Archive for March 13th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Torres, Leon to face-off in SD 32 runoff

Campaigns

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 09:15 a.m.

It’s State Assembly Member Norma Torres (D-Pomona) facing Mayor Paul Leon (R-Ontario) in the May runoff to decide who will fill the 32nd Senate District vacated by now-U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod.

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 Steve Harmon

Harmon

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Riverside-based Attorney Steve Harmon is the new Riverside County Public Defender.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County agrees to end 9-year lawsuit

SBCO Seal

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/12/2013 08:49:23 PM PDT

San Bernardino County on Tuesday settled its nearly 9-year-old lawsuit against the city of Upland and two transportation agencies regarding the county’s landmark settlement with Rancho Cucamonga investor group Colonies Partners LP in 2006.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly urges courts funding increase

TimDonnelly

Donnelly

Bill requiring additional court judges introduced
March 12, 2013 6:42 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

BARSTOW • A new bill that would call for more judges and a funding increase for California’s judicial system was introduced to the State Assembly by Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, on Monday.

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March 12, 2013 6:06 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • An aviation maintenance firm and a solar power business recently signed new leases at Southern California Logistics Centre in Victorville through Stirling Capital Investments.

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LATimes: Ratepayers get the shaft in San Onofre fiasco

San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

Nearly $1 billion was charged to ratepayers of Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. over the last year, and the charges continue to mount as the nuclear plant sits idle.

By Michael Hiltzik
March 12, 2013, 5:08 p.m.

There are train wrecks, and there are train wrecks. Then there’s San Onofre.

You probably know San Onofre as the full-figured fiasco overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the Orange/San Diego county line. Beginning in 2004, Southern California Edison, the nuclear power plant’s principal owner, oversaw a $770-million project to replace its two aging steam generators with new models. The new units, which were supposed to last 20 years, lasted scarcely 20 months before showing alarmingly severe wear and tear.

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LATimes: Layoff rate falls but hiring is not picking up

unemployment

By Don Lee
March 12, 2013, 11:54 a.m.

Despite the surprising drop in the unemployment rate and strong job growth reported for February, a lot of people looking for work probably wouldn’t agree that the employment market is looking much better.

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Barack Obama

By Jon Cohen and Karen Tumulty,
Published: March 12, 2013

The afterglow of President Obama’s reelection and inauguration appears to have vanished as increasingly negative views among Americans about his stewardship of the economy have forced his public approval rating back down to the 50 percent mark, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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