Archive for September 27th, 2013

NSFW: This Guy Would Make a Great Politician in the Inland Empire

By William Cutting
Friday, September 27, 2013 – 07:00 p.m.

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Let me tell you a story about a guy who would be right at home here in the Inland Empire — I mean…this guy puts San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris and his Measure Z sales tax fleecing of taxpayers to shame.

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Ontario

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/26/13, 6:36 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Chris Hughes, the city manager for the past three years who has been at the helm of the battle for local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport – announced Thursday he will retire in December.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/26/13, 6:17 PM PDT | Updated: 5 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> All 11 people running for mayor, including one who was dropped from the ballot but is running as a write-in candidate, participated Wednesday night in a forum to further introduce themselves in what all said was a vital election.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Hospital CEO to retire

Riverside-County-Seal

September 26, 2013; 06:22 PM

The head of Riverside County’s financially troubled public hospital plans to retire before the end of the fiscal year, a county spokesman said Thursday, Sept. 26.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun (Reuters): U.S. economy sends mixed signals

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The U.S. economy is displaying mixed signals. Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell for the third straight month, but fewer Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits last week.

Jason Lange, Reuters
Posted: 09/26/13, 8:03 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell for the third straight month in August but fewer Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits last week, giving conflicting signals on the health of the economy.

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

In this Friday, April 27, 2012, file photo, people utilize the beach outside the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Onofre, Calif. Southern California utility officials are warning that blackouts in the region are possible this summer as a result of the sidelined San Onofre nuclear power plant. The damaged plant is likely to remain sidelined until at least the end of August while investigators probe excessive wear in tubing that carries radioactive water, the plant’s operator said Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 09/26/13, 6:19 PM PDT | Updated: 5 hrs ago

The closure of Southern California Edison’s San Onofre nuclear power plant has saddled the utility with a dilemma — how will it backfill the lost power and who will pay the costs associated with the plant’s problems and its decommissioning?

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California Seal

The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

California’s woefully underfunded teachers’ retirement system, the state’s swelling long-term health care costs for government retirees and its deteriorating roads, bridges and other infrastructure aren’t the only items on the list of “high-risk” issues noted in a new report issued Thursday morning.

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marijuana-leaf

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 26, 2013

As a new poll finds that a majority of California voters back legalizing marijuana, proponents of a ballot proposal to decriminalize cannabis have the green light to collect signatures to put it on the 2014 ballot.

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Jim Brulte

California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 26, 2013

One of the reasons Republicans elected Jim Brulte to be chairman of the California Republican Party earlier this year was their faith, among other things, in his ability to raise money.

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Barack Obama

By Mark Felsenthal
WASHINGTON | Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:05am EDT

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama visits a local college on Thursday to promote his signature healthcare program as it nears a critical enrollment phase, even as the law faces stiff political opposition and a wary public.

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By Becca Clemons
September 26, 2013, 12:55 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration told union leaders Thursday morning that federal employees will know by the end of the week whether they can report to work Tuesday if the government shuts down.

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