Archive for September 23rd, 2011

InlandPolitics: Breaking News!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

To view an immediate announcement on the impending crash of a NASA space satellite, click here: NASA Crash

Please keep in mind that as of this morning NASA has absolutely no idea as to when or where satellite debris will land.

InlandPolitics: A herd of cows, a flock of chickens…

Friday, September 23, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

True or not, we like this:

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.

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The PE: AIRPORT: FBI was seeking evidence of bribery, etc.

10:54 PM PDT on Thursday, September 22, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

PDF: FBI search warrant – S.B. airport

FBI and other investigators raided San Bernardino International Airport offices seeking evidence of bribery, theft, fraud, money laundering and more, according to a copy of a federal search warrant obtained Thursday from the lawyer for the two agencies that oversee development of the airport.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2011 05:10:05 PM PDT

The FBI is investigating allegations of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, theft of federal funds, and wire and mail fraud in connection with Wednesday’s raid at San Bernardino International Airport, according to a federal search warrant.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2011 03:08:36 PM PDT

The San Bernardino International Airport Authority and Inland Valley Development Agency boards plan to meet jointly to address the FBI’s serving of seven search warrants at the airport and the Riverside home of airport developer Scot Spencer.

The meeting was called for by Josie Gonzales, who chairs the county Board of Supervisors.

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The PE: Riverside County CEO Luna resigns

10:22 PM PDT on Thursday, September 22, 2011

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

PDF: Read Bill Luna’s resignation letter as Riverside County CEO

Riverside County supervisors accepted the resignation of CEO Bill Luna on Thursday and are expected to hire a search firm next week to help find a new top executive.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 22, 2011

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Riverside officials this week took formal steps to create a lower pension tier for most future employees.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 09/22/2011 02:42:50 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The Inland Empire and the rest of the state may not return to pre-recession employment levels until as many as six years pass, economists said in a new forecast predicting minimal short-term growth as the state and region continue to wrestle with long-term hardships.

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Uffer

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 22, 2011

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge is allowing former county administrator Mark Uffer to go forward with his wrongful termination lawsuit, finding that he has enough cause to argue that he was dismissed for cooperating with law enforcement.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
September 22, 2011 | 5:52 pm

Amazon A bill that would require Amazon.com and many other out-of-state Internet retailers to collect sales tax on purchases by Californians is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to people in the Legislature familiar with plans for the event.

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SacBee: Prop. 13 still highly popular, poll finds

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Occasional rumblings around the Capitol about changing Proposition 13 aren’t likely to amount to much anytime soon: The landmark tax-limiting measure is about as widely popular today as when it passed in 1978, according to a new Field Poll.

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Politico: Dianne Feinstein takes double whammy in stride

Senator Dianne Feinstein speaks during John Bryson’s confirmation to Secretary of Commerce in Washington. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

By DAVID CATANESE | 9/22/11 11:04 PM EDT

Dianne Feinstein has had one of the worst weeks imaginable. Her campaign coffers were cleaned out, forcing her to dip into her own pockets to replace more than $5 million in stolen funds. Then the respected Field Poll piled on, reporting that on the eve of her 2012 reelection campaign, her approval ratings had hit a career low.

The good news? Despite all of it, almost no one thinks she can be beaten.

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By Greg Chang – Sep 22, 2011 1:09 PM PT

Meg Whitman, who joined Hewlett-Packard’s board in January after a failed bid to become California’s governor last year, had a mixed record at EBay. Photographer: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann, from left, listen to Jon Huntsman Jr. during the Fox News/Google debate in Orlando, Fla. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images / September 23, 2011)

By Paul West and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2011, 10:04 p.m.

Reporting from Orlando, Fla., and San Francisco— After taking heat from the rest of the GOP presidential field in the last two debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to take the offensive against his main rival Thursday night by questioning Mitt Romney’s views on education and accusing him of misrepresenting Perry’s stance on Social Security.

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SanDiegoUT: Issa endorses Mitt Romney for president

Romney

Friday, September 23, 2011

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, a month after assailing his chief rival in a speech in San Diego.

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