Archive for January 12th, 2014

The PE: TRANSPORTATION: Fast buses in Inland Empire’s future

Sbx Bus Line

Stations for the bus rapid transit line are spaced about a mile apart on the the 15.7-mile route. (Stan Lim/Photographer)

January 10, 2014; 08:46 PM

Construction is nearly finished on a $191.7 million bus rapid-transit line in San Bernardino that will carry with it the hope of an economic boost to a beleaguered city and the potential to be the first leg of a multi-county network.

To read story by David Olson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Carey DavisWendy McCammack

Carey Davis left. Wendy McCammack right.

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/10/14, 11:46 PM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Compared to the first debate earlier in the week, questions at the second mayoral forum between Wendy McCammack and Carey Davis focused more on helping young people succeed and creating a safer community, but both candidates used the opportunity to strengthen the narratives about themselves and their opponents that had been presented previously.

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Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

By Kristina Hernandez, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 01/10/14, 9:20 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> Former Rep. Jerry Lewis is stepping into his first big role after leaving public office in December 2012.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 – 12:12 am

California, it’s been said, is a microcosm of what the rest of the nation will be like a few decades hence.

If true, Los Angeles is a microcosm of what California will be like. And it’s not a pretty picture, as a blue-ribbon commission makes clear.

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Phil Mickelson

Golfer Phil Mickelson apologized after hinting he might leave California because of a jump in his tax rates. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kathleen Pender
Updated 10:26 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2014

When golfer Phil Mickelson hinted last January that he might leave California because of a big jump in his federal and state tax rates, it was met with such venom that he later apologized, saying it was insensitive to state his opinion publicly when people are living paycheck to paycheck.

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Chris Christie

Christie works to contain bridge scandal: The governor’s decision to oust Bill Stepien and Bridget Anne Kelly, aides implicated in the burgeoning scandal over George Washington Bridge lane closures, demonstrated the blunt force that Christie is willing to use to contain a crisis, even if it means exiling members of his innermost circle.

By Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
Sunday, January 12, 2014

The brash qualities that have made Chris Christie one of the fastest-rising stars in politics — and a putative Republican front-runner for the presidency in 2016 — are suddenly looming as the biggest threat to his future prospects.

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By Ariana Eunjung Cha
Sunday, January 12, 2014

When millions of health-insurance plans were canceled last fall, the Obama administration tried to be reassuring, saying the terminations affected only the small minority of Americans who bought individual policies.

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The Hill

By Alexander Bolton – 01/11/14 12:00 PM EST

Democratic senators are pleading with President Obama to abandon his proposal to trim Social Security benefits before it becomes a liability for them in the midterm elections.

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