Archive for the ‘ Indian Tribal Governments ’ Category

Money

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/25/14, 6:31 PM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago

REDLANDS >> The amount of money flowing into the City Council race at this point has nearly reached $180,000, of which $18,528 was raised this month, according to campaign finance reports.

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IEBusinessDaily: Tribal Gaming Interests Spend Big Money in Redlands?

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IE Business Daily

October 25, 2014

Who knew that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians had significant interest in the quiet little town of Redlands? The tribe, which has a large casino on reservation land North of San Bernardino is taking great interest in the Redlands City Council election, and spending big money too.

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InlandPolitics: Anti-Derry PAC’s raising eyebrows

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Little ole Redlands, California is becoming the hot bed of local politics this cycle.

The simmering, by a handful, over Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry vying for one of three seats up for election on the Redlands City Council is taking the spotlight. One has to admit the contest is more interesting than the sleepy 31st Congresssional District race.

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RedlandsDailyFacts: 2nd political action committee targeting Neil Derry

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San Bernardino Third District Supervisor James Ramos

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/13/14, 8:13 PM PDT |

REDLANDS>> A second political action committee has entered the Redlands City Council race in opposition of a candidate.

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VVDailyPress: Feds send Barstow casino notices to agencies

Los Coyotes Casino

Conceptual rendering of the proposed Barstow Casino. (Photo courtesy of www.barstowcasinoproject.com)

MIKE LAMB
STAFF WRITER
Posted Oct. 12, 2014 @ 2:31 pm
Updated Oct 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

BARSTOW — Local government agencies would lose some property tax revenue if land being targeted for an Indian casino is put into a trust for development, but one Barstow City Councilman says that shouldn’t be a concern.

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San Manuel Gaming Chip

Friday, October 3, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The games has started in a local city council election.

An all out effort has officially commmenced to keep Former County Supervisor Neil Derry from winning a seat on the Redlands City Council.

What’s interesting is who’s funding it.

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SacBee: California tribal deal sailing toward ratification

Poker

By Jim Miller
jmiller@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 – 12:59 pm

A revamped casino compact between the Brown administration and a prominent San Diego County tribe seems headed for quick ratification after brief informational hearings this week and Assembly approval Friday morning.

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InlandPolitics: Readers question local newspaper tactics again

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 01:00 p.m.

It would appear local Inland Empire newspapers need to make a choice.

Either adopt the true purpose of a newspaper and be a public watchdog, or become a sock puppet!

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/20/14, 8:51 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A San Bernardino Superior Court judge on Friday imposed sanctions totaling $3,500 against two San Manuel tribal members for failing to comply with court orders to produce evidence of their net worth in a civil case.

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SanManuel

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/19/14, 5:21 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Attorneys in a civil lawsuit stemming from a murder conspiracy case involving two San Manuel tribal members are quarrelling over the disclosure of the tribal members’ financial information in the upcoming punitive damages phase of the trial.

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InlandPolitics: Business: East Valley business conditions troubling

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Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 12:00 p.m.

Some ominous business activity is raising questions over the actual health of the East San Bernardino Valley business climate.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs

May 03, 2014 7:09 PM
MIKE LAMB, STAFF WRITER

BARSTOW • A Bureau of Indians Affairs official in the Pacific Regional office says the comment and review process for the proposed $160 million casino and resort off Lenwood Road could take two years or longer.

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VVDailyPress: Casino’s final impact statement released

Los Coyotes Casino

April 18, 2014 7:34 PM
MIKE LAMB, STAFF WRITER

BARSTOW • A proposed $160 million casino and resort off Lenwood Road near Interstate 15 has been cleared of any major negative impact on the environment by the U.S. Department of Interior.

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InlandPolitics: No settlement in San Manuel murder-for-hire case

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

An attempt to settle a long-running civil case against two members of the San Manuel Band of Mission failed at a court hearing in San Bernardino on Wednesday morning.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County DA’s campaign treasury dwarfs challenger’s

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Grover Merritt

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/30/14, 7:59 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos is trailing his challenger in contributions by nearly $22,000, according to recently released campaign finance reports reflecting the period Jan. 1 to March 27, but Ramos possesses a substantially larger war chest.

