Archive for January 29th, 2013

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Agency seeks dismissal of Colonies civil case

Legal

January 29, 2013; 12:32 PM

Three agencies being sued by San Bernardino County in connection with a controversial $102 million settlement are asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming they should not be held responsible for an alleged corrupt agreement.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

Police, fire departments included in decision
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/28/2013 07:09:41 PM PST

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Contract negotiations with seven city employee groups ended Monday as the City Council voted to accept new contracts that cut nearly $26million in pay and benefits, in some cases without agreement from those unions.

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Rialto-Seal

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/28/2013 08:13:20 PM PST

RIALTO – Citing the need to present a united front as well as save the taxpayers money that would’ve been spent on a special election, the City Council in a 4-0 vote on Monday night appointed Lynn Hirtz to fill the vacant seat on the dais.

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Bob Dutton

Andrew Edwards
Posted: 01/28/2013 02:35:03 PM PST
Updated: 01/28/2013 06:05:01 PM PST

By Andrew Edwards
Staff Writer

Former Sen. Bob Dutton will not be fined for having a Chevrolet Tahoe registered in his own name as well as a political committee he formed to pay for expenses related to his work in the Legislature.

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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic continues to decline

Ontario International Airport

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/28/2013 06:26:51 PM PST
Updated: 01/28/2013 06:33:45 PM PST

ONTARIO – It was a dismal Christmas for LA/Ontario International Airport which had 7.3 percent fewer travelers using the airport in December from the same period in 2011.

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fined

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/28/2013 05:51:32 PM PST
Updated: 01/28/2013 06:14:17 PM PST

CHINO – California labor officials assessed more than $1.3 million in penalties against Quetico, a distribution center firm that California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su accused of committing wage theft.

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Hmmm

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 – 6:58 am

Three months after lawmakers enacted public pension rollbacks, a new measure has surfaced that would exempt thousands of public transportation workers from the law.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
By Jeff Gottlieb
January 28, 2013 | 6:18 pm

A joint Assembly and the state Senate committee will conduct a hearing to determine the extent that California agencies are using off-budget accounts to hold money outside the state system.

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SEIU

Tyrone Freeman, who represented about 190,000 homecare workers as an SEIU leader, was found guilty on 14 counts after a 10-day trial in Los Angeles.

By Paul Pringle and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2013, 10:33 p.m.

A onetime rising star in national labor circles who headed California’s biggest union local was convicted Monday on federal charges that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from his low-income members.

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Barack Obama

The president needs to lead from behind on immigration reform.

By Matthew Cooper
Updated: January 28, 2013 | 8:37 p.m.
January 28, 2013 | 2:41 p.m.

Anyone with a kid or a boss knows that one of the most important things you can do is back off. Hovering over your kid is not the best way to get them to put on their coat, and it’s not the best way to get a raise.

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