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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino Election: Beard needs 66.8% of remaining 342 votes

Spin Zone

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – 12:30 p.m.

Yep! The race for San Bernardino 7th Ward city council seat is up in the air.

It sure is.

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Reuters

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 – 8:10pm EST
SAN FRANCISCO | By Jim Christie

The bankrupt city of San Bernardino, California, said in a court filing on Wednesday it had reached a tentative agreement with the creditor holding its pension obligation bonds on how the debt would be treated in the city’s plan to exit bankruptcy but did not provide details.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino election results

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

So much for Rialto Real Estate Broker Scott Beard shaking up San Bernardino City Hall from the inside.

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San Bernardino Police

Police Officer Edward Lee, a member of the San Bernardino Police Department, at a wall that a robber reportedly climbed. (Credit Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times)

By Michael Wines
Feb. 2, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Detective Ryan Wicks trained the headlights of his Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on a young man spotted fleeing local gang members and climbed out of his car, a battered black-and-white cruiser of mid-2000s vintage. The odometer stood north of 95,000 miles. A rear fender was scarred by the belt buckles of hundreds of suspects who had been spread-eagled against it.

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The Sun: San Bernardino, fire union resolve $40 million in claims

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/01/16 – 9:26 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> An agreement between the city and its firefighter union that ends more than $40 million worth of disputes is now final, with approval from both sides.

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The Sun: Two San Bernardino council elections Tuesday

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/30/16 – 5:30 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Two seats on the City Council — enough to swing the balance of a city government that’s recently made controversial decisions and is slated to make others — are up for grabs Tuesday.

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The Sun: San Bernardino gets $148 parcel tax, fire outsourcing

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Local Agency Formation Commission voted unanimously to move forward Wednesday with the city of San Bernardino’s proposal to annex the 137-year old San Bernardino Fire Department into Fire Protection District Service Zone FP5-5, giving responsibility for fire and emergency medical response to the county fire department.

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/27/16 – 11:09 AM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A plan to outsource the city Fire Department and add a parcel tax of $148 per year took a big step forward Wednesday with the unanimous approval of the agency in charge of overseeing that process.

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The Sun: San Bernardino, fire union reach tentative ‘global settlement’

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/25/16 – 9:10 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The city and one of its most consistent legal adversaries, the fire union, have a tentative agreement that ends all of their legal disputes, after the City Council approved it during a closed session meeting Monday, according to City Attorney Gary Saenz.

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The Press-Enterprise: SAN BERNARDINO: Bankruptcy plan hurts those injured by city

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Those who have filed claims against the city would receive 1 percent of what they’re owed under the insolvency proposal

Published: Jan. 22, 2016
Updated:   Jan. 23, 2016 – 9:06 p.m.

The city of San Bernardino hopes that a provision of its bankruptcy-exit plan will erase more than $49 million from the books by allowing it to pay only 1 percent – $500,000 – to its unsecured creditors.

To read story by Brian Rokos in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Retired San Bernardino police oppose cuts to pension

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/05/16 – 5:46 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Unlike every other retiree in this and other bankrupt California cities, 23 retired San Bernardino police officers would lose part of their pension in the city’s bankruptcy plan — and they’re going public with their opposition to those cuts.

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Jim Penman

James Penman speaks at a forum for the mayoral candidates in 2005. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

By Joe Mozingo
Dec. 30, 2015

  • James Penman says he fought dysfunction at San Bernardino’s City Hall. His critics see his tenure as city attorney differently.

His gray hair was impeccable, as were his suits and ties, cinched into Windsor knots. With his penetrating gaze and stern, pockmarked face, James Penman made a distinctive impression as he roamed San Bernardino in his Chevy sedan.

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Reuters: Bankrupt San Bernardino spars with creditors over police spending

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By Robin Respaut
December 23, 2015

The bankrupt California city of San Bernardino won praise from bondholders on Wednesday for its handling earlier this month of the massacre that killed 14 people, but at the first significant court hearing since the attack, creditors questioned a plan to increase spending to bolster the police force.

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The Sun: Bankruptcy appeal sides with San Bernardino over fire union

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/22/15 – 7:39 PM PST |

An appeals court once again ruled against the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters and in favor of the city Tuesday, affirming U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury’s conclusion that nothing in the city charter or state law prevents the city from outsourcing its Fire Department.

