Archive for January 30th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Economy contracts 0.1% in Q4. Drop comes before payroll tax rise

economy

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

The U.S. economy contracted at a rate of 0.1% in the 4th quarter of 2012 according to the Commerce Department. The unexpected drop follows a positive rate 0f 3.1% in Q3.

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San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/29/2013 07:02:26 PM PST

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Finance Director Jason Simpson has resigned, leaving the city without its top budget officer shortly after the interim city manager took another job.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/29/2013 07:39:24 PM PST

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Relations between the city and its employees are strained, most of those involved in Monday’s decision to impose cuts on several unions said Tuesday, but they see no viable choice.

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State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

Andrew Edwards
Posted: 01/29/2013 05:45:08 PM PST
Updated: 01/29/2013 06:32:35 PM PST

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly plans to introduce a bill that would allow teachers or other school personnel to receive publicly-funded training to carry weapons on campus as a deterrent against future mass shootings.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Bark beetle threat is over

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January 29, 2013; 06:00 PM

More than a decade after San Bernardino County declared a local emergency because of increased fire risk resulting from a bark beetle infestation in the San Bernardino Mountains, officials say the emergency is over.

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

money

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 7:32 am

Nearly a dozen state departments have allowed hundreds of employees to hold more than one job, confirming CalPERS officials’ claims that the practice is widespread, according to January state jobs data The Bee obtained.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 7:36 am

Californians have the nation’s toughest gun control laws, but also own about 40 million pistols, rifles and shotguns.

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U.S. judges give California six more months to cut inmate population
By Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh
sstanton@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 7:33 am

Three weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state’s prison overcrowding crisis over, a court of three federal judges said Tuesday that state officials can have six more months to reduce the inmate population to the previously ordered level.

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SacBee: Dry January shrinks snowpack

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By Matt Weiser
mweiser@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 – 6:36 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 – 8:28 am

A dry January has shrunken the snowpack across the Sierra Nevada, a vital water resource for many California farms and cities.

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