Archive for May 4th, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012 – 08:15 a.m.

The U.S. economy continued to decelerate in April, with just 115,000 jobs created.

The average estimate by economists was for April job creation of 160,000.

The March number was 154,000.

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Published: 03 May 2012 07:09 PM

Riverside’s League of Women Voters, The Group, The Latino Network and the Riverside NAACP chapter are hosting candidate forums on Wednesday, May 9, for the 61st Assembly and 31st State Senate districts.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/03/2012 08:54:13 AM PDT

Anthony Orlando Sanchez pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Riverside, admitting to conspiracy to commit bribery.

Sanchez, 36, was charged with acting as a conduit between an Upland business and former Mayor John Pomierski. Pomierski pleaded guilty last week in the bribery case.

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DailyBulletin: Dutton may revive ONT bill

State Senator Bob Dutton

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/03/2012 06:01:14 PM PDT

ONTARIO – A local senator may soon revive a bill aimed at helping this city gain autonomous control of the struggling LA/Ontario International Airport.

Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, created Senate Bill 446 in early 2011 in an effort to move discussions along between officials from Ontario and Los Angeles World Airports, which operates ONT under a 44-year joint-powers agreement.

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SacBee: GOP vows to fight Jerry Brown’s tax measure

California Governor Jerry Brown says”Suck it in.” (Photo: AP)


By Kevin Yamamura and David Siders
Published: Friday, May. 4, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

After years of being labeled the “Party of No” by majority Democrats, California Republican leaders stood under rainy skies Thursday outside the Capitol to dub themselves the “Party of Yes.”

The newly christened party kicked off its campaign by asking for a “no” vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hike.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, May. 4, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Darrell Steinberg is a baseball fanatic, but when he said this week that “the season is beginning,” he wasn’t talking about sports, or at least not games played on grass.

Steinberg, the state Senate’s leader, was talking about the state budget game, which will be particularly difficult this year.

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Published: Friday, May. 4, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 4A

The director of California’s political watchdog agency is shelving her proposal to require bloggers to disclose payments they receive from political campaigns.

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May 3, 2012 | 4:30 pm

Moving swiftly after a judge dismissed its case, the district attorney’s office refiled 24 perjury and voter-fraud charges late Thursday afternoon against Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon.

The new charges make the same allegations as a case thrown out by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy on Thursday morning, accusing the Alarcons of lying about living in a house in Panorama City so that the councilman could run for his 7th District office.

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May 3, 2012 | 6:40 pm

A Southern California Edison executive said Thursday that the company is hoping to have the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant back up and running in June, but even then the plant will have to run at a reduced capacity for the immediate future — and perhaps forever.

The reduced operation is meant to compensate for manufacturing defects that led to the plant’s closure three months ago.

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