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Jarrod Burguan

The Los Angeles Kings honored the victims of December 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino by recognizing a Hero from the shooting, US Navy Master Chief Tina LaTendresse. Standing with her are San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, SWAT Team Leader Sgt. Brian Harris, Homicide Detective Marco Granado and San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. (John McCoy – Staff Photographer)

By Elliott Teaford, Daily Breeze
Posted: 12/22/15 – 10:34 PM PST |

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan has been to plenty of Kings games over the seasons at Staples Center, but none were quite like the one he attended with SWAT team leader Brian Harris, homicide detective Marco Granado and Mayor Carey Davis.

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The Sun: San Bernardino chooses Mark Scott, Jarrod Burguan as city manager

Jarrod Burguan

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan speaks about first responders sharing their stories of their roles and heroic efforts in the San Bernardino mass shooting during a press conference at the San Bernardino Police Department in San Bernardino. (Rachel Luna — Staff photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/21/15 – 9:17 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The City Council on Monday unanimously chose the Burbank city manager to be this city’s interim manager beginning Feb. 8 and Police Chief Jarrod Burguan to fill in from Jan. 1 until then.

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Air Force One

Sarah Parvini, Paloma Esquivel, Laura J. Nelson and Anh Do
December 18, 2015

It has become a sobering pattern of his presidency: Air Force One touches down in a heartbroken town and President Obama rushes toward the grief. He meets moms and dads, fiancés and friends — the newest members of a club no one would choose to join, Americans whose loved ones died in a mass shooting.

On Friday evening, it was San Bernardino’s turn.

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The Sun: San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan to be named interim city manager

Jarrod Burguan

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan speaks about first responders during a recent news conference in San Bernardino. (Rachel Luna – Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 12/17/15 – 7:58 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The city has a succession plan to replace the city manager who’s resigning Dec. 31, if the City Council approves it Monday: the top cop will be the top leader for a month, then Burbank City Manager Mark Scott takes over.

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FBI Logo

Richard A. Serrano and Teresa Watanabe
December 12, 2015

As FBI divers continue to paddle the murky waters of a lake in San Bernardino, the federal investigation into the massacre at a county health department gathering is reaching a critical juncture: With whom were the two shooters in contact?

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Los Angeles Times: San Bernardino police chief kept his cool after the massacre

Jarrod Berguan

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Phil Willon
December 9, 2015

As police officers kicked open doors in the Inland Regional Center in the search for the armed assailants who had just massacred 14 county employees, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan was outside scanning the terrain for a safe place to coordinate the sweeping emergency response.

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Jarrod Burguan

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan takes a question at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Chris Carlson/AP)

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Cassie MacDuff

Published: Dec. 8, 2015
Updated:   Dec. 9, 2015 – 6:59 a.m.

In the midst of the media maelstrom after the San Bernardino terror attack has stood one figure, solid as a rock: Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino public safety response gets high marks

Jerrod burguan

San Bernardino Police Chief Jerrod Burguan addresses the media.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

Inland Empire law enforcement agencies involved in the response to the act of terrorism at the Inland Regional Center are receiving stellar marks across the board.

As they should.

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Union Democrat (AP): FBI: California shooting investigated as act of terrorism

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AP California News
By Amanda lee Myers and Tami Abdollah
Dec 4, 2015 – 3:55 PM EST

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI announced Friday that it is investigating the mass shooting in Southern California as an act of terrorism, while a U.S. law enforcement official revealed that the woman who helped her husband carry out the attack had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook under an alias.

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San Bernardino Seal

Authorities are searching for a motive in a mass shooting Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and 21 injured. Two suspects were killed in a police shootout after the attack.

Joe Mozingo and Peter Jamison
December 3, 2015

The whine of police sirens is familiar on the streets of San Bernardino.

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San Bernardino Shooting

A law enforcement officer stands guard at the police line near a home being investigated by police. Fourteen people were killed when suspects opened fired at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Richard A. Serrano, Paloma Esquivel and Richard Winton
December 2, 2015

Dressed in black masks and tactical gear, armed with long guns and pistols, they entered a holiday party for county health workers in San Bernardino as it was in full swing. Before they fled, they had killed 14 people and wounded 17 others.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino can’t get out of its own way again!

