Archive for March 24th, 2013

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Bono Mack joins DC lobby shop

Mary Bono Mack

Mary Bono Mack

March 23, 2013; 11:49 PM

Former congresswoman Mary Bono Mack has a new job.

As former Press-Enterprise D.C. bureau chief Ben Goad first reported last week, the longtime Inland politician has signed on as a senior vice president in the Washington office of FaegreBD Consulting, a lobbying firm.

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San Bernardino Seal

One in four have left in the wake of city’s financial troubles

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/23/2013 06:48:17 PM PDT
Updated: 03/24/2013 12:54:01 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Sewer maintenance worker Stephen Johns’ coworkers and supervisor weren’t surprised when he told them he was interviewing for another job, or that management, morale and pay were all higher in a city that wasn’t struggling through a bankruptcy proceeding.

After all, they’ve seen 285 fellow employees – nearly one out of four – leave since July, when they say the City Council’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection turned a steady trickle away from an understaffed and unhappy workforce into a panicked flood.

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

It has requested a meeting with the NRC for a possible license amendment, which could speed up the process. Critics want full hearings before a restart.

By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2013, 10:00 p.m.

The operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant might request a license amendment before restarting the plant through an expedited process that would not require public hearings before a restart.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013 – 7:50 am

Coincidentally, three otherwise unrelated events last week framed California’s somewhat clouded economic situation.

One was a revelation that the state now is tied with Rhode Island for the nation’s highest unemployment rate, 9.8 percent.

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