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Daily Press: 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood vows to build on record

Robert Lovingood

1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. (James Quigg, Daily Press) |

By Shea Johnson ,Staff Writer
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Posted:     May. 3, 2016 at 12:59 PM
Updated: May 3, 2016 at 5:27 PM

  • On core issues, incumbent touts progress; armed county workers idea being assessed

VICTORVILLE — County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has touted 2015 dips in overall crime and homelessness as two building blocks for his next four years should he win re-election.

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InlandPolitics: No county GOP endorsement for Lovingood

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San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 09:15 a.m.

First District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood received some bad news last night.

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InlandPolitics: First District contest is all about second place

Campaigns

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 10:00 p.m.

The race for the First District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is heating up as the June Primary approaches.

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Daily Press: On Lovingood’s record, a controlled attack

Tim Donnelly+Rick Roelle+Angela Valles

Tim Donnelly, Rick Roelle, and Angela Valles talk with each other during a break of the Hi-Desert Republican Women, Federated meeting at Spring Valley Lake on Tuesday. Valles and Roelle are married, yet running against each other in the 1st District Supervisor race. (James Quigg, Daily Press) |
Five Supervisor contenders pitch candidacy at luncheon

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted Apr. 27, 2016 at 7:21 AM
Updated at 7:22 AM

SPRING VALLEY LAKE — Former Apple Valley mayor Rick Roelle launched a controlled attack of San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s four-year term Tuesday, criticizing the incumbent’s record on public safety and special interest groups.

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Daily Press: County loses discrimination lawsuit

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Board of Supervisors’ lack of knowledge in county affairs part of the ‘culture,’ attorney says

By Matthew Cabe
Staff Writer
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Posted: Apr. 13, 2016 at 5:48 PM
Updated: April 14, 2016 at 8:43 AM

SAN BERNARDINO — A jury voted 11-1 Monday to award a former San Bernardino County Fire Department division chief more than $700,000 in damages related to an age discrimination case against the county and its fire department, according to the plaintiff’s attorneys.

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Daily Press: Attorney fees could top $1 million in jail expansion suit

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County Supervisors up legal services contract by $400K

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
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Posted Apr. 12, 2016 at 4:25 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — Attorney fees could rise above $1 million in the county’s lawsuit against the architectural and design firms of the High Desert Detention Center expansion in Adelanto, which was completed in February 2014 after falling nearly $29 million over budget.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/05/16 – 4:45 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County’s annual State of the County event is coming today to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, featuring panel discussions with economists and real estate investors on the prospects for economic growth in the Inland Empire.

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Daily Press: Certified state, county candidate lists released

Elections

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted Apr. 3, 2016 at 3:21 PM

The California Secretary of State and San Bernardino County Election’s office released their lists of certified candidates Friday, detailing the make-up of six pivotal local races. The lists show not much changed in recent weeks with the exception of some fringe candidates not qualifying for the ballot.

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Daily Press: Settlement terms reached in Dan’te Parker suits

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A settlement could be approved Tuesday in three civil cases brought against the county by different family members of Dante Parker, the former Daily Press employee who died in sheriff’s custody after being stunned with a Taser as many as 12 times in August 2014.

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted:    Mar. 14, 2016 at 8:58 AM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2016 at 2:59 PM

  • County Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to sign off

SAN BERNARDINO — The terms of a settlement agreed upon sometime after Feb. 9 could be approved Tuesday in three civil cases brought against the county and law enforcement officials by family members of Dan’te Parker, the former Daily Press pressman who died in sheriff’s custody after being stunned with a Taser as many as 12 times in August 2014.

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Elections 2016

By Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/12/16 – 7:48 PM PST |

After meeting Friday’s deadline for submitting nomination papers to county Registrar of Voters offices, scores of candidates seeking seats at the local, state and federal level are gearing up for the June 7 primary election.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: More signs of systemic failed leadership

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Saturday, February 21, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

When will it end?

Meaning when will taxpayers stop flipping the bill for failed leadership, bad management and poor oversight in San Bernardino County operations?

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Oscar Valdez

Oscar Valdez

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/18/16 – 12:42 AM PST |

Succeeding longtime San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker could be an intimidating prospect for some, but Oscar Valdez said he is ready to take the helm when Walker retires March 5.

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Daily Bulletin: New San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller to be named Wednesday

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Larry Walker, longtime San Bernardino County auditor-controller/ treasurer/ tax collector, is retiring March 4.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/16/16 – 6:55 PM PST |

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is expected to announce Wednesday a successor to longtime Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker, whose last day is March 4.

