Archive for March 8th, 2014

The PE: CONGRESS: Big changes in competitive San Bernardino County district

Eloise Gomez Reyes

Eloise Gomez Reyes, Democratic candidate for the 31st Congressional District.

March 08, 2014; 12:29 PM

Start with an embattled congressman’s sudden retirement. Then have three candidates step forward and try to keep the seat in Republican hands.

Mix in prominent endorsements for a first-time candidate challenging the Democratic establishment. And have her raise more money in the fourth quarter of 2013 than her rivals.

Don’t forget an ill-worded comment by a former congressman attempting a comeback.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: CD-31: Democrats play with fire

Campaigns

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Modified, Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 02:00 p.m.

You gotta hand it to the local democrats.

What should have been a sure lock to pull the 31st Congressional District into the blue column is now up in the air.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Incumbents challenged

Politics

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Several San Bernardino County incumbents have drawn challengers.

One last minute add caught the elected official by surprise.

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Money

March 07, 2014; 09:48 AM

In Riverside County, what you give to a candidate for county office is limited only by your bank account.

With that in mind, about 30 donors contributed at least $10,000 apiece to supervisorial campaigns in 2013. The $10,000 club includes a labor union, a clean-energy magnate, an ambulance company and others with affected by the county.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Campaigns

March 07, 2014; 01:55 PM

Election Day is coming early for a key Inland state Senate District.

With more than two years left of his four-year term, Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, unexpectedly resigned in December, citing a lack of passion for the job and his frustration with Sacramento. An orthodontist, Emmerson eventually took a job coordinating lobbying for the California Hospital Association.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Redlands’ budget in good shape

Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 03/08/14, 12:19 AM PST |

REDLANDS >> The city’s budget outlook is looking good for the rest of the fiscal year, as of the mid-year review.

The city’s budget through January of this year, seven months into the fiscal year, shows increases in revenues over last year and does not need any adjustments, according to city staff.

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Elections 2014

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/07/14, 9:48 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Friday was the filing deadline for candidates vying for seats at the state and local levels for the June 3 primary election.

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Rialto Unified School District

The Rialto Unified school board accepted the retirement of embattled superintendent Harold Cebrun on Friday March 7, 2014 saving the district 18 months of salary, $360,900, that they would have owed him if he were fired. The 4-1 vote after two hours of closed-door discussion makes his retirement effective March 31.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/07/14, 2:02 PM PST | Updated: 4 hrs ago

RIALTO >> Bringing six months of uncertainty to an end, the Rialto Unified school board accepted the retirement of embattled superintendent Harold Cebrun on Friday, saving the district 18 months of salary — $360,900 — that they would have owed him if he were fired.

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democrat_donkey

By Seema Mehta
March 7, 2014, 8:48 p.m.

California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, welcoming delegates to their annual convention, said Friday evening that while they should savor their many victories, they must remain vigilant about them, staying involved in congressional and legislative elections this year.

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BY MARTIN WISCKOL
STAFF COLUMNIST
Published: March 7, 2014 Updated: March 8, 2014 7:52 a.m.

Over the years, the Orange County GOP has sometimes made it a point of pride to rally around an O.C. candidate in state Legislature districts that straddle county lines.

Not this time.

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Unemployment

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 03/07/14, 8:10 PM PST | Updated: 25 secs ago

The nation added 129,000 jobs in January but California lagged behind with a loss of 31,600 jobs, according to figures released Friday.

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By Lisa Lee
Associated Press
Posted: 03/07/2014 02:12:08 PM PST
Updated: 03/07/2014 03:40:56 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal education officials on Friday approved California’s plan to roll out new computer-based standardized tests this spring, ending a months-long dispute that put the state at risk of sacrificing $1.5 billion in federal school funding.

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By Miles Corwin, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
Posted: 03/07/14, 7:42 PM PST |

His wife caught the flu and was treated at Summit Urgent Care in Palmdale. Then his daughter became ill and sought treatment at the facility. Now it was his turn.

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