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SanManuel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 10:45 a.m.

A lawyer for two members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, convicted in a Murder-for-Hire scheme, is now trying to get a civil case moved.

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CapitolWeekly: Tribes aim to legalize online poker in California

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By JOHN HOWARD
CAPITOL WEEKLY
March 1, 2014, 3:00 AM

Rival attempts to legalize Internet poker in California are underway in the Capitol, setting the stage for a lobbying and political showdown over a market worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

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The PE: CAMPAIGN FINANCE: John Benoit’s opponent gets $45K from Pechanga

John Benoit

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.

February 3, 2014

It’s safe to say the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians wants someone else to represent the 4th district on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

LATimes: Senate supports review of California gambling industry, related taxes

Slot Machines

By Patrick McGreevy
January 27, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California officials would review the growing gambling industry in the state, looking at whether regulations promote job creation and examine the possibility of imposing new taxes on the activity, under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Tax dispute prompts Agua Caliente lawsuit

Agua Caliente Casino

The Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians, which runs casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, is suing Riverside County over what tribal officials describe as an illegal tax imposed on their reservation.

January 06, 2014; 05:26 PM

An Inland Indian tribe is taking Riverside County to court over what tribal officials say is an illegal tax that doesn’t benefit their reservation.

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

The Sun: Judge grants request for new trial in San Manuel ‘hitman for hire’ case

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/24/13, 7:42 PM PST | Updated: 1 hr ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> A Superior Court judge has granted a new civil trial in the case of a San Bernardino man who sued two San Manuel tribal members who conspired with members of the Mexican Mafia to kill him, according to online court records.

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The Sun: San Manuel announces new gaming commissioner amid resignations

San Manuel Gaming Chip

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/06/13, 8:10 PM PST |

HIGHLAND >> The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced Friday that former National Gaming Commissioner Teri Poust will serve as interim gaming commissioner for the tribe following the abrupt resignations of former commissioner Norman DeRosiers and Deputy Commissioner of Gaming John Roberts.

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InlandPolitics: County Supervisor getting ahead of himself

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Ramos

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

One sure has to hand it to San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos (D-San Manuel Indian Reservation).

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The PE: MORONGO RESERVATION: Former tribal chairman Maurice Lyons dies

Maurice Lyons

Maurice Lyons, center, vice chairman for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, smiles as he watches art student Jeremy Jones paint with watercolors that were purchased with the donation that Lyons made to Nicolet Middle School in Banning in 2011./File Photo

October 18, 2013; 11:16 PM

During 15 years of service on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians tribal council, Maurice Lyons was dedicated to promoting tribal self sufficiency through economic opportunity and education.

Lyons died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at age 63, states a news release by Michael Fisher, spokesman for the tribe.

To read story by Gail Wesson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Mistrial declared in San Manuel murder conspiracy civil case

SanManuel

By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
and Lori Fowler, The Sun
Posted: 10/01/13, 7:27 PM PDT |

The federal government shutdown was attributed Tuesday to the declaring of a mistrial in the case of a San Bernardino man who sued two San Manuel tribal members convicted in a murder plot against him.

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The Sun: Jury told defendants in murder-for-hire case hid finances

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
and Lori Fowler, The Sun
Posted: 09/24/13, 6:39 PM PDT |

Two San Manuel tribal members who conspired with members of the Mexican Mafia to have a man killed have failed to comply with a court order to produce their financial records in a civil trial, an attorney said Tuesday.

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InlandPolitics: San Manuel-Mexican Mafia murder-for-hire trial to restart Monday

Scales of Justice

Sunday, Augist 22, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

The punitive damages phase of the civil lawsuit filed by a former bar lounge manager targeted in a murder-for-hire scheme, orhestrated by members of the San Manuel Manuel of Mission Indians, is set to start Monday morning.