San Bernardino Seal

Monday, November 23, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

It sure appears as if San Bernardino still can’t get out of its own way.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/19/15 – 6:48 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> City Manager Allen Parker confirmed at a neighborhood meeting Thursday that he would be leaving Dec. 31, after a closed session vote to offer him $221,976 in severance pay in exchange for his resignation from a position that had become increasingly fractious.

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The Sun: Source: San Bernardino City Manager Allen Parker to leave post Dec. 31

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/18/15 – 9:09 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Allen Parker’s last day as city manager will be Dec. 31, after the City Council agreed Monday to modify his contract to include a year’s severance pay in exchange for his resignation, according to a source who was in the room for the closed-session vote.

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The Sun: San Bernardino approves outsourcing with Burrtec

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/17/15 – 12:42 AM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After years of uncertainty going back at least to the first month of bankruptcy when the city started moving forward with outsourcing its refuse services, 72 city employees learned Monday night who their new employer will be: Burrtec.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the Lou Desmond and Company Show, Cliff Cummings joins the program to discuss the ongoing political corruption and trust issues here in San Bernardino County. Also, San Bernardino had an extremely low turnout at the city elections on Tuesday. More on that.

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InlandPolitics: Off-year elections offer nothing new

Election Results

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

The 2015 off-cycle election offered nothing significant in terms of results or surprises.

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The Sun: San Bernardino chooses developer for Carousel Mall

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/03/15 – 12:38 AM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A plan to dramatically redevelop the 42.6 acres downtown where Carousel Mall has sat since 1973 took a big step forward Monday when the City Council unanimously entered an exclusive negotiation agreement with two companies to develop the mall and adjacent Theater Square area.

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The Sun: Vote may change direction of San Bernardino

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/31/15 – 5:47 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The direction of a city that for years has fluctuated between disparate approaches to public safety, homelessness, taxes and other issues will once again be in voters’ hands on Tuesday.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today Lou is joined by Brian Davision, who is running for city council in San Bernardino’s fifth ward. Why is he running, and what does he hope to accomplish for the city?

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Lou is joined by Adrian Moore of The Reason Foundation.

First, they talk about an interesting occurrence in the San Bernardino City Council race. An email went out saying that the Redlands Tea Party Patriots was backing one of the candidates. But RTPP has never sent any communication. So what gives?

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/27/15 – 8:05 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Under the shadow of bankruptcy, good things are happening in San Bernardino, Mayor Carey Davis said at an hourlong talk Tuesday evening.

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The Sun: San Bernardino audit letter received, but process not complete

San Bernardino City Hall

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/23/15 – 7:25 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The city at last has a letter from its independent audit firm on whether its financial statements are accurate, but Friday evening it still hadn’t received the full audit — two days after it was last promised, and more than a year and a half after the state deadline.

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The Sun: Overdue San Bernardino audits expected Wednesday

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/20/15 – 5:00 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After more than a year of delays and suspicion, an audit of the city’s 2012-13 financial statements should be finished Wednesday and presented to the City Council and public Nov. 2, according to city staffers and the audit firm.

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IE Business Daily: San Bernardino Government Split into Three

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IE Business Daily
By Inland Empire Business Daily
September 26, 2015

September 21st’s San Bernardino City Council meeting was illustrative of the continuing divide developing at city hall.

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The Sun: Overdue San Bernardino audits argued over

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/09/15 – 8:09 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Residents pleading for completion of two long overdue audits of the city’s finances — one bearing a sign demanding “Bring in the F.B.I. / Complete the audits!” — didn’t get the answer they should have, says Mayor Carey Davis.

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The Sun: Bankruptcy judge: San Bernardino must provide more information

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/08/15 – 8:36 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> The bankrupt city of San Bernardino will have to produce much more extensive information — at a pace its advisers say will be grueling — before it can clear a vital hurdle in the path of bankruptcy plan confirmation, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury said Thursday.

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The Sun: San Bernardino redirecting after ending Jim Morris contract

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/30/15 – 9:03 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Arguably the only person with direct knowledge of much of the city’s complex redevelopment process won’t show up to work today, after nine sometimes-controversial years at City Hall.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today Lou is joined by Ryan Hagen, report at the San Bernardino Sun to discuss San Bernardino’s decision to raise a fee (tax) on sewage service in the city. Do San Bernardino residents need more taxes?

