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The Sun: Local leaders tour SBX route

Sbx

Omnitrans previewed the Inland Empire’s first SBX rapid transit service bus on Wednesday, at the Kendall Station in San Bernardino. The 15.7-mile corridor will include 16 art-inspired stations at key university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities. John Valenzuela — Staff Photographer

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/15/14, 7:32 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The state-of-the-art, 60-foot-long bus didn’t turn many heads as it pulled smoothly from the sbX park-and-ride station at Palm Avenue and Kendall Drive to Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, but for officials onboard, the 2.5-mile ride represented a coming surge into the future.

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The PE: TRANSPORTATION: Fast buses in Inland Empire’s future

Sbx Bus Line

Stations for the bus rapid transit line are spaced about a mile apart on the the 15.7-mile route. (Stan Lim/Photographer)

January 10, 2014; 08:46 PM

Construction is nearly finished on a $191.7 million bus rapid-transit line in San Bernardino that will carry with it the hope of an economic boost to a beleaguered city and the potential to be the first leg of a multi-county network.

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

The Sun: North San Bernardino to Loma Linda express bus line construction continues

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/16/2012 07:40:00 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A much-celebrated and much- criticized rapid bus line with stops from Cal State San Bernardino to the veterans hospital in Loma Linda is steadily nearing completion, unaffected by the city’s bankruptcy.

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The PE: LOMA LINDA: Council reluctantly scraps city election

BY JAN SEARS
AND DARRELL R. SANTSCHI STAFF WRITERS
jsears@pe.com | dsantschi@pe.com

Published: 22 March 2012 09:13 PM

Three members of the Loma Linda City Council agreed Thursday evening to cancel the city’s June 5 election and appoint the only three candidates to the three vacant seats.

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The Sun: Loma Linda councilman not seeking reelection; filing deadline extended

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/09/2012 06:11:54 PM PST

LOMA LINDA – The deadline to run for City Council in the June 5 election passed Friday without Councilman Stan Brauer filing for reelection.

His failure to file extends the filing period to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Three candidates have filed for the three council seats up for election.

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DailyBulletin: Water rate hikes tied to aging infrastructure

Repairs driving up price
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/10/2011 06:07:27 AM PST

Significant water rate hikes in San Bernardino and Los Angeles County cities since the beginning of the year has caused many angry ratepayers to speak up.

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The Sun: Grand Jury blasts San Bernardino airport board, defends airport audit

Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/08/2011 12:48:26 PM PST

In what is being called an unusual move, the San Bernardino County Grand Jury is refuting claims by San Bernardino International Airport officials that its audit on airport operations was riddled with errors.

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The Sun: Airport developer owes more than $500,000 in property taxes

Spencer

Joe Nelson and Josh Dulaney, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/01/2011 05:59:53 PM PDT

Embattled San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer has racked up roughly $545,876 in delinquent property taxes since 2005, of which $31,618 has been seized by the county tax collector.

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The Sun: Airport board considers policy on directing staff action

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2011 11:56:05 AM PDT

Airport panelists on Wednesday talked about how to communicate with San Bernardino International Airport staff, but before setting policy, they decided it would be best to talk about it again later.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport to become more transparent

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 07 October 2011 10:29 PM

The embattled San Bernardino International Airport Authority took some giant steps in the right direction last week, ordering a review of contracts with a controversial developer and promising to become more transparent.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Agency to review agreements with Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 06 October 2011 04:52 PM

The public agency overseeing San Bernardino International Airport will review all of its agreements with the airport’s developer Scot Spencer at its Oct. 12 meeting during closed session and discuss whether to terminate parts of those agreements, said Tim Sabo, legal counsel for the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and the related Inland Valley Development Agency.

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The Sun: SBIAA board committee to meet to talk about director selection process

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/05/2011 05:54:49 PM PDT

A committee of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) board will meet Thursday afternoon to discuss the selection process for a new interim director at the airport.

