Archive for August 8th, 2011

Bloomberg: S&P 500 Extends Worst Slump Since 2008 Bear Market

By Rita Nazareth – Aug 8, 2011 1:08 PM PT

U.S. stocks tumbled, extending the biggest slump for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since 2008’s bear market, amid concern that a downgrade of the nation’s credit rating by S&P may worsen an economic slowdown.

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Monday, August 8, 2011 – 02:25 p.m.

The latest disclosure filings by San Bernardino County’s public employee unions reflects a continued build-up of political action money from last years levels.

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Monday, August 8, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the sovereign credit rating of the United States was a long time coming.

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Monday, August 8, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

The stock of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) hit the skids once again this morning, falling below the $7 per share level.

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Kari Verjil

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s new elections chief is facing an ironic twist.

Kari Verjil took over as registrar of voters in February after serving as the top elections official in San Bernardino County.

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MountainNews Editorial: Making the Mountain Whole

Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:52 am

Mountain residents have yet another opportunity to travel down to the Covington Chambers at the county government center to make their voices heard on the supervisorial redistricting process.

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The Sun: As crisis looms, USPS is working to stay solvent

Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/07/2011 09:47:19 PM PDT

The U.S. Postal Service is sinking quickly, but there is no shortage of proposals and options being considered to rescue it.

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The Sun: Study rips prison funding

Some counties pick up bill for others
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/07/2011 09:47:18 PM PDT

San Bernardino and Alameda counties may be statistically similar in terms of crime rate, but officials in San Bernardino send twice as many to prison and the county uses more state corrections money than its Bay Area counterpart, according to a new policy report.

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DailyBulletin: Deadlines loom for local races

Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 08/07/2011 09:48:18 PM PDT

Candidates interested in running for a handful of open seats on local government boards have less than a week to submit the proper paperwork.

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