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IEBusinessDaily: Tribal Gaming Interests Spend Big Money in Redlands?

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October 25, 2014

Who knew that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians had significant interest in the quiet little town of Redlands? The tribe, which has a large casino on reservation land North of San Bernardino is taking great interest in the Redlands City Council election, and spending big money too.

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DailyBulletin: Political heavyweights vie for San Bernardino County supervisor seat

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/19/14, 11:50 PM PDT | Updated: 16 secs ago

Two experienced Inland Empire politicians are vying for San Bernardino County’s 4th District supervisor’s seat in the Nov. 4 general election. The seat is open because Supervisor Gary Ovitt is not seeking another term.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Political veterans battle for supervisorial seat

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Published: Oct. 10, 2014 – Updated: 9:56 p.m.

Technically, the race for the Fourth District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is nonpartisan.

But this year’s contest has a partisan feel, with Republican Assemblyman Curt Hagman of Chino Hills taking on Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino in a big money contest. The veteran lawmakers are running for a seat currently held by Gary Ovitt, who has served on the board since 2004 and is not seeking re-election.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: SEIU increases support for Negrete-McLeod

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Friday, October 10, 2014 – 05:30 p.m.

U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod continues to benefit from big money support in her quest for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Fundraising totals in supervisorial contest

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The contest to replace retiring San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt is heading into the final stretch, with one candidate making a push to overcome a serious funding disadvantage.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/07/14, 4:17 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After 25 years of repeated attempts to get passed in San Bernardino County a property tax relief program for new homebuyers, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday finally approved an ordinance.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County adopts new logo

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This is the new San Bernardino County logo adopted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 09/24/14, 1:05 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago

After 30 years, San Bernardino County has a new logo.

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InlandPolitics: SEIU preparing to weigh-in for Negrete-McLeod

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 03:00 p.m.

All signs show the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is preparing to enter-the runoff election for San Bernardino County’s Fourth Supervisorial District.

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DailyBulletin: Supervisors discuss Ontario airport, health care and realignment plans

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 09/16/14, 9:49 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Supervisors from Riverside and San Bernardino counties agreed Tuesday to form a committee to plan strategies to tackle the Affordable Care Act, prison realignment and the future of L.A./Ontario International Airport.

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The Sun: San Bernardino/Riverside county supervisors to meet on regional issues

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 09/10/14, 8:39 PM PDT |

A joint public meeting between supervisors in San Bernardino and Riverside counties is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Riverside County Administrative Center.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: November ballot contests

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The fall ballot will feature a contest for county supervisor between two longtime legislators and more than a few political comeback attempts.

Published: Aug. 15, 2014 Updated: 10:14 p.m.

The Nov. 4 ballot will feature a battle between a state legislator and a member of Congress plus a few political comeback attempts in San Bernardino County.

To read story by Imran Ghori in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Past agreement rears its ugly head

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 10, 2014 – 10:15 a.m.

A shady agreement from San Bernardino County’s past reared its ugly head this week.

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VVDailyPress: County leaders stress job growth

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Posted Aug. 6, 2014 @ 7:12 pm
Updated Aug 6, 2014 at 7:17 PM

VICTORVILLE — San Bernardino County supervisors and CEO Greg Devereaux on Wednesday touched upon a myriad of subjects affecting the county, including a push for technical education, the need for more private sector jobs and the ongoing impact of prison realignment.

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VVDailyPress: 2 supervisors oppose giant wind project

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Lovingood, Ramos write letter to BLM
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Posted Jul. 24, 2014 @ 6:01 pm
Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — Supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood submitted a joint letter to the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday strongly opposing the North Peak Wind Project planned for 16.4 square miles of mountain ridges overlooking much of the Victor Valley.

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IEBusinessDaily: Anti-Development efforts hold back job-creating solar project

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July 16, 2014

A clean energy company is continuing its fight to build a job-creating solar power generation facility on 23 acres in unincorporated Apple Valley. Clean Focus Corporation was denied its conditional use permit request via a 3-0 vote by the San Bernardino County Planning Commissioners on June 19, and is appealing that decision in front of the Board of Supervisors on August 5th.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County bargaining unit rejects contract offer

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 07:00 p.m.

