Archive for November 20th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Riverside County: Jeffries wins supervisor post

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – 10:50 a.m.

State Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries has defeated veteran Riverside County First District Supervisor Bob Buster in a very close race.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

Sources report incoming San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James Ramos has selected Conservative Republican and former State Assembly Candidate Phil Paule as his chief of staff.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – 12:01 a.m.

It took bankruptcy filings by the California cities of Stockton and San Bernardino to shed light on just how much a cities solvency, or better yet, insolvency, can strip away the gold plating from public pensions.

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Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley is facing a possible deficit of $14 million to $36 million, county officials report in a budget update.

Published: 19 November 2012 – 06:57 PM

Riverside County’s revenues appear stable, but its public hospital is facing a possible $14 million to $36 million deficit and future budgets will have to absorb new labor and jail costs amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a county report.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/19/2012 09:02:37 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Department heads including the police and fire chiefs gave their approval to a budget including significant cuts Monday, though the City Council delayed a decision until the following Monday.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Every California election is customarily followed by journalistic and academic seminars in which campaign strategies are dissected, pre-election polls are regurgitated, and pundits crow about successes and confess failures in predicting outcomes.

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Both sides agreed to try to work through the conflict. Meanwhile, possible suitors wait in case negotiations for the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs fail.

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2012

Twinkies may live on after all.

Bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to enter into mediation to try to resolve their differences, putting the baking company’s planned liquidation on hold for now.

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By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2012, 4:08 a.m.

Orange County was once an instant synonym for Republican power, and the GOP’s dominance looked impregnable. Now, battered by the recent election results and dismayed by the slow, steady decline in party registration, Republicans here are struggling to craft a new strategy.

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