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2010-12-09 18:36:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Victorville recovers virtually all damages incurred from the failed Foxborough Cogeneration Power Plant in which Carter and Burgess acted as the Design Engineer, Owner's Engineer and Construction Manager. The $52.1 Million Verdict included a first time Breach of Fiduciary Duty verdict against a California engineering firm. Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner & Senet LLP ('GGLTS') one of California's top Construction Law Firms led the...

2009-07-01 10:09:00

Population Getting Closer to Pre-Katrina Levels WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The population of New Orleans grew 8.2 percent in 2008, faster than any other large city in the U.S., according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July 1, 2008, the population of New Orleans was 311,853, up from 210,768 in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina, but still below the pre-hurricane level of 484,674 based on the 2000 Census. (Logo:...

2009-03-15 17:59:26

This year could set a record for the number of planes being stored in the United States rather than being flown, experts say. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that aircraft boneyards across the nation are filling up with jetliners that airlines no longer need amid declining ridership. The newspaper said airlines are grounding planes at a rate not seen since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif., which was formerly George Air...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

By Lauren McSherry Following the vote by Congress to pass the roughly $700 billion bailout plan Friday, a number of local representatives issued statements seeking to explain and justify their votes to the public. Among them was Rep. Joe Baca, a Democrat from San Bernardino, who on Monday voted against the first iteration of the bill. On Friday, he voted in favor of the legislation. Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, issued a statement saying he voted for Friday's bill for a number of...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

By Lauren McSherry Following the vote by Congress to pass the roughly $800 billion bailout plan Friday, a number of local representatives issued statements seeking to explain and justify their votes to the public. Among them was Rep. Joe Baca, a Democrat from San Bernardino, who on Monday voted against the first iteration of the bill. On Friday, he voted in favor of the legislation. Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, issued a statement saying he voted for Friday's bill for a number of...

2008-10-03 03:00:30

The city of Fontana will hold a four-week "Job Development and Retention" class at 7p.m. Tuesdays beginning Nov. 18. The class is open to the public, ages 15 and older, and costs $40. Course instruction will include job development, job retention and the proper completion of job applications. The class will be held at the Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center, 15556 Summit Ave. Information: (909) 428-8360, ext. 226, or www.fontanarecreation.org. Ontario Reign to launch ticket...

2008-09-23 15:00:34

VICTORVILLE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Alliance for Healthy Communities is hosting a High Desert Health Summit on Friday, October 10th, 2008 beginning at 8am with check in at 7:30am. Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group is partnering with NAFHC to promote and participate in this local event. A complimentary full breakfast will be served. Local business leaders from within the High Desert communities of Victorville, Apple Valley and Hesperia will meet to discuss...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By Lauren McSherry As the state wrestles with what could be a years-long water crisis, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi had some grave words for public officials from across San Bernardino County on Thursday. He told them that the county's plentiful underground water supplies will need to be shared with the rest of California in the future. "We're going to have to be a community to solve this problem," Garamendi said at the second annual San Bernardino County Water Conference held in Ontario. "We...

2008-08-04 12:01:17

By Tom Risen, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Aug. 4--VICTORVILLE -- A growing number of gas station owners are using a loophole to charge one price for cash payment and another for credit cards, San Bernardino County officials said. Though charging more for credit cards is illegal, some stations advertise cash as a discount, according to Angela Godwin, deputy commissioner and deputy sealer fo r t h e D e -- partment of Ag riculture, Weights and Measures. " I t ' s i l l e -- gal for...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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