Archive for October 2nd, 2015

Lou Desmond

Friday, October 2, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

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Kevin Jeffries

Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries.

Published: Oct. 1, 2015 Updated: 11:05 a.m.

If voters remove Kevin Jeffries from office, it won’t be until at least next June.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Inland Empire

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/01/15 – 6:29 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Things are looking up for the regional, state and national economy, according to experts at the sixth annual Inland Southern California Economic Forecast Conference, held Thursday at the Riverside Convention Center.

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California State University - San Bernardino

The drop is seasonal and ‘sky is not falling,’ analysts at Cal State San Bernardino say.

Published: Oct. 1, 2015 – Updated: 5:22 p.m.

The Inland purchasing manager index, a measure of the local economy based on manufacturing data, fell 2.5 points in September to 44.1, the second month in a row that the indicator has fallen.

To read article by Richard K. Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Dave Jones

Dave Jones, shown in 2013, has the support of many Democratic Party activists. He cruised to re-election last year. (Hector Amezcua

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
October 1, 2015

  • Jones is coming off an easy re-election
  • He lost his big rate-regulation ballot push
  • Jones could face an incumbent if Kamala Harris wins U.S. Senate race next year

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who last year mounted an unsuccessful initiative campaign to assume more control over health insurance rates, said Thursday that he plans to run for attorney general in 2018.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
October 1, 2015

  • California has seen sharp decline in voting
  • Politicians seeking cure for apathy
  • Revelations about self-serving acts alienate voters

California has, as noted in this space previously, a severe civic malady – a sharp decline in voting.

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Debt Limit

Thursday, October 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — The federal government will hit a legal debt limit and be unable to borrow more money around Nov. 5, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday.

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Kevin McCarthy

As House speaker, Kevin McCarthy would need to be cautious when using his clout to help California, an expert says. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

By Michael Doyle
October 1, 2015

  • Bakersfield native poised to become second Californian in top House post
  • Bringing home the bacon made harder by earmark ban
  • Some California clout can be exercised quietly, behind the scenes

WASHINGTON — Bakersfield, Calif., native Kevin McCarthy will get a better salary, a bigger staff and a lot more clout on his state’s behalf when he becomes House speaker, as all in Congress now expect.

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