Colton Crossing: A Model for Public-Private Partnerships

11/15/13 Inland Empire Outlook- First built in 1883, Colton Crossing historically is known as the site of one of the most heated railway construction conflicts of the 19th century, resulting in a personal confrontation between then California Governor Robert Waterman and the famed lawman Virgil Earp, an event that was later dubbed as “The Battle of the Crossing.” Read more...

Stuck in Second Gear



11/15/13 Inland Empire Outlook -  Five years after the housing-market collapse, the U.S. economy is on the mend but still remains far from normal by historical standards. Financial companies have been recovering slowly. After the crisis, many of them became more conservative in terms of borrowing and lending. Housing prices are rising, but millions of homes still.... Read more...

Raising Minimum Wage Means More Teens Out of Work

11/15/13 Inland Empire Outlook - The minimum wage in California will increase to $9/hour in July 2014, before rising further to $10/hour in January 2016. Until Governor Jerry Brown signed this legislation on September 25, 2013, a minimum wage increase was not on most people’s radar. State minimum wages prevail if they are above the national wage.Read more...