Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 01:45 p.m.

A local political action committee (PAC) is continuing to expose the ethical lapses, mismanagement and incompetence of San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos.

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By IE Business Daily
May 5, 2018

The race for 2nd District County Supervisor is the most contentious election campaign in San Bernardino County (outside of District Attorney Mike Ramos’ disastrous reelection bid.)

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By Benjy Egel
begel@sacbee.com

Publiahed: May 04, 2018 – 10:01 AM
Updated: May 04, 2018 03:44 PM

The Golden State is getting even richer.

California is now the world’s fifth-largest economy, according to data released Friday morning by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its 2017 Gross State Product was $2.747 trillion, surpassing the United Kingdom’s $2.625 trillion Gross Domestic Product.

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By Joe Garofoli
Published: May 2, 2018
Updated:   May 2, 2018 – 5:51pm

The California Republican Party convention begins Friday in San Diego, and the expectations for the weekend are — if we’re being polite — modest. If we’re being real, they’re lower than dirt.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 04:30 p.m.

The questionable handling of child molestation cases within the Redlands Unified School District by San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has emerged in the campaign to unseat the four-term incumbent.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 09:00 a.m.

A new month brings a new political mailer in the heated race for San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney losing endorsements

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 09:00 p.m.

It’s never pleasant to take an endorsement away from any politician or candidate for office. I know because years ago I had to do it.

In my case it was former County Supervisor Jerry Eaves at the time.

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By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at 8:16 AM

Congressional races throughout California promise to be particularly interesting this year as the state has positioned itself as a key bulwark against the Trump administration.

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InlandPolitics: County Supervisor Hagman caught flat-footed in election rematch

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

It’s a rocky Spring for San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

The union representing San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies has launched a website targeting Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford.

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By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: April 27, 2018 at 12:31 pm | Updated: April 28, 2018 at 12:21 am

Sentencing for former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus was delayed again Friday after his attorney filed a motion to withdraw Postmus’ 2011 guilty plea to corruption charges, claiming Postmus was addicted to drugs, under duress and coerced by investigators.

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InlandPolitics: Steinorth trouncing Rutherford in lastest money report

Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

As expected, incumbent San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford is starring at the possibility of looking for a private sector job in December.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s been tough sledding on the money front for San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos in his bid for a fifth term in office.

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Capitol Alert
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
By Angela Hart
ahart@sacbee.com
April 25, 2018 – 08:00 PM

The two major Republican candidates in the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown are battling for second place to make the November runoff, while Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has strengthened his lead, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

A political mailer supporting Attorney/Law Professor Jason Anderson for San Bernardino County District Attorney has hit the streets.

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By Sandra Emerson | semerson@scng.com | Redlands Daily Facts
Published: April 24, 2018 at 7:37 am | UpdatedD: April 25, 2018 at 12:04 am

After a heated five hours of public testimony, the Upland City Council directed its attorney to file a supporting brief in a coastal city’s lawsuit against California’s controversial sanctuary state law.

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By Brian Whitehead | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: April 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm | Updated: April 25, 2018 at 12:04 am

Debate over California’s sanctuary state law is accelerating through San Bernardino County this week, with Yucaipa on Monday, April 23, joining Hesperia in formally coming out against the law.

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InlandPolitics: Anti-Mike Ramos PAC launches opposition website

Monday, April 23, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

A local political action committee (PAC) funded by local business owners set to oust incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has now launched a website.

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By Ryan Hagen | rhagen@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: April 21, 2018 at 7:01 am | Updated: April 21, 2018 at 9:09 pm

Riverside City Council members were explicit in their warning when they voted in February to extend then-City Manager John Russo’s contract: If we don’t show strong support, staff members will see us as unsupportive and unstable.

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Daily Press: Victorville’s law enforcement contract to rise 6 percent

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted: Apr 19, 2018 at 5:04 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2018 at 5:04 PM

VICTORVILLE — The city’s contract for law enforcement services will rise to $25.4 million next fiscal year, up more than 6 percent over the current year despite identical staffing levels.

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The Sun: Why an Inland water district board member was fined $36,500

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District board member Gil Navarro (File photo).

