Archive for January 16th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Blog hits 25,000 comments

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Friday, January 16, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

InlandPolitics.com officially received its 25,000th archived comment Thursday night.

Thank you to all of our readers…….

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Friday, January 16, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Rancho Cucamonga City Councilmen Marc Steinorth is off to a strong start in his bid to replace State Assemblyman Mike Morrell in the 40th Assembly District.

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The Sun: Local leaders tour SBX route

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Omnitrans previewed the Inland Empire’s first SBX rapid transit service bus on Wednesday, at the Kendall Station in San Bernardino. The 15.7-mile corridor will include 16 art-inspired stations at key university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities. John Valenzuela — Staff Photographer

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/15/14, 7:32 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The state-of-the-art, 60-foot-long bus didn’t turn many heads as it pulled smoothly from the sbX park-and-ride station at Palm Avenue and Kendall Drive to Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, but for officials onboard, the 2.5-mile ride represented a coming surge into the future.

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The PE: INDUSTRY: Layoffs at P-E

The Press-Enterprise

January 15, 2014; 10:35 PM

The new owners of The Press-Enterprise announced plans Wednesday to lay off 39 back-office, newsroom, information technology and production workers as part of a restructuring of Inland Southern California’s largest daily newspaper.

To read storyby Mary Ann Milbourn in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/15/14, 8:14 PM PST |

Sacramento >> An attempt to pump more money into underfunded courthouses has died in committee.

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January 15, 2014; 05:13 PM

Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings’ proposal to disband the March Joint Powers Authority sparked debate Wednesday, Jan. 15, but found little support from other agency board members.

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

VVDailyPress: Prime Healthcare accused of Medicare fraud

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Whistle-blower says hospital company milked Medicare of $50 million; Prime Healthcare denies ‘frivolous’ allegations

January 15, 2014 6:21 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES • An employee whistle-blower alleges Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., which boasts its flagship Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, systematically misdiagnosed and extended stays of patients to collect on lucrative Medicare billings.

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WashPost: Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) to retire

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.) in April 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By Aaron Blake and Paul Kane
January 16 at 10:22 am

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is set to announce that he won’t seek reelection in 2014, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.

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Facebook

According to one analyst estimate
By Christopher Matthews @crobmatthews
Jan. 15, 2014

Skeptics of Facebook’s business model have long pointed to anecdotal evidence that the social network is losing its luster with teens as evidence that the firm will ultimately be unable to justify its $140 billion valuation. Indeed, even Facebook itself admitted last fall that it had lost younger users. “We did see a decrease in [teenage] daily users [during the quarter], especially younger teens,” Facebook chief financial officer David Ebersman said during a call with analysts.

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U.S. House of Representatives

By Ed O’Keefe
January 16, 2014

The House on Wednesday passed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year and end the threat of more government shutdowns. The Senate is expected to give final approval to the deal later this week.

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