Archive for October 3rd, 2013

InlandPolitics: Supreme Court limits review in Colonies matter

California Supreme Court

Thursday, October 3, 2013 – 09:55 a.m.

The criminal conspiracy case involving the 2006 settlement, between Colonies Partners L.P. and San Bernardino County, has landed on the radar of the California Supreme Court.

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The finger


Katie McHugh
10/03/2013 – 12:26 a.m.

Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.

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October 2, 2013

Riverside County Assemblyman Brian Nestande opposes the federal Affordable Care Act and voted against the 2010 state legislation that created the state’s version of the health insurance exchanges central to the law known as Obamacare.

To read post by Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.


October 2, 2013

UPDATE: Ruiz is denying his vote represents a flip-flop.

“I am being pragmatic here, and I want pragmatic solutions,” he told The Desert Sun. “Saying that I want a clean (continuing resolution) is not saying that I’m not going to vote for anything other than a clean CR. I voted consistently with things I supported in the past.”

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/02/13, 6:45 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Employees’ retirement records still don’t reflect time worked since January, meaning those who retired now would receive retirement benefits as though they had worked eight months less, an attorney for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System said in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario names Al Boling as new city manager


By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/02/13, 9:23 AM PDT |

ONTARIO >> The City Council has named deputy city manager Al Boling to succeed Chris Hughes as city manager.

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By Andrew Edwards, Press-Telegram
Posted: 10/02/13, 7:37 PM PDT |

The second day of the partial shutdown of the federal government continued on Wednesday, meaning federal employees like James Horn don’t know when they will be able to return to work and earn a day’s pay.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City to loan Hangar 24 $150,000


The city of Redlands has agreed to give Hangar 24 Craft Brewery a loan of $150,000 to expand the business and add jobs.

October 02, 2013; 05:34 PM

The Redlands City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night, Oct. 1, to give Hangar 24 Craft Brewery a $150,000 loan and Citrograph a $25,000 grant.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Jon Ortiz
Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 – 12:10 am

With the first deadline looming for a new public-pension proposal to make the November 2014 ballot, a Texas nonprofit has emerged in a behind-the-scenes battle poised to break into public view next year.

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LATimes: Public sounds off on San Onofre shutdown costs

By Marc Lifsher
October 2, 2013, 6:00 a.m.

Southern California Edison fired another salvo at its former contractor, demanding that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries pay it $140 million for the cost of investigating the failure of steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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A lawsuit by New York’s attorney general says the bank subjects borrowers to ‘Kafkaesque delays and obstructions.’

By E. Scott Reckard and Andrew Tangel
October 2, 2013, 6:09 p.m.

Wells Fargo & Co. subjects borrowers seeking mortgage modifications to “Kafkaesque delays and obstructions,” in violation of last year’s $25-billion national mortgage settlement, New York Atty. Gen Eric Schneiderman said in a federal lawsuit.

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By Sharon Noguchi
Posted: 10/02/2013 01:35:09 PM PDT
Updated: 10/03/2013 06:02:11 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — A bill ending the standardized tests that California public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999 received Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Wednesday, despite a threat by the U.S. secretary of education to withhold federal funds if the state moved forward with the plan.

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