Archive for March 10th, 2012

DailyBulletin: Races set for June 5 open-primary election

Benjamin Demers, Staff Writer
Created: 03/09/2012 01:56:43 PM PST

Dozens of local candidates for Congress, state Senate and Assembly, and supervisorial districts returned nomination papers to county Registrar of Voters in time for Friday’s deadline to run in the June 5 primary election.

In a change from years past, all candidates will be on one ballot, regardless of political affiliation. The top two vote-getters – even if from the same party – will advance to the general election Nov. 6.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/09/2012 06:11:54 PM PST

LOMA LINDA – The deadline to run for City Council in the June 5 election passed Friday without Councilman Stan Brauer filing for reelection.

His failure to file extends the filing period to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Three candidates have filed for the three council seats up for election.

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SacBee: California sales taxes show evidence of recovery

Published: Saturday, Mar. 10, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

The Board of Equalization on Friday estimated that taxable sales in California rose 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 from the same period of 2010.

The estimate was based on early calculations of cash receipts. It provides fresh evidence that the state’s economy is strengthening.

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On politics in the Golden State
March 9, 2012 | 5:05 pm

Assemblyman Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) said Friday that he will not pursue a legislative vote to remove Daniel W. Richards from the state Fish and Game Commission for killing a mountain lion during a hunting trip to Idaho.

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By Marc Lifsher
March 9, 2012, 11:53 a.m.

California’s unemployment rate in January fell below 11% for the first time in nearly three years.

The percentage of jobless workers fell to 10.9% from a revised 11.2% in December, based on a household survey.

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