Archive for the ‘ Dennis Hansberger ’ Category

The Sun: OpEd: A supervisor with courage and guts

Michele Derry
Posted: 04/22/2012 07:04:10 AM PDT

I have stood by long enough while my husband is misrepresented by James Ramos and his gambling special interests. Enough is enough.

How can James Ramos, as a tribal chairman of a sovereign nation who receives over $200,000 a month as a tribal member through gambling profits, represent the interests of the average citizen of San Bernardino County?

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Bagley entry in supe race a red herring

Bagley

Sunday, February 12, 2012 – 02:00 p.m.

So former TwentyNine Palms City Councilman Jim Bagley is running for county supervisor.

Yes, Bagley has decided he can win a seat on the county board since his residence now sits in the Third District instead of the First.

Not really.

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InlandPolitics: Elder Hansberger tells it like it is

Monday, January 23, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

You gotta hand it to Leroy Hansberger these days.

Yep, the truth hurts.

The life-log county resident, and father to former County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger, has been making it known his son ran a piss-poor campaign four years ago. A campaign in an election where his son lost to Supervisor Neil Derry.

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InlandPolitics: Cook drops supervisor bid, to run for Congress

Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley

Monday, January 9, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 9, 2012 – 11.24 a.m.

According to the Z107.7 website in Morongo Basin, Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) has dropped his bid for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

The radio station apparently let the cat out of the bag early.

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The Sentinel: Mystery remains over Brown’s continuing tenure with county

By Mark Gutglueck
Friday, January 6, 2012

Questions continue to dog the second highest ranking member of the county auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector’s office with regard to the role he and a political action committee he controlled played in illegally passing through and laundering money for those convicted of or charged with participation in a bribery and extortion conspiracy.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Ramos poll has unwanted results

Ramos

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, candidate for the Third District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, received some unwanted results from a poll he recently commissioned.

One would think a poll revealing problem results would be kept quiet. Especially if the candidate was on the receiving end of bad news.

But in this case, it appears the Redlands political crowd can’t keep anything under wraps.

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InlandPolitics: Lord of the manor, house on the hill holding fundraiser for Ramos

Hansberger

Friday, December 2, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

The entertainment is picking up in the election for San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor.

The latest out there is ousted supervisor Dennis Hansberger is holding an event for Casino Boss James Ramos who is seeking to unseat Supervisor Neil Derry.

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The Sentinel: County renews contract with corruption figure’s lobbying firm

The San Bernardino County Sentinel
Published Friday, November 18, 2011

San Bernardino County this week renewed its contract with the controversial Sacramento-based lobbying firm Platinum Advisors, extending the arrangement for the firm to provide legislative advocacy for three years.

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The Sentinel: Derry prosecution has grave import for Mitzelfelt, Rutherford

Friday, October 21, 2011

The California Attorney General’s Office’s filing of charges against Third District San Bernardino County supervisor Neil Derry six months ago has opened up a can of legal and political worms that is likely to complicate the future political landscape for not only Attorney General Kamala Harris, but San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos and at least two of Derry’s colleagues on the board of supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: Hansberger continues newspaper dodge

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger dodging newspaper reporters?

Yes indeed.

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InlandPolitics: Hansberger mysteriously silent on SBIA

Hansberger

Friday, October 14, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

Where’s former San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger these days.

A big question on the minds of many people.

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The Sun: OpEd: Expert analysis needed at SBIA

Neil Derry

By Supervisor Neil Derry
Posted: 10/12/2011 06:21:59 PM PDT

For years, I and many others have watched in utter shock and amazement at the unfolding debacle known as the San Bernardino International Airport, which should be called the “airport to nowhere.”

It has always defied a logical explanation.

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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 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: Political Empire: Tavaglione: GOP bigwigs ‘seemed to like me’

John Tavaglione

Political Empire

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione already is gearing up for his congressional bid in a new district centered on Riverside and Moreno Valley.

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DailyBulletin: Colonies attorneys poking holes in grand jury testimony

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/03/2011 09:44:40 PM PDT

Attorneys for defendants in a sweeping corruption probe tied to San Bernardino County’s $102 million settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners LP complain that prosecutors presented one-sided evidence to a criminal grand jury in April.

