2011 5:17 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

HESPERIA • The City Council is expected to consider putting an $85 per parcel tax on the November ballot.

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VVDailyPress: Firefighting supertankers may leave SCLA

July 07, 2011 4:57 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • In the wake of the cash-strapped state yanking its contract with the DC-10 supertankers, a company official said they may be forced to leave California or — worse yet — ground the jumbo jets entirely just as fire season heats up.

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LATimes: California’s debt rating outlook raised by S&P

Money & Company
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July 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm

Standard & Poor’s has removed the immediate risk of a downgrade of California’s debt rating, saying the state’s plan to balance its budget was “largely realistic.”

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