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InlandPolitics: Fraud scam adds two more victims, and a new defendant

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

The circle of helpless victims surrounding former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Burnell, and former Redlands Investment Advisor John Thornes, has now grown by two.

Another defendant has also entered the scene.

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SacBee: Dan Morain: Wall Street firms spend to block competing casino

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Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 12:23 am

Backers of a referendum to halt an Indian casino from opening on Highway 99 north of Fresno are earnest people whose simple goal is to protect their quaint lifestyle, or so their campaign’s name would suggest.

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InlandPolitics: San Manuel-Mexican Mafia “Murder-for-hire” trial delayed

Scales of Justice

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

Medical issues have delayed the punitive damages phase of a civil trial against two members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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

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

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

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InlandPolitics: Outside management for casino?

Slot Machines

Friday, August 23, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Could outside management be in the cards for San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino?

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InlandPolitics: The Bank of San Manuel?

San Manuel Gaming Chip

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 – 08:45 a.m.

News of a local investor fraud scheme, centering around former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Burnell, is finally making the rounds in the local media.

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Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

August 19, 2013

There’s a saying: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

But investors eager to earn the 15 percent to 50 percent returns they say were promised by a former San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy couldn’t resist.

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

CapitolWeekly: Casinos may stray from the reservation

Slot Machines

By Samantha Gallegos | 08/14/13 10:00 AM PST

An off-reservation tribal casino has been approved in California for the first time, but there’s more to come: Three others are contemplated across the state from northern California to nearly the Mexican border.

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SanManuel

Related story: Brother and sister San Manuel tribal members get probation for assassination plot

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
@SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 08/01/2013 07:48:54 PM PDT

A jury has awarded a San Bernardino man marked for death by two San Manuel tribal members and the Mexican Mafia more than $4.5 million, according to court records.

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InlandPolitics: Redlands advisor leaves securities industry amid fraud allegations

Investments

Monday, July 22, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

A long-time Redlands-based investment advisor, who is at the center of allegations he misappropriated $4.2 million of client funds is leaving the securities business.

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InlandPolitics: Law enforcement executes search warrant in fraud case

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 02:40 p.m

Law enforcement officers, likely federal agents, appear to have executed a search warrant Midday Thursday at the home of Christopher Burnell.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Is there a problem?

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Ramos

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Is there a problem?

It would sure appear that way!

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

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 – 01:00 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this past week.

High volatility affecting investment markets

A roller coaster stock and bond market has investors a little jittery these days. The main reason is a fear the Federal Reserve will stop printing money soon. Over the past few years, the Fed has used its printing press to keep long-term interest rates low, and thus prop-up stock and real estate values. Now the time to test whether or not the economy will move along on its own is approaching.

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VVDailyPress: City officials continue petition for Barstow Casino

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Mayor, councilman to meet with governor’s office
June 19, 2013 6:47 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

BARSTOW • City officials will travel to Sacramento to attend meetings with Gov. Jerry Brown’s office and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indian Tribe on July 2 to continue discussions about the Barstow Casino Project.

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SanManuel

June 20, 2013; 11:01 AM

St. Bernardine Medical Center received a grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians towards the purchase of the da Vinci Surgical System.

To read the contributed story in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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

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

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

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The PE: TRIBAL GAMING: Governor and Ramona band sign casino deal

Poker

June 13, 2013; 04:27 PM

SACRAMENTO — An agreement between the Brown administration and the Ramona Band of Cahuilla allows the tribe to build a casino with as many as 750 slot machines on its remote Riverside County reservation.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Redlands broker steals $4.2 million, says regulatory agency

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He sues two men to reclaim money
By Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/30/2013 05:35:52 PM PDT

REDLANDS — Millions of dollars were zapped from two accounts managed by a downtown brokerage firm — Thornes and Associates Inc. Investment Securities, 412 E. State St., according to a regulatory agency.

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The PE: INTERNET POKER: Tribes working to craft online poker bill

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Ultimate Poker’s web site went live Tuesday, April 30 in Nevada. It’s the only legal online poker site for money in the country.

