Archive for December 15th, 2011

The PE: REGION: SB Airport billings a mess

Cassie MacDuff

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 14 December 2011 06:30 PM

The sloppiness in fiscal matters at San Bernardino International Airport extended to the highest levels, a review of billing records revealed.

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The man who had been put in control of nearly every facet of San Bernardino International Airport’s development and management could have a diminished role as of Christmas /FILE PHOTO

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 14 December 2011 04:33 PM

The man who had been put in control of nearly every facet of San Bernardino International Airport’s development and management could have a diminished role by Christmas.

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The Sun: Airport moves to oust controversial developer

Josh Dulaney and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 12/14/2011 04:33:17 PM PST

Officials overseeing San Bernardino International Airport approved a process Wednesday by which controversial airport developer Scot Spencer faces removal from most operations.

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The Sun: Riverside council backs Ontario over ONT battle

LA/Ontario International Airport has has suffered a 32 percent decline in airline passengers since 2007. The airport had once been projected to serve 30 million passengers by 2030. (File Photo)

Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/14/2011 02:26:45 PM PST

RIVERSIDE – Mayor Ron Loveridge is the latest Inland Empire politician to show his support to Ontario in its efforts to regain control of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Cuts imposed on safety employees union

S.B. County supervisors vote to impose reductions on the 380 members of the Specialized Peace Officer unit

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 14 December 2011 06:19 PM

San Bernardino County is planning to impose a 14 percent pay and benefit cut on some public safety employees if they don’t agree to a proposal the union had previously rejected.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/14/2011 04:40:19 PM PST

Regional mail processing centers in the cities of Industry and Redlands remain on the chopping block, despite the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service’s decision to delay closing any of its facilities until mid-May.

Each site has 750 employees, postal officials said.

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Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/14/2011 10:26:26 PM PST

Statewide education officials on Wednesday decried “trigger cuts” announced this week to the state’s K-12 school system and said they wanted taxes raised to bolster education funding.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/15/2011 12:00:01 AM PST

The so-called “shadow inventory” of future foreclosures may be about to fall on Southern California’s real estate markets.

In San Bernardino County, foreclosure filings jumped nearly 30 percent from October to November, new numbers show. Los Angeles County’s foreclosure activity jumped 15 percent.

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DailyBulletin: Colton teachers accept new contracts

By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Created: 12/12/2011 04:41:50 PM PST

COLTON – Months of uncertainty and disagreement ended Monday, after the teachers union voted overwhelmingly to accept a new contract.

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VVDailyPress: Walmart vote delayed

Protesters pack Victorville City Hall
December 15, 2011 8:45 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • Residents packed City Hall on Wednesday night, carrying signs and giving impassioned speeches against a Walmart Supercenter that’s planned near the entrance to Spring Valley Lake.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 14, 2011

John Burton, chairman of the California Democratic Party, is adding his own tax proposal, on oil production, to an already crowded field.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
December 14, 2011 | 3:36 pm

There were calls Wednesday for an investigation and urgent legislation regarding the crash of a state database that allows the public to find out which special interests are contributing to and lobbying elected officials.

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LATimes: California consumer confidence falls

Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
December 14, 2011 | 11:13 am

California consumers’ confidence plunged by about 10 percentage points in the fourth quarter of this year as the state continued to experience high unemployment and a volatile stock market rattled nerves, Chapman University reported.

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LATimes: Scheduled foreclosure auctions soar in California

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2011

Banks in November scheduled more than 26,000 homes to be sold at California foreclosure auctions, a 63% increase from October and a sign that a surge in discounted, bank-owned properties is on track to hit the market next year.

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