Archive for December 4th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County supes right to cut benefits

Sunday, December 4, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

Now San Bernardino County supervisors want to cut their benefits package again.

They shouldn’t think twice about.

The benefits package afforded the county’s elected officials is the richest in the state, and can be adjusted by a mere majority vote of the supervisors.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Ontario faces more traffic losses into 2012

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 03 December 2011 10:37 AM

There are a third fewer travelers using Ontario International Airport since 2007 and there’s bound to be even fewer passengers using the airport in the coming months based on schedules that show how many flights and seats the airport’s airlines are offering through July.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Council assistants again up for discussion

Some part-time council members have full-time staff; others don’t

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 03 December 2011 02:48 PM

As local governments around the country trim payrolls to fit tight budgets, Riverside’s staff may grow slightly as some council members who haven’t had assistants look to hire them.

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Matt Owen, right, talks with members of the San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto and Fontana Occupy Saturday during a rally outside of San Bernardino City Hall. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2011 06:12:12 AM PST

Two of the most polarizing political movements in recent memory have gained national fame through grassroots efforts to effect change in Washington.

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DailyBulletin: Medical marijuana facility open in Upland

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/03/2011 10:18:05 PM PST

UPLAND – Displaced patients from the now-closed G3 Holistic cooperative still have a place in town to go for their medical marijuana.

Upland Hidden Garden is open and serving patients with valid medical marijuana cards, despite an appellate court decision last month ruling in favor of the city’s ordinance banning dispensaries.

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The PE: CONGRESS: How Inland representatives voted

ROLL CALL REPORT SYNDICATE
Published: 03 December 2011 05:25 PM

Here is how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 2.

HOUSE

RULES FOR UNION ELECTIONS: Voting 235 for and 188 against, the House on Nov. 30 passed a Republican bill (HR 3094) to block a proposed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule to quicken the pace of union elections. Now before the Senate, the bill targets a labor-relations rule that could take effect by year’s end. Under the rule, elections on whether to form into a collective-bargaining unit could be held as soon as 10 days after the NLRB certifies the election petition. The bill would require a wait of at least 35 days to give employers more time to attempt to persuade workers to reject unionization, and it would give employers more say in determining which workers are eligible for the bargaining unit.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 – 10:25 am

On his way off the California High-Speed Rail Authority board this year, former state Sen. Quentin Kopp ripped into the authority’s controversial $9 million public relations contract with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, urging its cancellation.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

State budgets used to be fairly simple documents, fundamentally allocating whatever financial resources the state might have at the moment among its various, well-delineated responsibilities.

No more.

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