Archive for January 20th, 2014

The Sun: Leadership change in Grand Terrace

Grand Terrace

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/19/14, 6:59 PM PST |

GRAND TERRACE >> In the midst of troubled finances and changing faces in top leadership roles, the City Council has appointed Kenneth Henderson to the interim city manager for the next year.

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Security system at supervisor's home

A taxpayer-funded project to provide a home security system for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas included extensive improvements to his garage that involved a week of work and upgrades to the building’s electrical service, according to interviews and records. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / March 24, 2013)

By Jack Leonard and Paul Pringle
January 19, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

A taxpayer-funded project to provide a home security system for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas included improvements to his converted garage that involved a week of work and upgrades to the building’s electrical service, according to interviews and records.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 – 12:00 am

When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed 2014-15 budget this month – one based on estimates of sharply increased state revenues – a reporter asked him whether, in retrospect, California needed the tax increase he had persuaded voters to approve in 2012.

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Starbucks is the most popular breakfast eatery among business travelers, according to a study of expense reports. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / August 8, 2012)

By Hugo Martin
January 19, 2014, 9:00 a.m.

Business travel has rebounded from the Great Recession, but lots of travelers remain frugal when spending company money on the road.

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President Obama speaks during a Cabinet meeting. The president’s job approval rating has fallen to the 40% range, suggesting many voters do not feel they’ve benefited from the economy’s steady growth. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images / January 14, 2014)

By Mark Z. Barabak
January 19, 2014, 6:34 p.m.

The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics — new car sales, home prices, consumer spending — point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing.

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