Among the evidence prosecutors didn’t present include the March 2009 Grand Jury testimony of Colonies co-managing partner Jeff Burum, who at the time was called as a witness during a scandal at the county Assessor’s Office.

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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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InlandPolitics: Another shallow proposal

Rutherford

Monday, August 29, 2011 – 07:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford has been on a roll lately.

Rutherford has been trying to operate from a political and ethics reform stance since her election last year.

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The Sun: Corruption case dismissals no surprise to San Bernardino County figures

Former Supervisor Dennis Hansberger and Former County Chief Executive Mark Uffer

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/19/2011 06:11:13 PM PDT

Few former or current San Bernardino County officials were surprised Friday by a judge’s dismissal of most of the charges against a Rancho Cucamonga-based developer.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Lewis endorsement of casino boss par for the course

Lewis

Friday, August 12, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, a democrat, trumps his endorsement of U.S. Representative Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands).

Woooo…..Hooo…….

Yes, it’s certainly a game changer in Ramos’ bid for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Supervisor Gonzales feared Colonies executives

Gonzales

10:30 PM PDT on Monday, August 1, 2011

By JANET ZIMMERMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino Co. Probe

San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales considers herself an anomaly in politics.

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Hansberger

10:31 PM PDT on Monday, August 1, 2011

By MARK MUCKENFUSS
The Press-Enterprise

For Dennis Hansberger, it was clear: Colonies Partners had little or no real foundation for its claim against the county, he said.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County – BOS 3: Ramos campaign in full swing!!!!

James Ramos and Former County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger

Friday, July 29, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos is wasting no time spending all that casino gaming cash trying to unseat incumbent San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

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The PE: COLONIES: Mediator in case denies impropriety

Honorable Edward A. Panelli

10:38 PM PDT on Saturday, July 23, 2011

By MARK MUCKENFUSS
The Press-Enterprise

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Bill Postmus testified to a grand jury that a high-profile mediator was brought in to help hammer out a final agreement in a lawsuit between the county and developer Colonies Partners primarily as a way to provide political cover for a deal rife with subterfuge.

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The PE: Lawyers fought Colonies settlement

11:24 PM PDT on Friday, July 22, 2011

By DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Over the objections of every lawyer who ever handled the Colonies case for San Bernardino County, Supervisors Bill Postmus and Paul Biane pushed for a settlement even though they lacked any legal basis, court documents show.

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The PE: The Six-Figure Club

Many SB County retirees receive generous pensions
09:42 PM PDT on Saturday, July 9, 2011
By IMRAN GHORI, JIM MILLER and DAVID DANELSKI
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association has 446 retirees who receive more than $100,000 a year in pension benefits, with some getting more than their salary when they were part of the workforce, according to newly released records.

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InlandPolitics: Colonies PAC donations actually went far and wide – Part 3

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 – 08:09 a.m.

A review of public records from 2007-2009 show alleged bribes, made in the form of political action contributions by Colonies Partners, inexplicably went far and wide.

Not politicians pockets as has been portrayed in the media.

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InlandPolitics: Colonies PAC donations actually went far and wide – Part 1

Sunday, May 29, 2011 – 10:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 – 08:09 a.m.

A review of public records from 2007-2009 show alleged bribes, made in the form of political action contributions by Colonies Partners, inexplicably went far and wide.

Not politicians pockets as has been portrayed in the media.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Newspaper a little protective of advertiser

Monday, May 16, 2011 – 09:35 a.m.

Sunday’s editorial in The Sun newspaper seems a bit over the top.

The newspaper, which has no problem presenting a usually jaded opinion, took a jab at San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry for his response to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos’ announcement that he intends to challenge Derry in June 2012.

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InlandPolitics: Complaint filed against PAC

Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

A complaint has been made to a state regulator over the 2008 activity of a local political action committee controlled by a San Bernardino County official.

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**Administrator’s Note: The story has been republished with expanded material, due to coverage of the death of Usama Bin Laden.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 – 11:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 – 11:45 p.m.

One of five political action committees county and state prosecutors say was the recipient of $400,000 in alleged bribes, disguised as political contributions, was used in conjunction with a second committee to wage a campaign against the election of a now embattled county supervisor.

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InlandPolitics: Let’s not forget this one –From the archives

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 11:35 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 02:20 p.m.

Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dennis Hansberger has been busy these days trying to re-emerge in local politics.

