Archive for October 30th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Did Stater Bros. receive sweetheart deal at SBIA?

Sunday, October 30, 2011 – 12:01 p.m.

Did Stater Bros. Markets land a sweetheart deal at San Bernardino International Airport?

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Budget news remains grim


Published: 29 October 2011 05:12 PM

Riverside County has a new interim top executive, but the budget news remains the same: The county still faces an $80 million gap for next fiscal year.

In his first budget report to supervisors as interim county executive officer, Larry Parrish said he wished he could offer better news.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Ward 7 runoff in home stretch


Published: 29 October 2011 04:19 PM

Riverside’s Ward 7 councilman and his runoff opponent have about a week and a half left to get their messages out to voters.

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Groups in Fontana, Redlands and Riverside consider forming larger “Occupy Inland Empire”
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 10/28/2011 11:46:43 PM PDT

Occupy Wall Street-inspired groups that have been meeting for the past several weeks to protest economic inequity in Fontana, Redlands and Riverside are considering meeting as a larger, single “Occupy Inland Empire” group, participants said.

Such a consolidated effort would help generate greater awareness for the cause, group members said.

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The Sun: Polling places decrease for 2011 election

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/26/2011 01:23:03 PM PDT

San Bernardino County voters will see fewer polling places on Election Day.

County election officials are consolidating the number of precincts because of low turnout at some locations.

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By Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 10/29/2011 09:48:25 PM PDT

POMONA – The city isn’t through the first half of the fiscal year, but the staff has begun preparing City Council members for possible cuts in their 2012-2013 budget.

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VVDailyPress: State seeks to block VVCH rescue plan

Attorney general nixes option to keep hospital open
October 29, 2011 9:15 PM
Don Holland, Editor

VICTORVILLE • The state Attorney General’s office is seeking to block a stop-gap financing plan for beleaguered Victor Valley Community Hospital — a move hospital officials say puts 500 local jobs on the line and more than one-third of hospital beds on the brink of closure.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Matt Cate, secretary of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, may have the toughest job in state government. His mandate: overseeing a massive downsizing of the $10 billion agency by shifting some prison and parole tasks to counties.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Jerry Brown occupied with his pension plan

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Columnist
Saturday, October 29, 2011

He was Oakland’s mayor for eight years and has lived there for more than a decade, but Gov. Jerry Brown has had nothing to say about the Occupy Oakland protests that have been roiling the city and attracting international attention.

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SacBee: Calif. cities take pension reform to the ballot

Associated Press
Published: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 – 8:39 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 – 5:45 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — San Francisco’s public pension system took a beating during the recession, which has left it carrying a hefty unfunded liability for its 26,000 current and 28,000 retired employees. The city’s pension obligation is growing by $100 million a year, leaving less funding for police and fire protection, park maintenance and health services for the needy.

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Confidential Sheriff’s Department memos focused on force at Men’s Central Jail, an aging downtown Los Angeles facility that Sheriff Lee Baca has said should be torn down and replaced. (Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press / September 28, 2011)

By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
October 29, 2011, 9:25 p.m.

Nearly two years before Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged that jailer brutality was a problem, his command staff raised alarms about excessive force used on inmates in the nation’s largest jail system, according to confidential memos reviewed by The Times.

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AP Personal Finance Writer
Published: Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 – 3:39 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 – 5:41 pm

NEW YORK — Chase and Wells Fargo are joining the list of banks that won’t be charging customers to use their debit cards, as the backlash over Bank of America’s planned $5 monthly fee continues.

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