Archive for June 15th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Utility tax questioned


June 14, 2013; 04:59 PM

Riverside City Hall critics who opposed the water fund transfer that voters approved this month are now taking aim at another source of city revenue: the utility users tax.

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



Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/14/2013 07:58:10 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Education has received permission from the state Attorney General’s Office to sue Gil Navarro in an effort to remove him from the board.

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Lori Fowler, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/14/2013 06:43:52 PM PDT
Updated: 06/14/2013 08:36:55 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – When John Bolds’ wife was having a hard time breathing last year, he took her to the emergency room at the Chino Valley Medical Center.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/14/2013 03:28:14 PM PDT
Updated: 06/14/2013 08:06:48 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Manuel Saucedo, candidate of the 52nd Assembly District special election, has announced he will be kicking off his election campaign on Saturday.

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Orange County Seal

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 4:48 pm | Updated: 7:03 pm, Fri Jun 14, 2013.

County Supervisor Todd Spitzer said that when he and Supervisors’ Chairman Shawn Nelson joined state Sen. Lou Correa for a meeting on Thursday with the governor’s staff to discuss a dispute involving $73 million in property taxes, they were confronted over their straw votes this week to exempt themselves from budget cuts imposed on other departments.

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California Seal

Lawmakers approve a $96.3-billion spending plan that places the state at the leading edge of President Obama’s healthcare overhaul. It also increases funding for schools and social services.

By Chris Megerian and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2013, 9:25 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers passed a budget Friday that lays the groundwork for the largest expansion of public healthcare in the country, placing the state at the leading edge of President Obama’s federal overhaul.

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By Jessica Guynn
June 14, 2013, 7:14 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Looking to shield itself from a growing public backlash over damaging revelations that it turned over user data to the National Security Agency’s clandestine Internet surveillance program Prism, Facebook said late Friday it had reached an agreement to divulge some details about the government requests it receives for information about its users.

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Reuters: CBS News says reporter’s computer was hacked


By Susan Heavey; Additional reporting by David Ingram in Washington and Liana Baker in New York
WASHINGTON | Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:17pm EDT

(Reuters) – A CBS News investigative reporter’s computer was remotely accessed by an unauthorized party several times late last year, the news organization said on Friday, citing an analysis by an outside cyber security firm.

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U.S. Capitol

By David Lightman | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Friday, June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — The American people are growing increasingly concerned about reports of domestic spying. And Congress isn’t sure how to respond.

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NationalJournal: America to Congress: You Suck!

Gridlock and ineffectiveness give Congress worst rankings in decades.
By Ron Fournier
Updated: June 14, 2013 | 12:07 p.m.
June 14, 2013 | 10:20 a.m.

A bit of news for members of Congress on their way home for the weekend: America hates you.

Nearly eight in 10 Americans told Gallup pollsters this month they disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job, the 45th consecutive month that more than two-thirds of Americans graded Congress poorly.

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