Archive for November 25th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Mocking the Republicans – A Peanuts perspective

Friday, November 25, 2011 – 06:30 p.m.

You have to admit this is funny.

InlandPolitics: Markets down for 7th day over debt problems

Friday, November 25, 2011 – 11:45 a.m.

U.S. stocks ended lower for the seventh trading session in row on Friday,

While investment analysts cry that “Stocks are cheap.”, “It’s a buying opportunity.”, “I like stocks here.”, and “Investors shouldn’t panic.”, the markets continue to recede.

Even the recent trading range doesn’t look too warm and fuzzy.

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Friday, November 25, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

Victorville can’t pay its debt service payments, while some of the city’s leaders want area voters to place them into higher office.

Laugh out loud!

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Published: 24 November 2011 07:20 PM

A pair of candidates vying to represent a newly drawn Riverside County congressional district have launched aggressive fundraising efforts, tapping a diverse array of donors for campaign cash.

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DailyBulletin: Derry blasts fire fee, promotes legal action


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 11/24/2011 06:15:38 AM PST

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry is in a furor over a $150 state-imposed fire fee on rural property owners that is nearly double what was initially proposed in August.

Derry called the fee an act of “outright thievery” by Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection approved the fee on a 6-2 vote on Nov. 10.

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DailyBulletin: McLeod talks term limits, education


Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 11/24/2011 06:10:20 AM PST

State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Montclair, is co-chairing a committee to hear the statewide concerns of employers and employees on the issue of pension reform.

The lawmaker, who plans to run for Congress next year, was elected to serve the 32nd District in the California State Senate in 2006.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 11/24/2011 06:10:18 AM PST

The Golden State’s pension systems are fraught with areas of concern.

A report last year by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research said retirement funds for 2.6 million California teachers, state workers and university employees have long-term unfunded obligations totaling as much as $500 billion.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 – 8:43 am

Desperate for money and on the verge of cutting schools, California has become a ready target for quick-cash ideas.

A British gaming company recently offered $1 billion to take over part of the California Lottery. Now a private investor group twice rejected by Gov. Jerry Brown is again pushing California to sell 11 office properties for $1.2 billion in immediate cash.

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LATimes: Push against redistricting maps moves forward

Republican activists turn in enough signatures to put on the ballot a measure that would overturn some new voting districts. But the signatures may not be verified in time to affect next year’s elections.

By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2011

Republican activists trying to overturn some new voting districts cleared a significant hurdle toward putting the issue on the ballot by turning in petitions bearing hundreds of thousands of signatures.

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