A holdout San Bernardino County bargaining unit, represented by the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA), rejected a contract offer for the third time on Wednesday evening, according to the union’s website.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County gets last laugh in union deal

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Monday, June 23, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Hats off to San Bernardino County government for pulling off a masterful victory over its largest union last week.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County budget reserve set to climb 73% from 2013

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Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 07:00 p.m.

The financial picture for San Bernardino County is becoming rosier by the day.

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InlandPolitics: SEIU moves to decertify San Bernardino County union

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – 02:00 p.m.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has commenced the process to decertify the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA), as the designated union to represent several San Bernardino County employee bargaining units.

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InlandPolitics: Primary Election recap

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s a recap of the June 3 Primary Election results for contests of interest.

Record low, and we mean low, turnout was projected, and it happened!

But no one expected it to be this low.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: San Manuel Amphitheater falls short of hopes

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The plan was to make money from the venue, but instead the county has had to kick in money to meet expenses

Published: May 31, 2014 10:18 p.m.

When San Bernardino County was planning to build an outdoor amphitheater in a natural bowl at Glen Helen Regional Park, officials saw it as a potential cash cow.

To read story by David Olson in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Newcomer to politics faces Rutherford in 2nd District race

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/27/14, 12:38 AM PDT |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, who represents the 2nd District, is being challenged by a political newcomer in the June 3 primary — a former crime scene investigator from Lake Arrowhead unhappy with a newly adopted sober living home ordinance.

The 2nd District includes Rancho Cucamonga, parts of Fontana and the mountain communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs.

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InlandPolitics: County union faces decertification

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

It was only a matter of time.

San Bernardino County’s largest union, the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA), now faces a serious decertification effort from the Service Employees International Union, an AFL-CIO member.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County charter reform and “The King”

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Comedy is starting to make a comeback on the Fifth Floor of the San Bernardino County Government Center, located at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, in lovely downtown San Bernardino.

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Dorner Caputure Scene

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

All of the exploitation of the Christopher Dorner manhunt, with the exception of the victims, has benefited many involved.

But there’s another victim in the saga that never should have been.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County employees turn down contract proposal

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San Bernardino County employees oversee the counting of ballots by the San Bernardino County Public Employees Association on Monday.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/20/14, 7:05 PM PDT | Updated: 36 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Dozens of San Bernardino County workers, unhappy with a new contract proposal, expressed concern and hope at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The concern: That the county’s fiscal health is coming at their expense. The hope: Fair wages, and a better contract.

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IEBusinessDaily: Sheriff Department Scandal Raises Serious Questions

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May 17, 2014

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has only one notable comment: “It’s an isolated incident” according to news reports.

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Second District Supervisor Janice Rutheford is facing Randolph Beasley; Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod and Assemblyman Curt Hagman face off in the Fourth District.

Published: May 18, 2014 Updated: 9:51 p.m.

The June 3 election for two seats on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors features a battle between two Inland political heavyweights while a first-term incumbent who quickly rose to a leadership position faces a challenge from a political newcomer.

To read story by Imran Ghori in the Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County CEO proposes $4.4 billion budget

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/13/14, 4:23 PM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago

County CEO Greg Devereaux on Tuesday presented a $4.4 billion recommended budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of Supervisors, with 37.9 percent of spending proposed for Human Services, 19.2 percent to Law and Justice and 11.5 percent for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 02: 15 p.m.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has mounted a full-court press in an effort to takeover San Bernardino County’s largest labor union.

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By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/08/14, 10:14 PM PDT |

An independent committee, sponsored by the Service Employees International Union, is spending half of a million dollars in support of Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod’s bid for Fourth District County Supervisor.

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InlandPolitics: Grover Merritt appears on KTIE-AM 590

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 08:20 a.m.

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney and candidate, Grover Merritt, was a guest on the Lou Desmond Show on KTIE-AM 590, Wednesday evening (4/30).

The 30-minute segment was fast paced. Also participating in the discussion was Ralph Rossum, Professor of Criminal and Constitutional Law at Claremont McKenna College.

To listen to the podcast, click the here.

The following article was published in Friday’s edition of the

San Bernardino County Sentinel.

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Laurie Levenson, a former assistant U.S. Attorney who is now a law professor at Loyola Law School says “The appearance of it is troubling. It gives the appearance of impropriety because by making those donations, he [Carter] looks as if he is currying favor with the district attorney. Although it may be permitted, I don’t think it is ethical.”

