Archive for April 19th, 2014

The PE: ECONOMY: Unemployment held steady, job count a little weaker


April 18, 2014; 04:05 PM

Employers in Inland Southern California continued to add people to their payrolls in March, although the pace of hiring appears to have eased slightly, a report released Friday, April 18 found.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: STATE SENATE: Five candidates running in new district


April 18, 2014; 10:06 PM

The boundaries changed, but the advantage remains for Democrats in a new state Senate district in San Bernardino County.

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

VVDailyPress: Casino’s final impact statement released

Los Coyotes Casino

April 18, 2014 7:34 PM

BARSTOW • A proposed $160 million casino and resort off Lenwood Road near Interstate 15 has been cleared of any major negative impact on the environment by the U.S. Department of Interior.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 18, 2014

The state agency overseeing campaign finance rules in California says Republican Tim Donnelly has failed for more than a year to file campaign finance statements for a political action committee he formed in 2012.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 18, 2014

In politics, it’s never too early to plan.

A Democratic super PAC announced Friday that it has reserved more than $800,000 in television time for the home stretch of the general election in California.

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Venture Capital

Investors pour $9.5 billion into U.S. start-ups during the first quarter of 2014, the biggest amount since the second three months of 2001, when the so-called dot-com boom was gasping.

By Chris O’Brien
April 18, 2014, 7:01 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — With venture capital funding reaching levels not seen since the days of the dot-com bubble, analysts say the question of whether the tech boom in Silicon Valley is on the verge of sputtering is getting harder to dismiss.

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Mitt Romney

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has emerged as a star on the GOP fundraising circuit. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
Saturday, April 19, 2014

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to the Oval Office.

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