Archive for July 31st, 2011

InlandPolitics: More drama at S.B. International Airport

Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 11:45 a.m.

There’s more drama at the troubled San Bernardino International Airport.

On the heels of a scathing Grand Jury report questioning the airport management’s decision-making and expenditures comes another little bombshell.

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InlandPolitics: U.S. Economy deteriorates towards recession

Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 11:25 a.m.

For months InlandPolitics.com has been warning of a second recession. A recession that will be even worse than the previous.

And last weeks report on the U.S. economy should be taken as a precursor to such a recession.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Grandstanding at its finest

Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 09:25 a.m.

The demand for campaign finance reform in San Bernardino County has reared its head once again.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County – BOS 3: A trinket campaign?

Ramos

Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

The election contest to represent the Third District on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is going to be an expensive race, not to mention full of entertainment.

A campaign fueled by Indian casino money.

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10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, July 30, 2011
By IMRAN GHORI and DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Over the course of San Bernardino County’s four-year legal battle with Colonies Partners, county officials say the company’s settlement demands escalated from an initial $25 million to a combination of cash and land that included a parcel potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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The Sun: Tribes fight casino plan

Groups argue Los Coyotes have no ties to Barstow
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/30/2011 10:12:54 PM PDT

BARSTOW – San Bernardino County’s two American Indian tribes – both of which operate casinos – oppose a north San Diego County-based Indian tribe’s plan to open a $160 million casino here.

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The Sun: County ends IEERC pact

Agency fixes up foreclosed homes
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/30/2011 07:11:33 AM PDT

San Bernardino County has terminated its financial relationship with the Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corp., an entity the county government subsidized during the worst of the recession to rehabilitate foreclosed homes.

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DailyBulletin: Voters get their say

Upland election
Mail-in campaign seeks to fill vacant City Council seat
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/30/2011 07:07:50 AM PDT

UPLAND – As residents begin to decide which of the 11 candidates running for City Council will get their vote, they may also be thinking of the actions that led to the election being held in the first place.

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DailyBulletin: No documents to support damages

Witness blasts Colonies settlement
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/30/2011 10:12:55 PM PDT

San Bernardino County doled out $102 million to a Rancho Cucamonga developer to settle a land-rights lawsuit based on inflated damage estimates by the developer with no documentation to justify the figures, according to Grand Jury witness testimony.

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WashPost: Why any debt-ceiling deal will squeeze the states

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 07/30/2011
By Suzy Khimm

No matter how the debt-ceiling fight is resolved in Congress, it’s going to end poorly for the states.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

We humans tend to crave predictability and fear uncertainty, if for no other reason than the former implies security and the latter insecurity, which largely explains why those in and around California politics despise legislative term limits.

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