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
April 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm

California’s campaign finance watchdog agency has fined an Inland water district official $36,500 for multiple infractions, including failing to close a legal defense fund tied to his fight to serve on two elected bodies at the same time.

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InlandPolitics: Third mailer opposing District Attorney Ramos hits mailboxes

Friday, April 20, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

A third campaign mailer opposing four-term incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has hit mailboxes.

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The Press-Enterprise: With city manager fired, who’s in charge of Riverside?

By Ryan Hagen | rhagen@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: April 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm | Updated: April 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

Now that Riverside’s city manager has been abruptly fired, there’s another question: Who’s running the city?

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InlandPolitics: Second fundraising flop for Ramos campaign

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 08:30 a.m.

Incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos endured more fundraising pain on Tuesday evening.

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For the fifth time in eight years, a Redlands Unified School District employee has been accused of sexually abusing students.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: April 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm | Updated: April 18, 2018 at 8:56 am

The Redlands Unified School District on Tuesday was slapped with another sexual abuse lawsuit alleging a former Redlands High School theater technician had an intimate three-year relationship with a female student beginning when she was 15 years old.

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The Press-Enterprise: Riverside City Manager John Russo fired by City Council

Riverside City Hall. File photo by William Wilson Lewis III, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

By Ryan Hagen | rhagen@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: April 17, 2018 at 7:18 pm | Updated: April 18, 2018 at 9:02 am

Riverside City Manager John Russo was fired Tuesday, April 17, by the City Council — less than 10 weeks after it extended the top administrator’s contract and lavished praise on him.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 09:30 a.m.

Members of the union representing San Bernardino County prosecutors, public defenders and child support lawyers have filed a petition to remove the group’s leadership from office over the endorsement and financial support given to incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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The Orange County Register newsroom at its former Santa Ana office in 2012. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

By Andrew Khouri
Apr 17, 2018 | 5:00 AM

  • Southern California News Group asks for public support — and perhaps a shift to nonprofit status — amid cuts

The Southern California News Group, which includes the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Daily News, is pushing back against its owner, Digital First Media, calling for public support in the face of steep cuts that have hollowed out its newsrooms.

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Capital Public Radio: Opposition To Immigrant Sanctuary Spreading In California

By Amy Taxin , Associated Press
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | Sacramento, CA

(AP) — More local governments in California are resisting the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 07:00 p.m.

The campaign to unseat four-term San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has launched another salvo.

It’s the second in seven days.

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New Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez speaks after a ceremonial swearing-in at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.(Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
April 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm

A Riverside County supervisor must tell voters he was appointed, not elected, to his job, a county judge ruled Monday in a decision that figures to tweak the June 5 ballot.

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Mary Plummer and Sandra Oshiro | April 11, 2018

Republican John Cox once more came in second to California gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in the latest Public Policy Institute of California survey released late Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 02:00 p.m.

HIGHLAND — A political action committee set on throwing San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos out of elected office has launched its first political mailer in the contest.

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CALmatters: Bullet train colliding with reality


By Dan Walters | April 11, 2018 | Commentary

Reality may finally be catching up with the vision – or pipedream – of a 200-mile-per-hour train connecting California’s northern and southern regions.

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California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who on Tuesday called for an immediate change to court rules that would allow records of sexual harassment and discrimination settlements in the state judiciary to become public. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

Greg Moran
Tuesday, April 11, 2018 – 3:15 p.m.

The leader of the state judiciary said Tuesday she wants immediate changes to court rules that now shield information about sexual harassment payouts to judges that would make such information public for the first time.

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

By Sarah D. Wire
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 9:33 a.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s reelection bid.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos to announce taxpayer-funded campaign unit

Ramos

Monday, April 9, 2018 – 09:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos is at it again.

He’s going to form another special unit to garner some free press and try and throw a lifeline to his reelection bid.

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InlandPolitics: $1.75 million airport fraud prosecution quietly disappears

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos in front of the microphones.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 11:45 a.m.

The high-profile case against the former operator of the San Bernardino International Airport and a business associate has quietly sailed away in the dark of night last month.

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Attorney/Law Professor Jason Anderson left. Incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos right.

Shea Johnson, Staff Reporter
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 06:22 a.m.

  • It remains to be seen how exactly the residuum will impact this election. What is clear, however, is that it is firmly intertwined in it.

