Archive for December 22nd, 2011

InlandPolitics: As usual, S.B. County can’t get stories straight

Thursday, December 22, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Once again San Bernardino County can’t line up its stories.

Or should we just say lies?

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FinancialTimes: US growth revised down for third quarter

Last updated: December 22, 2011 3:20 pm
By Johanna Kassel in New York

The US economy grew at a slower rate than initially thought in the third quarter after personal spending was less than expected, according to the final gross domestic product reading for the period.

The economy expanded at a rate of 1.8 per cent, the US Department of Commerce said on Thursday. The economy grew by 1.3 per cent in the second quarter.

The downward revision was mainly attributed to lower personal consumption.

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The Sun: Million Air to host State of County address

A Baby Grand Piano (Pictured) currently sits in the lobby at the publicly-funded Million Air Terminal

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/21/2011 07:01:53 PM PST

San Bernardino County will hold its annual State of the County Address in February at the Million Air jet refueling facility at San Bernardino International Airport, where federal agents served a search warrant in September.

County spokesman David Wert said the county held the event at Million Air this year to much success, and therefore decided it was the ideal location to hold it again.

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Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 12/21/2011 10:31:20 AM PST

A union representing San Bernardino County public- safety employees has agreed to labor terms proposed by an arbitrator in June that averts 14 percent pay and benefits cuts to certain employees, the county announced Wednesday.

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By Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson
ProPublica, Dec. 21, 2011, 3:38 p.m.

This spring, a group of California Democrats gathered at a modern, airy office building just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The meeting was House members only — no aides allowed — and the mission was seemingly impossible.

In previous years, the party had used its perennial control of California’s state Legislature to draw district maps that protected Democratic incumbents. But in 2010, California voters put redistricting in the hands of a citizens’ commission where decisions would be guided by public testimony and open debate.

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Carla Marinucci

Politics Blog
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By Carla Marinucci

California Democratic Party chair John Burton, asked moments ago for his comment about the new ProPublica story that contends Democrats here manipulated the state’s redistricting process, was pretty direct: “It’s complete bull…t, an absolute f…ing fabrication.”

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