Archive for October 4th, 2011

YahooFinance (AP): Bernanke warns recovery ‘close to faltering’

As economic crises pile up, Bernanke warns Congress recovery is ‘close to faltering’

Martin Crutsinger and Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writers
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 6:04 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Europe has a debt crisis. America has a jobs crisis. Corporate profits could be in trouble. World financial markets are in turmoil. And no one seems prepared to ride to the rescue.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned Congress on Tuesday of what most of America has sensed for some time: The economic recovery, such as it is, “is close to faltering.”

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Derry

Derry criticizes CEO: misplaced priorities, failure to negotiate in good faith with bargaining units

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 05:00 p.m.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – San Bernardino County CEO Greg Devereaux made comments at the Fontana Rotary Club regarding the county budget that Supervisor Neil Derry does not believe accurately reflect the ongoing budget discussions taking place within the county.

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San Bernardino County is making changes but on a narrow margin, Greg Devereaux says

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 03 October 2011 09:55 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors need to be willing to stand up to employee unions to solve a $134 million budget gap the county will face over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux said Monday.

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Seventh Ward Councilwoman Wendy McCammack, right, calls for San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris, left, to step down from presiding over the board that oversees the development of San Bernardino International Airport on Monday during the city council meeting at City Hall. (LaFonzo Carter Staff Photographer)

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino) Sun
Posted: 10/03/2011 04:33:03 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The fallout from a federal investigation into San Bernardino International Airport reached Council Chambers on Monday night when one official suggested Mayor Pat Morris should remove himself from presiding over the airport’s boards during the City Council meeting.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Mayor won’t quit airport boards

Councilwoman Wendy McCammack and others call on Pat Morris to step aside while the FBI investigates San Bernardino airport

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 03 October 2011 09:56 PM

A San Bernardino city councilwoman and several members of the public on Monday called on Mayor Pat Morris to step aside from his positions atop two boards that oversee San Bernardino International Airport while the FBI investigates operations there.

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BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 03 October 2011 09:55 PM

SACRAMENTO — San Bernardino County Republicans have settled a lawsuit by the company the party hired to sign up thousands of new voters before the 2006 election, an effort marked by claims of registration fraud.

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The Sun: San Bernardino stuck with an airport?

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/03/2011 06:10:17 PM PDT

For years, civic and business leaders have doggedly worked to convert San Bernardino International Airport into a promising commercial venture and a major passenger airport.

And many steadfastly believe it’s getting there.

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The PE: INLAND: More city councils going paperless

Wildomar is the latest city to ditch paper council agendas as a cost-cutting measure. The fledgling city stands to save $3,650 a year by going digital, according to a city report. (Photo: AP)

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 03 October 2011 05:58 PM

Thick stacks of paper are giving way to iPads as at least four Inland city councils have switched to electronic methods to deliver meeting agendas.

Wildomar is the latest city to ditch paper council agendas as a cost-cutting measure. The fledgling city stands to save $3,650 a year by going digital, according to a city report.

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The PE: REPORT: Factory sector declines sharply

BY JACK KATZANEK
STAFF WRITER
jkatzanek@PE.com

Published: 03 October 2011 05:54 PM

The index that measures the level of manufacturing activity in Inland Southern California declined sharply last month, suggesting that factory owners, and some of their customers, could be listening to reports of a weakening economy.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Firetag for the defense

Chad Firetag, left, Paul Grech, and Steve Harmon, right, high-profile defense attorneys in Riverside.(WILLIAM WILSON LEWIS III / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 02 October 2011 06:41 PM

Chad W. Firetag, at age 34, has gained a standing as an Inland-area defense attorney that most lawyers don’t reach until later in their careers — a reputation for connecting to jurors in court and as a sought-after legal brief writer.

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Riverside’s review board solicits residents’ input on how the city should be run

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 03 October 2011 09:43 PM

Riverside’s charter review committee will start narrowing down which proposals, from changing the election cycle to creating a citizens’ audit committee, to bring to the City Council.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 10/03/2011 04:34:48 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – City leaders are considering possible changes to an ordinance passed in August that requires groups holding a protest or rally on public streets to first apply for a permit.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 10/03/2011 05:48:40 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – The city’s fight against Southern California Edison’s construction of 200-foot high-voltage power lines isn’t over.

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October 03, 2011 11:08 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs
City Editor

VICTORVILLE • Public safety issues will again dominate a good portion of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, as Victorville officials discuss adding more deputies, response times, Brentwood crime and ways to keep neighborhoods in better shape.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
October 3, 2011 | 2:43 pm

Starting next year, police will be able to make warrantless searches of plants that make commercial copies of compact discs and movie DVDs, now that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to crack down on piracy of intellectual property.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Nine months after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger controversially shortened the prison sentence of a political ally’s son, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed legislation requiring victim notification in such cases.

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WSJ: White House Brushed Off Solyndra Alarms

Emails Warned Solar-Panel Company Could Go ‘Belly-Up’ by 2012 Election; Obama Says, ‘Hindsight Is Always 20-20’ (Source: AP)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
By DEBORAH SOLOMON

Top White House officials dismissed concerns about solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC before President Barack Obama visited the company in May 2010, newly released emails show.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 3, 2011

California workers are less likely than most Americans to have employer-sponsored retirement plans, according to a new academic report, and nearly half of them will retire in or near poverty status.

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