Archive for December 11th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County set to impose 14% cut on SEBA bargaining unit

Sunday, December 11, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

The San Bernardno County Board of Supervisors is set to impose a hefty pay cut on the Specialized Peace Officers Unit. A represented by the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA).

A cut of 14%.

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The known northern boundary of the plume of chromium 6 contamination in Hinkley grew one-mile in a year, according to the Lahontan Water Board. In the third quarter of 2010, the plume was touching Thompson Road. This year’s third-quarter map shows the plume slightly north of Sonoma Street (Click for a closer look at the official map documents)
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer

Posted: 12/10/2011 02:15:51 PM PST

HINKLEY – The plume of chromium 6 contamination in this unincorporated community eight miles west of Barstow has leaped a mile in a year, according to maps released by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Traditionally the plume has migrated about a foot per day, said Lisa Dernbach, senior engineering geologist with the water board.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Challenges await new city manager


Published: 10 December 2011 04:05 PM

For new Riverside City Manager Scott Barber, becoming head of the state’s 12th largest city in tough economic times will mean filling some key positions, pushing a smaller-scale public works “renaissance,” and facing a potential budget shortfall of several million dollars.

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DailyBulletin: OpEd: Tax break that protects taxpayer

State Senator Bob Huff

Sen. Bob Huff
Created: 12/10/2011 06:07:36 AM PST

I do believe that California can take positive steps to help lure new business and jobs to California. I also believe we pass some bad laws in California that do exactly the opposite. Our regulatory climate is nothing to brag about. California is routinely ranked as one of the worst states to do business in, which tells me that we can do a much better job.

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DailyBulletin: Occupy groups meet in Ontario

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 12/10/2011 06:21:49 PM PST

ONTARIO – Occupy groups from across San Bernardino County gathered with signs Saturday in front of a Bank of America to push for reform of a system they say is no longer addressing the concerns of most Americans.

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DailyBulletin: Anti-Walmart activists target city permits

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 12/10/2011 10:02:09 PM PST

ONTARIO – For the past few years the city has extended building permits and development plans set to expire in an effort to assist developers, landowners and businesses during the recession.

The move has become standard in other cities trying to stave off the effects of the economic downturn.

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Repairs driving up price
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/10/2011 06:07:27 AM PST

Significant water rate hikes in San Bernardino and Los Angeles County cities since the beginning of the year has caused many angry ratepayers to speak up.

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December 10, 2011 2:21 PM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • When San Bernardino County launched a videoconferencing facility here in September, residents gained the ability to deliver live comments during Board of Supervisors meetings without driving to San Bernardino.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Hospital smoking ban defeated


Published: 10 December 2011 05:36 PM

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center won’t be joining other hospitals in banning smoking on its grounds, at least for now.

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Congressman Joe Baca


Published: 09 December 2011 08:13 PM

WASHINGTON — Seeking to improve an education system he says is failing Indian country, Inland Rep. Joe Baca introduced legislation this week to overhaul the nation’s tribal schools.

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Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders
Sunday, December 11, 2011

Imagine a democracy in which key players are committed to making sure that duly-enacted laws don’t work. These players slow things down. They hire confederates who also want to sabotage the system. Then they shrug and claim that, while they want to enforce the law, success is impossible and, besides, prohibitively expensive.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Demography, it’s been said, is destiny – a society’s age cohorts, genders, ethnicities, income distributions, home ownership and education levels, and other characteristics determine its place in the larger scheme of things.

While California’s demographics are always changing, we are now experiencing one of our periodic, destiny-changing evolutions:

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