Archive for February 20th, 2011

The PE: COLTON: Police union accepts wage concessions

10:00 PM PST on Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The Colton City Council will be asked March 1 to ratify terms of a labor contract with police officers, apparently ending months of often bitter negotiations.

The Colton Police Officers Association issued a news release earlier this month announcing that its members had agreed to take 13 percent pay cuts “to avoid layoffs of police officers and staff.”

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12:15 AM PST on Sunday, February 20, 2011

California Watch

Redding, near Mount Shasta, and Victorville, in the Mojave Desert, have little in common but an unusual statistic: In each city, a hospital has reported alarming rates of a Third World nutritional disorder among its Medicare patients.

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The PE: SAN JACINTO VALLEY: Minor not resigning from boards

12:09 AM PST on Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Larry Minor intends to continue serving on two public boards of directors, he says, as long as the public wants him to serve.

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The Sun: 75 years of success

Stater Bros.

Customer loyalty supports 167 stores
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2011 07:07:27 AM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Twin brothers Cleo and Leo Stater opened the first Stater Bros. store in 1936 in Yucaipa. Even in the midst of the Great Depression, the brothers managed to open another four stores by the end of the 1930s.

Seventy-five years later Stater Bros. Markets has 167 stores and more than 18,000 employees. Although the original Yucaipa store no longer exists, the San Bernardino-based firm is the largest private employer in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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The Sun: San Bernardino charter school has financial problems

Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/19/2011 07:12:25 AM PST

SAN BERNARDINO- In the 11 years it has been in existence, the Public Safety Academy has had academic success and earned positive recognition from the community.

But behind the scenes there have been problems. According to information released at this week’s San Bernardino City Unified school board meeting, the charter school is in financial trouble.

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Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 02/19/2011 04:12:30 PM PST

CLAREMONT – Claremont Unified School District board members voted unanimously Thursday night to place a revenue extension measure on the June ballot to stop further school cuts and keep revenues to enable the district to invest in students and schools.

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LATimes: The Week: Power shifts to California’s north

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom greet President Obama. (Kevin Lamarque, Reuters / February 18, 2011)

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2011

Though the trip was stealthy — blink and you missed him — President Obama traveled to California last week and by chance or design underscored the new political realities in the state.

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LATimes: How Republican budget cuts would affect California

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2011

Reporting from Washington —

University of California students would take a nearly $55-million hit from reductions in Pell grants. A $20-million check promised for bringing a rail line closer to the L.A. airport would be taken back. Head Start cuts would eliminate about 14,000 slots for low-income children in California.

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By Christopher Cadelago
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:38 p.m.

San Diego County will have to contribute $296 million to its retirement fund in the fiscal year that begins in July — the largest-ever payment coming on the heels of an economic downturn that devastated investments.

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