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InlandPolitics: More San Bernardino insider shenanigans

San Bernardino Seal

Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

One would think exiting San Bernardino, California’s record-long municipal bankruptcy proceedings would be the priority for the beleaguered city’s elected officials.

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The Sun: San Bernardino councilman tries to sell gun online during meeting

Benito Barrios

San Bernardino City Councilman Benito Barrios posted a gun for sale on his Facebook page Monday night, during a council meeting. (Google Images)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/22/15 – 9:45 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> As a citizen committee explained recommended changes to the city’s charter during a City Council meeting Monday, Councilman Benito Barrios was on Facebook, trying to sell his friend’s gun.

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The Sun: Judge: San Bernardino outsourcing done without required negotiating

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Judge Meredith Jury ruled Thursday the city hadn’t met its legal obligation to bargain with the fire union before outsourcing the Fire Department. FILE PHOTO

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/17/15 – 11:00 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> In a decision she acknowledged “puts a bunch of marbles on the road to reorganization” for San Bernardino, Judge Meredith Jury ruled Thursday the city hadn’t met its legal obligation to bargain with the fire union before outsourcing the Fire Department.

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The Sun: After brief confusion, San Bernardino contract back on track

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/10/15 – 10:32 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Members of the city’s largest employee union were briefly confused and frustrated when a tentative contract agreement reported to bankruptcy court was pulled off the City Council agenda, but he approval process is now back on track, according to a union leader.

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The Lou Desmond & Company Show: San Bernardino Fire Department and the NFL Kickoff

Lou Desmond

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show, Lou is joined by Cliff Cummings, owner of Toyota of San Bernardino. They discuss the rather confusing decision by San Bernardino officials to outsource the fire department. The move will cost taxpayers more, and the city will give up all fire assets.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/08/15 – 4:08 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> San Bernardino has a tentative contract agreement with its largest employee group, the so-called general unit, the city’s bankruptcy attorney announced in court Tuesday.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, August 28, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today, Ed Hoffman, President of Wholesale Capital Corporation, sits in for Lou. On the show tonight: San Bernardino’s decision to move forward with outsourcing the fire department and Moreno Valley’s approval of the World Logistics Center.

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Tax Reform

Friday, August 28, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

There’s an interesting uproar building in the drama surrounding San Bernardino trashing its fire department in favor of a contract with the San Bernardino County Fire Department for fire protection services.

It’s all about a $143 per year parcel tax.

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San Bernardino Seal

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 12:30 p.m.

Only San Bernardino, California could hatch a whacked-out and completely unlawful scheme to tax it’s property owners.

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The Sun: San Bernardino Transit Center celebrates opening

"Local officials and members of the community attend the completion ceremony for the new San Bernardino Transit Center in San Bernardino, Ca., August 25, 2015. The new transportation hub will open officially on September 8, with ten local bus routes, two freeway express Omnitrans bus routes, sbX green line, Victor Valley Transit Authority, and Mountain Transit. The site is next to a Metrolink San Bernardino line extension to be finish some time in 2017. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun)"

Local officials and members of the community attend the completion ceremony for the new San Bernardino Transit Center in San Bernardino, Ca., August 25, 2015. The new transportation hub will open officially on September 8, with ten local bus routes, two freeway express Omnitrans bus routes, sbX green line, Victor Valley Transit Authority, and Mountain Transit. The site is next to a Metrolink San Bernardino line extension to be finish some time in 2017. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/24/15 – 3:45 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The release of 200 butterflies at the newly completed San Bernardino Transit Center on Monday symbolized the same thing officials stressed repeatedly at the completion ceremony: transformation.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/25/15 – 12:25 AM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The City Council voted 4-3 on Monday to move forward with transferring responsibility for fire and emergency protection to the County Fire Department, a move that would also mean a $142-per-year tax on every parcel in the city.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today, Estimable Economist Jay Prag joins Lou on the show. First, NPR featured a story about children in San Bernardino who grow up in motels described as “meth addict summer camp.” What do stories like these do for the city’s image?

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InlandPolitics: SBIA: Finally an admission after all these years

Oops!

Thursday, August 13, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

Finally! We taxpayers have a long-awaited admission from officials at the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA).

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Joining Lou on the show is Michael Bilheimer, President of the Fire Management Association in San Bernardino. San Bernardino will soon decide whether or not it will outsource its fire department. What do the fire fighters in the city have to say about this?

