Archive for November 4th, 2013

DailyBulletin: Lawyers meet with presiding judge about upcoming courts changes

Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/03/13, 8:27 PM PST |

Attorneys spoke to executive staff at the San Bernardino County Superior Court last week about alternatives to a planned reorganization that will have some people traveling farther distances for court cases.

But some attorneys weren’t happy with the discussion.

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Home Construction

New homes undergo construction recently in the Inland Empire. Although the number of area construction jobs aren’t predicted to return to pre-recession levels soon, state projections foresee growth in the coming years. photos by rick sforza — staff photographer

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/03/13, 7:07 PM PST |

The California Employment Development Department projects about 69,300 Inland Empire construction jobs in 2020, a number which analysts calculated based on historical trends.

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Health Insurance Rates

By Christopher Cadelago
Published: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 – 6:14 am

Hundreds of thousands of Californians who purchase their own health insurance are bracing to pay more for their plans, as the cost of the federal health care overhaul lands harder on middle-class customers.

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From left are Gap Chairman Bob Fisher, investor Charles Schwab and philanthropist Eli Broad. A state investigation found that the three were among donors who gave to groups that in turn gave to the campaigns against California’s Proposition 30 and Proposition 32. (Times Wire Services)

By Chris Megerian and Anthony York
November 3, 2013, 9:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem.

The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November’s election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn’t spend it in the final two months of the campaign without jeopardizing the anonymity he had promised his rich donors.

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Calpensions: CalPERS members live longer, may push up rates


By Ed Mendel
Monday, November 4, 2013

A new study shows CalPERS members are living longer. It’s the first step in a review of workforce changes and investment polices that could lead to higher contribution rates for employers and possibly employees.

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Deborah Persico was recently informed that her health insurance plan was being canceled. She learned that a similar plan will cost her much more. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Lena H. Sun
Published: November 3, 2013

Americans who face higher ­insurance costs under President Obama’s health-care law are angrily complaining about “sticker shock,” threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it.

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By Holly Yeager
Monday, November 4, 2013

Mitt Romney stepped up his attack on President Obama’s health reform program on Sunday, accusing the president of “fundamental dishonesty” that has “undermined the foundation of his second term.”

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 – 12:00 am

Los Angeles County is home to more than a quarter of California’s population, and nearly 60 percent of its residents are Latino.

However, just one of the county’s five supervisors is Latino, and Gloria Molina was elected to the board 22 years ago only because the U.S. Justice Department interceded in redistricting and declared that not creating a Latino seat would violate the Voting Rights Act.

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By Howard Mintz
Posted: 11/03/2013 04:19:57 PM PST | Updated: 35 min. ago

In the journalism world, Stephen Glass was a true villain, perhaps the most renowned fabricator in the profession’s history.

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NYTimes: Koch Group Has Ambitions in Small Races

Published: November 3, 2013

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Election seasons in this small eastern Iowa town are usually cordial affairs. But this year, a group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has changed that.

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