Archive for June 19th, 2013

InlandPolitics: What a shock! – James Gandolfini dead at 51

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – 04:45 p.m.

What a shock!

In the past hour, news sources have began writing about the sudden death of popular and gifted actor James Gandolfini.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

In didn’t take long.

San Bernardino County politicos, a obsessed with making themselves look good the past couple years, now find themselves in an unexpected predicament.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City ponders ways to raise more money


A Redlands city staff report states that tree trimming is one of several areas that need an infusion of cash.

June 18, 2013; 05:06 PM

Redlands officials may ask residents to dig into their pockets to help pay for better sidewalks, tree trimming and other expenditures.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: MORENO VALLEY: City clerk recalls the recall

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June 18, 2013; 08:51 PM

Moreno Valley City Clerk Jane Halstead has invalidated all three notices of intent to collect signatures to recall Mayor Tom Owings and City Council members Richard Stewart and Victoria Baca from their elected offices.

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


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/18/2013 09:43:43 PM PDT

The tab to defend San Bernardino County against nine lawsuits opposing a pipeline project environmentalists say will drain a swath of the Mojave Desert of precious groundwater grew to $1.5 million Tuesday after county supervisors approved an increase in legal costs.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 – 7:51 am

What goes around, comes around.

A state budget “trailer bill” now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature would eviscerate the California Public Records Act, a long-standing “sunshine law” that allows the press and public to access most state and local government documents.

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By Patrick McGreevy
June 18, 2013, 3:22 p.m.

Proposals to lower the voter-approval threshold for various local tax increases from two-thirds to 55% got sidetracked Tuesday, with even some Democrats saying more consideration is needed.

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By Chad Terhune
June 18, 2013, 7:03 a.m.

Aetna Inc. said it would stop selling individual health insurance policies in California next month, and nearly 50,000 existing policyholders will have to find new coverage by January.

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John Boehner

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner

By Ed O’Keefe
Published: June 18, 2013

The fate of the sprawling immigration reform proposal winding its way through Congress may now be in the hands of some of the most conservative members of the Republican Party.

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Politico: The Democrats’ lost decade?


By ALEX ISENSTADT | 6/19/13 5:05 AM EDT

Democrats fell far short of winning the House in 2012, an otherwise banner year for the party, and many are privately glum about taking back the chamber in 2014.

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