Archive for August 18th, 2013

InlandPolitics: GM departs from County employee union


Sunday, August 18, 2013 – 05:05 p.m.

It’s being first reported over at that San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) General Manager Bob Blough has departed.

A check of the Association’s website directory confirms Blough’s departure.

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InlandPolitics: Is real estate recovery a bubble?


Sunday, August 18, 2013 – 05:00 p.m.

Is the real estate recovery a liquidity-driven bubble?

It could be, especially in the residential single-family segment.

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Mark Nuaimi

Outgoing Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuaimi

By Mark Gutglueck
Friday, August 16, 2013

Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuaimi was placed on administrative leave August 14 by a unanimous vote of the city council during a specially called council meeting. Language used in making the move strongly implied Nuami would be terminated at the council’s next regularly scheduled meeting to be held Tuesday, August 20.

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Cliff Cummings

Toyota dealer Cliff Cummings’ much-anticipated candidacy for mayor was ended by FPPC opinion.

By Cassie MacDuff
August 17, 2013

Eleven people running for mayor of San Bernardino is a pretty broad field.

But when the list of candidates came out Wednesday, one name was missing.

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

UTSanDiego: Filner recall effort kicks into high gear

Recall proponents can begin circulating their petitions
By John Wilkens and Roxana Popescu
Aug. 17, 2013 – 6:19 p.m.

Barring any last-minute developments, Sunday is the day the clipboards get unleashed. People hoping to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner can begin circulating their petitions.

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By Michael Isikoff
NBC News National Investigative Correspondent

The owner of an encrypted email service used by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he has been threatened with criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret surveillance order to turn over information about his customers.

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Roll Call

By Kent Cooper Posted at 4:43 p.m. on Aug. 17

The House Financial Services Committee has been dubbed ‘The Cash Committee’ by the New York Times and today’s editorial highlights that interest groups donate more money to its members than to those of any other committee.

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