Archive for November 7th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Crude Oil, Gold rise bodes poorly for economy

Monday, November 7, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.

The price of crude oil and gold bullion have continued their resurgence in recent weeks, with oil once again in the mid-$90 range, and gold approaching a new all-time high.

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CNBC: Home Prices Under More Pressure

On Monday November 7, 2011, 2:41 pm EST

Home prices are highly seasonal, due to the different mix of homes that sell at different times of the year, but the latest reading for September shows home prices are under added pressure now; this is not just due to the high concentration of distressed properties on the market.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. City elections always entertaining

Monday, November 7, 2011 – 11:45 a.m.

You gotta love it!

San Bernardino City elections are always filled with cloak and dagger episodes.

Last Wednesdays was a beauty.

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San Bernardino council member Robert Jenkins. (kurt miller/the press-enterprise)


Published: 06 November 2011 08:20 PM

The San Bernardino city police and firefighter unions have contributed $196,628 directly or indirectly to City Council and city attorney candidates this year, almost completely bankrolling two campaigns, public records show.

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The Sun: Morrell to move after redistricting


Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/06/2011 05:54:45 PM PST

Assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, said he is moving to another home in Rancho Cucamonga because his current residence isn’t in the newly drawn 40th Assembly District.

Morrell plans to run for the 40th Assembly District in 2012.

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Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 11/06/2011 05:53:46 PM PST

RIVERSIDE – After nearly an hour and a half of group discussion in the human microphone fashion, members of several Occupy Wall Street movements in the Inland Empire raised their hands, wiggled their fingers and a consensus was reached – a committee will be formed to propose future activities bringing all their movements together.

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At least five will retire soon. Filling the raft of vacancies will be a challenge in the new fiscal era.
By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2011, 9:16 p.m.

San Francisco State President Robert Corrigan decided this summer that at 76, he could not outlast a battered state economy that has forced deep cuts in programs and faculty at his and other Cal State campuses.

In August, he announced that he would step down at the end of the academic year to return to research and writing, leaving worries about the budget to his successor.

Corrigan is not alone.

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Monday, November 7, 2011
By Ed Mendel

A pension reform plan issued by Gov. Brown last month calls for more “independence and financial sophistication” on pension boards. Now he will soon have five openings to fill on the 12-member CalSTRS board.

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