Archive for November 22nd, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE: New auditor finds no problems with city books

Riverside hires a Portland firm after firing the firm is shared with Bell; but the results don’t satisfy all

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 21 November 2011 07:54 PM

Riverside’s new outside audit firm gave the city’s finances a clean bill of health this month, but some critics remain convinced that not all the city’s fiscal dealings have been aboveboard in recent years.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Inland congressmen urge LA to fix Ontario

Customers are few at ticket counters inside Terminal 4 at Ontario International Airport.

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 21 November 2011 09:44 PM

Two Inland congressmen, fed up with the increasingly empty terminals at Ontario International Airport, on Monday asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for help.

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Cassie MacDuff

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
COLUMNIST
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 22 November 2011 10:11 AM

Local restaurants have gotten a boost from San Bernardino International Airport employees dining at public expense.

Public records I requested in September for credit card receipts of the airport’s then-executive director and assistant director were finally provided this month, revealing this routine.

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The Sun: San Bernardino council embraces cinema project

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/21/2011 08:31:37 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The City Council voted 4-3 late Monday night to endorse a proposed lease agreement with Regal Entertainment Group to revamp 14 of the 20 screens at the former CinemaStar movie theater near Fourth and E streets.

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VVDailyPress: McKeon: Catastrophic cuts will hit military

McKeon

November 21, 2011 5:06 PM
From Staff Reports

WASHINGTON • After the congressional super committee ground to a stalemate Monday, Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon said automatic spending cuts will seriously harm the military.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California’s political dysfunction has evolved from a theory first advanced by a few jaundiced observers a generation ago – including yours truly – to a widely embraced axiom that has spawned endless journalistic, academic and civic discourse.

While there’s broad agreement on symptoms of California’s malaise, such as chronic budget deficits, there’s wide disagreement on its causes and what might be done to correct it.

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Justice Marvin Baxter, pictured on Nov. 10, wrote for the court: “Under California law, a vested right to health benefits for retired county employees can be implied under certain circumstances from a county ordinance or resolution.” (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2011, 5:50 p.m.

Health benefits for government retirees may not be eliminated if state and local governments had clearly promised workers those benefits, the California Supreme Court ruled in an Orange County case Monday.

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The Hill: Debt panel was doomed from outset

By Russell Berman – 11/21/11 08:24 PM ET

In many ways, the supercommittee was doomed from the start.

The failure of the much-hyped congressional debt panel brought about a wave of denunciation from across the political spectrum on Monday, but few political advocates and observers claimed to be surprised.

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