Archive for August 19th, 2011

The PE: SB COUNTY: Judge dismisses part of Colonies case

By PE News
August 19, 2011 11:25 AM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge dismissed the majority of charges against Rancho Cucamonga businessman Jeff Burum this morning, handing a major blow to prosecutors in the Colonies bribery case.

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White House tells federal agencies to propose budget cuts of 10 percent or more for 2013

Alan Fram, Associated Press
On Friday August 19, 2011, 7:55 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a microcosm of the budget battling that has consumed Congress all year: The Obama administration wants federal agencies to save money while Republicans push for additional savings to take a substantial bite out of the government’s towering pile of IOUs.

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Reports: Bank of America to ax more than 10,000 jobs, cuts of 3,500 planned for this quarter

The Associated Press, On Friday August 19, 2011, 3:25 am EDT

Bank of America Corp. is cutting 3,500 employees this quarter and working on restructuring plans that will ax several thousand more jobs, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported citing people familiar with the situation.

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The PE: Inland Candidates for Nov. 8 Election

11:26 PM PDT on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Candidates for city councils, school boards and special districts have until 5 p.m. Friday to file candidacy papers for the Nov. 8 election. If incumbents do not return candidacy papers by the deadline, the filing period will be extended five days to Aug. 17 for nonincumbents. The following are the districts where at least one candidate has qualified:

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Planning director hired

By PE News
August 18, 2011 5:34 PM

San Bernardino County today announced the hiring of a former Merced County official as its new planning director.

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The Sun: Grocers, unions prepare for strike vote

By Andrew Edwards Staff Writer
Posted: 08/18/2011 03:39:32 PM PDT

Two supermarket chains – Albertsons and Vons – are taking applications for temporary workers as grocers and their employees wait for the outcome of a strike authorization vote scheduled to begin today.

A strike would affect grocers, workers and shoppers across Southern California.

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The Sun: 13 run for San Bernardino school board

By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 08/18/2011 06:51:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Thirteen candidates are running for four seats on the school board.

That includes three incumbents – Teresa Parra Craig, Lynda Savage and Elsa Valdez – and the challengers who say the seven-seat San Bernardino City Unified school board needs to change course dramatically.

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By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer
Created: 08/18/2011 05:37:08 PM PDT

FONTANA – The Fontana Unified School District restored personnel and services to the tune of about $6.5 million this week.

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VVDailyPress: Proposed Hesperia fire tax debated

Ballot statements on controversial ‘Measure F’ released
August 18, 2011 3:50 PM
Beau Yarbrough
Staff Writer

HESPERIA • The City Council is divided over a proposed $85 parcel tax to support the Hesperia Fire District, and their disagreement will be on full display for voters in November.

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VVDailyPress: More Hinkley wells found contaminated

Area north of chromium 6 ‘plume’ shows elevated toxins
August 18, 2011 9:06 AM
Staff Writer

HINKLEY • Recent tests show elevated levels of chromium 6 in a dozen monitoring wells north of the contaminated Hinkley plume, with one well registering more than three times what’s considered a safe amount of the heavy metal.

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Hospital may close unless deal seals
August 18, 2011 9:02 AM
Tomoya Shimura
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Hospital administrators, doctors and labor union members were among those who made comments on the proposed sale of Victor Valley Community Hospital during Wednesday’s public hearing by the California Attorney General’s office.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 18, 2011

Individual Republican Assembly members began releasing their current office budgets Thursday in the wake of a call by the GOP caucus for the Assembly to make them public for all members.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalSTRS, billions of dollars under water, was dubbed a “high risk” problem for California by the state auditor Thursday.

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