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InlandPolitics: Sniff confirms McMahon didn’t have endorsement

Update

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 08:00 p.m.

Well it didn’t take long for the dust-up over the unauthorized use of Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s name on San Bernmardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s campaign literature to gain traction.

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 06:30 p.m.

The value of political endorsements is somewhat limited to say the least.

But another fake endorsement fiasco is building for appointed San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Police chiefs dropping endorsements of Zellerbach

Campaigns

Also, Bonnie Garcia accuses a rival of comparing her to a prostitute and a Democrat gets a very late start in an Assembly race

Published: May 25, 2014 6:58 p.m.

Law enforcement leaders across Riverside County, including Sheriff Stan Sniff, have withdrawn their endorsements for District Attorney Paul Zellerbach in the wake of Indio police recommending six criminal charges be filed against Zellerbach in a campaign-sign tampering case.

To column by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Candidates for sheriff clash on jail staffing

Riverside Sheriff Badge

May 08, 2014; 12:31 PM

Two members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are in the June 3 election to head the office – incumbent Sheriff Stan Sniff and Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Bianco.

The men differ on law-enforcement styles. Bianco said he is looking for ways to put more deputies on patrol, and said more effective policing might reduce the need for additional jail space in the county. Sniff said Bianco’s ideas disregard the balance the department needs to serve its several missions.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Sheriff’s Department budget shortfall narrows

Riverside County Sheriff

May 05, 2014; 05:19 PM

The projected budget shortfall for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has dropped by $10 million, and officials want to use $10 million from a contingency fund to further shrink the gap.

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

InlandPolitics: Riverside County: Campaign finance update

Money

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

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

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

Janice Rutherford

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

March 10, 2014; 03:12 PM

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

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Sheriff switches to encrypted radio system (UPDATE)

Riverside County Sheriff

January 6, 2014 by Brian Rokos

Riverside County over the weekend rolled out its much-anticipated and long-delayed public safety radio system that officials say will stretch the signal’s reach and streamline communication between agencies during major emergencies.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Sheriff’s department faces possible $39 million shortfall

Riverside County Sheriff

November 04, 2013; 04:00 PM

Raises guaranteed to Riverside County law enforcement are a major driver in a projected $39 million shortfall in the sheriff’s budget, county officials say.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Officials worry Indio jail expansion could be delayed

Riverside County Indio Jail

An artist’s rendition of the East County Detention Center, which will expand the Indio jail by more than 1,200 beds. (File Image)

October 25, 2013; 04:43 PM

Riverside County’s master plan to add thousands of jail beds to stop the early release of inmates faces a setback unless state officials move faster on a project to expand the Indio jail, county officials warn.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Sheriff concerned about higher retirement age

Published: 01 September 2012 – 05:46 PM

Raising California police officers’ retirement age could lead to more middle-aged, infirm cops on patrol duty, said Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff and law enforcement advocacy groups.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Management raises back before supervisors

The sheriff and district attorney make the case that their senior staffs stand to earn less than their unionized subordinates

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 28 July 2012 06:04 PM

Raises for top-level prosecutors and senior sheriff’s department staff are needed so managers don’t earn less than the people they supervise, according to Sheriff Stan Sniff and District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.

They’re backing proposals before the county Board of Supervisors to raise non-union managers’ pay so there’s a wider salary gap between them and their subordinates. The board will consider the raises at their Tuesday, July 31, meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. in the board chambers at the County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon St. in Riverside.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Meaning of Waterloo debated in San Bernardino

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
Published: 20 July 2012 07:26 PM

It’s been a grim couple of weeks for San Bernardino as city officials decided to declare a fiscal emergency and file for bankruptcy due to a cash-flow crisis and budget deficit. Still, even amid serious discussions, the council found a few moments to debate 19th Century military history at its July 10 meeting.

Echoing a phrase used by one public speaker, Councilman Fred Shorett suggested that this could be a “Waterloo opportunity” allowing the city to get its financial house in order.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors adopt pension reform

Riverside County’s board says delays would be costly; the sheriff wanted time to study the effects on recruiting if employees pay more

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 19 June 2012 09:17 PM

After months of sometimes rocky talks with organized labor, Riverside County supervisors moved to reduce county pensions for new employees despite concerns from the sheriff, who wanted more time to consider how those changes would affect his ability to recruit and retain deputies.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 19, voted 4-0 with John Benoit absent to submit an amendment to the county’s contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The amendment allows for reduced pension benefits for newly hired employees and deputies.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Pay hike requests likely dead on arrival

Dead on arrival to the Riverside County supervisors’ desks, that is. Even raises for lower-level management appear iffy now

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 04 June 2012 07:16 PM

Riverside County’s sheriff and one of the county’s largest unions have joined other critics — including most county supervisors — in attacking a plan to raise elected leaders’ pay amid ongoing layoffs.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Sheriff makes case for more deputies

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 29 March 2012 07:18 PM

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff asked county supervisors Thursday for more money in next fiscal year’s budget so he can hire deputies to patrol unincorporated areas, where he said crime is rising.

