Archive for November 19th, 2011

The PE: HIGH DESERT: Feds approve Victorville-Vegas bullet train

The federal government has approved right-of-way for a high-speed train route from Victorville to Las Vegas. The route parallels Interstate 15, then cuts north along the Clark Mountains, pictured above, west of Primm, Nev.

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 18 November 2011 06:47 PM

A high-speed train between Victorville and Las Vegas has the blessing of U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials to traverse federal land, including a valley environmentalists say is habitat for desert tortoises, a protected species.

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BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 18 November 2011 11:10 AM

Riverside officials will interview six candidates for the city manager’s job during a special closed-door meeting Monday at the Mission Inn.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Bono Mack slow plays online poker bills

BY BEN GOAD
WaSHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 18 November 2011 10:33 AM

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from opposite ends of the political spectrum testified Friday in favor of federal legislation to authorize online gambling in the United States.

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Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 11/18/2011 02:43:50 PM PST

A federal judge on Friday denied a request by Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum’s attorney to essentially void an FBI search of Burum’s home and office by ordering the return of all materials seized during the search.

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BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 18 November 2011 08:23 AM

Two former San Jacinto City Council members were sentenced Friday to 120 days of weekend work release for their money-laundering roles in the San Jacinto corruption case.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
November 18, 2011 | 11:17 am

California’s unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 11.7% in October as the state created 25,700 new jobs, the Employment Development Department reported. The agency also reported Friday that it had revised job growth in September upward, to 39,200, from about 12,000.

The national unemployment rate for October was 9%.

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