Archive for December 1st, 2012

The Sun: San Bernardino court filing argues it’s eligible for bankruptcy

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/30/2012 02:06:25 PM PST

PDFs: San Bernardino’s court filing | Supporting budget documents

Catch up: San Bernardino

Despite its filing for bankruptcy, San Bernardino is making progress toward a workable budget and has met other requirements for bankruptcy protection, so the court should set aside creditors’ objections, the city’s attorneys argue in a response filed Friday with bankruptcy court.

Read the rest of this entry »

By Brian Sumers, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/30/2012 07:11:40 PM PST

In an era in which overall union membership has been steadily dropping, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union remains nearly as powerful as ever.

Read the rest of this entry »

Penman

Bankrupt city struggles to keep residents safe
November 30, 2012 2:09 PM
FROM WEB REPORTS

SAN BERNARDINO • In discussing the city’s bankruptcy and police cuts during a recent town hall meeting, San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman told residents to go home, lock their doors and load their guns, because police would not be able to protect them.

Read the rest of this entry »

SFChronicle: ‘Fiscal cliff’ cuts would hit state hard

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 30: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) arrives for a news conference November 30, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner held a news conference to respond to U.S. President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff issue saying “There is a stalemate. Let’s not kid ourselves.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX *** Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images / SF

Pamela Nonga Ngue and Michelle Murphy
Updated 5:50 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012

Washington –California stands to lose as much as $4.5 billion in federal funding and more than 200,000 jobs next year if Congress fails to reach a deficit reduction agreement by Dec. 31.

Read the rest of this entry »

By Claudia Buck
cbuck@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Four more weeks. For thousands of out-of-work Californians, that could be all that’s left of federal unemployment benefits.

Like so many issues teetering on the edge of the “fiscal cliff,” unless Congress acts, the extra federal aid – which at one point stretched unemployment pay up to 99 weeks in California – will end on Dec. 29.

Read the rest of this entry »

SFChronicle: Supreme Court silent on gay-marriage cases

Bob Egelko
Updated 10:51 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court was unexpectedly silent Friday about whether it will take its first look at same-sex marriage, in cases involving California’s Proposition 8 and a law banning federal recognition and benefits for married same-sex couples.

Read the rest of this entry »

OCRegister: GOP gubernatorial hopeful finds party resistance

Published: Nov. 30, 2012 Updated: 4:02 p.m.
By MARTIN WISCKOL
COLUMNIST
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
mwisckol@ocregister.com

You know your Republican campaign for California governor is in trouble when the first attack on your candidacy comes from fellow Republicans.

Read the rest of this entry »