Archive for May 17th, 2014

The PE: ECONOMY: Shrinking Inland labor force a concern

Work Force

Published: May 16, 2014 – Updated: 10:50 p.m.

Employers in Inland Southern California are still posting “we’re hiring” signs over the front door, and that helped lower the unemployment level in the area to its lowest point in almost six years, a state report released Friday found.

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

Karl Rove

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 16, 2014

Karl Rove, the prominent Republican strategist, said Friday that Tim Donnelly will be a liability for Republicans nationwide if the tea party favorite finishes second in the gubernatorial primary election and advances to a November runoff against Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Carla Marinucci
Updated 8:23 am, Saturday, May 17, 2014

Preparing for looming budget battles with the Democratic-controlled Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown warned Friday that lawmakers must balance “desire and need” for expensive social programs – even as he defiantly doubled down on support for the increasingly unpopular high-speed rail system, saying it remains emblematic of his passion to “build great things” in his final term as governor.

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California Flag

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 16, 2014

The Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst estimated Friday that state revenue through June 2015 would be $2.5 billion higher than what is in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget plan, including $2.2 billion in additional money during the coming budget year.

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Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling at an NBA playoff game in April. Sterling has reportedly hired a new attorney and is expected to launch a legal battle to maintain ownership of the team. (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)

James Rainey
May 17, 2014

Donald Sterling is expected to launch what could be a long and contentious legal battle with the NBA over his ownership of the Clippers without the support of the big, politically connected law firm that has been with him for more than three decades.

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Economy

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 05/16/14, 6:28 PM PDT | Updated: 24 secs ago

Unemployment rates fell throughout California last month and jobs were added in record numbers, according to figures released Friday.

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By Sarah Halzack
Saturday, May 17, 2014

It’s college graduation season, meaning throngs of young workers with freshly minted diplomas are hustling to land their first jobs. As the economy continues to slowly improve, it appears the class of 2014 is facing a sunnier job market for entry-level workers than was seen last year, with demand especially concentrated in the business and information technology areas.

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VA Seal

By Phil Stewart and David Alexander
WASHINGTON Fri May 16, 2014 6:08pm EDT

(Reuters) – The top health official at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned on Friday amid a scandal over allegations of deadly healthcare delays, but critics dismissed the gesture as “damage control” because he planned to retire this year anyway.

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