Archive for August 1st, 2011

InlandPolitics: It’s not even close – U.S. credit rating cut inevitable

Monday, Augusr 1, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders come to an agreement on the debt limt and deficit on Sunday.

Well, it’s not enough!

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Manufacturing activity barely grew in July, falling to lowest level since just after recession

On Monday August 1, 2011, 10:14 am EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private trade group says manufacturing activity barely grew in July, falling to the weakest level since just after the recession ended.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, July 31, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A 2006 measure to limit San Bernardino County supervisors’ terms in office was devised to sneak a huge pay increase past voters, according to some witnesses who testified before a criminal grand jury.

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The Sun: Police dispute study

L.A./Ontario International Airport
Researchers: ONT is ripe for crime
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/31/2011 09:42:24 PM PDT

The likelihood of crime occurring on the streets and neighborhoods around L.A./Ontario International Airport is seven times higher than the national average, according to a recent study.

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The Sun: Jenkins joins SB City Council today

Jenkins

Political newcomer takes Ward 2 seat
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/31/2011 09:42:23 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The city’s newest councilman is set to take his seat at the dais today.

Robert Jenkins, who won the Ward 2 mail-in ballot election on July 12, will be sworn in at the beginning of the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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The Sun: Xpress could spell trouble

Las Vegas train threatens Barstow
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/31/2011 07:03:01 AM PDT

BARSTOW – A proposed high- speed train that would link Victorville to Las Vegas could spell economic disaster for this High Desert city of 22,000.

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DailyBulletin: Upland planner resigns

Pomierski lawyer says he’s too busy
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/31/2011 09:43:26 PM PDT

UPLAND – The former mayor’s personal attorney has resigned from his post on the Upland Planning Commission.

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DailyBulletin: Upland ballots go out this week

All-mail election to fill council seat
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/31/2011 09:43:25 PM PDT

UPLAND – Ballots for the city’s special election to fill a council seat will be sent to residents beginning today.

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Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
Monday, August 1, 2011

Donors with fat checkbooks have long been the A-listers in political campaigns.

But the 2012 election cycle may extend membership in that gilded group to small donors – and their cell phones.

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By SUSAN HAIGH and DINESH RAMDE
Associated Press
Published: Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011 – 11:44 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011 – 7:20 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. — The cost of the compromise needed to raise the federal debt ceiling likely will inflict more fiscal pain on states still struggling to recover from the recession and the end of federal stimulus spending.

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NYTimes: From Spending to Cuts, While the Economy Stalls

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and CATHERINE RAMPELL
Published: July 31, 2011

WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders agreed on Sunday to spend and invest less money in the American economy, a step that economists said risks the reversal of a faltering recovery, in the hope of improving the nation’s long-term prosperity.

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Calpensions: Pension sticker shock? Actuaries say maybe not

Monday, August 1, 2011
By Ed Mendel

New public pension accounting rules will not change how rates paid by state and local governments are set. But how the public and lawmakers will react to a new way of reporting pension costs is less clear.

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LATimes: U.S. leaders strike debt deal to avoid default

The compromise, if approved by the House and Senate, would cut about $2.4 trillion from federal spending over the next decade.
U.S. debt deal

By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
August 1, 2011

Reporting from Washington— President Obama and congressional leaders announced a deal to resolve the months-long impasse over the federal debt ceiling, agreeing on a compromise that would aim to slice about $2.4 trillion from federal spending over the next 10 years.

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