Archive for June 20th, 2013

federal reserve

Thursday, June 20, 2013 – 12:30 p.m.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee is definitely in a corner.

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SBSO Sheriff

Thursday, June 20, 2012 – 12:15 p.m.

San Bernardino County cities contracting for law enforcement services with the sheriff’s department are now reconsidering the strategy.

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SBCO Seal

By Joe Nelson
Posted: 06/19/2013 03:34:59 PM PDT

A Federal Transit Administration audit, conducted in April on western San Bernardino County’s public transportation system Omnitrans, turned up 22 deficiencies, 19 of which pertained specifically to the agency’s $192 million sBX Rapid Transit project, The Sun has learned.

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By Liset Marquez
liset.marquez@inlandnewspapers.com | @DBOntarioNow on Twitter
Posted: 06/19/2013 07:10:39 PM PDT
Updated: 06/19/2013 07:13:11 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Don’t expect Los Angeles World Airports’ governing body to hold a board meeting at L.A./Ontario International Airport anytime soon.

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barstow

Mayor, councilman to meet with governor’s office
June 19, 2013 6:47 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

BARSTOW • City officials will travel to Sacramento to attend meetings with Gov. Jerry Brown’s office and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indian Tribe on July 2 to continue discussions about the Barstow Casino Project.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville to pursue $520K in hotel tax

Victorville

City says seven hotels are delinquent
June 19, 2013 12:25 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The city unanimously passed a resolution at its Tuesday meeting to collect about $520,000 in unpaid hotel taxes from seven local establishments.

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June 19, 2013 7:19 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The California Energy Commission granted Victorville a five-year extension on the construction permit for the city’s 2 Hybrid Power Plan, City Manager Doug Robertson announced Wednesday.

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VVDailyPress: Hesperia council approves budget

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June 19, 2013 12:04 PM
Rene De La Cruz, Staff Writer

HESPERIA • The Gateway City to the High Desert will have an emptier wallet as it enters the new fiscal year, but there’s no panic at City Hall.

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SanManuel

June 20, 2013; 11:01 AM

St. Bernardine Medical Center received a grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians towards the purchase of the da Vinci Surgical System.

To read the contributed story in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown supports temporarily weakening the law that ensures public access to official documents.

By Anthony York
June 19, 2013, 7:12 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown indicated that he would support protecting public access to government records in a constitutional amendment to be voted on next fall, but still supports temporarily weakening the law that ensures public access to official documents.

Brown’s comments, which came in a statement released Wednesday evening, capped a wild day at the state Capitol, which had lawmakers scrambling to cope with the fallout of last week’s vote to water down the law. At Brown’s urging, both houses approved a measure making local compliance with part of the state’s public records laws optional.

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bag_of_money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 19, 2013

Pay for Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators and other top elected officials is going up, a state commission decided Wednesday.

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Calpensions: New CalPERS rate-hike era begins with cost cut

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By Ed Mendel
Thursday, June 20, 2013

State pension costs drop slightly in the new fiscal year under CalPERS rates set yesterday, a short break before a new full-funding policy adopted in April is expected to boost costs nearly 50 percent during the next seven years.

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NSA

By Ellen Nakashima
Published: June 19, 2013

The National Security Agency’s massive collection of Americans’ phone records has “played little or no role” in the disruption of dozens of terrorist plots, contrary to Obama administration assertions, said two U.S. senators who have access to classified information.

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