Archive for April 18th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Public Attorneys union drops demand for legal fees from candidate

Politics

Friday, April 18, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

In a surprise turn of events, the union representing San Bernardino County prosecutors, public defenders and child support lawyers has decided not to pursue legal fees from the only candidate challenging incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Upland seal

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/17/14, 9:53 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> The city will receive $4.75 million from one of its insurers to end a lawsuit alleging the insurance company failed to defend the city in another case relating to the Colonies flood-control dispute.

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Pension Reform

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 04/17/14, 10:54 PM PDT | Updated: 16 secs ago

CLAREMONT >> Skyrocketing pension costs threatened San Jose’s ability to pay for services and will have the same effect in cities and counties up and down the state if changes aren’t made, that city’s mayor told students and others at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday night.

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DailyBulletin: Inland Empire poised for economic growth

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/17/14, 7:46 PM PDT |

After languishing for several years, the Inland Empire economy is starting to look a lot brighter.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 – 10:47 pm

When the Legislature returns next week from spring break, it will pick up with the drudgery of its shortcomings right where it left off, with ethics training in the upper house.

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The latest on California politics and government
April 17, 2014

The board of California’s political ethics watchdog Thursday postponed action on a recommended $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill, his brother and Republican central committees in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

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City of Los Angeles Seal

Even if lawmakers limit spending, rising employee costs will drive deficits, analyst tells City Council members.

By David Zahniser
April 17, 2014, 9:21 p.m.

Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday.

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Gas Nozzle

The statewide average for a gallon of regular has surged 13 cents in a week. Analysts differ on when prices will begin to drop.

By Shan Li
April 17, 2014, 6:08 p.m.

Problems at some of the state’s fuel refineries have sent gasoline prices soaring in California just in time for the kickoff of the busy driving season.

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