Thursday, May 31, 2012 – 08:00 a.m.

The sign flap involving San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors candidate and Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos could have evolved out of another issue.

The story, which was covered on this blog yesterday, has generated morphing explanations from the Ramos campaign and Sheriff’s Department.

And that’s never a good sign.

The perimeter fence to a vacant lot, where 8th Congressional District candidate Ryan McEachron’s campaign placed the sign in question, is apparently owned by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

The property, located in the city of Highland and a few miles from the actual San Manuel Reservation, is surrounding the former base housing area of the now-shuttered Norton Air Force Base.

The Tribe acquired the property years ago and currently has a deal to co-develop the site with Majestic Realty sometime in the future.

In sounds like Ramos, who has plastered the Highland, San Bernardino and Redlands communities with his own signs, seems to want everything his way.