Archive for October 25th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Health Tip!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Goes to show that one can make a good joke over just about anything.

Published: Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 2:50 PM ET
By: Reuters

The total of U.S. state debt, including pension liabilities, could surpass $4 trillion, with California owing the most and Vermont owing the least, a new analysis says.

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Home Prices in U.S. Cities Fall More Than Forecast

By Shobhana Chandra – Oct 25, 2011 7:02 AM PT

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities dropped more than forecast in August, highlighting one of the obstacles facing the economic recovery in its third year.

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Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/24/2011 06:24:03 PM PDT

Nearly a dozen search warrants and their affidavits served by investigators probing the Colonies Partners LP $102million settlement with San Bernardino County were ordered unsealed Monday for defense lawyers.

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Mike Cruz and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 10/24/2011 02:55:29 PM PDT

A judge on Monday declined to bar more than 2,700 pages of Grand Jury transcripts in a criminal corruption probe from being used in a civil case involving San Bernardino County and three other public entities.

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BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 24 October 2011 12:23 PM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that he will not prevent about 2,700 pages of grand jury testimony in a corruption case from being used in a related civil case.

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BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 24 October 2011 10:44 PM

A forum for candidates for San Bernardino city attorney and city clerk will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Home of Neighborly Service, 839 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino.

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Riverside County officials are concerned about where to house low-risk inmates who are sentenced to county jails, rather than state prison, under a plan that took effect Oct. 1. County jails, including the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, above, are already at capacity.

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

Published: 24 October 2011 08:12 PM

Jail space remains one of the most critical issues facing Riverside County as it begins supervising and housing low-level offenders, local officials said Monday.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/24/2011 06:56:37 PM PDT

San Bernardino County ranks third in the nation in its gang population, according to the FBI.

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VVDailyPress: Valles, Jensen running for Congress

Valles

Victorville, Hesperia leaders make fourth, fifth to announce for new seat
October 24, 2011 2:46 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer
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A former mayor of Hesperia and a current member of the Victorville City Council are the fourth and fifth people to formally announce their candidacy for the newly created 8th District Congressional seat.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 – 8:00 am

In any California budget fight, there are winners and losers.

And then there are lawyers.

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The state has borrowed $11 billion from the federal government in recent years to pay jobless benefits, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars in interest payments to service its debt.

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— California has borrowed $11 billion from the federal government in recent years to prop up its insolvent unemployment insurance fund. The loans kept benefits flowing to millions of laid-off workers, but now the bill is coming due.

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Dan Walters

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California voters are certain – as certain as anything can be in the topsy-turvy world of politics – to pass judgment on a multibillion-dollar tax increase measure next year, but what kind of measure is very much up in the air.

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By Erik Wasson – 10/24/11 09:05 PM ET

Wall Street is growing nervous about the congressional supercommittee amid warnings from major banks that failure to reach a deal could lead to another downgrade of U.S. debt.

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