Archive for February 8th, 2015

InlandPolitics: Barack Obama and Terrosim

Barack Obama - Islamic Terrorism

Sunday, February 8, 2015 – 12:00 p.m.

A little humor, sent from a reader, that drives home a valid point.

How can you fight something when you won’t acknowledge what it is?

InlandPolitics: Murder-for-hire case green lighted for trial

Scales of Justice

Sunday, February 8, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

The long-awaited punitive damages trial for Plaintiff Leonard Epps has been set for April 13, 2015.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times
By Yuval Rosenberg
February 6, 2015 1:15 PM

The U.S. job market is, to use a technical term, really hot.

January saw non-farm payrolls jump by a better-than-expected 257,000, and data revisions lifted the totals for the prior two months by 147,000 more. Over the last three months, the economy added more than a million jobs, the strongest pace of labor market growth since 1997.

Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015 – 11:04 PM
By Cathy Burke

The 5.6 percent unemployment rate being trumpeted by the White House, Wall Street and the media is a “big lie,” the head of the Gallup polling firm says.

Read the rest of this entry »

NYTimes: Anchors Aweigh

Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd
Sunday Review | Op-Ed Columnist
February 7, 2015

WASHINGTON — THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.

NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.

Read the rest of this entry »

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/06/15, 8:30 PM PST | Updated: 1 day ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> No, Councilman Benito Barrios said after picking up his phone on the first ring, he’s not trying to avoid the law or anyone else.

Read the rest of this entry »

California PUC

By Jaxon Van Derbeken
Published 4:29 pm, Saturday, February 7, 2015

When it came to ethics, Mike Florio once boasted to the state Senate: “I walk the walk as well as talk the talk.”

Read the rest of this entry »

SacBee: Opinion: Huge stakes in spending on politics

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
02/08/2015 12:01 AM

Something north of $400 million was spent in California last year on campaigns for statewide and legislative offices, and for or against state ballot measures.

Read the rest of this entry »

SFChronicle: Eric Holder’s sorry sense of justice

Debra J. Saunders

By Debra J. Saunders
Saturday, February 7, 2015 – Updated 3:43 pm

Thursday morning’s “Building community trust” roundtable discussion in Oakland with Attorney General Eric Holder, local law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders was designed to “build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.” After brief remarks, Holder and company dismissed the press corps.

Read the rest of this entry »

B-2 Stealth Bomber

A B-2 stealth bomber is parked at a Northrop Grumman facility in the Antelope Valley. Northrop could build parts of the company’s proposed Long-Range Strike Bomber in Palmdale. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

By Melody Petersen
February 8, 2015

The Pentagon is poised to spend billions to build a new stealth bomber, a top secret project that could bring hundreds of jobs to the wind-swept desert communities in Los Angeles County’s northern reaches.

Read the rest of this entry »