Cortes

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 11:20 a.m.

Grand Terrace residents ejected a polarizing figure from their city council Tuesday night.

Council member Bertha ‘Bea’ Cortes only pulled just under 18% of the vote in a field of four.

She came in last place.

A large contingent of the community sought to oust Cortes, who was accused of dirty politics in the prosecution of former city council member Jim Miller.

Another sore spot with Grand Terrace residents was Cortes’ continuous flaunting of her close relationship with San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.