The ratio of deputies assigned to areas outside of cities has dropped from 1.2 deputies per 1,000 residents in 2009 and 2010 to 0.90 per 1,000 today.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jails release 57 inmates early

BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY
STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com

Published: 06 January 2012 06:30 PM

Riverside County jails have reached their inmate capacity because of the state prison realignment program, and officials said that 57 inmates will have to be released between Friday evening and today.

The county has 3,906 jail beds and is under a federal court order not to add any more unless it builds additional housing for inmates.

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The PE: INLAND: Realignment adds to jail woes in Riverside County

RICHARD K. De ATLEY
rdeatley@pe.com
Published: 12 November 2011 09:04 PM

After one month, the state’s decision to put counties in charge of some nonserious offenders has caused a spike in Riverside County’s already dense jail population, putting it on course to reach capacity in January, officials report.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jail space major concern under realignment

Riverside County officials are concerned about where to house low-risk inmates who are sentenced to county jails, rather than state prison, under a plan that took effect Oct. 1. County jails, including the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, above, are already at capacity.

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 24 October 2011 08:12 PM

Jail space remains one of the most critical issues facing Riverside County as it begins supervising and housing low-level offenders, local officials said Monday.

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The PE: Budget deal saves sheriff’s jobs

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, left, and CEO Bill Luna, who had been deeply at odds over Luna’s proposed cutbacks in the sheriff’s budget, reach accord on a plan that both admit has risks. It’s built on “bubble gum and bailing wire,” Sniff says.

10:48 PM PDT on Monday, June 13, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI and DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors agreed Monday to a budget plan proposed by Sheriff Stan Sniff that officials described as risky but said would avoid any layoffs to his department.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Proposed budget includes $55 million in cuts

10:01 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive has recommended a spending plan for next year that includes $55 million in cuts, resulting in additional layoffs and reductions in core county services.

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THe PE: Riverside County sheriff outlines budget plan to avoid massive layoffs

10:23 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff outlined a budget proposal this week that he said reduces a $60 million budget gap in his department to $17 million and would eliminate the need for large-scale layoffs.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Contract talks with deputies reach impasse

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 20, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County declared in impasse Friday in its contract talks with the Riverside Sheriff’s Association.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Contract disputes move into public arena

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

The war of words escalated Tuesday between Riverside County supervisors and the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

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The PE: Riverside County sheriff prepares for possible layoffs

10:30 PM PDT on Friday, May 13, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff announced plans Friday to issue up to 800 layoff notices in order to balance his department’s budget for next year.

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The PE: Riverside County supervisors shift jail focus

11:21 PM PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to put on hold a proposed regional jail in Whitewater that would have cost $300 million to build.

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The PE: Riverside County: Jail hub undoable now; supervisors explore options

12:28 AM PDT on Monday, May 2, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are expected to halt their efforts to build a regional detention center in Whitewater and instead focus on expanding existing jails.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors want to halt Whitewater jail

 

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Marion Ashley and John Benoit announced Wednesday that they will seek to halt planning for a regional jail in rural Whitewater.

The move marks a reversal for supervisors and comes amid growing community opposition to the jail.

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The PE: Riverside County: Sheriff, fire chief outline budget cuts

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, April 4, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive recommended Monday that supervisors hold the line on spending, including for the sheriff’s and fire departments.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Public safety chiefs outline budget woes

10:33 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside Board of Supervisors meet about county budgets
Published: 3/29/2011 07:18 PM

Riverside County’s four public-safety departments painted a bleak picture Tuesday of their finances, saying they face significant budget shortfalls for next fiscal year.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Sheriff seeks funds for prisoner medical care

 

Sniff

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 28, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Budget cuts have put Riverside County’s inmate medical care out of compliance with state law, exposing the county to potential lawsuits or court oversight, Sheriff Stan Sniff said.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Police training verification to increase

11:46 PM PST on Saturday, March 12, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI, RICHARD BROOKS and CASSIE MACDUFF
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department training scandal — called the first of its type in California — is prompting officials in both Inland counties to consider tightening their procedures for verifying training-class attendance.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: No sheriff’s patrol cuts, supervisors say

09:46 PM PST on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday rejected a money-saving plan to impose a hiring freeze in the Sheriff’s Department and consider reducing patrols in unincorporated areas.

The recommendations, included in a mid-year budget report, were aimed at helping the department overcome a $10 million budget gap by June 30, the end of the current fiscal year. The deficit is part of an overall $31.3 million shortfall facing the county.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Freeze Sheriff’s Department hiring, supervisors advised

10:36 PM PST on Sunday, January 30, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s top executive is calling for a hiring freeze and possible patrol cutbacks to help the Sheriff’s Department overcome a $13.5 million budget shortfall.

A report before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday outlines the financial picture for the department and all of county government halfway through the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

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