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The Sun: San Bernardino stuck with an airport?

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/03/2011 06:10:17 PM PDT

For years, civic and business leaders have doggedly worked to convert San Bernardino International Airport into a promising commercial venture and a major passenger airport.

And many steadfastly believe it’s getting there.

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Spencer

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/30/2011 06:16:21 PM PDT

The airport developer at the center of a federal investigation said Friday he has no intention of stepping down.

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The Sun: New airport director speculation too early, say officials

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 06:08:54 PM PDT

It is too early to speculate on what steps the San Bernardino International Airport will take to find a new top executive, officials said Thursday.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport director resigns

By Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 09/28/2011 03:34:06 PM PDT

Donald L. Rogers, the executive director of San Bernardino International Airport Authority, announced his retirement Wednesday at a meeting of the authority’s board in Loma Linda.

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The PE: S.B. AIRPORT: Leader of embattled agencies resigns

11:04 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

A week after an FBI raid, Donald L. Rogers, executive director of the embattled public agencies that oversee San Bernardino International Airport, resigned Wednesday.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Public Dissed at Meeting

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 26, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

The FBI raid on San Bernardino International Airport last Wednesday concerned enough people to pack the room where a special meeting of the airport authority board was held late Friday afternoon.

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InlandPolitics: It was only a matter of time

Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 11:30  a.m.

It was only a matter of time before federal officials descended onto the debacle involving the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Following FBI raid, little insight offered at meeting

IVDA board members Pat Morris, left, and co-chair Josie Gonzales address the public at Friday’s special meeting. (Mark Zaleski/Staff Photographer)

10:31 PM PDT on Friday, September 23, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Just two days after the FBI and others raided San Bernardino International Airport searching for evidence that could be tied to conspiracy, bribery, fraud and money laundering, officials with the two public agencies that govern the airport offered little comment at a special meeting held Friday afternoon to discuss it.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/23/2011 08:52:14 PM P

LOMA LINDA – No comment and the promise of another meeting.

That’s all the public got after airport panelists came out of a 90-minute closed session meeting Friday to address issues related to the FBI raid Wednesday at San Bernardino International Airport.

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The PE: AIRPORT: FBI was seeking evidence of bribery, etc.

10:54 PM PDT on Thursday, September 22, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

PDF: FBI search warrant – S.B. airport

FBI and other investigators raided San Bernardino International Airport offices seeking evidence of bribery, theft, fraud, money laundering and more, according to a copy of a federal search warrant obtained Thursday from the lawyer for the two agencies that oversee development of the airport.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2011 05:10:05 PM PDT

The FBI is investigating allegations of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, theft of federal funds, and wire and mail fraud in connection with Wednesday’s raid at San Bernardino International Airport, according to a federal search warrant.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2011 03:08:36 PM PDT

The San Bernardino International Airport Authority and Inland Valley Development Agency boards plan to meet jointly to address the FBI’s serving of seven search warrants at the airport and the Riverside home of airport developer Scot Spencer.

The meeting was called for by Josie Gonzales, who chairs the county Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: Was this a joke?

Former Supervisor Dennis Hansberger

“Scot really understands the industry in a way the rest of us don’t,” said San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger, an airport authority board member.

 

The following archived story is republished from the Press-Enterprise.

Putting troubles behind them
San Bernardino airport officials give no-bid contract for renovation to aviation insider with checkered past

08:55 PM PDT on Sunday, April 27, 2008

By JOSH BROWN
The Press-Enterprise

He spent four years in prison for bankruptcy fraud, oversaw a string of failed aviation ventures, and could be banned from the aviation industry altogether.

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Morris

Thursday, September 22, 2100 – 08:00 a.m.

As federal agents were executing search warrants in an investigation into activities involving the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris was reportedly knocking down the door of The Sun / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers.

No, I’m not kidding.