Mike Ramos, the San Bernardino County District Attorney, will announce on Monday a newly created prevention and intervention unit to act as the community outreach arm of his office, where he has been the top prosecutor since 2002.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
April 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

There appears to be little to no sentiment among Riverside or San Bernardino County supervisors to follow Orange County’s lead in joining a federal lawsuit against California over state laws intended to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Los Angeles Times: 100,000 California teenagers are now pre-registered to vote

By John Myers
Apr. 6, 2018 – 10:11 a.m.

California’s effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 5:09 PM

Today the Desert Sun published a story about President Donald Trump’s efforts to prohibit transgender individuals from serving in the military.

Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), the son of a pastor who once touted his conservative political philosophy when he first ran for office and before he was caught cheating on his wife, has come out and opposed the president.

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Paule

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 02:00 p.m.

  • Removal of Controversial Board member Phil Paule Seen As Chief Goal

FRENCH VALLEY – The campaign to restore better accountability and greater ratepayer respect from the Eastern Municipal Water District is moving forward with “major momentum,” recall organizers report. A chief objective of an Inland Empire-based citizens’ organization spearheading the effort has identified the removal of board member Phil Paule as paramount. Paule, who also serves as a chief of staff to a San Bernardino County supervisor, is a longtime professional political operative with a questionable ethics record.

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Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum has sued San Bernardino County and the state in federal court alleging malicious prosecution in connection with the ill-fated Colonies bribery case. Burum, who along with two co-defendants were acquitted last August on all charges, is seeking no less than $50 million in damages.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: April 3, 2018 at 2:29 pm | Updated: April 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum has filed a $50 million malicious prosecution lawsuit in federal court against San Bernardino County, District Attorney Mike Ramos and former state Attorneys General Kamala Harris and Jerry Brown.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 02:45 p.m.

The first of four anticipated federal civil rights lawsuits, a result of the Colonies Criminal case debacle, was filed against San Bernardino County.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 02:30 p.m.

***Administrator’s Note***: As a courtesy the blog has reasonably-attempted to remove all e-mail address and attorney name identification data from the legally-obtained documents. Please be advised that all non-privileged (union) communications via a ‘taxpayer-owned server’ are available to the public through a request under the California Public Records Act.

Allegations of shady dealings have erupted over an endorsement, plus money, benefiting embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Monday, April 2, 2018 – 08:00 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Public Attorney’s Association (SBCPAA) has been hijacked by rogue leadership and the rank and file members are furious according to multiple sources inside the union. It is well known in local political circles that the public defenders that make up slightly less than half of the population of the SBCPAA loath District Attorney Mike Ramos and that a vast majority of the rank and file deputy district attorneys also feel very negatively about Mike Ramos, so it came as a surprise when it was announced that the union had endorsed Mike Ramos for reelection. Recent investigative reporting has uncovered why. The membership was never asked who they wished to endorse, if at all, in the district attorney race.

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The Sun: Critics of plan to bring 3,600 homes to Highland area head to court

By Jennifer Iyer | jiyer@scng.com | Redlands Daily Facts
March 31, 2018 at 10:00 am

Opponents of the large-scale Harmony housing development are expected to make their case against the project in court this week. A hearing is set for Friday, April 6.

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The Union-Democrat: Trump blasts California governor’s immigrant pardons

By Amanda Myers and Paul Elias
Associated Press
Mar 31,2018 – 8:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with their families four decades ago.

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California’s snowpack, shown on March 28, has seen big improvement in the month of March. (NASA Worldview)

Robert Krier
March 29, 2018 – 5:55 p.m.

Much of California, very dry at the end of February, had a welcome wet March. But it wasn’t a March miracle.

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Bloomberg: Facebook to Limit Use of Data Brokers for Ad Targeting

By Sarah Frier
Published: March 28, 2018 – 4:08 PM PDT
Updated:   March 28, 2018 –  5:52 PM PDT

  • Zuckerberg asking Facebook teams to review data practices
  • Changes could make it harder for advertisers to pinpoint users

Facebook Inc. is conducting a broad review of all its data practices and taking a much more conservative stance on some policies, moves that could limit advertisers’ ability to target users on the social network, according to people familiar with the matter.