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InlandPolitics: Let the games begin. Election filing period arrives.

Elections 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Let the games begin.

The filing period for the California Primary Election, set for June 3, is officially open.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Dissension in paradise?

Paradise

Saturday, February 6, 2016 – 12:00 p.m.

There are new rumblings of political dissension at the San Bernardino County Government Center.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/20/16 – 8:18 PM PST |

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday appointed board chairman James Ramos and vice chairman Robert Lovingood to serve on a committee that will appoint a successor to Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker, who retires on March 5.

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InlandPolitics: Aguiar hire a smart move

Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has tapped Fred Aguiar to be his policy advisor.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s hiring of Fred Aguiar as his policy advisor is an intelligent move by the first-term politician.

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The Sun: Fred Aguiar joins County Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s staff

Fred Aguiar

Fred Aguiar

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/09/16 – 3:12 PM PST |

Longtime political heavyweight Fred Aguiar will join the staff of County Supervisor Robert Lovingood as senior policy adviser, Lovingood announced Friday.

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Daily Bulletin: Board votes to keep San Bernardino County CEO Greg Devereaux

Greg Devereaux

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has expressed “complete confidence” in Greg Devereaux and voted to retain him as county CEO. File Photo)

By Staff Reports
Posted: 01/06/16 – 8:17 PM PST |

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to keep Greg Devereaux on as CEO during a closed door meeting, officials announced Wednesday.

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Daily Bulletin: San Bernardino County supervisors approve CEO reporting policy

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/15/15 – 5:12 PM PST |

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a new policy requiring county CEO Greg Devereaux to immediately report any misconduct by county administrators to the board.

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Sad Emoticon

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/15/15, 7:36 PM PST |

The Safety Employees Benefit Association, San Bernardino County’s labor union representing sheriff’s deputies, detectives and district attorney investigators, has declared an impasse with the county in its labor negotiations.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County 1st District contest already a circus

Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood already has four interested challengers.

Monday, November 30, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

The race to de-throne San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is already in full swing and, from the looks of things, it’s going to be a circus.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County union missteps impact collective bargaining

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

With neighboring Los Angeles County handing 36-month contracts containing 10-percent across-the-board salary increases for employees, certain San Bernardino County employee unions find themselves in an uncomfortable situation to say the least.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County Pension shortfall approaches $2 billion

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

Even though San Bernardino County, California has been ponying up tens of millions of dollars more in annual pension contributions each of the past several years, the funding situation hasn’t significantly changed.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

Local radio and newspaper outlets continue to cover the saga of former San Bernardino County Human Resources Andrew Lamberto.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County HR Director resigns

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 02:00 p.m.

Embattled San Bernardino County Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto has resigned.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the Lou Desmond and Company Show, Lou is joined by constitutional scholar Ralph Rossum to talk about President Obama’s executive amnesty. Once again, the courts have ruled that Obama is no king of the world.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, November 9, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the Lou Desmond and Company Show, Estimable Economist Jay Prag joins the program! He and Lou talk about County Supervisor Josie Gonzales’ response to the county HR director’s conviction of soliciting a prostitute. How is the Board of Supervisors handling “the situation?”

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SBCO

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County is trying to curtail damage and repair an image problem arising from the conviction of Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto on a misdemeanor charge of soliciting prostitution.

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https://youtu.be/n_cjBMYW71Q

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 09:45 a.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales has released the above youtube video on the matter of the arrest and conviction of Human resources Director Andrew Lamberto.

Daily Press: Former Ramos aide accepts plea deal

MIchael Lipsitz

Lipsitz pleads guilty to bringing alcohol or drugs into a prison

By Matthew Cabe, Staff Writer
Posted Nov. 5, 2015 at 7:43 PM

VICTORVILLE — A former aide to San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a jail pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony charge as part of a plea deal, court records show.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County pension fund records quarterly loss

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

If San Bernardino County leaders want a reason to push back at union demands for salary and benefit increases they now have it.

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Daily Bulletin: Devereaux apologizes for silence on Andrew Lamberto’s arrest

Andrew Lamberto

In this file photo, Andrew Lamberto addresses the board of supervisors on December 8, 2014 in San Bernardino.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/03/15 – 5:18 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Greg Devereaux, the chief executive officer of San Bernardino County, offered a public apology to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, referring to his decision to not immediately inform the county’s elected leaders that his human resources director, Andrew Lamberto, had been arrested and pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County power play! {Update -1-}

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

The moves and counter-moves at the center of the fading controversy over San Bernardino County’s human resources director getting busted for soliciting prostitution have become interesting to say the least.

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SBCO

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – 02:00 p.m.