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THe PE: FBI raids S.B. airport offices

10:18 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL and DUG BEGLEY, STAFF WRITERS
kpierceall@pe.com | dbegley@pe.com

Published: 9/21/2011 06:20 PM

FBI agents and other law enforcement officers raided the San Bernardino International Airport Authority office and storage units as well as a home and offices used by Scot Spencer, a convicted felon who was awarded two no-bid agreements in 2007 to build a commercial airport at the former Norton Air Force Base.

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The Sun: FBI raids San Bernardino airport

By Joe Nelson and Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 09/21/2011 10:02:16 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The FBI on Wednesday served search warrants at San Bernardino International Airport and the Riverside home of airport developer Scot Spencer.

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The Sun: FBI raiding San Bernardino airport authority

FBI served six federal warrants for Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority. (Rick Sforza, Photo Editor)

Joe Nelson and Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 09/21/2011 10:02:16 AM PDT

The FBI served six federal warrants this morning at the Inland Valley Development Agency and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority in San Bernardino.

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The PE: SB Airport obscurity seems almost on purpose

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 9, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

When a grand jury report criticized inadequate oversight at San Bernardino International Airport, officials fought back with positive publicity.

Newspaper ads touted a study showing public and private investment at the former Norton Air Force Base has created 9,355 jobs, generated $500 million in payroll and produced $1.2 billion in economic activity.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Reviving Norton base hasn’t been easy

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, September 3, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

The quest to replace some 10,000 jobs that disappeared when the military abandoned Norton Air Force Base in 1994 is evident today in the corporate names attached to brand new warehouses, distribution centers and a corporate jet terminal.

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The PE: LOMA LINDA: Congressman visits university

Lewis

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, September 3, 2011

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY

Loma Linda University Department of Physiology and Pharmacology welcomed Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Ca., on Thursday. Lewis was led on a tour of the neuroscience and biochemistry laboratories by department professor Dr. John Zhang to see the active joint efforts of clinical and basic neuroscientists at LLU. Their research has helped enhance physician training, improve patient care and power local science, health, and economic growths.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County – BOS 3: Derry garners endorsements

Derry

Friday, September 2, 2011 – 09:20 a.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry today announced that his campaign has received the endorsement of four respected local elected officials.

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The Sun: Loma Linda not pursuing fastfood ban

By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 08/24/2011 08:31:12 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – The City Council has decided not to have city staffers look into a possible ban on drive-through restaurants.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport officials respond to Grand Jury criticism

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/22/2011 03:38:25 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Airport officials have submitted their formal response to a blistering Grand Jury report that second-guessed some of their decisions in the effort to turn the former Norton Air Force Base into a civilian airfield.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. Int’l Airport would require 20 daily flights to break even

Sunday, August 21, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

It would appear there are more secrets at San Bernardino International Airport that anyone could have ever imagined.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Plane tall tale to get review

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Did a company affiliated with Scot Spencer, developer of San Bernardino International Airport, really have a deal to refurbish a plane for the Obama campaign in July 2008?

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: More airport oversight

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, August 12, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

When the grand jury report on San Bernardino International Airport came out June 30, airport officials seemed more intent on discrediting the report than on what it revealed about some slipshod practices and weak oversight of the taxpayer-funded agency.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Grand jury report on airport gets approved — mostly

Josie Gonzales, center, holds up the grand jury report as she and other elected officials discuss their responses to 16 recommendations made by the panel.(Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

10:53 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
Staff Writer kpierceall@pe.com

The elected leaders overseeing San Bernardino International Airport voted Wednesday to agree to all but one of a civil grand jury’s 16 recommendations despite staff spending more than a month attempting to discredit the panel’s critical report that picked apart the oversight to develop the airport.

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The Sun: SBIA board agrees to fixes

Authority to adopt some ideas from Grand Jury
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/10/2011 08:00:49 PM PDT

Airport officials adopted a series of responses Wednesday to several recommendations made by an auditor and published in a mostly negative Grand Jury report that questions how officials have handled the transformation of the former Norton Air Force Base into a commercial airport.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. Airport looking to sheriff to help embattled manager

Tuesday, August 2, 1022 – 09:30 a.m.

