Archive for November 6th, 2011

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Council candidates focus on jobs, lights

BY BRIAN ROKOS
STAFF WRITER
brokos@pe.com

Published: 05 November 2011 08:40 PM

The San Bernardino City Council could undergo radical change in Tuesday’s election, both in the makeup of the seven-member panel and which city leader the majority supports.

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By Will Bigham Staff Writer
Posted: 11/05/2011 09:23:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Two administrators at San Bernardino Valley College have been placed on administrative leave, according to an email from college President Debra S. Daniels sent Oct. 31 to college staff members.

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By Catherine Garcia For the Daily Facts
Posted: 11/05/2011 05:06:06 PM PDT

REDLANDS – An estimated 70 protesters with Occupy Redlands marched around the Bank of America downtown on Saturday afternoon, carrying signs and passing out brochures with information on how to switch to credit unions.

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LATimes: State Senate dines at taxpayers’ expense

The upper house of the California Legislature has spent at least $111,316 in taxpayer funds on food this year, while working to cut 6% from the budget for state services.

By Shane Goldmacher and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— For state senators, there is such a thing as a free lunch. And dinner. And breakfast.

On an August day last year when California deferred a $2.5-billion payment to public schools because it didn’t have its finances in order, the Senate took a break from bickering over legislation to lunch on the taxpayers’ dime.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Profligacy persists in California

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 – 11:00 pm | Page 3A

California’s budget runs chronic deficits, public pension systems are chronically underfunded and the fund that pays benefits to a million-plus unemployed workers is running huge deficits and dependent on federal loans.

The common thread is that politicians have endemically spent more – often much more – than underlying revenues can support.

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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
AP Economics Writer
Published: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 – 7:04 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 – 9:53 am

WASHINGTON — The jobs crisis has left so many people out of work for so long that most of America’s unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment benefits.

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