Archive for September 7th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Does the Inland Empire have a Sarah Palin?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – 10:40 a.m.

Does the Inland Empire have its own Sarah “I might run” Palin?

The answer: Could be!

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InlandPolitics: The ‘New’ math (version 1.2)

Administrator’s Note: The newest version should be more appealing to those readers crying foul over the previous spanish version. A small suggestion to some of you: Find some perspective please!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried..

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

When the field of Republican presidential candidates takes the stage for tonight’s debate in Simi Valley, they’ll be talking to California GOP voters who are more staunchly conservative and more Inland-centered than in decades past, a new study shows.

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The PE: Reworked fire fee bill stalls

By PE Politics
September 6, 2011 6:46 PM

The Brown administration’s proposal for a revamped, higher fire fee on rural properties failed to advance Tuesday after a barrage of criticism from groups ranging from unionized firefighters to the state farm bureau.

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The PE: Riverside City Council Sept. 6 Tuesday actions

11:45 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Riverside City Council

Park bids rejected

The council voted to reject all bids received for construction of Tequesquite Park so staff can restructure the bid request in response to a funding shortage.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/06/2011 06:17:00 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Candidates for schools superintendent have until Sept. 26 to submit their applications but outside advocates aren’t waiting until then to weigh in.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/06/2011 06:08:48 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Police chief candidates will be interviewed by the City Council on Sept. 14, Mayor Pat Morris announced at the council meeting Tuesday.

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PG&E – Hinkley

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/06/2011 10:50:45 AM PDT

HINKLEY — When Elaine Kearney and husband Greg first purchased their 10 acres here, they would bottle up some fresh well water to take back to their Ontario home.

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DailyBulletin: McLeod tosses hat into congressional contest

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 09/06/2011 04:57:25 PM PDT

State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Montclair, on Wednesday announced she will run for the newly created 35th Congressional District seat.

McLeod last month confirmed her interest in the seat, the holder of which will represent Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Chino, Bloomington and portions of Fontana and Rialto.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario again considers suing LAWA

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 09/06/2011 03:45:17 PM PDT

ONTARIO – City officials have once again discussed the possibility of suing Los Angeles World Airports over control of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 6, 2011

Lagging tax revenues are making California officials nervous about “trigger” budget cuts to schools and services that appear likely unless more money flows into state coffers or the economic outlook improves.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 6, 2011

SAN DIEGO – Gov. Jerry Brown said this morning that he is negotiating variations of his tax and jobs plan with Republican lawmakers, and is optimistic he can reach agreement in the final days of the legislative session.

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LATimes: California’s top Democrats reject Amazon offer

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— Top Democrats denounced an offer by Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. to create thousands of new jobs if the state postpones for more than two years its effort to force online merchants to collect sales taxes on purchases by Californians.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 – 6:51 am

Dozens of special interest lobbyists, cellphones on full alert, mill in the back hallways of the Capitol as both legislative houses conduct marathon floor sessions to act on hundreds of bills.

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Several California Supreme Court justices appear skeptical that only elected officials could defend measures passed by voters. This could give opponents of same-sex marriage a chance to test the case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

California Supreme Court Justices, from left, Joyce Kennard, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Marvin Baxter, Ming Chin and Goodwin Liu enter court during a hearing on a Proposition 8-related issue in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press / September 6, 2011)

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2011

Reporting from San Francisco— The California Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to rule that the backers of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures have the right to defend them in court, a stance that would give opponents of same-sex marriage the chance to champion the initiative all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Calbuzz: Debate Preview: GOP Hopefuls Would Reject Reagan

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Republican presidential candidates debating this evening at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley have an insoluble problem on their hands:

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By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2011, 11:20 p.m.

The 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch Cos. by Belgium’s InBev, a deal worth $52 billion, created the largest beer company in the world.

It also created a potential boon for cash-strapped local governments in California — allowing them a rare chance to reassess the 1,022 acres owned by Anheuser-Busch in California and tax its 14 parcels at current market value.

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