In San Bernardino County politics nothing really ever changes in how the game is played. Only the players.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that the impending move of the Aviation Division fleet of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departmen,t to the San Bernardino International Airport, may be used to aid embattled contractor Scot Spencer.

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InlandPolitics: More drama at S.B. International Airport

Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 11:45 a.m.

There’s more drama at the troubled San Bernardino International Airport.

On the heels of a scathing Grand Jury report questioning the airport management’s decision-making and expenditures comes another little bombshell.

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The PE: LOMA LINDA: City to revive redevelopment

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, July 28, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

The Loma Linda City Council is serving notice that it wants to revive the city’s redevelopment agency.

That could cost the city $2.8 million this year and another $668,000 a year in the future.

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InlandPolitics: Airport Authority paid for university study

Thursday, July 28, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that a study performed to evaluate the viability of the San Bernardino International Airport was actually commissioned and paid for by the facility’s governing authority.

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Director Don Rogers, left, argued that the hiring of developer Scot Spencer, right, did not violate a federal ban following Spencer’s fraud conviction. Kurt Miller/The Press-Enterprise

10:22 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
The Press-Enterprise

Officials with the San Bernardino International Airport Authority spent nearly three hours Wednesday dismissing what they called errors in a civil grand jury report. Officials defended the price paid for used aviation equipment and refuted claims that the airport developer’s federal ban from aviation would affect airport operations.

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The Sun: Airport officials to reply to negative report

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/24/2011 02:47:35 PM PDT

Airport officials on Wednesday are expected to continue to chip away at what they say are factual errors in a Grand Jury report on their work at the former Norton Air Force Base.

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The Sun: Study backs airport work

Universities’ findings conflict with Grand Jury report
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/24/2011 09:12:10 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Efforts to transform the former Norton Air Force Base into a civilian airport and bring businesses to the surrounding area could reverse the devastating economic impact of the base’s closure on the region, according to a new report.

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The PE: S.B. Airport: Officials defend hiring of Spencer, despite record

11:59 PM PDT on Saturday, July 23, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
The Press-Enterprise

When asked why control of most of San Bernardino International Airport was handed over to a convicted felon — sent to prison for taking kickbacks for secretly managing an airline in bankruptcy — those overseeing the former Norton Air Force Base’s conversion into a commercial airport gave two reasons.

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The Sun: Report blasts airport deals

Administrator’s Note: Finally, The Sun newspaper covers this issue, ever so scantily. The Press-Enterprise has been all over this $150 million and growing ordeal. One can only cover for San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris so long.

Purchases of used equipment cited
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/23/2011 07:10:41 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Hasty decision-making and slack financial oversight led airport officials to spend millions on used equipment when new equipment could have been bought at a cheaper price, according to a Grand Jury report.

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The Sun: LLUMC again tops report on local hospitals

LLUMC again tops report on local hospitals
Magazine notes its 10 specialties
Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/19/2011 08:06:01 PM PDT

Loma Linda University Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 again, for the San Bernardino and Riverside county region, on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list for metro areas.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airplane’s value as loan collateral questioned

This 1973 Boeing 727-227 is considered worthless by the San Bernardino County assessor. Airport officials accepted it as collateral for a $550,000 loan in a legal settlement. (Kimberly Pierceall/The Press-Enterprise)

09:07 AM PDT on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
The Press-Enterprise

A civil grand jury is urging San Bernardino International Airport officials to double-check a questionable legal settlement with the airport’s developer in order to recoup nearly $1 million in taxpayer’s money.

The report also questioned the value of the plane put up as security for most of the settlement, based on FAA title records.

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The Sun: Felon profits from SBIA

Agency happy with results
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/17/2011 11:04:20 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A developer who was banned from the aviation industry has received millions of dollars for projects at San Bernardino International Airport, according to a Grand Jury report.

