Archive for March 7th, 2013

ontario airport

Thursday, March 7, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Is the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) established to capture control of Ontario International Airport (OIA) a publicity stunt, or hapless thinking?

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Norma Torres+Bill Emmerson

Assemblywoman Norma Torres, D-Pomona, and state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands. (Contributed Image)

March 06, 2013; 03:55 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California lawmakers received more than $50,000 in gifts and travel from businesses, unions, and other groups in 2012, according to recently filed economic disclosure documents.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino City Hall

San Bernardino City Hall. (Sun file photo)

By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/06/2013 11:13:27 AM PST

PDF: San Bernardino EDA asset transfer review report

Special section: San Bernardino

State Controller John Chiang on Wednesday rejected San Bernardino’s last-ditch gambit to transfer $108million from its defunct Redevelopment Agency to a group composed largely of city officials to avoid losing the money when the state abolished redevelopment agencies.

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Liset.Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/06/2013 07:50:18 PM PST
Updated: 03/06/2013 09:19:54 PM PST

ONTARIO – A city councilman is calling for some civility after Councilman Paul Vincent Avila made some critical remarks about an opponent for the 32nd state Senate District seat at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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City manager: Victorville ‘showing fiscal solvency’
March 06, 2013 7:28 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The city’s manager declared Wednesday that Victorville is on its way to fiscal solvency a day after the council voted to use part of a recent $54 million court settlement to pay internal debts.

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The increases average more than 11% for about 47,000 individual and small-business policyholders. State insurance regulators had found them unreasonable.

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2013, 4:56 p.m.

Despite objections from regulators, health insurers Blue Shield of California and Aetna Inc. are proceeding with double-digit rate increases that state officials said were unreasonable.

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