Friday, February 18, 2011 – 08:20 a.m.

A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge, on Wednesday, denied a motion for stay of proceedings filed by the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) over the release of pension information on county retirees.

Last year, The Press-Enterprise newspaper filed a public records request seeking a list of all pension recipients who receive annual payments of $90,000 or greater.

SBCERA refused to comply and the matter wound up in court.

SBCERA fought the request, even though other courts throughout the state have ruled the data is public record.

Expect colorful stories from the newspaper coming soon to a news stand near you.