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The Sun OpEd: Creation of a commercial passenger airport does not fly

Neil Derry

Supervisor Neil Derry
Posted: 07/16/2011 07:13:16 AM PDT

For those who have tracked my concerns regarding San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) there are few surprises.

During my years as a San Bernardino City Council member, I stated clearly that I did not believe that the creation of a commercial passenger airport at the former Norton Air Force Base was the best, highest use for that property for the immediate future.

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The PE: Report questions amounts paid for airport equipment

The main hallway of San Bernardino International Airport. A recent grand jury report questions whether public money was spent wisely.

10:28 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
The Press-Enterprise

Eleven jet bridges, five baggage carousels and hundreds of seats, all hand-me-downs from American Airlines’ JFK terminal, are a key issue between San Bernardino International Airport officials and a civil grand jury.

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The Sun: Airport officials lay out rebukes of Grand Jury

Report questioned management
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/13/2011 07:59:18 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Airport officials on Wednesday continued to push back against a scathing Grand Jury report that casts doubts on whether they are properly managing the transformation of the former Norton Air Force Base.

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The Sun: Airport officials decry ‘hit piece’

Morris: SBIAA will address report
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/12/2011 08:56:38 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Airport officials on Tuesday slammed the San Bernardino County Grand Jury’s report that called into question the effort to bring commercial flights to the city.

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The PE: INLAND: Airport deals not lucrative, officials say

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, July 9, 2011

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino International Airport officials, in reaction to a critical civil Grand Jury report, say agreements given to key airport developer Scot Spencer were not profitable even though he made $2.06 million in fees as of March.

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The PE: Airport staff to discuss Grand Jury report at meeting

09:58 PM PDT on Friday, July 8, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Staff of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority may discuss the most recent San Bernardino County civil Grand Jury report at the next SBIAA board meeting Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Loma Linda City Hall, according to the next agenda.

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The Sun: Loma Linda challenges new district

Objects to separation from Redlands in latest maps
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/06/2011 08:04:27 PM PDT

Loma Linda Mayor Rhodes Rigsby plans to send a letter today to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission expressing the City Council’s worry over proposed new Congressional districts that split it from Redlands, which it considers to be a sister city.

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The Sun: Loma Linda bans marijuana dispensaries

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/29/2011 07:01:17 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – Despite uncertainty over whether courts will later invalidate the move, the city has become one of many in California to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

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The PE: LOMA LINDA: Pot dispensary ban gets initial approval

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 23, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Loma Linda may become permanent law by the end of July.

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The Sun: Loma Linda passes budget, requires CalPERS payments

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/15/2011 05:42:39 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – Despite a 10 percent drop in revenue, the City Council has passed a balanced and largely drama-free budget.

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The Sun: Loma Linda looks to ban pot co-ops

City Council to hold 2 meetings
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/13/2011 08:23:06 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – Tired of waiting for courts to provide answers, the City Council today will hold the first of two meetings to ban medical-marijuana dispensaries from the city.

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The Sun: Group: Transit line a burden

SBX project will harm businesses
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/08/2011 07:01:55 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A high-speed bus line in the works faces opposition from a newly formed group that says the project is a government boondoggle that will harm commerce in the area.

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The PE: Loma Linda residents say goodbye to Sunday mail

10:05 PM PDT on Sunday, April 17, 2011

By DAVID KECK
The Press-Enterprise

Photo Gallery: Final Sunday Delivery in Loma Linda

A riot of color conquered the wide dirt median of Barton Road, where wildflowers of orange, yellow and purple blended with mats of green weeds for an integrated homage to another spring day in Loma Linda.

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The Sun: Jobs in holding pattern

Companies likely to retain current workers
Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/27/2011 08:14:31 PM PST

People can begin to feel some relief after recent reports suggest that layoffs have declined for now.

Economists agree that businesses are less likely to make staff cuts, while unemployment figures are not expected to drop.

