Archive for March 4th, 2011

YahooFinance (AP): Oil settles at highest level since Sept. 2008

Chris Kahn, AP Energy Writer
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:27 pm EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices rose past $104 a barrel to end the week at a 29-month high, as fighting in Libya intensified and the world’s largest petroleum consumer, the U.S., reported that employers added nearly 200,000 new jobs in February.

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Jason Abbott, Staff Writer
Friday, March 4, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

Upland City Councilmember Ken Willis was a lieutenant in Upland Mayor J.P. Pomierski’s reign in Upland. They were political allies, and each supported the other politically as leaders of a four-member cadre known as “Team Upland”.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 – 08:50 a.m.

After a small drop yesterday, crude oil resumed its climb this morning, increasing budgetary pressure on U.S. drivers.

Unemployment drops to 8.9 percent, nearly two-year low; employers add 192K jobs

Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:59 am EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent — a nearly two-year low.

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March 3, 2011
Underemployment surged to 19.9% in February from 18.9% at the end of January
by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist

PRINCETON, NJ — Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, hit 10.3% in February — up from 9.8% at the end of January. The U.S. unemployment rate is now essentially the same as the 10.4% at the end of February 2010.

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Former Upland mayor John J.P. Pomierski leaving federal court in Riverside on Thursday, March 3, 2011. (Gabriel Acosta/Staff photographer )


By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 03/03/2011 07:00:11 PM PST

Former Upland Mayor John “JP” Pomierski surrendered to authorities on Thursday after being named in an 11-count indictment that accuses him of conspiracy, extortion and bribery offenses.

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By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 03/03/2011 06:25:23 PM PST

UPLAND – When Councilman Ken Willis heard the news of former Mayor John “JP” Pomierski’s indictment Thursday, he felt too sick to eat lunch.

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10:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Candidate Norman Towels continued to pour thousands of his own dollars into his campaign for the Jurupa Valley City Council, according to the second round of campaign disclosure statements released this week by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 03/03/2011 10:33:25 PM PST

COLTON – Behind locked doors and a security guard is an activity that has motivated Colton’s lawsuit against a business owner: shelves of marijuana, available for anyone who has a valid prescription and meets several other requirements.

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 03/03/2011 08:55:45 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Seeking to shield hundreds of millions in redevelopment money from Sacramento, the City Council, in a move Thursday night with questionable legal ramifications, voted to hand control of redevelopment funds to a nonprofit corporation.

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DailyBulletin: Judge rules for DA in sexual harassment suit



By Ryan Carter Staff Writer
Created: 03/03/2011 09:49:52 PM PST

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge Thursday ruled for the county’s top prosecutor that a woman’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him lacked sufficient evidence to back her claims.

Judge Frank Gafkowski sustained objections from San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos, who argued that Cheryl Ristow’s lawsuit had no merit.

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By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Created: 03/03/2011 09:48:51 PM PST

FONTANA – School district employees and board members are working on ways to carve money from the district’s budget after the board on Wednesday night voted against a recommendation to potentially fire all 68 of the district’s counselors.

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By David Siders
Published: Friday, Mar. 4, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday pushed Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan to a likely vote next week, backing his proposals to eliminate redevelopment agencies and to shift many state services to local governments.

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By Patrick McGreevy and Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

Trips to Spain and Argentina, choice Lakers tickets, gourmet meals and rounds of golf are among the $637,000 in gifts that elected state officials accepted last year, many from companies and groups that lobby in Sacramento.

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SacBee: California tax board shows how 2009 incomes fell

By Mark Glover
Published: Friday, Mar. 4, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

The state provided yet more evidence Thursday of California paychecks shrinking during the recession.

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Victoria Colliver, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, March 3, 2011

A year after Anthem Blue Cross created a public uproar by proposing rate hikes as high as 39 percent, the health insurer is at it again.

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