The pile-on has started over the disclosure of the arrest of San Bernardino County’s Human Resources Director, and the subsequent lack of disclosure to the public and board of supervisors.

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Andrew Lamberto

Andrew Lamberto, left, director of human resources for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, William Foley, right, director and chief executive officer, address the board of supervisors during a hearing involving an injunction by Public Employment Relations Board on 60 key nursing positions at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on Monday, December 8, 2014 in San Bernardino. (Staff File photo)

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 10/26/15 – 6:45 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The county’s chief administrator waited too long in telling the Board of Supervisors that the county’s human resources head pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution, the board’s chairman said Monday.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County HR Director story grows legs

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Monday, October 26, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

As much as San Bernardino County officials would like to believe to the contrary. Last week’s revelation of the public agency’s human resources director’s guilty plea to solicitation of prostitution has grown legs with Southern California media outlets.

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InlandPolitics: More on San Bernardino County government

Toad Squatting on Mushroom

Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

The latest debacle at the San Bernardino County Government Center shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

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The Sentinel: Did San Bernardino County mislead state?

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By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on October 9, 2015

Despite its $146 million price tag, including $29 million in construction cost overruns, the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto sustained an undetermined degree of damage, likely in the neighborhood of $300,000, when a rare summer rainstorm caused flooding in the facility’s kitchen and laundry areas because of a faulty roof.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County pays millions in shooting case

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Monday, October 5, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved a settlement in the case of Lorenzo Gomez v. Ryan Peppler et al.

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Daily Press: Holland throws hat in ring

Bill Holland

Bill Holland, right, announces his candidacy for the 2016 1st District Supervisor race at Tom Steeno Design Studio in Hesperia on Tuesday. (David Pardo, Daily Press) |

Roelle also to challenge Lovingood in 1st District

By Rene Ray De La Cruz. Staff Writer
Posted Sep. 29, 2015 at 6:33 PM

HESPERIA — Hesperia City Councilman Bill Holland stepped into the ring Tuesday and announced that he plans to oppose incumbent San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood in 2016

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Alan Wapner

Wapner

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 09/15/15 – 4:58 PM PDT |

Ontario Councilman Alan Wapner, per an employment agreement approved by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, will serve as Supervisor Curt Hagman’s part-time policy adviser during Hagman’s term in office.

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Los Angeles Times: Lawmakers reject measure expanding county boards of supervisors

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L.A. County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis speaks during a board hearing in June. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

By Patrick McGreevy
September 10, 2015

The Senate on Thursday failed to muster the two-thirds vote to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot requiring large California counties, including Los Angeles, to expand their five-member boards of supervisors to at least seven members.

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InlandPolitics: Daily Press publishes last of troubling three-part op-ed

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – 01:30 p.m.

The Daily Press has published the final piece of a troubling three-part opinion editorial on a high profile San Bernardino County legal issue.

To read the column, click here.

InlandPolitics: Daily Press runs part two of op-ed

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Monday, August 24, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

The Daily Press has published the second of a three-part opinion editorial covering a high-profile San Bernardino County Government legal issue.

Op-ed columns that both The Sun and Daily Bulletin newspapers declined to publish.

To read the column, click here.

The Sun: FPPC fines two top elected San Bernardino County officials

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 08/12/15 – 4:56 PM PDT | U

The state Fair Political Practices Commission has fined San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and 4th District Supervisor Curt Hagman each $1,500 for campaign finance reporting violations during the 2014 election cycle.

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San Bernardino County Sheriff

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 08/10/15 – 8:15 PM PDT |

The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit alleging San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are racially profiling tribal members and targeting them for traffic citations on their reservation, without the jurisdictional power to do so.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Pension fund hurt by low investment returns

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Monday, August 3, 2015 – 07:30 a.m.

It looks as if San Bernardino County will be forking over additional money for pensions.

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The Sun: Supervisors authorize rewards to stop wildfire drone operations

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 07/28/15 – 11:54 AM PDT |

San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday approved $75,000 to be used as reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of illegal drone operators who forced the grounding of aerial firefighters during recent wildfires in the San Bernardino Mountains and High Desert.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County taxpayers to fork out another settlement

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 09:15 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is set to give their approval of a settlement in the case of Lorenzo Gomez v. Ryan Peppler et al on Tuesday.

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San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors would grow to seven members under Senate Constitutional Amendment 8.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 07/20/15 – 1:10 PM PDT |

Proposed legislation that would require San Bernardino County and other California counties with populations of 2 million or more to increase their number of elected supervisors from five to seven is gaining momentum in the state Legislature.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County not “over the hump” on pension costs

Pension Reform

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 02:30 p.m.

