Archive for August 9th, 2015

InlandPolitics: To sum it up – Gas prices were manipulated

Gas Prices

Sunday, August 9, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

The California Energy Commission issued its latest refinery activity report on Wednesday, and it was essentially the same as the past four weeks.

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Ontario International Airport

A man walks through an empty Terminal 2 at ONT/LA International Airport. (File)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/08/15 – 7:10 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Three years ago, the formation of a local consortium to run L.A./Ontario International Airport seemed pretty pretentious, especially considering the airport’s owners were staunchly opposed to parting with it.

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

IE Business Daily

August 8, 2015

Why don’t our elected officials or the media care?

The shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation plant permanently eliminated over 2000 Megawatts of electrical power from California’s electricity supplies. This is approximately 20 percent of Southern California’s total electrical energy supply.

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Elections

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/08/15 – 6:06 PM PDT | U

The deadline to run for most offices San Bernardino County in November has passed, meaning voters’ options are pretty much set.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
August 8, 2015

  • California needs at least 150,000 new units a year
  • Current production is just two-thirds of that
  • Should developers be required to provide low-income housing?

California’s severe housing crisis is easy to describe – supply too low, prices too high.

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Traffic comes to a complete standstill on the  southbound 55 freeway just north of the 22 freeway as California Highway patrol officers created a traffic break to remove a four-vehicle collision from lanes at about 7:15 a.m. ///ADDITIONAL INFO:  - Photo by BRUCE CHAMBERS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - photos taken 04/01/09 -  ORANGE – Four vehicles have crashed at the southbound 55 freeway just north of the 22 freeway, one vehicle apparently has caught fire, and the wreckage has two lanes blocked, the California Highway Patrol says. At 6:26 a.m., the CHP got reports that a solo vehicle had spun out and was facing the wrong way, blocking the No. 1 lane. The CHP now says at least two vehicles are disabled in the center divider, blocking the carpool and No. 1 lane. Two other vehicles are involved and police say smoke is coming from one. An ambulance and tow trucks have been called to the scene. The CHP issued a SigAlert to clean up the mess. Traffic is backed up to near the 91 freeway.

With people driving more fuel-efficient cars and fewer miles, some states are pondering the question of how to pay for road upkeep funded largely with gas taxes. (Bruce Chambrs / File Photo)

By Nicole Knight Shine / Staff Writer
Updated Aug. 8, 2015 – 8:44 p.m.

The next time your Prius bounces through a pothole, consider the conundrum California faces.

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Politico: Trump camp in crisis

Donald Trump. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) URN:23754238

 Donald Trump. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

By Ben Schreckinger and Katie Glueck
8/8/15 – 5:29 PM EDT

  • Republicans question whether the laws of political gravity have finally caught up with him.

Fallout from a crude attack on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and the departure of a top political adviser roiled Donald Trump’s campaign Saturday, leading Republicans to question whether the laws of political gravity have finally caught up with the real estate mogul.

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GOP Debate

Donald Trump, center, speaks during the Republican presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland. (Andrew Spear / For The Times)

By Andrea Chang and Samantha Masunaga
August 8, 2015

  • Social media are key in presidential campaign

Donald Trump, as expected, stole the show at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. Less dramatic, but more profound, observers believe, was that Facebook co-sponsored the event with Fox News.

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