Archive for April 7th, 2012

The Sun: Lawyer seeks dismissal of San Bernardino County corruption figure

The lawyer for Apple Valley businessman John Dino DeFazio, a figure in a county corruption case, is seeking dismissal of the case, alleging lack of evidence. (Joe Nelson/Staff)

 

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/06/2012 01:20:31 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The attorney for an Apple Valley businessman linked to a sweeping San Bernardino County corruption case filed a motion Friday in Superior Court seeking dismissal of the case.

John Dino DeFazio, 52, is charged with six felony counts of perjury for allegedly lying to the county’s civil Grand Jury in 2009 about his involvement with a political action committee prosecutors allege was used to conceal a $100,000 bribe to former county Assessor Bill Postmus.

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Dr.John Husing, economist, delivers his aunnal economist forecast Friday April 6, 2012, during the 2012 State of the Region at the Double Tree by Hilton in Ontario. (LaFonzo Carter / Staff Photographer)

 

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/06/2012 10:42:15 AM PDT

ONTARIO – The Inland Empire may be the scene of moderate job growth this year as some sectors appear to be rebounding, but those seeking work would likely do well to look somewhere other than construction or government for their next job.

That’s one lesson that can be taken away from Friday’s “State of the Region” forecast, which the Inland Empire Economic Partnership hosted on Friday at DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
April 6, 2012 | 5:57 pm

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, who toured the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant Friday, assured reporters that the plant would not restart until officials understand the root cause of the cause of systems failures that forced the plant’s closure.

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
April 6, 2012 | 4:18 pm

Los Angeles’ top budget official raised the specter of bankruptcy on Friday in a sweeping report in which he called for new taxes, major pension reform and possibly layoffs.

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Employers nationwide added 120,000 new positions in March, only about half the jobs growth in each of the prior three months.

 

By Don Lee and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
April 7, 2012

WASHINGTON — Job growth slowed sharply last month, raising fresh questions about the strength of the recovery and complicating, for the moment, President Obama’s ability to run for reelection on the wave of a resurgent economy.

Employers nationwide added a modest 120,000 new positions in March, only about half the job gains in each of the previous three months, the Labor Department reported Friday. Some of the falloff, analysts said, reflected the fact that payrolls had been inflated in the winter because of unusually mild weather.

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SFChronicle: Obama, the happy drug warrior

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders
Friday, April 6, 2012

Why is the federal government under President Obama arguably tougher on medical marijuana operations than it was under George W. Bush? That’s the question that antidrug-war groups have been asking themselves for months.

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