Archive for August 18th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Quest for Ontario International puzzling

Saturday, August 18, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

One would have to believe LAX/Ontario International Airport was a crown jewel or made of gold.

In observing the way San Bernardino County governments are pursuing control of the airport it would sure seem that way.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/17/2012 10:47:57 AM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

RIVERSIDE – San Bernardino appeared in federal bankruptcy court here for the first time Friday, with city officials saying they had agreed before the hearing to give creditors more time to file objections.

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/17/2012 09:32:48 AM PDT

Storify: The battle over ONT

ONTARIO – In its latest grab for control of L.A./Ontario International Airport, city officials announced Friday they are forming a Joint Powers Agreement with San Bernardino County to create the Ontario International Airport Authority.

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Published: 17 August 2012 – 10:59 AM

The city of Ontario and San Bernardino County will vote to create an Ontario International Airport Authority with the ultimate goal of taking control of the Inland airport from Los Angeles.

To read story by Kim Pierceall and Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Hannah Dreier and Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press
Created: 08/17/2012 03:29:40 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO – One of the nation’s top credit rating agencies said Friday that it expects more municipal bankruptcies and defaults in California, the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds.

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Published: 17 August 2012 – 06:51 PM

California’s new top two primary system has yielded a couple of intra-party congressional contests in San Bernardino County, and with them, a unique opportunity to seek backing from unlikely places.

To read column by Ben Goad, Jim Miller, Jeff Horseman and Kim Pereceall in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Laurie Williams, Correspondent
Posted: 08/17/2012 05:30:26 PM PDT

The weeks between now and Election Day will likely pass quickly for Patrick Kahler, the new chairman of the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee.

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Munger Jr.

The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
August 17, 2012

Palo Alto physicist and frequent GOP political donor Charles Munger Jr. has contributed another $635,035 this week to back a campaign finance reform measure, according to recently filed state records. It’s his second six-figure donation to the Proposition 32 campaign in three months.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Democrats say voters need look no further than California’s $91 billion general fund budget to see how dramatically they have cut. That spending total is 11 percent below the state’s pre-recession peak.

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