Archive for June 4th, 2013

LATimes: Lawsuit against L.A. claims Ontario airport at ‘crisis point’

Scales of Justice

By Dan Weikel
June 3, 2013, 3:10 p.m.

Alleging mismanagement, conflicts of interest and violations of a key agreement, Inland Empire officials Monday sued the city of Los Angeles in their effort to regain ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport, which has lost almost 40% of its passengers since 2007.

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In an election Tuesday, June 4, Riverside voters will choose council members in Wards 3 and 6 and decide on Measure A, a citywide ballot issue. Ward 2 Councilman Andy Melendrez and Ward 4 Councilman Paul Davis are running for reelection unopposed.

June 03, 2013; 06:11 PM

A low-key election cycle in Riverside draws to a close Tuesday, June 4, the final day to cast votes in a citywide mail-in election.

Council seats in Wards 2, 3, 4 and 6 are on the ballot, as is Measure A, a charter amendment regarding water utility revenues. Voters who haven’t mailed their ballots have until 8 p.m. to put them in one of 10 drop boxes around the city.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen
Posted: 06/03/2013 01:19:40 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – City Council meetings here differ from most others in a few ways: they decide policies related to the city’s ongoing bankruptcy case, they have relatively few residents present, and they start hours before most people get off work.

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Inland Manufacturing - May 2013

Respondents rating the county’s economy as “Excellent” or “Good.” (Courtesy graphic – Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino)

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/03/2013 11:27:41 AM PDT
Updated: 06/03/2013 11:55:31 PM PDT

Continued growth is predicted for San Bernardino and Riverside counties’ economies.

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Jerry Brown

Under the proposed legislation, conversations between the governor and local government boards could be held behind closed doors. The bill awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2013, 9:11 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers on Monday voted to allow the public to be excluded from certain gatherings that include the governor and county officials.

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Bill Lockyer

By David Siders
Published: Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 – 9:10 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013 – 8:10 am

Bill Lockyer had spent a quarter century in the Legislature and was state attorney general when he all but declared his candidacy for governor in early 2005.

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Radar Screen

Scott Cohn, CNBC
Jun. 3, 2013, 7:32 PM

Cyber hackers have already shown what damage they can do, but this may be the scariest hacking story yet, if it came true.

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By Lori Montgomery
Published: June 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

The Obama administration on Monday threatened to veto any spending bills for the coming fiscal year unless Republicans and Democrats reach agreement on a broader budget plan that “supports our recovery and enables sufficient investments” in White House priorities.

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U.S. Capitol


Keeping an eye on five key metrics can help deduce the direction of the 2014 midterm election.
By Charlie Cook
Updated: June 3, 2013 | 10:10 p.m.
June 3, 2013 | 9:30 p.m.

In looking at any midterm election, observers should take into account several important considerations. First, will it be a “normal” election? That is, will the type described by the late Tip O’Neill as one in which “all politics is local”—the kind of election in which the natural voting patterns of that state or district, as well as the relative strengths of the candidates, campaigns, resources—determine the outcome? This way of approaching elections is what I call “micro-political.”

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