Archive for August 21st, 2013

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Charter overhaul proposed


August 20, 2013; 06:15 PM

San Bernardino County voters may be asked to overhaul the 101-year-old charter that outlines how county government operates.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

You're Fired

By Staff report
Posted: 08/20/13, 10:16 PM PDT | Updated: 10 hrs ago

Former Fontana Mayor Mark Nuaimi was fired Tuesday night from his position as town manager of Yucca Valley, according to a news release from Town Clerk Lesley Copeland.

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By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 08/20/13, 4:07 PM PDT |

The Redlands Area Democratic Club will host a forum for Democratic candidates to express their views on policy issues as they attempt to oust Republican Gary Miller from his 31st District seat in 2014.

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By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/20/13, 2:25 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago

RIALTO >> The city’s code enforcement department has given an Orange County developer until the end of the month to remove weeds and dead trees from the former El Rancho Verde Golf Course,

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By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 – 12:05 am

Fans of nibbling shrimp, sipping wine and mingling with the powerful are in luck right now – if they’ve got at least $1,000 to drop.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

When Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark overhaul of school finance – aimed at shifting more money into educating poor and English-learner students – was making its way through the Legislature this year, a big issue was whether the extra funds should go to school districts or the schools with large concentrations of the targeted kids.

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LATimes: On San Onofre, Edison is trying to pull a fast one

Don’t be fooled by Edison’s PR push. It is shareholders, not ratepayers, who should pay for the utility’s massive screw-up at its San Onofre nuclear plant.

By Michael Hiltzik
August 20, 2013, 6:23 p.m.

If you love political campaigns, you should be grateful to Southern California Edison. That’s because it has already started its campaign to get you to pay for its egregious blunder in wrecking its San Onofre nuclear plant.

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Health insurance premiums rise 4% for family plans and 5% for individual plans in 2013, outpacing inflation and wage growth.

By Noam N. Levey and Marina Villeneuve
August 20, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON — American workers and their employers saw another rise in health insurance premiums this year, as the total cost of employer-provided health benefits ticked up 4% for family plans and 5% for individual plans, according to a closely watched national survey.

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