Archive for March 2nd, 2013

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Congressman’s missed vote targeted

U.S. Capitol

Dark clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 28.(Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

March 01, 2013; 06:03 PM

Having identified Rep. Gary Miller as a target for defeat in 2014, Democrats are taking every opportunity to go after the Rancho Cucamonga Republican.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City sues state over redevelopment debt


March 01, 2013; 06:33 PM

After months of limbo over $32.1 million in former redevelopment debt, Riverside officials have sued to try to resolve their dispute with the state.

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


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/01/2013 07:31:27 PM PST

San Bernardino County’s days are numbered in deciding if it will appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss its lawsuit seeking partial reimbursement from Upland and two transportation agencies on a $102 million legal settlement.

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The second phase of the Colonies Crossroads shopping center in northeast Upland is opening its first store this weekend. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer)

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/01/2013 05:21:12 PM PST
Updated: 03/01/2013 10:16:38 PM PST

UPLAND – The first of several new stores in the highly anticipated second phase of the Colonies Crossroads Shopping Center are opening this month.

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Jim Brulte

Former Senate Minority Leader Jim Brulte of Rancho Cucamonga talks with delegates at the California Republican Party convention, from left, Adele Harrison, Valarie Skovron, Sharon Mayberry and Jackie Raspler, right, in Sacramento on Friday. Brulte is expected to be elected as the party’s new chairman. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press / March 1, 2013)

On politics in the Golden State
By Seema Mehta
March 1, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

SACRAMENTO—As California Republicans gather here Friday for their weekend convention, it’s difficult to recall when the group that produced Ronald Regan was at a lower point. The party hasn’t elected a statewide candidate in seven years. It is awash in debt. GOP voter registration is at a historic low of less than 30%.

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By Torey Van Oot
Published: Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – 5:45 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013 – 12:25 am

California’s highest-ranking House Republican has a message for fellow members of the GOP still reeling from November losses: “We can only go up.”

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
March 1, 2013

After years of court fighting and a failed appeal, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association is negotiating details to pay nearly $5 million to a former business associate defamed, a federal jury said, by union officials.

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The Hill: With a signature, Obama triggers sequester’s cuts

The Hill

By Erik Wasson and Amie Parnes – 03/01/13: 08:35 PM ET

President Obama late Friday officially triggered $85 billion in sequestration cuts to the federal government’s discretionary budget for this year.

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RollCall: Obama’s Lost Leverage

Barack Obama

By Steven T. Dennis and Daniel Newhauser
Roll Call Staff
March 1, 2013, 7:12 p.m.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this for the White House and a re-elected president with political capital to spend.

But President Barack Obama is in a position of supplication to Hill Republicans, talking loudly and often about the harm of automatic budget cuts but lacking the leverage to get the GOP to buckle.

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