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SBIA

Built on the former the site of the former Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino International Airport is often described by local officials as one of the East Valley’s best hopes for economic growth. Norton closed in 1994. (Staff file photo)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 08/11/15 – 12:36 PM PDT |

With ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport now being turned over to the city of Ontario, operations at San Bernardino International Airport, which for years has struggled to land a commercial airline and shape its identity, should not be negatively impacted, officials said.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/11/15 – 8:19 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The City Council will get a report Wednesday supporting a plan to outsource fire services to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, City Manager Allen Parker said Tuesday.

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InlandPolitics: Typical San Bernardino – Press Release raises eyebrows!

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Related Post: InlandPolitics: San Bernardino: A lie or mistake?

Monday, August 10, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

Remember all the hoopla over San Bernardino trying to hire another public relations firm?

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Scott Beard

Real Estate Broker Scott Beard

Monday, August 10, 2015 – 07:30 a.m.

San Bernardino politics has been a little dull of late. Other than developments in the city’s bankruptcy proceedings, nothing much is happening.

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Daily Bulletin: Candidates for most San Bernardino County elections set

Elections

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/08/15 – 6:06 PM PDT | U

The deadline to run for most offices San Bernardino County in November has passed, meaning voters’ options are pretty much set.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, August 31, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

On the show today, Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag. Lou weighs in on San Bernardino’s decision to place a $143 tax on parcels to pay for fire. Why outsource if you are going to raise taxes anyway?

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Lou Desmond

Monday, April 3, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Jay Prag joins Lou on the show. This weekend Cassie MacDuff of the Press-Enterprise wrote a column about how sad the loss of SBETA will be for San Bernardino. But no one knows where the money is going for the redundant organization. How bad is this for business?

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The Sun: San Bernardino bankruptcy anniversary: tough times underway

Carey Davis

“When I go to bed at night, I’m thinking about this city. When I wake up in the morning, I’m thinking about this city,” said San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. Today is the third anniversary of San Bernardino’s bankruptcy filing. (Photos by Micah Escamilla — Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/01/15 – 6:19 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Citizens have endured a lot of difficult change since the city filed for bankruptcy protection, says Mayor Carey Davis — a new mayor, city attorney and City Council; attempted charter change; City Hall layoffs; changes in how services are delivered.

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The Lou Desmond & Company Show: SBETA, Cincinnati Shooting, and The Donald

Lou Desmond

Friday, July 31, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Ed Hoffman, owner of Wholesale Capital Corporation joins Lou on the show. They discuss San Bernardino’s decision to spend the bankrupt city’s funds on a redundant program, SBETA. Also, should we speech $9 billion to save the Salton Sea?

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, July 30, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Lou is joined by Dr. Adrian Moore of the Reason Foundation. First up, San Bernardino has reached an agreement with the police department, but details are sparse. Then, Hillary got fired from her “favorite summer job” after just one week.

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San Bernardino Seal

San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis called the contract agreement between the city and the San Bernardino Police Officers Association “very favorable” to the city.

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 07/29/15 – 5:42 PM PDT |

After more than two years of police leaving San Bernardino, saying the lack of a contract robbed them of a sense of stability in a city where many residents say crime is their top concern, the police union and city negotiators both say they’ve agreed on a new contract.

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, San Bernardino City Councilman John Valdivia joins the show to discuss the city’s ongoings. How is the council getting on with the manager? What about the city’s charter?

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 04:50 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Ryan Hagen, reporter at the San Bernardino Sun, joins the program to talk with Lou about the San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency. The bankrupt city spent $1.2 million funding the program without approval by the city council.

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The Sun: Bankruptcy judge: San Bernardino may outsource Fire Department

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 07/15/15 – 9:22 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Nothing in the city charter prevents San Bernardino from outsourcing its Fire Department, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday in a blow to the fire union that its attorneys immediately said they would appeal.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, July 9, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Ryan Hagen joins the show to give a recap of the ever-entertaining city council meeting in San Bernardino.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

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

Tonight on the show, Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag to discuss the financial stability of San Bernardino. Hint: it isn’t stable. After that they turn to two other fiscally unstable governments, Puerto Rico and Greece.

