Archive for August 6th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Grenades being readied in San Bernardino mayor race


Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

Well it didn’t take long!

Less than a week after Auto Dealer Cliff Cummings announced his entry into the contest to be the next San Bernardino mayor, the grenades are reportedly being readied.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: No settlement with fired Deputy


Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Looks like no settlement for terminated San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Bauer.

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San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2013 09:45:34 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the union representing middle managers Monday night, ending that union’s objection to the city’s eligibility for bankruptcy protection.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2013 10:55:16 PM PDT

The Inland Empire’s regional bus services may consider potential workforce and service reductions with the freeze of millions of dollars in transportation funds.

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Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

August 05, 2013; 06:09 PM

Much has been written about the decline in passengers at Ontario International Airport.

But a video of the airport’s physical condition, shown at Monday’s meeting of the Ontario International Airport Authority, outraged board members and sparked accusations of criminal neglect by Los Angeles World Airports, owner of ONT and LAX.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: ONT poised to lose more annual passengers


Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2013 10:47:26 PM PDT
Updated: 08/05/2013 11:56:42 PM PDT

ONTARIO — The ongoing downward spiral of passenger loss at LA/Ontario International Airport could reach a point where it can become impossible for the medium-hub facility to regain the traffic, aviation expert Bob Hazel told the Ontario International Airport Authority on Monday.

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By Brian Sumers, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2013 07:24:18 PM PDT
Updated: 08/05/2013 08:08:30 PM PDT

Related: Los Angeles Airport Commission to weigh $240 million in construction support contracts

Consultants hired to manage construction projects at Los Angeles International Airport receive perks such as free housing, cars, furniture allowances and meal reimbursements, in addition to lucrative hourly rates of more than $300 per hour, a Los Angeles News Group analysis of monthly invoices show.

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August 05, 2013 1:00 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Two weeks after passing the voter-approved lighting assessment district, the city on Tuesday plans to hold two more public hearings on approving further assessments for unpaid services.

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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 12:12 pm | Updated: 7:33 am, Tue Aug 6, 2013.

The compensation offered to the candidate for Santa Ana’s new city manager could be more than $500,000 annually during a three-year contract, easily putting his pay in the top tier among city managers in the state, according to figures released by the city.

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California Seal

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 5, 2013

Fitch Ratings upgraded California’s general obligation bond rating from A-minus to A on Monday, citing restrained spending in recent budget cycles and a reduction in budgetary debt.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 – 7:58 am

When Jerry Brown began his first governorship in 1975, the general fund budget was under $10 billion and the sales tax was the largest source of revenue.

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Health Insurance Rates

By Ezra Klein
Published: August 5 at 2:29 pm

It’s one of the most powerful cost control provisions in the bill. It’s so powerful, in fact, that there’s real evidence that it’s already working, despite the fact that it won’t go into effect for four years. But because it’s working, it’s going to make a lot of people who get good employer-based benefits really unhappy — including some of the law’s supporters, like labor unions.

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Supreme Court

By Greg Stohr
August 01, 2013

The legality of the Affordable Care Act appeared settled when the Supreme Court upheld the law last year. Not so, it turns out.

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By John Shiffman and David Ingram
WASHINGTON | Mon Aug 5, 2013 7:16pm EDT

(Reuters) – The Justice Department is reviewing a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit that passes tips culled from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a large telephone database to field agents, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday.

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