Archive for November 24th, 2011

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Employees will start paying 3 percent of their salary toward pension costs on Dec. 1 after negotiations reach an impasse


Published: 22 November 2011 04:00 PM

Riverside County on Tuesday imposed pay and benefit changes on 5,800 employees, after months of negotiations between county officials and the union representing the workers failed to produce an agreement.

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The PE: ELECTIONS: New party close to qualifying


Published: 23 November 2011 05:28 PM

SACRAMENTO — A new political party is poised to qualify for California’s 2012 ballot, part of a well-funded nationwide effort to create an alternative to the two major parties’ presidential contenders.

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The PE: YUCAIPA: Flood control bonds refinanced


Published: 23 November 2011 06:25 PM

The Yucaipa City Council has agreed to refinance bonds that paid for flood control improvements in the Chapman Heights housing and commercial development.

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The Sun: Highland hit with water rate increases

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/23/2011 01:20:36 PM PST

Highland residents can expect water rate increases.

In a 4-1 vote, the East Valley Water District board of directors on Tuesday approved increased sewer treatment charges between 16 percent to nearly 60 percent for some local commercial customers.

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DailyBulletin: Double-digit drop in passenger volume at ONT

Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 11/23/2011 06:46:05 PM PST

ONTARIO – New traffic figures released for LA/Ontario International Airport have officials bracing for a dismal 2012.

October traffic at the airport dropped 12 percent from the number of passengers traveling through the facility in October 2010.

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November 23, 2011 6:17 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs

VICTORVILLE • The city is $7.5 million short to make its annual debt payment due Dec. 1 — a shortfall that could trigger default and further downgrades on the already precarious bonds.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville judge allows Prime to help VVCH

November 23, 2011 2:36 PM
Tomoya Shimura
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • A Victorville judge on Wednesday denied the California Attorney General’s attempt to prevent Prime Healthcare Services from helping keep bankrupt Victor Valley Community Hospital open.

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By Torey Van Oot |
Published: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The gift-giving season is always tricky for California legislators and other public officials, who must disclose the goodies they get to comply with the state’s Political Reform Act.

Now the state Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to rewrite the rules.

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Steve DeAngelo of the Harborside Health Center in Oakland. Medical marijuana is legal in California, but federal prosecutors have been targeting it.

Published: November 23, 2011

UKIAH, Calif. — An intensifying federal crackdown on growers and sellers of state-authorized medical marijuana has badly shaken the billion-dollar industry, which has sprung up in California since voters approved medical use of the drug in 1996, and has highlighted the stark contradiction between federal and state policies.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has had more than his share of experience under fire over a variety of issues, both personal and political. (Adam Hunger, Reuters Photo / November 21, 2011)

By Mark Z. Barabak and Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
November 23, 2011, 5:17 p.m.

Of all the presidential candidates who have cycled to the top of the shifting Republican heap, the most improbable may be Newt Gingrich.

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