Archive for February 24th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Crude oil prices continue climb

Thursday, February 24, 2011 – 07:26 a.m.


The price of crude oil continued it’s erratic, but steady, climb this morning over tensions in the Middle East.

The price for a barrel of light sweet crude hit $103.

InlandPolitics: Is this a joke?



Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – 11:00 p.m.

Just when you thought you had seen it all comes San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford’s ethics committee.

A committee of individuals Rutherford saw fit to advise her on ethical reform in county government.

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InlandPolitics: A lesson in blog statistics


Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: February 24, 2011 – 11:30 a.m.

Inquiring minds want to know…….

So let’s give a lesson.

Continuing the discussion about how blog statistics are computed and tracked, we here at in a concerted effort to deliver timely and accurate information, without spin, seek to dispel hyperbole as to this website credibility.

Gathering accurate blog statistics requires technical programs and adequate financing.

Financing not derived by way of a “PayPal” account.

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10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A special election will be held July 12 to fill the San Bernardino City Council seat vacated by the resignation of Councilman Jason Desjardins.

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10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Redevelopment money intended for a five-year economic development agreement between Grand Terrace and Stater Bros. was safeguarded by the City Council on Tuesday.

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James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2011 06:16:20 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Expecting a shortfall of $25 million next year, the school board has approved big budget cuts, including an across-the-board pay cut and the second increase in class sizes in as many years.

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Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2011 06:14:22 PM PST

POMONA – Members of the Pomona Unified School District Board of Education this week authorized issuing preliminary layoff notices to more than 400 teachers.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2011 06:44:11 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – It’s time for the public to help save redevelopment funding, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren told a group of city staff members and elected officials meeting here Wednesday morning.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2011 04:55:31 PM PST

UPLAND – The resignation of Mayor John “JP” Pomierski has left the City Council with the task of filling his vacancy.

Pomierski tendered his resignation without explanation on Tuesday, leaving the city’s highest elected office empty.

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By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

More than two-thirds of the Republicans in the Legislature took a hard-line stance Wednesday against Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan, forming a new group and pledging to block the governor’s efforts to let voters extend tax hikes.

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Politics Blog
Posted By: Marisa Lagos | February 23 2011 at 05:39 PM

Looks like Gov. Jerry Brown’s office has a contingency plan for all those cities around California that have been rushing to approve redevelopment money before the state can kill the program. (Eliminating redevelopment is a key part of Brown’s plan to solve the state’s $26 billion budget deficit.)

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On politics in the Golden State
February 23, 2011 | 1:49 pm

Adding a new wrinkle to the already-hot-though-still-unofficial contest to replace retiring Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), a minor-party candidate has filed suit in federal court over California’s new “top two” elections system.

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Capitol and California – The State Worker
By Jon Ortiz The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Get ready for a new round of debate over public pensions that could shape California’s intensifying budget talks and even wind up putting some sort of rollback on the legislative agenda.

The bipartisan Little Hoover Commission plans to release a report today on California’s public pensions, complete with suggested changes.

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LATimes: Rising fuel prices could cramp economic recovery

Increases prompted by overseas turmoil have a ripple effect.

By Alana Semuels and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2011

Consumers are already seeing the fallout from turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa every time they fill their gas tanks. It’s what they don’t see that’s the bigger worry for the U.S. economy.

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LATimes: Report: GOP budget cuts would hit U.S. economy

By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
February 23, 2011, 5:14 p.m.

Reporting from Washington —

Spending cuts approved by House Republicans would act as a drag on the U.S. economy, according to a Wall Street analysis that put new pressure on the political debate in Washington.

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