Archive for May 16th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Two new economic bubbles again! – An observation


Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Apparently only a few are learning any lessons from 2008.

A stock market that sees nothing wrong, and a real estate market, where the Southern California real estate median, not average, price has reportedly returned to pre-2008 levels, all at the same time can make one queasy.

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Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

Posted on | May 15, 2013

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has bad news for Ontario International Airport.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: New city manager names assistant

Tom DeSantis


May 15, 2013; 07:53 PM

As a political corruption probe hangs over Moreno Valley and a day after its city manager quit, Michelle Dawson began moving quickly as the city’s new chief executive.

One of her first points of business Wednesday, May 15, was tapping city official Tom DeSantis as her top assistant.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: New election will fill Assembly vacancy


New election ahead to fill Assembly vacancy
By Canan Tasci
canan.tasci@ @ChinoValleyNow on Twitter
Posted: 05/15/2013 05:46:58 PM PDT
Updated: 05/15/2013 05:47:09 PM PDT

Now that Assemblywoman Norma Torres will take over as the state senator in the 32nd District, her 52nd Assembly District seat will be up for grabs.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Thursday, May. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 16, 2013 – 8:14 am

On Friday two state agencies will release the results of their probes into departments giving salaried managers secondary jobs that pay an hourly wage.

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UTSanDiego: Governor has plans for local funds

Jerry Brown

County officials wary that long-term savings will materialize

By Michael Gardner7:06 p.m.May 15, 2013

California’s counties are leery of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget maneuver to immediately siphon money from local coffers, leaving behind an IOU that would be repaid through savings realized much later.

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Magnifying Glass

By Scott Wilson and Karen DeYoung
Published: May 15 E-mail the writers

The Obama administration released 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday that reveal differences between intelligence analysts and State Department officials over how to initially describe the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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IRS -1

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Juliet Eilperin
Published: May 15 E-mail the writers

President Obama on Wednesday demanded and accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven T. Miller, as part of a multi-pronged effort to quell controversies that threaten to dominate his second term.

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WashPost: Obama struggles to get beyond a scandal trifecta

Barack Obama

President Obama addressed the IRS controversy Wednesday evening, announcing that the acting commissioner of the IRS has resigned. Obama reiterated that he “would not tolerate this kind of behavior.”

By Karen Tumulty
Published: May 15 E-mail the writer

The most corrosive political scandals are the ones that feed a pre­existing story line — which is why the White House could have difficulty putting the current ones behind it any time soon.

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By Michael A. Memoli
May 15, 2013, 9:15 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders, faced with an array of crises threatening to overwhelm the White House, appear to have singled out the targeting of conservative political groups by the IRS as the most fertile — and politically advantageous — to focus on.

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