Archive for November 1st, 2011

Reuters: Bank of America drops $5 debit card fee plan

By Rick Rothacker
Tue Nov 1, 2011 12:11pm EDT

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp is dropping plans to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card use, the bank said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) is set to revisit it’s termination of a failed scheme to manage the retirement assets of other local governments.

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InlandPolitics: The party’s over on Wall Street

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

The party on Wall Street appears to be over this morning.

Yes, all that misplaced euphoria has evaporated once again.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Looming defense cuts threaten Inland jobs

Close to 7,000 Inland jobs could hang in the balance as the government “supercommittee” works to avert deep, automatic cuts to the nation’s defense industry and operations.

BEN GOAD
STAFF WRITER
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 31 October 2011 05:17 PM

WASHINGTON — Close to 7,000 Inland jobs could hang in the balance as the House-Senate “supercommittee” works against time to avert deep, automatic cuts to the nation’s defense industry and operations.

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BY LAURIE LUCAS
STAFF WRITER
llucas@pe.com

Published: 31 October 2011 10:31 AM

Henry Garcia, the city manager of Moreno Valley, has fired two department heads.

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David McKenna and James Penman

 

Staff Report
Posted: 10/31/2011 08:07:45 PM PDT

David McKenna, the challenger to James F. Penman in the city attorney’s race, has acknowledged not having voted for the last five years he lived in Riverside County.

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The Sun: City official says Penman threatened him

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 10/31/2011 07:56:21 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – City Attorney James F. Penman has created a cloud of fear at City Hall, including threats of raids on public officials, says Public Works Director Nadeem Majaj.

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Cassie MacDuff

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
Columnist
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 31 October 2011 05:53 PM

On Halloween day, San Bernardino city workers dressed up in costumes and held a talent contest on the front steps. The mayor recited a humorous limerick that concluded, “Every day is Halloween …”

I would have said, “Every day is a circus” at San Bernardino City Hall.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/31/2011 09:24:41 AM PDT

UPLAND – The process by which the City Council sends items to its advisory committee is far from being resolved.

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California Governor Jerry Brown

By Christopher Palmeri – Oct 30, 2011 9:01 PM PT

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to raise the age when most public workers can retire with full benefits to 67, from 55, would put California in the company of just three other states.

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Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 10/31/2011 03:13:41 PM PDT

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, many local medical marijuana proponents felt they finally had a friend in the White House.

How times have changed.

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VVDailyPress: Judges OKs VVCH financing plan

October 31, 2011 4:24 PM
DOUG SAUNDERS

VICTORVILLE • Victor Valley Community Hospital won a reprieve Monday when a judge rejected the state Attorney General’s attempt to block a stopgap financing plan that would keep the bankrupt hospital running, at least in the short term.

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Black Hole!

L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
October 31, 2011 | 10:06 pm

California’s bullet train will cost an estimated $98.5 billion to build over the next 20 years, an amount far higher than any previous projection, according to a business plan scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday.

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CapitalNotes (KQED): Campaign Cash Do-Over OK In Some Cases

Capital Notes — From KQED’s John Myers

October 31, 2011, 4:30 pm • Posted by John Myers
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KQED/John Myers
A legal analysis by the state’s campaign finance watchdog agency says that donations never deposited into candidate accounts by accused treasurer Kinde Durkee can be solicited a second time.

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