Archive for January 5th, 2013

The PE: INLAND COURTS: Cuts, closures mean inconveniences for residents

San Bernardino County Courthouse

The courthouse in San Bernardino is one of five in San Bernardino County that will remain open after May 2013. Three are closing that month, and three already have closed amid budget cuts.

January 04, 2013; 07:55 PM

Reeling from state budget cuts and drainage of rainy-day funds, Inland county courts have been closed, staff and services have been trimmed, and the number of retired judges used to ease caseloads has been reduced.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

S.B. Courthouse

Lori Fowler, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/04/2013 05:47:22 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Despite major state cuts to court funds, construction of the new downtown court building is moving along smoothly and is on target for completion in spring 2014, a state official said.

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Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

January 04, 2013; 04:02 PM

SACRAMENTO — For about 30 years, the local office of the Assembly district centered on San Bernardino County’s urban core has bounced between San Bernardino and Rialto. First-term Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is moving the office back to San Bernardino, which she said is more centrally located for constituents.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Council to discuss its own pay


Riverside City Council members on Tuesday, Jan. 8, will discuss whether to raise their pay.

January 04, 2013; 01:38 PM

Riverside City Council members have the power to set their own pay, but they’re unlikely to change the status quo when they discuss the issue Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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

The PE: STATE SENATE: Richard Roth prepares for first term

Richard Roth

State Senator Richard Roth

January 04, 2013; 05:51 PM

SACRAMENTO — Richard Roth is a month into his first term as a state senator, one of a few firsts linked to the Riverside Democrat.

The 31st Senate District is Roth’s first elective office. He’s the first senator who can serve 12 years under the revised term limits law voters approved in June.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is considering running for Congress against U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona.

January 04, 2013; 09:29 PM

Angered by U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert’s vote on the fiscal cliff bill, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone said he’s forming an exploratory committee to pursue a possible run for the veteran Republican’s congressional seat.

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

Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/04/2013 07:35:49 PM PST
Updated: 01/04/2013 10:53:12 PM PST

Friday’s unemployment figures from the Labor Department showed modest job growth in December – 155,000 new jobs – but strong gains in the hard-hit construction sector, a vital employment sector in the Inland Empire.

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VVDailyPress: Inland Empire manufacturing growth stops

Most purchasing managers pessimistic about economy
January 04, 2013 6:07 PM
Staff Reports

SAN BERNARDINO • A key economic indicator released Friday showed that the manufacturing industry in the Inland Empire stopped growing. But researchers say the overall economy of the region is continuing its slow recovery.

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