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The Sun: Op-Ed: Rebuilding SB Valley economy

 

 

Mayors Pat Morris, Pete Aguilar, Larry McCallon, David Zamora and Rhodes Rigsby
Posted: 02/26/2011 07:09:41 AM PST

As the mayors of five cities in the heart of the east San Bernardino Valley, it is our collective responsibility to ensure we make the strategic investments required to rebuild our regional economy and ensure its vibrancy and sustainability for the 21st century. Our highest priority has been modernizing our region’s transportation infrastructure to ensure our valley is economically attractive to businesses, jobs and residents.

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The Sun: Loma Linda raises wastewater fees

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/26/2011 05:54:10 PM PST

LOMA LINDA – San Bernardino’s increase to treat wastewater will be coming out of the pocketbooks of residents here too.

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The PE: San Bernardino Airport makeover at $200 million so far

12:15 AM PST on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
The Press-Enterprise

At a special meeting convened early Tuesday morning, Inland officials voted to spend another $7.1 million to finish San Bernardino International Airport. And that isn’t likely to be the last they spend, airport officials said.

At least one board member of the Inland Valley Development Agency, which approved the expenditure, questioned the timing of the request.

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The Sun: Loma Linda deactivates red-light cameras

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/02/2010 06:26:05 PM PST

LOMA LINDA – For five years, drivers have cursed the cameras that fine them hundreds of dollars for running red lights by tenths of a second, and for most of that time city representatives have angrily joined in.

Once the cameras were deactivated at midnight Wednesday, they were singing a different tune.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/02/2010 06:35:26 PM PST

LOMA LINDA – As economic woes threaten to cripple many companies and governments, Mayor Rhodes Rigsby announced Thursday that the city has maintained prosperous businesses and balanced budgets.

And City Hall isn’t about to interfere with that, he promised at the annual State of the Community Luncheon, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager’s pay is election issue

Nelson

10:58 PM PDT on Monday, October 4, 2010

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Just five city managers in California — and only one in the Inland area — earned more than Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson in 2009, according to a survey.

Nelson, 51, earned $336,288 last year, an amount that includes his base salary, deferred compensation and other payouts, according to the survey released last month by the League of California Cities, an advocacy group for cities and towns. Nelson’s base pay is $291,571 a year, according to Temecula.

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PE: Inland elected officials’ salaries examined

10:52 PM PDT on Sunday, August 15, 2010

By JOHN F. HILL and JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Council members in 17 “general law” cities in western Riverside and San Bernardino counties earn less than half the pay of their counterparts in charter cities, a review of public records has found.

City managers in these Inland cities also make less, though the gap is smaller.

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RivPE: Rhodes ‘Dusty’ Rigsby chosen Loma Linda’s new mayor

Rigsby

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 2, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Rhodes “Dusty” Rigsby, a 48-year-old medical-school executive who was elected to the Loma Linda City Council four years ago, has been chosen the town’s new mayor.

Rigsby was chosen last week in a vote of his fellow Loma Linda City Council members to replace anesthesiologist Stan Brauer, who had been mayor for two years.

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RivPE: Cassie MacDuff: City Officials Highly Paid?

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 26, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

With the scandal over exorbitant pay for Bell officials, Inland residents may wonder if their city governments, too, have approved extravagant salaries unbeknownst to them.

A 2007 Press-Enterprise survey showed Inland city manager salaries doubled between 1996 and 2006. Some now top $200,000.

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RivPE: Loma Linda council to seat new members, choose mayor

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 26, 2010

The Loma Linda City Council will swear in its two newest members and choose a mayor Tuesday night.

Ron Dailey, the executive associate dean of Loma Linda University’s dental school, and Phillip Dupper, a San Bernardino County sheriff’s sergeant, won election June 8.

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RivPE: Outgoing Loma Linda councilman honored for business ethics

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Robert Ziprick, a lawyer and outgoing Loma Linda city councilman, has been honored for business ethics by the San Bernardino-Loma Linda Crossroads Rotary Club.