May 07, 2013; 06:29 PM

SACRAMENTO — Representatives of some of the state’s most successful tribes with casinos have met privately to hammer out a proposal to legalize online poker, tribal leaders and others said Tuesday.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: TRIBAL CASINO: Inland tribes lose Assembly vote

California Assembly Seal

May 02, 2013; 02:17 PM

SACRAMENTO – In a rare legislative setback for members of Inland Southern California’s powerful tribal casino industry, the Assembly narrowly passed legislation ratifying a gaming compact between the Brown administration and a Central Valley tribe.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Eneterpise, click here.

The PE: TRIBAL GAMING: Some Inland tribes oppose pact

Poker Table

The Assembly is set to vote on a measure critics say sets precedent for casino proximity to cities

May 01, 2013; 06:35 PM

SACRAMENTO — A pair of influential Riverside County tribes with casinos are trying to scuttle a gaming compact between the state and a Central Valley tribe that could come up for an Assembly ratification vote as early as today.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: State’s Indian casinos saw gains in 2011

Slot Machines

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 – 12:11 am

Following three years of decline, California’s Indian casinos enjoyed a comeback in revenue during 2011, according to a new report.

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The PE: INDIAN CASINOS: Case may affect previous slot-machine deals

Slot Machines

February 18, 2013; 04:17 PM

SACRAMENTO — San Diego County’s Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians this month became the first California tribe to get a casino agreement through the federal courts.

To read story by Jim Miller In The Press Enterprise, click here.

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

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

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Monday, October 19, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s a recap of news of interest flowing across the transom this past week.

Market skid continued on

The Dow Jones Industrial Average skid of more than 1,000 points continued last week. Most analysts expect a bumpy road ahead as negotiations over avoiding deep federal budget cuts try and get off the ground.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Pechanga tribe to buy site

Published: 15 November 2012 – 12:24 PM

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians reached an agreement Thursday, Nov. 15, to acquire the site of the proposed Liberty Quarry, ending plans for an open-pit mine that became of one of the most contentious land-use projects in Riverside County history.

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

Ramos

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2012 01:59:30 PM PST

James Ramos rose from an impoverished youth on the San Manuel Indian reservation to one of the most prominent movers and shakers in San Bernardino County, possessing a commitment to education, community service and philanthropy.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTION: Supervisor candidates hit streets for final pitch

San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry left. Former San Manuel Manuel Tribal Chairman James Ramos right.

Published: 03 November 2012 – 07:17 PM

County supervisors earn six-figure salaries, control millions of dollars in spending and serve a vast population. But at its heart, the race for a supervisor’s seat is run like much smaller campaigns — door to door, voter by voter.

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

InlandPolitics: Another large distribution of the Sentinel newspaper hits mailboxes

Thursday, November 1, 2012 – 02:45 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that another 70,000 copy distribution of a Special November 2012 edition of the San Bernardino County Sentinel newspaper has commenced dropping in Third Supervisorial District mailboxes this week.

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The Sun: Op-Ed: Ramos turned tax-free dollars into political empire

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Admin Note: To some surprise this opinion editorial was published in the Monday edition of The Sun newspaper. The author has released his work to InlandPolitics.

John Berry
Monday, October 29, 2012

Few stories, in my 20 years as a newspaper reporter, ever electrified readers more than one I wrote for The Press-Enterprise in 2008 when a pair of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians got house arrest for crimes that would have sent anyone else to prison.

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Admin Note: Supervisor Derry has indicated he returned the reporter’s phone call. The reporter never called back.

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/29/2012 08:30:49 PM PDT

Job growth, public safety and zero tolerance for government corruption are among the key issues for candidates vying for the 3rd and 1st district San Bernardino County supervisor seats as the Nov. 6 election nears.

