Archive for August 3rd, 2013


Saturday, August 3, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

On the Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, issued its employment report for the month of July.

The official “sesaonally-adjusted” unemployment rate (U-3), fell from 7.6% to 7.4%. The official “un-adjusted” rate (U-3), fell from 7.8% to 7.7%.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Heading to the Holy Land


August 02, 2013; 06:42 PM

Two Inland congressmen are spending next week in the Holy Land.

Reps. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, and Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will be in Israel Aug. 5 through 11 as part of a tour sponsored by a foundation with ties to a pro-Israel lobbying group.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Union agrees to salary, benefit cuts

Patrick Morris
San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

August 02, 2013; 04:55 PM

A union representing 46 mid-management San Bernardino city employees is expected to drop its objection to the city’s bankruptcy with its approval of a new contract.

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

Moreno Valley seal

August 02, 2013; 05:20 PM

Fourteen-year-old Ashley Castillo approached the podium nervously to talk about one of the most controversial issues in Moreno Valley – a proposed 41.6 million square-foot warehouse she worried would bring harmful traffic and pollution.

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


August 02, 2013; 05:55 PM

The city clerk has rejected the second set of petition forms submitted to recall Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings, but this time, recall sponsors admit they goofed.

To read story by Suzanne Hurt in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: UCR: School of Medicine opens its doors


The new School of Medicine Education Building is ready to open its doors on Monday, Aug. 5, for the first class of 50 students.

August 02, 2013; 06:27 PM

When the first class of students enters UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine on Monday morning, it will mark not only a new beginning, but the end of a long road.

To read story by Mark Muckenfuss in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Politico: Congress leaves with big problems unsolved

U.S. Capitol

As Congress leaves town for five weeks, there’s no shortage of unsolved challenges. | AP Photo


The government shuts down Sept. 30. The farm bill isn’t done. The appropriations process is in shambles. Immigration reform is stagnant.

And Congress is heading for the exits.

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Scales of Justice

Burum’s attorney gets hearing to possibly lift stay of criminal proceedings
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/02/2013 09:33:58 PM PDT
Updated: 08/02/2013 10:05:01 PM PDT

The attorney for a Rancho Cucamonga developer accused of conspiring with county officials in a bribery scheme is asking a San Bernardino Superior Court judge to lift a stay on criminal proceedings so he could file a motion to dismiss the case, court records show.

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Darius Anderson

Platinum Advisors Darius Anderson

By Patrick McGreevy
August 2, 2013, 7:25 a.m.

Six California lawmakers used political funds to take part in a March trip to Cuba with a top Capitol lobbyist, raising eyebrows among state government watchers.

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California Prisons

By Howard Mintz
Posted: 08/02/2013 11:59:01 AM PDT
Updated: 08/02/2013 06:41:02 PM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown and his top prison officials may be running out of options to avoid having to remove another 10,000 inmates from the state’s prisons by the end of the year.

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