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Los Angeles Times: Christian cross has no place on L.A. County seal, judge rules

LA County Seal

The former version of the Los Angeles County seal, left, includes a cross above the Hollywood Bowl. That seal was replaced by the version on the right.

Abby Sewell
April 7, 2016

In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal.

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Donald Trump+Ted Cruz

By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
January 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM

As the presidential primary race moves into a more urgent and combative phase, there is growing acceptance among Republicans, including the Washington and financial elite, that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the two candidates most likely to become the party’s nominee.

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, September 23, 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 Father Josiah, from St. Andrew, to discuss the canonization of Father Junípero Serra today. Should Serra be a saint, or is he a mass-murdering criminal? After that, Ken White joins the show to round up the week in law enforcement with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

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Los Angeles Times: U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds

Donald Wuerl

Catholic Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl joins other Christian leaders during an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House last month. Although such public expressions of religion remain a feature of American life, the nation’s Christian population has declined, a new study shows. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

By David Lauter and Hailey Branson-Potts
May 12, 2015

The U.S. has become significantly less Christian in recent years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply, a major new study found.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley Unified blurs line between religion, public policy

Chino Valley Unified School District

Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education (Andrew Cruz, Thursday, December 11, 2014)

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/28/14, 2:24 PM PST |

CHINO >> The Chino Valley Unified School Board is under fire for prayers, Bible readings and alleged Christian proselytizing during board meetings. For some, this comes as a surprise, but a look at the board’s past shows that religiously tinged conflicts over policy are nothing new.

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LATimes: Prayer case divides Supreme Court justices along religious lines


Supreme Court allows prayer at public meetings

David G. Savage
May 5, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision Monday to allow Christian prayers at city council and other public meetings divided justices not only ideologically, but along religious lines as well.

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InlandPolitics: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 10:01 a.m. would like to wish everyone a pleasant and Happy Easter holiday.

LATimes: Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal

LA County Seals

The decision could face legal challenges, critics warn, over the constitutionality of including a religious symbol in the logo.

By Abby Sewell and Seema Mehta
January 7, 2014, 9:17 p.m.

A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county’s official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges.

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The Sun: Rialto City Council defends public prayers before meetings


Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/03/2013 05:39:07 PM PST

RIALTO – Pastor Trish Valdez of Lost and Found Ministries took part in a long-standing City Council tradition when she opened the Feb. 12 meeting with a prayer for wisdom on behalf of elected leaders and other decision-makers.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: County supervisor ordained as minister

Supervisor Gary Ovitt

Published: 07 October 2012 – 04:22 PM

San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt has added another title to his resume.


To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

VVDailyPress: Grand Jury slams Victorville

FBI, SEC investigations continue
June 29, 2012 1:03 PM
From Staff Reports

VICTORVILLE • The San Bernardino County Grand Jury issued a 100-page report Friday blasting Victorville for decisions that have jeopardized the city’s solvency, including mishandling bond funds, losing track of $13 million and potentially breaking the law by financing failed energy ventures with restricted money.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: California budget hole returns

Monday, August 15, 2011 – 05:30 a.m.

It’s the same old story with the California budget.

Out of balance, out of the gate.

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The Sun: No prayers before Yucaipa meetings

Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/30/2011 02:19:33 PM PDT

YUCAIPA – Sitting in front of a wall with “In God We Trust” on it, the City Council could not come to a consensus about an agenda item on having an invocation, or nondenominational prayer, before each meeting.

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The PE: EASTVALE: Council to mull posting motto

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

On Feb. 16, Norco became the first Riverside County city to post the national motto “In God We Trust” in its council chambers.

The city of Eastvale may soon follow suit.

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The Sun: Colton votes to display ‘In God We Trust’

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/05/2011 06:16:45 PM PST

COLTON – The City Council has voted unanimously to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.

The action follows a similar move by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and continues what supporters hope will be an accelerating nationwide trend.

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LATimes: Fiorina comes out ahead on TV

Sen. Barbara Boxer, left, the incumbent and a Democrat, responds to a question during her debate with Republican challenger Carly Fiorina. Fewer than a million people are believed to have watched. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez, Pool Photo / September 1, 2010)

By George Skelton, Capitol Journal
September 6, 2010

From Sacramento-
Political rookie Carly Fiorina should book every televised debate with U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer that the senator will permit.

The Republican Senate nominee is trying to do just that, actually. But Boxer has been skittish, as incumbents usually are, not desiring to share the stage with a lesser-known challenger.

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SBSun: Voting as test of faith

Diocese pushes registration
Michael J. Sorba, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/18/2010 06:13:42 PM PDT

The Diocese of San Bernardino wants its parishioners to vote not just as a matter of patriotism, but of faith.

On Tuesday, the diocese, which covers San Bernardino and Riverside counties, will host a voter registration workshop in San Bernardino to train parishioners on how to organize and conduct their own voter registration drives.

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