“Mr. Ziprick has demonstrated in all areas of his professional life, Rotary’s belief that business ethics are not an oxymoron,” the club wrote in a news release. “In fact, high ethical standards are essential to long run success in all professions and businesses.”

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RivPE: Two newcomers win seats on Loma Linda City Council

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Two newcomers to the Loma Linda City Council have won seats in an election that promises a turning point in city politics.

Ron Dailey, 60, the executive associate dean of Loma Linda University’s dental school, won in his first attempt at public office.

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RivPE: Loma Linda council approves enviable balanced budget — with surplus

12:04 AM PDT on Sunday, June 6, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Continued employee wage and benefit concessions were key to Loma Linda’s approval of a balanced spending program for the fiscal year beginning July 1, City Manager T. Jarb Thaipejr said.

A general fund budget used to pay for most day-to-day services totals $13.8 million, about $300,000 less than the spending plan for the current fiscal year. It is also nearly $2 million less than 2008-09, before the slumping economy and housing crunch hit Loma Linda hard.

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RivPE: Factions vie for seats in Loma Linda election

12:15 PM PDT on Friday, May 14, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Loma Linda voters will go to the polls June 8 to fill two seats on the City Council in the latest chapter of an ongoing battle to control the future direction of the town.

Five candidates will appear on the ballot: incumbent Robert Ziprick, former councilman Robert Christman, collection agency account executive Verne Miller, dental school executive Ronald Dailey and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sgt. Phillip Dupper.

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SBSun: Five run for 2 Loma Linda council seats

Petersen won’t seek sixth term; Ziprick aims to retain his seat; ex-mayor in race
Stephen Wall, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2010 10:16:54 PM PDT

LOMA LINDA – One City Council veteran is calling it quits after two decades in public service while another longtime elected official hopes to return to office.

The June 8 City Council election features five candidates vying for two seats.

Councilman Floyd Petersen, who teaches statistics at Loma Linda University, opted not to run for a sixth term, citing family and work-related commitments.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, March 18, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

A battle between two factions on the Loma Linda City Council appears to be taking shape as the field for the June 8 election nears completion.

Four candidates have returned nomination papers and qualified for the ballot, City Clerk Pamela Byrnes-O’Camb said Thursday. They are incumbent Robert Ziprick and challengers Verne Miller, Ron Dailey and Phillip Dupper.

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SBSun: Loma Linda councilman Petersen silent about plans to run

Choice by 20-year veteran could shake up LL council
Stephen Wall, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/21/2010 06:02:37 AM PST

LOMA LINDA – City voters head to the polls June 8, but it’s unclear if a longtime councilman will seek another term.

Floyd Petersen, who has served on the council for 20 years, won’t say whether he will run for another four-year term.

“I haven’t pulled papers yet,” Petersen said. “That’s the only comment I would make now.”

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RivPE: Loma Linda council members want to put brakes on red-light cameras

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 2, 2010
By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Two Loma Linda City Council members have opened a new front in the battle against red-light cameras.

After Redflex Traffic Systems refused early termination of its contract to operate the cameras, Councilmen Ovidiu Popescu and Rhodes “Dusty” Rigsby want to tell San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies not to write tickets to motorists caught on the cameras making illegal right-hand turns.

“I think there are some things we can do to mitigate what I think is an injury to our community,” Popescu told his fellow council members last week. “We do, as council members, have the authority to direct the Sheriff’s Department on how they should proceed with enforcement.”

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RivPE: One city maintains a surplus in bad economy

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, December 9, 2009

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

LOMA LINDA – Loma Linda has managed to build a $7 million reserve despite a sour economy this year even as it has completed several major projects, Mayor Stan Brauer says.

“Our employees, I must give a big appreciation to,” Brauer told about 120 members of the Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce gathered Wednesday for his State of the Community address. “Our employees have been willing to sacrifice more than other surrounding entities.

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