Archive for June 25th, 2013

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Tuesday morning.

Consumer confidence reaches five-year high

The Conference Board reported this morning that its consumer confidence index climbed to 81.4 from 74.3 in May.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/24/2013 06:00:33 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office are requesting that the county extend contracts with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for policing services and prosecution of crimes that occur on or near the casino.

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Grand Terrace

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/24/2013 07:31:24 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE — Tuesday’s vote on whether to declare a fiscal emergency might be a final chance to avoid a “death spiral,” as Mayor Walt Stanckiewitz said Monday, but it’s not unprecedented.

The question is which precedent it will follow.

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Upland seal

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/24/2013 09:31:41 PM PDT
Updated: 06/24/2013 09:31:57 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council tonight approved a resolution continuing funding for the 2011-13 fiscal year until the budget for fiscal year 2013-14 is ready.

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VVDailyPress: Adelanto to vote on fiscal emergency

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June 24, 2013 11:13 AM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • The Adelanto City Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday to decide whether or not to declare a fiscal emergency, realizing that tax revenues will not cover the city’s budget for police and fire, officials said in a report.

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June 24, 2013; 05:20 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors are expected to approve a $10 million increase for the Adelanto jail expansion on Tuesday, June 25, because of project costs that continue to increase.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

California Assembly Seal

By Jim Sanders
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 – 8:49 am

With Democrats set to lose their Assembly supermajority this week, moderates are in the hot seat as the house decides the fate of one of organized labor’s top priorities.

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Jerry Brown

While appealing to Supreme Court to make the proposal unnecessary, he asks Legislature for $450 million to move inmates.

By Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2013, 10:00 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has asked lawmakers for money to move thousands of inmates out of crowded state prisons, even as he appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to make such a step unnecessary.

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By David G. Savage
June 24, 2013, 2:59 p.m.

WASHINGTON – Defying widespread expectations that they were on the brink of doing away with affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court justices Monday upheld using race as a factor in admissions decisions but said colleges and universities must prove that race-based policies are truly necessary to achieve diversity.

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By JULIE PACE | Associated Press – 2 hrs 55 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s globe-trotting evasion of U.S. authorities has dealt a startling setback to efforts to strengthen ties with China and raised the prospect of worsening tensions with Russia.

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