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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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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: Body cameras and $650,000

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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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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

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

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

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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

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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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InlandPolitics: Fired Ramos aide charged with two felonies

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Friday, February 13, 2015 – 02:30 p.m.

A former field representative for San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James Ramos has been charged with two felonies for smuggling drugs to an inmate housed at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore.

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Lipsitz suspected of sneaking narcotics to jail inmate

By SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
Posted Feb. 12, 2015 @ 8:47 pm
Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 8:52 PM

The case against San Bernardino County 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos’ former aide, arrested last week for allegedly delivering narcotics to a jail inmate in Devore, is under review for possible charges, District Attorney spokesman Chris Lee said Thursday.

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InlandPolitics: Not a good week for San Bernardino County

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 03:00 p.m.

It’s safe to say last week wasn’t a good week for San Bernardino County Government.

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The Sun: Former Ramos field rep maintains innocence

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/06/15, 12:01 AM PST | Updated: 55 secs ago

A county supervisor’s former field representative accused of smuggling drugs into the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore for an inmate he visited regularly professed his innocence Friday.

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By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/05/15, 6:14 PM PST | Updated: 1 min ago

A field representative for 3rd District county Supervisor and board chair James Ramos was arrested on suspicion of giving drugs to an inmate and was subsequently fired from his position with the county.

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InlandPolitics: Former Mayor gives MIA Supervisor some pointed criticism

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

We’ve written about it here before. If you want to be a county supervisor, be prepared to do your job.

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DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County supervisors, state reps talk of improving region

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By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/09/15, 10:20 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO >> In a new courthouse that is part of an underfunded county court system, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors met with the Inland Empire caucus of the state Legislature on Friday afternoon to discuss issues facing the region.

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InlandPolitics: Inland Counties appoint board leadership

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

The Boards of Supervisors for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have selected new leadership to start off the new year.

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IEBusinessDaily: Tribal Gaming Interests Spend Big Money in Redlands?

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IE Business Daily

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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VVDailyPress: County leaders stress job growth

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SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
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
By STAFF REPORTS
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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The Sentinel

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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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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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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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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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, 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.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Supervisors debate charter revision

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September 17, 2013; 05:52 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors agreed Tuesday, Sept. 17, on a general set of principles as they pursue a charter revision but differed on how quickly to proceed.

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

The Sun: Mexican Mafia ‘hitman for hire’ trial continues in San Bernardino

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/25/13, 7:19 PM PDT |

The second phase of a trial in which a man suing two San Manuel tribal members, alleging they had the Mexican Mafia try to kill him, begins Monday in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom last week, in case you missed it!

San Bernardino County to take sweeping charter reform to voters.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors thinks the county charter needs a major overhaul.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finances impacted by limits

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Campaign finance limits are having a definite impact on San Bernardino County officeholders.

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The Sun: Moratorium on solar projects extended in San Bernardino County

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/23/2013 06:30:24 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a temporary moratorium on commercial solar energy projects by 10 months, 15 days in order to set design standards and land-use parameters for such projects.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Is there a problem?

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Is there a problem?

It would sure appear that way!

Everyone, including the voters, was warned long before the November 2012 election.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Lawsuit settlement discussion postponed

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 02:00 p.m.

The closed session agenda item for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to decide, whether or not, to approve an undisclosed settlement amount to end a lawsuit filed by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy, has reportedly now been postponed.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Is it really a surprise?

Sources say members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have been caught off guard by the revelation of a costly settlement with a Sheriff’s Deputy fired for using leave, in order to care for a sick parent, in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a, yet-to-be-announced, settlement with a Sheriff’s Deputy, who was targeted, and terminated, for exercising his rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), in order to care for his ill mother.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Fundraising limits already a problem

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

In didn’t take long.

San Bernardino County politicos, a obsessed with making themselves look good the past couple years, now find themselves in an unexpected predicament.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 – 03:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 – 10:00 p.m.

The saying “absolute power corrupts absolutely” definitely rings true in San Bernardino County.

An ongoing political finance case, and a new revelation, add to the argument that the 2011 prosecution of Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry, on a campaign finance violation, was a politically-motivated attack orchestrated by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos, a self-proclaimed political enemy.

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The Sun: San Bernardino International Airport officials plan trip for talks

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2013 05:29:02 PM PDT

San Bernardino International Airport officials will travel to Atlanta early next month to meet with five commercial airlines and discuss their interest in operating at the airport, A.J. Wilson, the airport’s interim executive director, said Friday.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Two newest supervisors had highest incomes

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April 11, 2013; 04:28 PM

San Bernardino County’s two newest supervisors are also the wealthiest of the five members of the board, recently filed financial disclosure statements show.

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

InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Thursday morning.

Barstow Court to remain open

The state has coughed-up funds to temporarily keep one courtroom open at the Barstow Court facility through early summer.

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InlandPolitics: Judge dismisses conviction of former supervisor

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – 03:00 p.m.

A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge set aside a misdemeanor conviction of a former county supervisor Wednesday morning.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County supervisors to discuss court closures

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/18/2013 02:59:46 PM PST
Updated: 02/18/2013 09:01:20 PM PST

Recent court closures in San Bernardino County and resident transportation problems arising from them will be the topic of a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Ramos outspent Derry 2 to 1

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February 05, 2013; 06:17 PM

San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos spent more than $1.5 million in his winning campaign last November – more than twice as much as Neil Derry, the incumbent he ousted.

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

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Jeffries enjoying new gig as supervisor

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January 13, 2013; 08:18 PM

Kevin Jeffries is still settling into being a Riverside County supervisor. But he’s already enjoying it.

To read column by Jeff Horseman and Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: San Bernardino supervisors staff up

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December 30, 2012; 07:20 PM

San Bernardino County’s two newly elected supervisors have begun forming their staffs.

To read column by Jim Miller, Imran Ghori and Ben Goad in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: New San Bernardino County sheriff appointed

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/18/2012 07:24:19 PM PST

Citing glowing recommendations from his colleagues at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the surrounding local law enforcement community, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to replace Sheriff Rod Hoops who retires Dec. 31.

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InlandPolitics: McMahon appointed San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – 01:35 p.m.

As expected, San Bernardino County Supervisors appointed Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to replace retiring Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops Tuesday afternoon.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/04/2012 11:50:22 AM PST
Updated: 12/04/2012 09:59:35 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved forming an ad hoc committee that will screen applicants for sheriff and provide a recommendation to the board.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County supervisors, Gonzales, Ramos, Lovingood, sworn in

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Josie Gonzales takes the Oath of Office. (LaFonzo Carter/Staff Photographer)

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2012 06:40:35 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Monday was a good day for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, especially board Chairwoman Josie Gonzales, who was sworn in for her third term.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 30, 2012 – 09:40 a.m.

Last Tuesday’s events at a regular meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was the first opportunity to shed light on a glaring issue facing county leaders, newly-elected Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos, and voters.

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The Sun: New San Bernardino County supervisors discuss their visions

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/07/2012 07:07:59 PM PST

Fresh off a victorious election night, San Bernardino County Supervisor-elects James Ramos and Robert Lovingood on Wednesday discussed their visions on how to get the county back on solid financial ground.

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