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By Richard K. De Atley | rdeatley@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: March 27, 2018 at 4:43 pm | Updated: March 27, 2018 at 5:06 pm

San Bernardino County officials have been mostly subdued after the Colonies bribery case collapsed in acquittals last year — but now a private attorney for the county has attacked Colonies co-managing partner Jeff Burum, saying even a not-guilty verdict for him and his co-defendants “is not a vindication of their conduct.”

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm | Updated: March 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Former Colonies corruption case defendants are accusing San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos of being a sexual predator in a full-page political ad running in at least six local weekly newspapers.

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Applicants do push-ups as Sheriff’s Investigator Nelson Guzman, left, gives out instructions during the agility test to potentially become new Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies at Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center in Riverside in August. Potential deputies undergo fitness test to determined their physical abilities. Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

By Alicia Robinson | arobinson@scng.com | The Orange County Register
Published: March 26, 2018 at 6:30 am | Updated: March 26, 2018 at 10:28 am

Early one morning before the Inland heat burned the chill off the air outdoors, dozens of men and a handful of women in workout clothes sweated their way through pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run.

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InlandPolitics: Is this a real clip or did Ramos campaign get spoofed again?

Saturday, March 24, 2018  – 09:30 a.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:30- p.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has resorted to embarking on a series of twenty second rants directed at his opponent and his opponent’s supporters. Some of the clips appear to have been cut after a red-faced Ramos had a few cocktails.

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InlandPolitics: KABC AM-790 Interview of Colonies Case Juror now available

Friday, March 23, 2018 – 09:00 p.m.

The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips had the pleasure of interviewing one of the jurors who sat on the Colonies Criminal Case debacle last year.

To hear the interview with Juror Donald Platten click the above link.

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
March 23, 2018 at 4:17 pm

California’s campaign finance watchdog wants to impose $36,500 in fines on a water district board member, in part for not closing a legal defense fund for his unsuccessful fight to serve on two elected bodies at the same time.

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InlandPolitics: Why would anyone throw money down the drain to support Ramos?

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 p.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:45 p.m.

It didn’t take long for news of the frantic phone calls asking people to show up at a fundraising luncheon for embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos to get out.

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InlandPolitics: Colonies Juror on KABC 790 at 5PM Today!



Joe Turner
Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:19 PM

One of the jurors in the Colonies case will be on KABC 790 AM’s “Drive Home with Jillian Barberie & John Phillips.” The unknown juror is slated to appear during the 5 o’clock segment.

You can listen live here.

Phillips published a recent oped with scathing comments from jurors who rebuked DA Mike Ramos and his political witch hunt.

From the article:

Juror Platten put it simply, “I never thought that the D.A.’s office was corrupt until after this trial. I’m pro-police and pro-D.A. But after seeing what Ramos did in this case, it shattered my expectations of what the D.A. is.”

 

Developer Jeff Burum, center, and his attorneys Jennifer Keller and Stephen Larson react as Burum is found not guilty of all charges in the Colonies corruption case verdict hearing at San Bernardino Superior Court in San Bernardino.(Photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG)

By John Phillips |
Published: March 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm | Updated: March 21, 2018 at 10:01 pm

For mid-level politicians to move up the political pecking order in a state the size of California, they sometimes need to ride the wave of a big news event all the way to the front page of the paper.

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Joe Turner
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 4:13 p.m.

Last year I broke the story over at American Children First that Assemblyman Chad Mayes, a married man and the son of a pastor, was having an affair with Kristin Olsen, then the Vice-Chairwoman of the California Republican Party.

You can read all about it here so I will refrain from rehashing the matter on this blog. The short version is that I led a grassroots effort to oust him from his leadership position after he voted for cap and trade and forced her to resign from the CRP executive board.

Good times!

Well, you would think that Mayes would at least know how to spell the name of the woman he is sleeping with — but, apparently not.

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Jeff Daniels | @jeffdanielsca
Published: Mon, 19 March 2018 – 6:49 PM ET

Californians may still love the beautiful weather and beaches, but more and more they are fed up with the high housing costs and taxes and deciding to flee to lower-cost states such as Nevada, Arizona and Texas.

