Archive for November 17th, 2015

World Logistics Center

They file 48,000 signatures for ballot measures to fight challenges to the proposed World Logistics Center warehouse complex.

Published: Nov. 16, 2015 – Updated: 10:23 p.m.

Supporters of the World Logistics Center turned in about 48,000 signatures Monday for three ballot initiatives aimed at thwarting legal challenges to a 40.6 million-square-foot warehouse complex that would transform the city’s eastern side.

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

The Sun: San Bernardino approves outsourcing with Burrtec

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/17/15 – 12:42 AM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After years of uncertainty going back at least to the first month of bankruptcy when the city started moving forward with outsourcing its refuse services, 72 city employees learned Monday night who their new employer will be: Burrtec.

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Published: Nov. 16, 2015 – 8:18 p.m.

  • Eastvale voted to sue Riverside County on a 5-0 vote Monday night, Nov. 16.

The Eastvale City Council announced Monday night, Nov. 16, that it intends to file a lawsuit against Riverside County involving a bill that provided for debt relief for Riverside County’s newest cities.

To read article by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris this month submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court encouraging it to “allow public universities to consider race as one factor among many in admissions decisions.” (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)


Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
November 16, 2015

  • 1996 measure outlawed affirmative action for college, government actions
  • Issue now before U.S. Supreme Court as it considers Texas case
  • State attorney general urges court to uphold affirmative action, despite her state’s stance

Proposition 209, passed by California voters in 1996, bars race, ethnicity or gender preferences in hiring, college admissions and other governmental actions.

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Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
November 16, 2015

  • Statement comes after Paris violence prompts backlash
  • Numerous U.S. governors push back on resettlement plan
  • Brown pledges ‘everything in our power to protect the people of our state’

Breaking with other governors who have warned that admitting Syrian refugees would undermine American security, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday advocated preserving “America’s traditional role as a place of asylum” but stressed the need for thorough vetting.

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Though CalPERS has acknowledged private equity’s problems, including high fees and murky disclosure, its record of generating higher returns over time than it does in public stocks has made it an indispensable part of the portfolio, officials said.

Dean Starkman Dean Starkman
November 16, 2015

The nation’s largest public pension fund would have endured lower returns and higher volatility over the years had it not invested in private equity, even with its high fees and added risks, experts testified Monday.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles is hoping the coming rains expected from El Niño will help alleviate some of the damage of the drought. (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images)

Rong-Gong Lin II and Shelby Grad
November 16, 2015

As experts continue to predict a wet winter because of El Niño, California officials continue to take a cautious approach when it comes to easing water conservation measures amid the state’s four-year drought.

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By Jeff Parsons
November 16, 2015 – 12:54

The global hacktivist group has threatened to intercept and close down ISIS online communications and accounts

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The Fiscal Times

By Eric Pianin
November 16, 2015

First, the administration revealed that enrollments for Obamacare next year will barely hit 10 million, far below previous projections.

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