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InlandPolitics: Legal conflicts problematic for candidate

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 29, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA– A new wrinkle is surfacing in a hotly-contested race for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

The legal requirements surrounding the 2011 resignation of San Bernardino City Councilman Jason Desjardins due to his business, Big Z towing, having a tow rotation contract with the San Bernardino Police Department is now emerging in the race between Third District Supervisor Neil Derry and San Manuel Tribal Member James C. Ramos.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Derry gets OK for mailer

One-term incumbent Neil Derry, left, is facing former San Manuel tribal chairman James Ramos for the 3rd supervisorial district.

Published: 23 October 2012 – 05:59 PM

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry won support Tuesday, Oct. 23, from his colleagues to send a mailer to constituents in the days before the Nov. 6 election despite criticism from his opponent who called it political.

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

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Timing of fire fee info from Derry questioned by Ramos

James Ramos, former San Manuel tribal chairman, is a candidate for 3rd District San Bernardino County supervisor.

Published: 22 October 2012 – 07:08 PM

A proposal by San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry to spend about $50,000 in county funds to mail his constituents information on a new state fire fee is being criticized as a political move by his election opponent.

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

InlandPolitics: Ramos to CSUSB, No thanks!

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Friday, October 19, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Candidate James Ramos is still ducking crowds these days.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member and lifelong Democrat is running against Republican Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

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InlandPolitics: No shows at campaign forums raise questions

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Sunday, October 15, 2012 – 07:45 p.m.

HIGHLAND— San Manuel Tribal Member James Ramos appears to be on the defensive these days.

The Board of Supervisors candidate, who has already ducked out on two forums in Lucerne Valley and Yucca Mesa, is now giving Loma Linda the cold shoulder.

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InlandPolitics: Cook receives more Super-PAC help

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 12:30 p.m.

State Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) received a strong boost to his pretty much invisible campaign last week.

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San Manuel Tribal Member James Ramos failed to show at another community forum. This time in Yucca Mesa.

Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012 5:30 am
By Stacy Moore Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA MESA — Neil Derry, defending his county supervisor’s seat against James Ramos, said the challenger tells lies and doesn’t understand county issues during a speaking engagement Wednesday at the community center here.

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InlandPolitics: Local paper takes issue with Ramos via the mailbox

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Sentinel newspaper has been a source of  consternation for many Inland politicians.

That premise hasn’t changed.

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One-term incumbent Neil Derry, left, is facing former San Manuel tribal chairman James Ramos for the 3rd San Bernardino County supervisorial district.

Published: 12 October 2012 – 05:17 PM

After a bitterly fought June primary campaign, San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and challenger James Ramos are ready to battle again in the Nov. 6 election.

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

Inlandpolitics: Ramos unavailable for forums

Supervisor Neil Derry Left. Tribal Member James Ramos right.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -06:30 p.m.

The plot thickens in the race to represent San Bernardino County’s Third Supervisorial District.

Late last month San Manuel Tribal Member and Board of Supervisors Candidate James Ramos appeared with Supervisor Neil Derry at a candidate forum sponsored by the Highland Chamber of Commerce.

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InlandPolitics: It’s rough and tumble time for Ramos

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 – 08:00 p.m.

It was a couple rocky days for San Bernardino of Supervisors Candidate James Ramos last week.

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Patch.com: Third District Foes Continue Sparring Over Eminent Domain and Other Issues

“James Ramos (at Right) is disingenuous,” Derry (at Left) said. “He falsely accuses me of being a felon, he falsely accuses me of not being a businessman when I have a decade of private sector experience, he falsely claims to be a successful businessman when his two coffee shops have closed (laying off those minimum wage employees) and his two ‘restaurants’ are empty, and he has never produced a jobs plan of any type.

By Guy McCarthy
September 18, 2012

Opponents in the campaign for Third District, which includes Redlands and Loma Linda, continued sparring this week over the use of eminent domain as a way to deal with underwater mortgages in San Bernardino County.

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Patch.com: 3rd District Candidate Ramos Did Not Oppose Eminent Domain in Highland

James Ramos, former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, with San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, at a campaign fundraiser at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif., May 2, 2012. (Redlands-Loma Linda Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.)

By Guy McCarthy
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 12:12 p.m.