The Sentinel

Documents implicate DA Ramos in extortion and kickback scheme  (Update -1-)
By Mark Gutglueck, The Sentinel (www.sbsentinel.com)
Posted on April 25, 2014

(April 25) The surfacing of long-buried criminal court documents indicates San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos withheld crucial information from a panel of Superior Court judges and county lawyers who provided the county board of supervisors with a persuasive recommendation to give attorney Earl Carter and his law firm an exclusive $20 million contract to perform indigent defense work at all of the county’s courthouses.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/22/14, 10:09 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized county counsel to enter into litigation with the architectural and engineering behind the High Desert Detention Center expansion project in Adelanto.

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DailyBulletin: West Valley Detention Center focal point of inmate abuse probe

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West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/14/14, 9:24 PM PDT |

Federal and local law enforcement officials on Monday said they were unaware of any other allegations of inmate abuse by deputies in San Bernardino County jails, and that pending criminal and administration investigations are exclusive to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County board studies possible charter changes

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 03/25/14, 6:41 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> San Bernardino County officials publicly reviewed possible changes to the county charter on Tuesday and will continue the discussion at a date to be determined, with no set timeline for when the changes might be made.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finance update

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest numbers from campaign finance disclosure reports filed in San Bernardino County this week.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/24/14, 1:15 PM PDT | Updated: 7 hrs ago

Today the county supervisors will discuss a new proposed charter covering a range of topics including term limits for supervisors, how vacancies on the board are filled, and how elected officials’ pay is disclosed to the public.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County has paid nearly $63M to settle lawsuits since 2008

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/16/14, 7:15 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> More than one-fifth of the $62.8 million San Bernardino County paid to settle civil lawsuits over the past six years named the Sheriff’s Department as a defendant, while Arrowhead Regional Medical Center was named defendant in 17 percent of the settled cases.

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The PE: POLITICS: Plenty of choices on June 3 primary ballot

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San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford. (File Photo/Staff Photo)

March 10, 2014; 03:12 PM

There will be contested races for every Inland county supervisorial seat up for election in the June 3 primary, candidate filings show.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Incumbents challenged

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Several San Bernardino County incumbents have drawn challengers.

One last minute add caught the elected official by surprise.

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Money

March 07, 2014; 09:48 AM

In Riverside County, what you give to a candidate for county office is limited only by your bank account.

With that in mind, about 30 donors contributed at least $10,000 apiece to supervisorial campaigns in 2013. The $10,000 club includes a labor union, a clean-energy magnate, an ambulance company and others with affected by the county.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Elections 2014

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/07/14, 9:48 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Friday was the filing deadline for candidates vying for seats at the state and local levels for the June 3 primary election.

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DailyBulletin: Memorial service held in Upland for ex-supervisor Jon Mikels

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Angela Dunning shares stories of her father, former San Bernardino County Supervisor Jon Mikels, at a memorial service Saturday at the Upland Brethren in Christ Church on Saturday. Mikels, 66, died at his home on the outskirts of Bandon, Ore., on Dec. 31. (Photo by Canan Tasci /Staff)

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/02/14, 12:06 AM PST |

UPLAND >> A melody by a saxophonist and a pianist filled the high ceilings of Upland Brethren in Christ Church on Saturday afternoon as about 100 friends and family members celebrated the life of former San Bernardino County Supervisor Jon Mikels at a memorial service.

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San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Janice Rutherford delivers the annual State of the County address Wednesday evening at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. (John Valenzuela/Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/26/14, 8:07 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> People will need to think bigger and collaborate more to help San Bernardino County meet its future economic, educational and quality-of-life goals, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Janice Rutherford told more than 1,000 people at Wednesday evening’s State of the County event at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/25/14, 1:30 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> County supervisors on Tuesday approved an $11.6 million, 25-year lease agreement with San Bernardino International Airport for more than 61,000 square feet of space that will house the sheriff’s aviation division when it relocates from Rialto Airport next year.

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The Sun: Gains to be touted at State of the County event

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/23/14, 6:56 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> County officials and working professionals will likely have a lot to talk about this year at the State of the County address.

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The Sun: Colonies’ prosecutors withheld evidence from grand jury, defense alleges

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/18/14, 7:44 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> An Upland attorney’s allegation that prosecutors withheld key evidence from the grand jury in the Colonies corruption case, which he said would have cleared his client of any wrongdoing, has long been a sticking point among defense attorneys since certain court reforms were passed in 1990, a criminal law expert said Tuesday.

