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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news coming across the transom Wednesday morning.

Rialto voters pass utility tax extension

Rialto voters have passed Measure W, with 63% giving approval. The measure, requiring a majority passage, will extend the city’s utility user’s tax for five years.

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San Bernardino officials must take $1 million more from the budget to cover fixed public safety raises

March 05, 2013; 06:42 PM

San Bernardino city officials are looking at making more than $1 million in additional budget cuts because of automatic pay increases for fire and safety employees required under the city charter.

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

March 05, 2013; 06:15 PM

More than 1,100 inmates are serving sentences between five and 10 years in county jails instead of state prisons because of California’s realignment law, a survey by a law enforcement group concluded.

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

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/05/2013 07:53:16 PM PST
Updated: 03/06/2013 12:03:09 AM PST

CHINO HILLS – Ray Marquez has been elected to fill a City Council vacancy.

Marquez along with Debra Kay Hernandez, Rossana Mitchell and Jesse Singh are competing to succeed Bill Kruger, who resigned from the council in September.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/05/2013 10:54:40 PM PST
Updated: 03/05/2013 10:54:46 PM PST

UPLAND – The Upland Finance and Economic Development Committee was updated today on the city’s mid-year finances.

They also recommended that the City Council adopt a resolution amending the 2013-14 fiscal year budget.

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DailyBulletin: Upland City Council discusses county lawsuit

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/05/2013 10:49:58 PM PST
Updated: 03/05/2013 10:50:13 PM PST

UPLAND – The Upland City Council held a special closed session meeting tonight to discuss two lawsuits facing the city, including the costly San Bernardino County Flood Control lawsuit.

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Secretary of State

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 – 7:33 am

The path to starting a business in California has a speed bump.

David Lerman knows all about it. Two weeks ago, he filled out a one-page registration form for a wine exporting company that he hopes to start soon.

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Mercury Insurance

Mercury, which had sought a 7.3% increase, responds by filing a lawsuit seeking to block Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ ruling.

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2013, 6:36 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — State regulators have ordered Mercury General Corp. to cut its homeowners insurance rates by 8.2%, instead of the increase in premiums that the company had sought.

As a result, the Los Angeles insurer is contesting the ruling in court.

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