Taking every opportunity to criticize and Monday night quarterback.

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The PE: Some Ethics Champion

*Administrator’s Note: MacDuff’s dislike for Derry and fondness for ousted Supe Dennis Hansberger shows here. No surprise though! Obviously, MacDuff has forgotten about Hansbergers problem from a few years back. InlandPolitics.com will give a reminder later.

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cassie MacDuff

The man who made ethics and transparency the cornerstones of his service as a San Bernardino County supervisor is charged with hiding the true source of a campaign contribution during his 2008 race.

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InlandPolitics: The wayward lobbyist?

Granlund

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – 02:20 p.m.

How does that saying go? Never throw rocks from a glass house.

Here’s one for the books.

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InlandPolitics: San Manuel’s Ramos in likely run for BOS

James Ramos

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – 02:00 p.m.

It looks like San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos is setting the stage to take on Third District Supervisor Neil Derry in June 2012.

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The Sun: Pension quagmire

Leaders didn’t think CalPERS increases would be a problem
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/23/2011 08:03:04 PM PDT

Unions wanted them. Pension managers said they were affordable. Elected officials approved them.

But improved pension benefits granted to public employees over the past 12 years are now costing local governments dearly. And for that, officials acknowledge, there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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DailyBulletin: County officials to testify

Grand Jury investigating Colonies settlement
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/12/2011 07:13:44 PM PDT

Current and former San Bernardino County officials are scheduled to testify before a criminal Grand Jury in the next two weeks regarding the county’s $102 million settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Basin’s value may be disputed again

11:19 PM PDT on Saturday, April 9, 2011

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

Special Section: San Bernardino County Corruption Probe

San Bernardino County and Colonies Partners could again find themselves battling over a 67-acre drainage basin if the $102 million legal settlement between the two is voided.

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InlandPolitics: Sacramento lobbyist on receiving end of inside info

Granlund

Thursday, April 7, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

It is said the application of justice is suppose to be blind.

But in San Bernardino County justice is far from it.

It’s targeted.

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InlandPolitics: Opportunism at its best

Hansberger

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 – 03:15 p.m.

Opportunism!

It’s something that rears its ugly head all too often.

Especially in politics.

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The Sun OpEd: Hansberger slurs have no merit

Judge Christopher J. Warner
Posted: 04/05/2011 07:54:06 PM PDT

Re: “Former supervisor questions judges; Hansberger: Rulings for Colonies tainted,” April 3.

Writer Joe Nelson asserts that I was not available for comment. That was not and is not true. The implication is that Mr. Nelson wanted my comments. I therefore take this opportunity to provide them in response to the article.

Somewhat coincidentally, on March 24 I made what I then believed would be the last public appearance and statement I would have the opportunity to make in my life as a public servant. This opportunity occurred at a meeting of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association during which I was honored as Judge of The Year. I report that award not for the purposes of self-aggrandizement, but rather to frame a remark I made at that time.

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10:36 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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

Special Section: San Bernardino County Corruption Probe

San Bernardino County supervisors discussed the Colonies Partners settlement with their attorneys Tuesday but made no announcement whether they would seek to recover the $102 million payout that prosecutors say was reached through bribery.

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DailyBulletin: Colonies to cost county $185M

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/04/2011 07:01:59 PM PDT

Newly calculated numbers show that San Bernardino County’s debt for its landmark legal settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer The Colonies Partners LP will be $185 million by the time bonds reach maturity in 2037.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supervisor with a target on his back

Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 06:00 p.m.

It would appear the supervisor representing San Bernardino County’s Third District has a political target on his back these days.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: World’s smartest man returns

Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 02:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 07:00 p.m.

What a weekend surprise!

The previously-dubbed “World’s Smartest Man” makes a return visit.

Yes, former San Bernardino County Supervisor and high school graduate Dennis Hansberger has once again re-emerged to render his unqualified expert opinion that not only is the Colonies Settlement tainted, but so are two former Superior Court judges and a retired California Supreme Court justice.

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The Sun: Former supervisor questions judges

Hansberger

 

Hansberger: Rulings for Colonies tainted
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2011 03:08:29 PM PDT

A former San Bernardino County supervisor said he always sensed something was amiss during the county’s legal battle with Rancho Cucamonga developer The Colonies Partners LP, which led to a $102 million settlement with the developer in 2006.

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