Archive for April 3rd, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

It’s usually a good idea not to pound on one candidate too often.

It can give the wrong perception.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2012 09:46:02 AM PDT

The Inland Empire’ manufacturing sector has grown for three straight months, according to a Cal State San Bernardino survey. Shown here are Purchasing Managers Index scores from the past six months. Any number greàter than 50 signifies growth.

Inland Empire manufacturers “registered an impressive gain” in March as firms reported increases in production, new orders and even hiring.

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Point of View

Sen. Bill Emmerson
Created: 04/02/2012 09:14:27 AM PDT

Californians have made it clear that they support key reforms to our unsustainable public employee pension system. According to a recent poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California, 83 percent of Californians agree that our state’s pension problems must be addressed. With the average debt of both state and county pensions at $30,500 for each California household, it’s no wonder that an overwhelming majority of Californians are demanding reform.

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Developer Philip Anschutz is ready to write a check for a downtown stadium and a team if he can get a good deal with the NFL, his top executive says.


By Kate Linthicum and Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
April 2, 2012, 9:31 p.m.

Billionaire developer Philip Anschutz is committed to the idea of an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles and is willing to buy a team himself in order to make the deal work, his top executive said Monday.

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A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds an earlier ruling, rejecting the plaintiffs’ contention that the ban violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.


By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2012

Civil rights groups and aspiring minority college students have lost the latest bid to get the University of California to resume considering race in its admissions decisions.

Proposition 209 banned the state’s public universities from using racial preferences to increase the ranks of black, Latino and Native American students, and the 1996 voter initiative has already withstood several constitutional challenges.

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SFChronicle: Dems: Do as we say, not as we vote

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

“Who killed the debt deal?” read the New York Times Magazine as it hyped its Sunday cover story as a “Washington whodunit.”

Author Matt Bai explained that “some of Washington’s most connected Democrats and Republicans” didn’t know whose story to believe or what had been on the table after last summer’s “grand bargain” deficit-reduction negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner crumbled.

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