Several months ago county administrators told the Board of Supervisors the county was over the hump on ever escalating pension cost increases.

Not a chance!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

When will it end? When will people learn?

With federal agents scrutinizing the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, one would think that openness would be the best policy.

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Janice Rutherford

Janice Rutherford

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/25/15 – 7:17 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford has been honored by the American Society for Public Administration Inland Empire chapter with the 2015 Outstanding Elected Official award.

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InlandPolitics: We really are flattered!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James Ramos, planning on a reelection bid for a second term, has been out polling his constituents.

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The Sun: San Bernardino Mountains communities encouraged to unite for clout

Janice Rutherford

Janice Rutherford

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/22/15 – 8:31 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford is spearheading an effort to align various public agencies in mountain communities within her district as a council of governments to improve collaboration on issues pertinent to the communities the agencies serve.

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SBCO

Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, San Bernardino County Supervisors, under agenda item 95, will consider approval of a record $4.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts on July 1.

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InlandPolitics: Story of interest in The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Monday, June 1, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

There’s an interesting article in The San Bernardino County Sentinel newspaper, published over the weekend.

To read the story by Mark Gutglueck in The Sentinel, click here.

InlandPolitics: An interesting column in IE Business Daily

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IE Business Daily

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

An interesting column was published in Saturday’s edition of IE Business Daily.

The column raises several interesting questions.

To read the point of view, click here.

Daily Bulletin: FPPC a bigger bang for San Bernardino County’s buck

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/25/15 – 5:12 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County appears to be getting its money’s worth out of the state Fair Political Practices Commission.

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The Sun: County approves upscale apartment complex in Redlands’ Donut Hole

Crossing at Redlands

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved The Crossings at Redlands, a 340-unit gated apartment complex in an unincorporated area of Redlands. It will feature a sidewalk coffee shop/cafe, produce market and state-of-the-art fitness center. It is a companion project to the neighboring Circa 2020 apartment complex now under construction. (Courtesy artist rendering)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/20/15 – 6:45 PM PDT |

REDLANDS >> In the same vein as Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga and other mixed-use developments across Southern California, a 340-unit gated apartment complex, with a retail component, has been approved for development in an unincorporated area of this city.

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Daily Bulletin: San Bernardino County to develop ‘Countywide Plan’

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…..$5,000,000…..

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/19/15 – 7:17 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The county Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay a consultant group up to $5 million over four years to help with development of a “complete county” plan that goes beyond a general plan — in fact, they say, it goes further than any city or county ever has.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: More problems in Public Defender office?

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**Administrator’s Note: The post has been modified regarding information related to a Deputy Public Defender, who has disputed certain contents. We therefore remove certain content and make reference to publicly-available court records.**

Court of Appeal Opinion: Lawrence v. County of San Bernardino

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 22, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

Employee discontent over management practices has brought operations of the San Bernardino County Public Defender, once again, into the spotlight.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County CEO gives 5-year budget forecast

Greg Devereaux

Devereaux

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/12/15, 6:53 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County will enter the next fiscal year on July 1 with $4.7 billion on hand for infrastructure projects and some services cut during the Great Recession, but the county has quite a ways to go before it can start loosening its fiscal belt.

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Daily Press: County sues firms over jail project

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After year of mitigation talks, $145M expansion subject of lawsuit

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer

Posted May. 12, 2015 at 2:09 PM
Updated May 12, 2015 at 3:39 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — Repeated faulty designs for smoke control systems were allegedly to blame for millions in cost overruns for the High Desert Detention Center expansion, according to a lawsuit filed May 1 by San Bernardino County seeking $13.6 million in damages from the project’s architectural and design firms.

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By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/01/15 –  7:03 PM PDT |

Three conservation groups have filed their opening briefs in an appeal to block Los Angeles-based Cadiz Inc. from pumping Mojave Desert water and shipping much of it out of San Bernardino County to meet the needs of South Orange County residents.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County pension fund staring at lackluster year

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 11:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County, California leaders can think again, if they thought its general fund was going to get a break from skyrocketing pension costs.

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By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 05/01/15 – 7:04 PM PDT |

Three conservation groups filed their opening briefs in an appeal to block Los Angeles-based Cadiz Inc. from pumping Mojave Desert water and shipping much of it out of San Bernardino County to meet the needs of South Orange County residents.

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The Lou Desmond & Company Show: All the Headlines, with Adrian Moore

Lou Desmond

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

Adrian Moore of the Reason Foundation joins the Lou Desmond and Company Show tonight. Lou and Adrian discuss a number of news stories, starting with the County’s $650,000 payment to Francis Pusok. The check will be short $30,000, withheld because of owed child support.

