Archive for March, 2019

Judge David Cohn has denied a request for preliminary injunctions to be issued against several approved applicants

By Brian Whitehead | | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 29, 2019 at 5:29 pm | Updated: March 30, 2019 at 12:04 am

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge denied a request to halt San Bernardino’s licensing of commercial cannabis businesses alleged to be out of compliance with city law or the general plan.

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Daily Press: Holland says fellow Councilman behind recall

By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: Mar 10, 2019 at 5:41 AM

HESPERIA — Mayor Pro Tem Bill Holland and real estate broker Bill Jensen chastised Councilman Jeremiah Brosowske at a recent City Council meeting for allegedly taking part in a recall effort against Holland.

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A preliminary injunction hearing concerning a suit against the city is scheduled for later in March

By Brian Whitehead | | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm | Updated: March 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge lifted temporary restraining orders imposed last week against seven commercial cannabis businesses recently approved by San Bernardino city leaders.

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Stephanie Smith is the self-proclaimed largest cannabis landlord in California and has become a major advocate for the industry.

By Joe Nelson | and Brian Whitehead | | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm | Updated: March 8, 2019 at 1:18 am

  • Police found $200,000 in cash and thousands of opioids stashed in Stephanie Smith’s house, but she has explanations

They found heaps of cash, $200,000 in all, concealed everywhere — in a green metal ammunition box hidden under a step, stuffed inside a paint can, in a shoe box, and in a Dodgers duffel bag crammed into a propane BBQ grill.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris of California seeks support at a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas.Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle

Joe Garofoli
March 6, 2019
Updated: March 6, 2019 – 4:53 p.m.

LAS VEGAS — Even at this early stage in the presidential race, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has hit upon a crowd-pleasing proposal: Give a $500 monthly tax credit to families earning less than $100,000.

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By Wes Venteicher
March 04, 2019 10:16 AM,
Updated March 04, 2019 06:47 PM

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld a pension law that stripped a retirement perk from public employees, issuing a narrow ruling that sidestepped a bigger question about whether employers can reduce pension benefits for current workers.

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The beaches of Maui are a popular destination for California lawmakers. (Irene Lechowitzky)

By Patrick McGreevy and Taryn Luna
Mar 05, 2019 | 12:45 PM

| Sacramento

California lawmakers were showered with more than $810,000 in gifts last year, many from powerful interest groups lobbying the state who handed out concert and professional sports tickets, spa treatments, gourmet dinners and trips to a dozen countries, new state reports show.

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The new sheriff, who took office in January, is on a hiring spree to make up for what he describes as his predecessor’s failings

By Jeff Horseman | | The Press-Enterprise
Published: March 4, 2019 at 6:00 am | Updated: March 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

For years, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff said shrinking budgets imposed on him by the Board of Supervisors made it hard to put as many deputies on the street as he would have liked, particularly in unincorporated communities.

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The Sun: San Bernardino sued again over commercial cannabis licensing process

Companies who have filed suit want a light shined on the city’s four-phase selection process

By Brian Whitehead | | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 1, 2019 at 2:57 pm | Updated: March 1, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Another denied applicant has sued San Bernardino over the city’s embattled commercial cannabis licensing process, calling greater attention to alleged illegal acts by those in charge of the whole operation.

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