James Ramos, candidate for the Third Supervisorial District in San Bernardino County, which includes Redlands and Loma Linda, announced his opposition in August to use of eminent domain as a possible tool to protect homeowners with underwater mortgages.

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InlandPolitics: They call themselves Republicans

From left to right. San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, State Senator Bob Dutton, Congressman Jerry Lewis, State Senator Bill Emmerson, and Assemblyman Paul Cook.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

When there’s money or revenge in it, there’s five Inland Empire republicans that’ll be there with a knife in their hand or their hand out.

If it involves trying to torch another republican over a democrat so be it.

Just show them the money.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Friday, September 14, 2012 – 08:15 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Friday morning.

First-time unemployment claims rise again

Initial first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 382,000 last week. The number was up 12,000 from the previous week.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Hotel for California had scalding water, cockroaches

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Published: 09 September 2012 – 06:56 PM

Construction noise, wet paint everywhere, scalding hot water from bathroom faucets, dysfunctional elevators, cockroaches: we’re guessing the Blake Hotel, home to California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention, is going to get some tough reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp.

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

InlandPolitics: A masterful deception indeed!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s true that in politics perception is reality.

In the race for San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor deception to create a perception has been a key factor.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Speaker Boehner pays two Inland house calls

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Published: 24 August 2012 – 06:18 PM

House Speaker John Boehner took a major detour on his way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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

InlandPolitics: Ramos eyeing CD 31?

Ramos right, speaking with San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos during a Spring fundraising event.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Is San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member James Ramos already looking to another elected office in 2014?

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The PE: TRIBES: New study touts casinos’ economic benefits

 

Published: 07 August 2012 10:01 PM

SACRAMENTO – California’s Indian-gaming industry pumps $7.5 billion annually into the state’s economy and supports more than 52,000 jobs, according to a tribal-commissioned study meant to showcase the contributions of their casinos.

To read story by Jim Miller in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Ramos spent twice as much as Derry

County Supervisor Neil Derry left. Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos right.

Published: 02 August 2012 04:38 PM

Former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos outspent Supervisor Neil Derry by more than two-to-one in the June election, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.

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The PE: TEMECULA: Mistrial in Pechanga $4 million insurance bilking case

The front entrance to the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.(File Photo)

 

RICHARD K. De ATLEY, STAFF WRITER
rdeatley@pe.com
Published: 26 July 2012 05:29 PM

A mistrial was declared Thursday, July 26 in the trial of an insurance broker and the former chief financial officer for Pechanga Resort & Casino who were charged with bilking the tribe out of about $4 million in what prosecutors describe as an overcharging scam.

Jurors were deadlocked after about a day and a half of deliberations and multiple votes. On Thursday the panel heard nearly two hours of re-read testimony before the foreman handed Riverside County Superior Court Judge Elisabeth Sichel a note saying they could not agree on verdicts.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos backs Derry leadership on pension reform

County Supervisor Neil Derry left. Former San Manuel Tribal Chairman James Ramos right.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry picked up an unexpected supporter for his pension reform proposal this past week.

His opponent.

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By Rob Hotakainen
McClatchy Newspapers
Published: Monday, Jul. 9, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Jul. 9, 2012 – 6:24 am

WASHINGTON – After buying a chunk of land 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria just broke ground on a new, Las Vegas-style casino. It will be the largest in the Bay Area, with 3,000 slot machines, 200 hotel rooms, a spa, bars, restaurants and parking for more than 5,000 cars.

In New York, the Shinnecock Indian Nation is considering Long Island as a site on which to build the Big Apple’s first tribal casino.

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InlandPolitics: Public safety endorsement for sale?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – 04:30 p.m.

It looks as though InlandPolitics.com may have been correct in its assumption last year that $250,000 from the San Manual Band of Mission Indians could influence the endorsement process of the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA).

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InlandPolitics: Contract deal cuting in SEBA political moves?

Sunday, June 18, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Why would the political advisor to the San Bernardino County District Attorney be communicating via e-mail with the county’s convicted former Assessor?

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