Archive for February 10th, 2014

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Special Senate election to cost at least $415,000


February 10, 2014

It will cost Riverside County taxpayers $415,000 to hold a special primary next month to fill a Senate vacancy created when Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, resigned last December.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/09/14, 5:29 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Carey Davis thought he was busy during the high-stakes campaign for mayor, a 10-month rush that toward the end seldom included eight hours for sleep, but the period between his election and swearing-in is proving even busier.

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New Construction

Net retail absorption, or the amount of space occupied in 2013, was 1.1 million square feet or a 22 percent increase compared to 2012, according to Brad Umansky, a real estate broker who owns Rancho Cucamonga-based Progressive Real Estate Partners.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/08/14, 11:11 AM PST | Updated: 1 day ago

As it recovers after the Great Recession, the Inland Empire’s retail sector is also changing.

The vacancy rate of retail shopping space in San Bernardino County in 2013 was about a half percentage point lower than it was in 2012, experts said.

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VVDailyPress: AESD board hires secretary for $122K

Adelanto School District

Cost outrages teachers, parents, councilman
February 07, 2014 4:41 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • Adelanto Elementary School District officials recently hired an administrative secretary to support the Board of Trustees, with a salary and benefits package totaling $122, 406.

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Covered California

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press
Posted: 02/09/2014 09:01:48 AM PST
Updated: 02/09/2014 10:41:12 AM PST

LOS ANGELES—Covered California, held up as a jewel in the nation’s up-and-down health care overhaul, is setting aside nearly $200 million to fight off projected budget shortfalls as it prepares for what it says is a challenging financial future without hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid.

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By Marc Lifsher
February 9, 2014, 5:04 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California’s minimum wage is pegged to go up $1 an hour to $9 on July 1 and by another buck in 2016.

But that isn’t high enough or fast enough for Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur who has dabbled in state politics over the years.

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