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Sunday, August 4, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this week. In case you missed it!

Cummings reportedly running for San Bernardino Mayor

Cliff Cummings, owner of Toyota of San Bernardino, is reportedly running for Mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino.

The news appears on The Press Enterprise newspapers blog website via a August 3, 2013, post by columnist Cassie MacDuff.

Cummings, a staunch republican, has toyed with the idea of running for political office in the past, once considering a run for Congress. But potential conflicts kept him on the sideline.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, if indeed Cummings does in fact take a shot. San Bernardino voters are famous for not paying attention to much of anything. Potential conflicts aside, he’ll definitely be an odds on favorite to make a February 2014 runoff election, if he runs a decent campaign.

Aguilar spices up Redlands Bowl performance

Mayor Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands), made it clear he’s running for Congress Friday night.

Aguilar showed up at the Redlands Bowl and made it clear to the audience that he really, really, really, supports the Bowl!

Pete comes across as a very nice fellow. But he’s shown in the past that he’s not that politically organized. It’s just hard imagining him knocking off gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

Riverside County Supervisors face stiff challengers next year

Riverside County Supervisor’s Marion Ashley, JohnBenoit and John Tavaglione have serious challengers next year.

The three incumbents face challengers with significant funds already raised.

To read more on The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.

NY Times sells Boston Globe for paltry $70 million

The New York Times has sold the Boston Globe to Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million.

A 93% loss from the 1993 purchase price of $1.1 billion.

Talk about ouch!