Archive for February 16th, 2012

InlandPolitics: KFI suspends John and Ken over Houston comments

Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 9:00 p.m.

In a clearly political overreaction, Clear Channel Communications has suspended KFI-AM 640 Los Angeles-based talk radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou for their pointed, but honest, comments over the death of singer Whitney Houston and her long-term drug addiction.

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InlandPolitics: The Real James Ramos?

Ramos

Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 03:00 p.m.

Looks can be deceiving.

And they usually are.

An interesting little tidbit recently emerged in the plethora of baggage coming to light in the quest of San Manuel tribal chair James Ramos’ quest to unseat incumbent Neil Derry on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 16 February 2012 07:05 AM

Whether a proposed Temecula-area rock quarry gets built hinges on a vote scheduled for this morning by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Riverside to conclude its hearings on the Liberty Quarry, which raised questions about how to balance economic development, the environment and quality of life.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Federal judge rules against SEIU

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 15 February 2012 05:59 PM

A federal judge this week ruled against the Service Employees International Union in a lawsuit that claimed the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department retaliated against the union’s chief labor negotiator for her involvement in the organization.

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The Sun: Tony Trozera, owner of The Mug, dies

A memorial is displayed of late The Mug restaurant owner Tony Trozera, 82, at the restaurant in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Trozera, along with his family restaurant, were well known in the community. (Rachel Luna / Staff Photographer)

 

Ryan Hagen, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 02/15/2012 08:01:31 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO –Tony Trozera was the type of man who was always moving as he served up well-known dishes, banter and sober advice to his customers at The Mug, but he found time every Friday for the better part of three decades to place fresh flowers on the restaurant booth where his mother had always sat.

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Southern California home prices slipped in January
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/15/2012 03:32:14 PM PST

New Southern California homes are selling at the slowest paces on record, but the wood frames of new houses under construction at the Rosena Ranch development near Fontana are a sign that builders are still willing to invest in the Inland Empire.

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Cook

 

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/15/2012 12:14:24 PM PST

Legislation that aims to discourage corruption by elected officials’ staff members by denying them public pension benefits if they’re criminally convicted has been introduced by Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 02/15/2012 04:11:47 PM PST

UPLAND – Mayor Ray Musser has decided to give more thought to who will sit on the San Antonio Water Co. board of directors.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
February 15, 2012 | 12:51 pm

CalPERS has a new report that says California Gov. Jerry Brown’s idea to alter pensions with 401(k)-style plans won’t help new workers and won’t save California money, either.

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LATimes: Median home price falls in Southland

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
February 16, 2012

The Southland’s housing market is flooded with cash-rich, bargain-hunting investors snapping up distressed homes and dragging down overall prices — but their presence also indicates the market could be nearing bottom.

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