Archive for October 26th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Cuts to school busing short-sighted

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 06:00 a.m.

Boy, you really gotta hand it to those Redlands Unified School District trustees.

Earlier this year the group voted to quit funding secondary school bus service due to a financial shortfall.

A move most school districts resisted.

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs)

BY BEN GOAD AND JIM MILLER
STAFF WRITERS
bgoad@pe.com; jmiller@pe.com

Published: 25 October 2011 09:42 PM

Washington — The U.S. economy is losing billions of dollars annually to unregulated underground and offshore poker websites that can prey on compulsive and underage gamblers with impunity, proponents of legalized Internet gaming argued Tuesday before a House panel.

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Riverside County supervisors introduced an ordinance Tuesday to regulate outdoor light pollution and trespassing. A public hearing is set for Nov. 15. Members of the Riverside Astronomical Society are seen here last year in Beaumont.

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

Published: 25 October 2011 09:23 PM

Tired of the bright light from your neighbor’s house keeping you up at night?

Riverside County supervisors are trying to help. The board took the first steps Tuesday toward adopting new rules regulating light “trespass” and pollution.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Ontario traffic dropped 5%, LAX up 6%

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 25 October 2011 03:54 PM

Traffic at Ontario International Airport dropped 5.15 percent in September compared to a year ago, according to statistics from Los Angeles World Airports. The airport had a total of 360,307 passengers use the airport last month.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/25/2011 06:32:57 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – After spending all day Tuesday interviewing the top four candidates for superintendent, the school board rejected all four.

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The Sun: PG&E appeals water board order for Hinkley

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/25/2011 01:57:04 PM PDT

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has filed an appeal with the state’s Water Resources Control Board to stop an order that it provide permanent replacement water to Hinkley residents affected by a toxic groundwater plume.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

It’s an article of faith – indeed, blind faith – among those on California’s political left that the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978 began the state’s downward spiral.

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Brown

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 25, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown will give lawmakers his plan for pension changes on Thursday, the governor said in a letter to legislators this afternoon, though it remains unclear what Brown will propose.

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By Peter Hecht
phecht@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Medical marijuana advocates, decrying a federal government crackdown on dispensaries and a failure of state lawmakers to act, said Tuesday that they are drafting a 2012 ballot initiative to impose statewide oversight of California’s burgeoning medicinal cannabis trade.

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California’s public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the College Board finds. Steep state funding cuts to higher ed were significant factors in pushing up tuition and fees nationwide.

By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2011

Steep funding cuts to higher education in California and elsewhere were significant factors in pushing average tuition and fees up 8.3% at four-year public colleges and universities nationwide this fall, according to a report by the nonprofit College Board.

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris

Associated Press
October 21, 2011 – 08:55 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– Federal prosecutors should be careful not to overreach in their crackdown on California’s pot dispensaries, even though there are ambiguities in the state’s medical marijuana laws, the state attorney general said Thursday.

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