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Los Angeles Dodgers Bankruptcy - Frank McCourt blames MLB Commissioner

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(Best Syndication News) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which will allow the baseball team owners to deal with immediate finances. In a statement, Dodger owner, Frank McCourt, mentioned Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig as the reason the team had to file for chapter 11.

Selig did not approve a media transaction between the Los Angeles Dodgers and FOX network, which was a multibillion-dollar media rights transaction. If the MLB Commissioner approved of this, the Dodgers would have had access to hundreds of millions of dollars. The office of the MLB Commissioner rejected the proposed deal. The Dodgers have been trying for almost a year to get Selig to approve the media deal.

Local Representative Takes Aim at Jobs

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(Best Syndication News) Citing California’s high unemployment rate, Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) put forth HR 2295, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act, to assist those who are unemployed.

McKeon tells Best Syndication that the act is “fundamental to aiding in job creation and retention as it addresses the needs of the employer and the employee by seeking to adequately prepare job-seekers with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing job market.”

“Having over 14 million Americans currently unemployed and nearly 12% California unemployment has America in an extremely vulnerable position, which is why I consider the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act to be so pressing”, McKeon said.

Education Reform Praised by Both Sides

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(Best Syndication News) Our local congressman says that H.R. 2218 will improve the education system by giving local districts more control.

Lindsey Mask, spokesperson for Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), tells Best Syndication that the bill will modernize and streamline the federal Charter School Program.

The bill, Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act, is sponsored by Rep Hunter, Duncan (D-CA).

Medical Career Job Fair at Arrowhead Medical Center

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(Best Syndication News) The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will be holding their fourth annual Health Care Career Opportunities Fair Thursday (June 23, 2011). There will be booths and tours set up for people interested in a medical career.

This is a “mini job fair” by the National Youth Leadership Forum. Director of ARMC, Patrick Petre, will be on hand as an invited speaker.

The medical center is a teaching hospital. Spokesperson for the ARMC, Justine Rodriguez, tells Best Syndication that as a teaching hospital, “ARMC understands that some of today’s high school students will become tomorrow’s health care workers”.

Highway 330 Opens Permanently

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(Best Syndication News) Initially state officials thought it would take nearly a year to fix the roadway, but Caltrans has announced that Highway 330 is open permanently.

“I’m amazed at the speed and quality of the work here”, Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) tells Best Syndication. “Thinking back, the damage to the roadway in December was enormous.”

Heavy rain and snow storms eroded the ground below the popular mountain roadway. Officials thought repairs wouldn’t be finished until October, but by mid-June all repairs were finished.

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