Archive for March 10th, 2014

The Sun: San Bernardino charter reform proposal on council agenda with changes

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 03/09/14, 7:29 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Mayor Carey Davis has substantially changed his proposal for a committee to review a city charter that he says badly needs reform after considering a counter-proposal by Councilman John Valdivia, but a copy of Valdivia’s proposal will not be included when the City Council meets Tuesday to vote on whether to form the committee.

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Covered California

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 03/09/14, 8:58 PM PDT |

Registration numbers for Covered California in San Bernardino County soared in a report recently issued by Covered California.

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VVDailyPress: Barstow project carries some risk


City could be on hook for $1.5 million if proposal falls apart
March 09, 2014 4:54 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

BARSTOW • City leaders plan to meet with Gov. Jerry Brown’s office later this month regarding a proposed $1.5 billion aluminum production facility that the developer says could create at least 2,000 highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.

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By David Siders
Published: Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 – 12:08 am
Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 – 7:42 am

LOS ANGELES — As California Democrats decamped from their annual convention and dispersed from Los Angeles on Sunday, they looked ahead to the year’s elections from a deep-seated position of strength: They have been holding every statewide office and a supermajority in the Legislature, and challenges to the party’s highest-profile candidates, including Gov. Jerry Brown, are marginal at best.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, March 10, 2014

A superior court judge last week said he plans to uphold a key part of a new state law that curbs ‘spiking’ in county retirement systems, notorious for giving retirees pensions that are much higher than the salaries they earned on the job.

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