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InlandPolitics: Negrete-McLeod announces run for S.B. County Supervisor

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 03:15 p.m.

As expected, U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Montclair) announced she will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday.

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InlandPolitics: Greasing a lucrative criminal defense contract ? – Part 2

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The Sentinel: Allegations of irregularities in awarding of $40 million indigent defense contract

Monday, February 17, 2014 – 02:00 p.m.

In part one of the series we looked at the stacked contract bidding process to handout four, three-year contracts totaling some $40 million in taxpayer dollars.

But there’s more to the story.

A human side of the story.

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By Mark Gutglueck (www.sbsentinel.com)
Posted on February 14, 2014

(February 14)– A delay in the selection and approval process for four lucrative county contracts for the provision of what is known as conflict representation for indigent defendants in the county’s courts has resulted in the exposition of a series of apparent irregularities in the rating and recommendation system being used in the competition for the contracts.

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InlandPolitics: Greasing a lucrative criminal defense contract ? – Part 1

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Sunday, February 9, 2014 – 02:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 10, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Was the fix already in?

Questions have arisen regarding irregularities in the competition to win the right to provide conflict representation to indigent criminal defendants in San Bernardino County.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

Talk about not letting go.

Retired San Bernardino County Richard Beemer is set to be appointed to the Civil Service Commission at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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It's a secret

Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

The stepfather of a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is rumored to be on ice until the supervisor stands for reelection, later this year.

But maybe it just fell through the cracks of the overloaded justice system!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The past few days we’ve been discussing the fact that five San Bernardino County officials collectively violated the county’s new campaign finance limits some fifteen times in 2013.

Now comes the dubious attempt to deflect the issue.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Bribery conviction expunged

February 03, 2014; 06:21 PM

A Glendale businessman convicted of trying to bribe a San Bernardino County official had his sentence reduced and conviction expunged after completing most of his probation.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: More campaign finance violations

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 07:15 p.m.

[Violation List Modified to add Supervisor James C. Ramos for a 2/2013 contribution by Majestic Realty]

San Bernardino County’s campaign finance ordinance must have been meant as a cocktail party joke.

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San Bernardino County Government Center

The San Bernardino County Government Center, located at 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, in Downtown San Bernardino.

Monday, February 3, 2014 – 01:45 p.m.

Sources are telling InlandPolitics.com that questions are mounting surrounding the bid process, over the pending award of a series three-year multimillion dollar contracts, to provide indigent criminal defense.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County fundraising totals

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Monday, February 3, 2014 – 09:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 01:15 p.m.

A combination of new contribution limits and the sluggish economy is having an effect on local totals.

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Adelanto Detention Center

Construction is nearly complete on the expansion at the High Detention Center in Adelanto on Friday. Since 2010, the construction budget for the expansion of the jail has increased by more than $20 million more than what the contractor initially bid on the project. (Rachel Luna — Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/02/14, 4:58 PM PST | Updated: 58 secs ago

ADELANTO >> The tab for the expansion of the High Desert Detention Center here has come in at $25.4 million more than the amount San Bernardino County officials projected in late 2010.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finance violations

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Friday, January 31, 2014 – 12:30 p.m.

Last Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to start the process to amend the campaign finance ordinance related to contribution limits.

The county tells local newspapers the changes are recommended by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), and it’s all their idea,

It smelled kind of fishy at the time. Well now we know why.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County to revise its campaign finance reform ordinance

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/28/14, 10:07 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved revisions to its campaign finance reform ordinance, two years after it was established to combat corruption.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County to amend campaign finance rules

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Monday, January 27, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

It didn’t take long.

San Bernardino County is already tinkering with its newly-minted campaign finanace law.

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IEBusinessDaily: Colonies Criminal Case to take another turn?

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January 25, 2014

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Four years. Yes, it has been nearly four years since San Bernardino County District Attorney and then Attorney General Jerry Brown announced the prosecution of the “greatest corruption scandal in the history of California.”

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DailyBulletin: Hagman to speak to Chino Tea Party

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Posted: 01/24/14, 5:14 PM PST |

Assemblyman Curt Hagman will be the speaker at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Chino Tea Party.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Trouble in paradise ?

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Friday, January 24, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Multiple sources say there could be trouble in paradise!

Paradise being the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Supervisor holding meet-n-greet

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Friday, January 17, 2014 – 01:00 p.m.

