Archive for December 13th, 2013

InlandPolitics: SD-23: Granlund announces endorsements

Lonni Granlund

Granlund

Friday, December 13, 2013- 09:00 a.m.

The campaign of State Senate candidate Lonni Granlund (R-Yucaipa) announced endorsements yesterday.

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Jim Penman

James F. Penman

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/12/13, 7:15 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> James F. Penman spent 26 years as city attorney, then 26 days in retirement.

On Thursday, less than a month after Penman was recalled, the law firm of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox announced he was joining the practice less than two blocks from City Hall.

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National Community Renaissance

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/12/13, 8:25 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The troubled public housing at Waterman Gardens could be converted to private ownership and substantially expanded in a project being watched as a possible national model after the Planning Commission gave its stamp of approval on Wednesday night.

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The PE: WORKFORCE: No benefit extensions in budget proposal

unemployment

December 12, 2013; 04:37 PM

Unless the extension of unemployment benefits lands on Congress’ agenda today, it is very likely thousands of Inland Southern California residents and their families will have to start figuring out another way to pay rent and groceries in a few weeks.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Fontana USD

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/12/13, 7:15 PM PST | Updated: 6 mins ago

FONTANA >> A woman has filed a $2 million claim against the school district, alleging one of its former police officers raped her in his office.

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Yxstian Gutierrez

Moreno Valley City Council Member Yxstian Gutierrez during an October meeting.(File Photo)

December 12, 2013; 05:57 PM

Yxstian Gutierrez’s appointment to the City Council in September was legal because he lived in the district he represents, his attorneys say in legal documents filed Thursday, Dec. 12.

To read story by David Danelski in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Field Poll

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am

Public support for labor unions has plunged in California, with more voters for the first time saying they do more harm than good, according to a new Field Poll.

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bag_of_money

By Patrick McGreevy
December 12, 2013, 5:40 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Got $1 million?

That is how much, on average, it costs to win a seat in the California State Senate, according to MapLight, the nonpartisan research group that studies money’s influence on politics.

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The PE: POPULATION: Riverside County’s growth rate slows

Home Construction

The construction industry remains slow in the Inland area, a factor in Riverside County’s slowdown in population growth, experts say. (Bloomberg)

December 12, 2013; 04:30 PM

Riverside County, the fastest-growing county in California in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, has slipped to 20th place, new state population estimates show.

To read story by David Olson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Freedom Communications

The Los Angeles Register, which is expected to launch next year, would be a stand-alone newspaper separate from Freedom’s Orange County Register.

By Andrea Chang
December 12, 2013, 8:32 p.m.

Freedom Communications Inc., the owner of the Orange County Register, is crossing the northern border once again, this time to launch the Los Angeles Register sometime next year.

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UTSanDiego: Costs of Filner scandal mount

Bob Filner

Former Mayor Bob Filner during sentencing in Superior Court. Former Mayor Bob Filner during sentencing in Superior Court. — John Gastaldo

By Craig Gustafson6:29 p.m.Dec. 12, 2013

The cost to taxpayers to get rid of and replace former Mayor Bob Filner has surpassed $8.7 million and the tally could be several million dollars higher before all is said and done.

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Covered California

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 12, 2013

Two months into its launch, 109,296 Californians have enrolled in health coverage through the state’s new insurance marketplace, officials said Thursday.

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