Archive for May 7th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Romney proving formidable in early polling

Monday, May 7, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

Former Massachusetts Governor and apparent Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney is displaying strength in three newly-released polls this morning.

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Monday, May 7, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Out of the three hotly-contested races in San Bernardino County, the contest for Third District supervisor appears to be full battle mode.

The sign crew for Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos’ campaign was clearly expressing their unhappyness and frustration over the weekend.

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THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
Published: 06 May 2012 07:26 PM

When it comes to Internet prominence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands out as a potential running mate for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

So says a survey by PeekYou, a company specializing in online people searches. PeekYou recently ranked possible GOP vice presidential candidates based on how often they’re mentioned on the Web, the amount of Web content they generate, their participation in social networks and other factors.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Ruiz vs. Bono Mack in CD 36

Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s team is confident it can again ward off a challenge, though it may be tougher /Amanda Lucidon

 

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 06 May 2012 08:34 PM

California’s primary next month will be dress rehearsal time in the 36th Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack and challenger Raul Ruiz will square off in the first of two contests for the Riverside County seat.

Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, and Ruiz, an emergency room doctor and Democrat from the Coachella Valley, are the only two candidates in the race, so they are both assured to move on to November’s general election. Still, Republicans and Democrats will be watching closely to see whether Ruiz shows signs that he is a serious threat to Bono Mack’s bid for an ninth term.

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The Sun: California’s vote-by-mail begins this week

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/06/2012 03:28:51 PM PDT

Millions of Californians who prefer voting by mail can begin casting their ballots as early as the next few days.

Voters can cast June 5 ballots through the mail, drop them off at any polling place within the voter’s county, or vote in person at county elections offices.

County elections officials will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots on Monday.

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DailyBulletin: ONT marketing plans to be reviewed Monday

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/06/2012 03:27:45 PM PDT

ONTARIO – It’s no secret that finding daily flights in and out of LA/Ontario International Airport can be a bit of an issue.

For the past five years, since the peak of travel at ONT, the facility has lost more than 40 percent of its seat capacity.

The cause for the decline in air service?

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DailyBulletin: ONT campaign continues to grow

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/06/2012 03:28:49 PM PDT

ONTARIO – More than 80 cities, organizations and elected officials have passed resolutions backing Ontario’s efforts to wrest control of LA/Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles.

The Inland Empire initiative, Set ONTario Free, was launched by Ontario at the start of the year. It quickly gained traction with a wave of cities throughout Southern California, including 17 from Los Angeles County, joining a growing number of agencies calling for local control.

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May 06, 2012 6:54 PM
From Staff Reports

As the June 5 primary approaches, the Daily Press asked the 13 candidates running for the newly drawn 8th Congressional District representing the High Desert to weigh in on this question, in 50 words or less: What are your ideas for reducing the federal debt? Where specifically would you cut?

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, May. 7, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Let’s get ready to rumble.

In this corner is California Gov. Jerry Brown.

In that corner is Molly Munger, a very wealthy civil rights attorney.

Brown and his union allies want voters to raise their own sales taxes, plus income taxes on the most affluent, to narrow a chronic budget gap.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, May 7, 2012

The mayors of San Jose and San Diego are backing local measures on the June ballot that aim to make the change critics of costly public pensions say is the key to major reform — cutting the cost of pensions earned by current workers in the future.

Using different methods, Measure B in San Jose and Proposition B in San Diego would allow current workers to keep pension amounts already earned, but pensions earned in the future could be cut or cost workers more.

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