Archive for October 3rd, 2011

InlandPolitics: Jerry Lewis retiring?

Lewis

Monday, October 3, 2011 – 05:45 a.m.

Could U.S. Representative Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) be pulling the plug.

It looks like this could be the case.

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Monday, October 3, 2011 – 05;30 a.m.

You’ve gotta hand it to the San Bernardino County Board  of Supervisors for their campaign finance reform proposals.

The biggest idea is a cap on contributions to the candidates or officials themselves.

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The PE: REAL ESTATE: Inland office market going backwards

The Silver Oaks Business Park in Riverside has a gate around the parking lot of this vacant office complex. Right now, experts say, few employers are in position to put new people at Inland desks. (Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

BY JACK KATZANEK

STAFF WRITER

jkatzanek@pe.com

Published: 02 October 2011 09:03 PM

Inland Southern California is running out of industrial space, especially for the users of high-profile, big-box distribution centers.

But while developers are purchasing and building new warehouses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the head count in its office buildings is getting even lighter. The vacancy rate for the office market is expected to end 2011 at 25 percent, one commercial real estate operator predicted late last month.

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Ground was broken on the CinemaStar with great fanfare in 1998, and it opened after Thanksgiving 1999. By 2001, the corporation was struggling. It went bankrupt in 2008 and closed the San Bernardino theater.

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER

brokos@pe.com

Published: 02 October 2011 09:23 PM

San Bernardino officials say the city’s only multiplex theater could reopen next year, in what they say will be the first piece of an entertainment and restaurant complex that officials hope will rejuvenate the economically depressed downtown.

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The Sun: Bill would revamp school rating systems

Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/02/2011 08:33:06 PM PDT

A bill that would change the way state public schools are rated has been passed by the state Legislature and is awaiting signature from Gov. Jerry Brown.

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By Mike O’brien
Last updated at 6:49 AM on 1st October 2011

Is Obama abandoning his bid for a second term in the White House and is giving Colonel Sanders a run for his money by opening a chain of fried chicken joints?

Now that’s change you can’t really believe in.

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Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Created: 10/02/2011 08:15:32 PM PDT

POMONA – Concessions made by two of the Pomona Unified School District labor groups will allow the district to reduce expenses by more than $4 million.

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The circumcision bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, aims to ‘protect parental rights and liberties.’ The governor has until Oct. 9 to decide on the many bills on his desk.

By Anthony York
October 2, 2011, 11:17 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento — Local governments will be unable to ban male circumcision under a new state law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Monday, October 3, 2011
By Ed Mendel

As state and local governments in California face soaring public pension costs, unions insist that cost-cutting changes must be bargained, not imposed by legislation.

But there is one major exception: schools.

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