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The Sun: San Bernardino audit faces trouble, city reports

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/26/15 – 2:47 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> There’s more trouble for the city’s long-overdue audit, and it’s not because the city hasn’t given the necessary information, according to Deputy City Manager Nita McKay.

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The Press-Enterprise: JOBS: Amazon to add 1,000 more jobs

Amazon

Amazon doubled down on vow to create 1,000 jobs in three Inland Empire fulfillment centers at a hiring event in Moreno Valley on Tuesday, bringing the total job count to 2,000

Published: June 24, 2015 – Updated: 4:40 p.m.

Amazon has announced it will create 1,000 more jobs for its Inland Southern California fulfillment centers.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino passes unanimous budget

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/23/15 – 5:19 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The bankrupt city with a reputation for lengthy, contentious decision-making unanimously approved a budget for the coming fiscal year after less than three hours of discussion, a smoother procedure than most cities without its financial challenges.

And then there was applause.

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The Sun: No help from Sacramento for San Bernardino

No

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/23/15 – 6:01 PM PDT |

  • Jerry Brown: California’s governor has turned down San Bernadino’s request for help.

SAN BERNARDINO >> Gov. Jerry Brown has given his response to the optimistic request for help on six different fronts that Mayor Carey Davis and his allies made in a trip to Sacramento.

The answer is no.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

On the Lou Desmond and Company Show tonight, Lou is joined Ryan Hagen of the San Bernardino Sun joins the show. San Bernardino passed its city budget last night in very uncontroversial fashion, a welcomed change for the city. Also, what does the lake fire mean for the coming fire season?

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The Sun: San Bernardino bankruptcy plan criticized in court

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/17/15 – 11:24 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> The attorney representing bondholders who’ve invested about $50 million in San Bernardino came out swinging Wednesday in the first bankruptcy hearing since the city filed a bankruptcy exit plan that would pay bondholders only 1 percent of that.

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The Sun: San Bernardino streets to stay unswept for now

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/16/15 – 6:38 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> It’s better to have dirty streets for a few more weeks than to rush into a six-figure contract, the City Council decided this week after an hours-long discussion several of the council members described as “dysfunctional.”

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Los Angeles Times: San Bernardino: Broken City

San Bernardino

San Bernardino, once a sturdy, middle class “All-America City,” is now bankrupt, the poorest city of its size in California, and a symbol of the nation’s worst urban woes.

June 14, 2015
By Joe Mozingo
Photos by Francine Orr

With a rake and a mask, the motel manager steps carefully into Room 107.

This afternoon, Sam Maharaj will evict a couple and their 4-month-old baby for not paying their bill. The mother sits on the side of the bed, still twitching from slamming methamphetamine the night before.

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CalPERS

Business & Real Estate
June 10, 2015
By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com

Setting up a possible showdown with CalPERS, two bond firms are reviving their legal campaign to win a bigger share of the money being doled out by bankrupt San Bernardino.

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The Sun: Air show planned at San Bernardino airport

SBIA

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/03/15 – 5:47 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The October sky is expected to bring some things the San Bernardino International Airport hasn’t seen since its extensive revamping: vintage airplanes and cars, a country music concert, a nationally known aerial jet team — and something else, airport authorities say.

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

Tonight on the Lou Desmond and Company Show: Lou is joined by Ryan Hagen, at the San Bernardino Sun, and Cliff Cummings, owner of Toyota of San Bernardino, to discuss San Bernardino’s recent trip to Sacramento to lobby the Governor for assistance in the bankrupt city.

After that, Heidi Harris, radio host in Las Vegas, joins to program discuss about several topics. On the list: “White Privilege” training in St. Paul, pot in Riverside, and Pools vs. Lawns.

Then, Phil Naman, host of the Firing Line Radio Show, joins Lou to discuss political goings-on in Sacramento. Healthcare will be extended to illegal immigrants. And the state Senate voted to raise the minimum wage. How does that work out?

To listen to the full show, click here.

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Amazon

Amazon is hiring for 1,000 positions at its warehouses in the Inland Empire, the company announced on Tuesday.

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/02/15 – 2:15 PM PDT |

Amazon is creating 1,000 full-time jobs in the Inland Empire.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/02/15 – 7:17 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Mayor Carey Davis and Councilwoman Virginia Marquez joined with legislative allies in Sacramento Tuesday to lobby Gov. Jerry Brown’s office for his help.

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