Archive for September 21st, 2012

InlandPolitics: Unemployment claims remain high

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Weekly first-time jobless claims continue to remain stubbornly high in September.

Thursdays report of last weeks claims fell 3,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 382,000.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 11:00 p.m.

Former U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larsen has been named lawyer of the year by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association.

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James Penman is accused of threatening to contract out trash pick-up because he didn’t get a donation


Published: 20 September 2012 06:58 PM
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A San Bernardino city labor union filed a complaint with the state Public Employment Relations Board accusing City Attorney James Penman of threatening to contract out the Refuse Department because the union didn’t contribute to his re-election campaign.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT

San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved this morning a proposal from a Spanish-language broadcasting company that wants to erect a radio tower above Wildwood Canyon State Park in Yucaipa.

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A new breed of prospectors — banks, insurers, utility companies — are receiving billions in subsidies while taxpayer and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it’s a rip-off.

By Evan Halper, Ralph Vartabedian and Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2012, 5:08 p.m.

Driven by the Obama administration’s vision of clean power and energy independence, the rush to build large-scale solar plants across the Southwest has created an investors’ dream in the desert.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Friday, Sep. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A campaign finance measure on the November ballot is trailing among likely California voters, according to a new survey, although a sizable percentage remain undecided as dueling campaigns head into their final weeks.

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Published: September 20, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown of California announced when he came into office last year that he had found an alarming $28 billion “wall of debt” looming over the state, which had to be dismantled.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Sep. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

When Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature fashioned the 2012-13 budget, their evident goal was to persuade voters to finance it by enacting new sales and incomes taxes at the Nov. 6 election.

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