Archive for September 10th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Neighboring cities continue picking at San Bernardino’s dead carcass

Monday, September 10, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

It’s been happening for years and is likely to pickup in pace.

That’s more business friendly cities picking the dead carcass of bankrupt San Bernardino, California,

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Monday, September 10, 2012 – 09:15 a.m.

A new retroactive four-year labor agreement between San Bernardino County and the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) is a major victory for the union representing Deputy Sheriff’s and District Attorney Investigators.

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The PE: Riverside cutting jobs that exist only on paper

More than 12 percent of vacant jobs on the books have no funding, so city officials plan to pare them

Published: 07 September 2012 – 06:40 PM

Riverside has more than 300 of what might be called “ghost jobs” — unfunded and unfilled positions — that are listed in the city budget.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.


Published: 09 September 2012 – 06:56 PM

Construction noise, wet paint everywhere, scalding hot water from bathroom faucets, dysfunctional elevators, cockroaches: we’re guessing the Blake Hotel, home to California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention, is going to get some tough reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp.

To read column by Ben Goad, Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/09/2012 12:23:48 PM PDT

Officials with the San Bernardino-based Inland Empire Health Plan have set their sights on Rancho Cucamonga for their new home.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/09/2012 02:11:52 PM PDT

Anthony Orlando Sanchez, a co-defendant convicted in the federal bribery case against the former mayor of Upland, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside.

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LATimes: Gov. Jerry Brown to GOP: ‘Get out of the way’

On politics in the Golden State
September 9, 2012 | 10:36 am

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday took to the national airwaves to weigh in on the presidential election, arguing that President Obama had laid a foundation for economic recovery and that the country would be better off if Republicans would “get out of the way.”

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By Morgan Little
September 9, 2012, 10:03 a.m.

The cross-country spat between California Gov. Jerry Brown and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie briefly stepped back into the spotlight Sunday, with Brown reiterating his invitation for a gubernatorial gauntlet of physical challenges.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 10, 2012

California ranks 47th in the nation in its courts’ “fairness and reasonableness” regarding business lawsuits, according to a poll conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, September 10, 2012

Without the usual bargaining with unions, a new pension reform raises the amount roughly a third of state workers pay toward their pensions, an increase of 1 to 3 percent of pay over the next two years.

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By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/09/2012 07:20:31 PM PDT
Updated: 09/09/2012 07:23:20 PM PDT

Now that the Democrats have finished their partisan slugfest, it’s time for the real election to begin and, once again, solidly blue California will be left out of the battlefield.

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