Archive for August 16th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Stater Bros. reports solid second quarter earnings

stater Bros

Friday, August 16, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Locally-owned and operated Stater Brothers Holdings Inc., reported solid second quarter earnings this week.

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SBCO Seal

August 15, 2013; 05:45 PM

San Bernardino County and the city of Highland have agreed to pay $8.5 million to residents who contended the agencies were responsible for flood control failures that buried a Highland neighborhood with mud and debris in December 2010.

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

Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, beau.yarbrough@ inlandnewspapers.com, @inlanded on Twitter
Posted: 08/14/13, 10:55 PM PDT | Updated: 4 hrs ago

RIALTO >> The head of the school district has denied he had anything to do with the alleged embezzlement that put one former district accountant in jail last week amid accusations that high-ranking officials condoned such activity.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 – 6:42 am

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s personal investigative staff issued a scathing report this week on a new state payroll system that so far has cost a quarter-billion dollars, but remains inoperable.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State

Redevelopment

By Patrick McGreevy
August 15, 2013, 8:19 a.m.

Denounced by one property owner as a “communist land grab,” a bill is advancing in the California Legislature that would allow local governments to spend tax money to seize land from residents and provide it at a discount to private developers.

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Bloomberg-Businessweek

Companies & Industries

By Kyle Stock
August 15, 2013

There’s an increasingly clear dynamic in U.S. retail: Companies that cater to consumers who are doing just fine are doing just fine. That group includes those selling fancy pickups (Ford (F)), organic heirloom tomatoes (Whole Foods (WFM)), nonfat lattes (Starbucks (SBUX)), and mink wraps (Michael Kors (KORS)).

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LA Biz: Time Warner Cable subscribers sue over CBS blackout

Angry Emoticon

Along with 3.2 million other TWC customers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, three Southern California subscribers have been subjected to a blackout of CBS, Showtime and other channels for the past two weeks, and they want their money back.

Aug 15, 2013, 12:12pm PDT
Annlee Ellingson

Time Warner Cable customers are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore!

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LASO Badge

Paul Tanaka, who was ousted by Baca, says the department needs a new direction. His role in jail scandals is controversial.

By Seema Mehta
August 15, 2013, 7:57 p.m.

Paul Tanaka, a former Los Angeles County undersheriff who was ousted by Sheriff Lee Baca earlier this year, announced Thursday that he’s challenging his former boss.

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NSA

By Barton Gellman
Published: August 15 E-mail the writer

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.

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Barack Obama

By Andrea Peterson
Published: August 15 at 10:28 pmE-mail the writer

At a news conference Friday, President Obama insisted that the threat of NSA abuses was mostly theoretical:

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