Archive for August 29th, 2012

InlandPolitics: A masterful deception indeed!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s true that in politics perception is reality.

In the race for San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor deception to create a perception has been a key factor.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

You gotta hand it to California Governor Jerry Brown.

In an effort to cajole voters into raising taxes on themselves in November, Brown and democrats have reached a deal on reforming pensions in California.

The big question this morning is are they kidding?

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/28/2012 07:14:41 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The heads of all city departments will make public presentations at tonight’s City Council meeting about how they plan to cut 30 percent of their budgets, a change from an earlier agenda that included an item to approve the plans but not details about them.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 08/28/2012 11:53:56 AM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a joint-powers agreement with Ontario to guide marketing and development of the distressed L.A./Ontario International Airport should the city acquire it from Los Angeles.

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DailyBulletin: ONT traffic down again

Staff reports
Created: 08/28/2012 05:29:20 PM PDT

Passenger traffic at L.A./Ontario International Airport saw only a slight drop in July, falling 2.74 percent compared to the same month in 2011.

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The Sun: Good housing news is a mixed bag inland

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/28/2012 05:41:04 PM PDT

Tuesday’s housing data showing improvement in three key measures of the housing market occasioned some optimism in Southern California.

That optimism may not, however, extend to particularly depressed places like the city of San Bernardino.

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The governor would raise the retirement age and cap benefits, but he omits key provisions of his earlier proposal. A vote on the plan is expected Friday.

By Anthony York and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2012, 10:15 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced a new plan Tuesday to rein in public pension costs that would raise the retirement age, cap benefits for the highest-paid employees and eliminate “spiking” — but lacks key parts of the bolder system overhaul he proposed months ago and would even increase some payouts.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Alate-blooming, business-backed drive to significantly alter the 42-year-old California Environmental Quality Act died late last week when it crashed into a wall of opposition from influential environmental groups.

That wasn’t the official reason, of course. Rather, legislative leaders insisted that putting off CEQA modification was a good government decision not to rush on something so significant.

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Dan Morain

By Dan Morain, Senior editor
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 17A

Interest groups have handed out no less than $42.37 million in campaign donations in the final weeks of the legislative session, as lawmakers decide the fate of hundreds of bills.

Coincidence? Not hardly.

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