Looks like San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor and Board Chairwoman Janice Rutherford is throwing a cozy meet-n-greet next month.

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RollCall: California Democrat Could Leave Congress After 1 Term

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Negrete McLeod (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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By Emily Cahn
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., is keeping her options open to seek a San Bernadino County supervisor seat back home in the Golden State, according to multiple Democratic sources.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Friday, January 10, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Friday morning.

Hagman makes it official

California State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) has thrown his hat in the ring to replace outgoing County Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

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InlandPolitics: Ovitt not seeking reelection

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State Assemblyman Curt Hagman left. San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt right.

Monday, January 6, 2013 – 10:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 6, 2013 – 11:15 a.m.

San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt is set to issue a statement at 12:00 p.m Monday.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/05/14, 5:27 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Rising costs for the construction and staffing of the Adelanto Detention Center continue to be front and center in San Bernardino County’s budget.

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The Sun: Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Jon Mikels has died

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Jon Mikels, who served as San Bernardino County’s Second District Supervisor for 16 years, died Tuesday at his home outside of Bandon, OR. He was 66 years old.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/02/14, 12:03 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Jon Mikels, who represented the county’s second supervisorial district for 16 years, has died, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon and Mikels’ former wife of 30 years.

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InlandPolitics: Former San Bernardino County Supervisor dies

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – 02:30 p.m.

Inlandpolitics.com is receiving information that Former San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Jon Mikels passed away earlier this week.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Hidden legal settlements to become issue in 2014

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San Bernardino County has paid out approxiamtely $200 million in legal settlements the past five years.

Friday, December 27, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 27, 2013 – 02:45 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com has been calling attention to millions of dollars in non-disclosed legal settlements paid out by San Bernardino County.

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The PE: YUCAIPA: Family of man killed by deputies to file $10 million claim

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December 19, 2013

An attorney for the family of a Yucaipa man shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy June 29 says he will file a $10 million wrongful death claim Thursday, Dec. 19, with San Bernardino County.

To read story by Darrell Santschi in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: S.B. County set to increase pension contributions

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Monday, December 16, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Pension costs continue to escalate in Southern California’s San Bernardino County.

The county’s adoption of a two-tier system fostered by a new January 1, 2013 law hasn’t stemmed the red, at least not yet.

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The Sun: Much has been accomoplished in the past year: Guest commentary

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By James Ramos
Posted: 12/11/13, 2:38 PM PST |

My first year as your county supervisor has been one that has brought difficult challenges and great achievements for the 3rd District and San Bernardino County as a whole. As we approach the one-year mark of my time in office, I’d like to reflect on what we have accomplished in just 12 short months.

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VVDailyPress: Lovingood launches intern program

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December 09, 2013 10:08 AM
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HESPERIA • San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has opened his office for an internship program, according to a news release.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Solar development moratorium to end

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December 03, 2013; 05:10 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 3, endorsed new rules to protect communities and natural resources from potential conflicts with commercial solar developments.

To read story by Janet Zimmerman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino County supervisors to mull solar energy ordinance

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/02/13, 5:44 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A proposed county ordinance that would set development guidelines and establish land use fees for solar energy generation facilities goes before the Board of Supervisors today for consideration.

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DailyBulletin: Rutherford to speak to Business Connection

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Posted: 11/22/13, 12:13 PM PST |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford will address the Inland Valley Business Alliance’s Ultimate Business Connection Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., at Antonino’s Restaurant & Lounge, 7945 Vineyard Ave., Rancho Cucamonga.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County union wins legal battle over forced pension contributions

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 – 08:45 a.m.

A San Bernardino County employee union has won another legal battle with San Bernardino County.

This time it’s over forced retirement system contributions.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos speaks out

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 04:30 p.m.

This afternoon, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos (D-San Manuel Indian Reservation) issued a press statement to reiterate his commitment to Third District residents.

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InlandPolitics: County Supervisor getting ahead of himself

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

One sure has to hand it to San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos (D-San Manuel Indian Reservation).

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Bill Emmerson

Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, has resigned from the state Senate, effective Dec. 1, 2013.(Malcolm Maclachlan/The Press-Enterprise)

November 12, 2013; 04:59 PM

Candidates real and rumored are emerging for Bill Emmerson’s state Senate seat as political observers react to the Redlands Republican’s surprise resignation.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.