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Daily Press: County cuts $650k check

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Sheriff’s Department still investigating threats, not releasing names of deputies

By Anneli Fogt
Staff Writer
Posted Apr. 28, 2015 at 7:38 AM

APPLE VALLEY — San Bernardino County on Monday cut a $650,000 settlement check as part of the agreement reached with Francis Pusok, whose beating by Sheriff’s deputies was caught on video by a TV news helicopter April 9.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Nurses contract ratified

CNA

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 10:00 p.m.

All sides of a contract dispute affecting San Bernardino County Nurses and Per Diem Nurses have given their blessing to a new contract that will run through July 2017.

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Daily Bulletin: Hagman to hold Open House event

Curt Hagman, Chino Hills Councilman.HAND-IN: 8-1-07

Hagman

Posted: 04/22/15, 5:49 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman will hold a “meet and greet” open house for the public on April 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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InlandPolitics: Body cameras and $650,000

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Spin Zone

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County leaders are working overtime trying to put out fires caused mainly by its Sheriff’s Department.

Fires that have, and will, cost the county’s taxpayers dearly.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

Tonight on the show, Lou is joined Ryan Hagen of the San Bernardino Sun. Earlier today, Francis Pusok was awarded $650,000 for the beating he took at the hands of SB County Sheriff deputies. Also, last night at the San Bernardino City Council meeting, the council made a seemingly nonsensical financial decision.

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San Bernardino County Sheriff

In this frame from video provided by KNBC-TV, deputies appear to beat and kick Francis Pusok. (KNBC-TV Associated Press)

By Veronica Rocha
April 21, 2015

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $650,000 to a man who was punched and kicked by a group of deputies following a pursuit on horseback.

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The Sun: State of San Bernardino County hits on job growth, development

San Bernardino County

Elected San Bernardino County officials applaud during opening remarks Wednesday evening April 15, 2015 at the annual State of the County event at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/15/15 – 8:41 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> The job and real estate markets are growing in the Inland Empire. Credit is expanding, banks are lending more with the economy rebounding, and there is plenty of vacant land available for residential, commercial and industrial development.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County supervisors: Deputies must wear cameras

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/14/15, 9:46 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO>> County supervisors are demanding action in response to a video that shows sheriff’s deputies punching and kicking a suspect after he attempted to surrender at the end of a lengthy pursuit last week.

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InlandPolitics: Opinion: Blurred lines and backslapping

SBCO

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County, California’s warped political and governmental structure is finally coming at a cost.

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InlandPolitics: Sheriff incident has long media shelf life

Media Buzz

Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays beating of suspect Francis Pusok by deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department isn’t going away anytime soon.

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InlandPolitics: ACLU: Lack of confidence in District Attorney

Confidence concept.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a problem with San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.

It was bound to happen sooner or later!

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The Sun: Former aide to Supervisor Ramos pleads not guilty to drug charges

Scales of Justice

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/09/15, 8:14 PM PDT |

A former field representative for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos pleaded not guilty Thursday in San Bernardino Superior Court to felony charges of smuggling drugs into a county jail.

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VVDailyPress: Competing staffing agencies spar

VVWRA contract winner iLink demands ICR stop alleged libel, slander

By SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
Posted Mar. 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM – Updated at 9:24 PM

VICTORVILLE — The staffing agency that underbid ICR Staffing, Inc. last year for the Upper Narrows Temporary Pipeline project retained a law firm to issue a cease-and-desist letter to ICR and its attorney, accusing them of libel and slander, according to a document obtained by the Daily Press.

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

Tonight on The Lou Desmond & Company Show, Heidi Harris, host of the Heidi Harris Show on AM790 KBET in Las Vegas, joins Lou to discuss a road rage incident that turned deadly in Las Vegas. Heidi gives her personal tips for women who wish to protect themselves against road rage incidents.

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The Sentinel: Suggestions surface relating to Board Chairman’s drug use, coverup

The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on February 14, 2015

(February 13) – A series of events has moved allegations of drug use by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos front and center, together with suggestions that county officials have ignored or covered up indications of that activity because of his extensive personal wealth which has been used to support other elected county officials’ own political efforts.

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DailyBulletin: Ex-aide to San Bernardino County supervisor charged in drug smuggling

Drugs

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/13/15, 12:01 AM PST | Updated: 28 secs ago

A former field representative for James Ramos, chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, was charged Friday with two felony counts of smuggling drugs and drug paraphernalia into the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore.

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