Archive for February 7th, 2013

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: County’s claims tossed


February 06, 2013; 07:09 PM

A judge rejected San Bernardino County’s efforts to recoup $102 million paid in the Colonies settlement, throwing out its damage claims against three other agencies for an agreement he called “unconscionable, unlawful and sordid.”

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/06/2013 01:55:32 PM PST

Following county lawyers’ determination that Gil Navarro can’t legally serve on the county school board and San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Board, the school board voted to let him stay in the position at least until the state attorney general gives an opinion.

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By Andrew Edwards, Greg Mellen and Muhammed El-Hasan, Staff Writers
Posted: 02/06/2013 07:37:25 PM PST
Updated: 02/06/2013 09:21:18 PM PST

The U.S. Postal Service – burdened with a staggering amount of debt and obligations as well as the fact that fewer letters are mailed every year – will force millions of Americans to change their habits by canceling Saturday mail service.

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Calpensions: CalPERS projects $200 million state rate hike


By Ed Mendel
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Annual state pension payments to CalPERS are expected to increase $200 million to a total of $4 billion in July. But the rate may go higher as the powerful pension board takes a new look at its risks and policies.

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Capitol Weekly: Ann Ravel: In pursuit of transparency

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By Jim Cameron | 02/06/13 2:10 PM PST

Ann Ravel, California’s political watchdog, captured public attention in November when she squared off against an obscure but well-heeled group calling itself Americans for Social Responsibility.

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