Archive for April 21st, 2011

InlandPolitics: Orange County supes blow millons on useless legal move

Thursday, April 21, 201 – 07:40 a.m.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors led by foolish supervisor John Moorlach just had their hats handed to them by the California Supreme Court.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 – 07:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 21, 2011 – 09:05 a.m.

On a 3-2 vote the governing board of the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority (VVEDA) fired its general counsel Wednesday night.

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CNBC: $6 Gas? Could Happen if Dollar Keeps Getting Weaker

Published: Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 1:46 PM ET
By: Jeff Cox Staff Writer

A dollar plumbing three-year lows is hitting Americans squarely in the gas tank, and one economist thinks it could drive prices as high as $6 a gallon or more by summertime under the right conditions.

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The PE: SB GOP’s finances improve — a little

By PE Politics
April 20, 2011 12:04 PM

The San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee had a mere $219 in its back account as of mid-February.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Three file for vacant council seat

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Three candidates will be seeking the 2nd Ward San Bernardino City Council seat left vacant when Councilman Jason Desjardins resigned Feb. 11.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Candidates running in three wards debate

08:11 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The need for city employee pension reform is emerging as a near-consensus issue among nine Riverside council candidates in three wards, but they appear divided on other topics, such as whether a council post is a full-time job and if redevelopment should be abolished.

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The Sun: Back in business

A compiled panorama of the Molycorp Minerals Mountain Pass facility during the groundbreaking for its revamped mining operations on Wednesday. (Al Cuizon/Staff Photographer)

Touring Molycorp

Company will mine critical rare-earth minerals
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/20/2011 05:39:26 PM PDT

MOUNTAIN PASS – Minerals firm Molycorp continued its high-publicity surge into the rare-earth metals trade on Wednesday when the company celebrated the renewal of mining operations at its Mojave Desert mine and $781 million “Project Phoenix” investment.

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The Sun: Colton electric rates lowered

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/20/2011 05:49:46 PM PDT

COLTON – Most people’s electricity bills will drop this summer, despite objections from citizens and utility commissioners who said the new rate structure was rushed and didn’t go far enough.

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DailyBulletin: Supervisors seek relief

L.A. County pays millions to homeless
Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer
Created: 04/20/2011 09:06:26 PM PDT

Faced with the prospect of further budget cutbacks, two Los Angeles County supervisors who represent Inland Valley cities proposed a new plan this week to control the rapid growth of welfare payments to the poor.

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DailyBulletin: Jobs picture bleak

Employment statistics

Experts say growth rate not helping
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 04/20/2011 08:30:52 PM PDT

Jobs are returning, but sporadically, a recent study suggested.

Sluggish employment gains have been recorded since last year for most local cities, including Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Chino Hills and western parts of San Bernardino and Fontana.

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VVDailyPress: HUSD to charge for busing in fall

April 20, 2011 4:30 PM
Beau Yarbrough

HESPERIA • Parents in the Hesperia Unified School District will have to pay for home-to-school busing beginning in the fall.

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The PE: Magee opens committee for 2012 run

By PE Politics
April 20, 2011 5:35 PM

Lake Elsinore Councilman Bob Magee has opened a campaign committee to run for the 66th Assembly District next year.

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By Torey Van Oot
Published: Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Travel expenses and cash advances for state employees have become the latest targets of Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to save money and crack down on inefficiencies in state government.

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By Jon Ortiz The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown has axed cellphones, sold off state cars and canceled state swag orders.

Clearly, this is a governor who knows the value of symbolism. But did he miss an opportunity to score a few more points with the labor deal he closed last month with the state’s correctional officers?

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California Watch
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Money and Politics

Daily Report

April 21, 2011 | Chase Davis

Last year we told you about the massive vacation balances state workers have accrued over the years, often in violation of rules designed to cap the amount of unused vacation any given employee could collect.

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OCRegister: Obama chimp email official meets the press

April 20th, 2011, 3:27 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

The Orange County GOP official who emailed a controversial photo depicting President Barack Obama as a chimp reiterated her apology today, but also said that she didn’t consider the rendering racist and that she wasn’t sure Obama is U.S. born.

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