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The Hill: GOP pushes for ‘phase two’ of tax cuts

By Naomi Jagoda – 03/18/18 06:00 AM EDT

Republicans are increasingly talking about “phase two” of tax cuts — including a permanent extension of the new law’s individual tax cuts — in an effort to highlight their signature legislative accomplishment and force Democrats to take tough votes.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos gets spoofed!

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 01:30 p.m.

Someone is definitely having a good laugh at embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos’ expense this weekend.

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IE Business Daily: District Attorney Mike Ramos: Low on Cash, Out of Friends

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March 17, 2018

The race for San Bernardino County District Attorney is just starting. As of last Friday, the filing deadline for public office for the June 2018 primary, only two people completed the necessary paperwork; incumbent four-term District Attorney Mike Ramos and former Deputy District Attorney and current defense attorney Jason Anderson.

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San Bernardino City Councilwoman Virginia Marquez recently announced she will not seek re-election. She was elected to the Ward 1 seat in 2009. (The Sun file photo)

By Brian Whitehead | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm | Updated: March 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Virginia Marquez is calling it a career. Again.

Ten years after retiring from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the 61-year-old recently announced she will not seek re-election to the San Bernardino City Council.

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Joshua Stewart
March 15, 2018

After an extended deadline, 16 candidates have completed paperwork to run for an open seat in Congress, held by retiring Rep. Darrell Issa, making it the busiest race in the San Diego area.

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By Sean Emery | semery@scng.com and Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | Orange County Register
Published: March 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm | Updated: March 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Jurors in a federal civil rights trial have awarded $33.5 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy during a 2015 encounter at the El Rancho Motel in Barstow.

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By Mike Cruz | mcruz@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
March 14, 2018 at 8:37 pm

San Bernardino County sheriff’s Lt. Jim Considine, who returned to law enforcement after losing a leg because of the injuries he suffered during a nightmare pursuit in the county area of Victorville in 1997, was honored Wednesday night at the Ontario Reign game.

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InlandPolitics: SEBA Endorses Marc Steinorth for Supervisor

Steinorth

Joe Turner
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 4:24 p.m.

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced that he has earned the endorsement of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) in his bid to unseat incumbent Janice Rutherford.

The email announcement states:

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.

An Inland Empire political action committee has released information from a poll conducted in the San Bernardino County District Attorney race.

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Friday, March 9, 2018 – 02:30 p.m.

LEGAL NOTICE

You have the right to a sexual harassment-free workplace. It has been alleged by several employees that there have been consensual sexual relationships between supervisors and subordinates in the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office.

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Mayes

Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun
Published 3:51 p.m. PT March 12, 2018 | Updated 3:59 p.m. PT March 12, 2018

Last week I broke the story that Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) was suing Attorney General Xavier Becerra over the ballot title and summary language of Proposition 70.

The Desert Sun is reporting that Mayes was successful in forcing the state to change the language to make it more fair. Additionally, it reported the following:

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
March 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

For the better part of seven years, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos would not comment publicly about the Colonies corruption case while it was pending.

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The California state capitol in Sacramento. (File photo)

By Beau Yarbrough | byarbrough@scng.com | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Published: March 11, 2018 at 6:01 am | Updated: March 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Editor’s note: This is part of a package of stories marking Sunshine Week, during which the media assesses the status of the free press in the U.S. Coming this week:

Documents released in February, showing current and former California legislators had been accused of sexual misbehavior and other harassment, weren’t released under the California Public Records Act.

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Associated Press: California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed

By Kathleen Ronayne and Jonathan J. Cooper
Associated Press
Mar 9, 6:35 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The projected cost of California’s bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles has jumped to $77 billion and the completion date has been pushed back four years to 2033, according to a business plan released Friday.

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By Brian Whitehead | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 9, 2018 at 7:00 am | Updated: March 9, 2018 at 7:22 am

Mike Gallo, president and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology in San Bernardino, has withdrawn from the 2018 mayoral race to focus on making space access easier and more affordable for the growing small satellite industry, he announced Friday, March 9.

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Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun
Published 2:41 p.m. PT March 8, 2018 | Updated 3:55 p.m. PT March 8, 2018

State Assemblymember Chad Mayes is suing California over a ballot measure that could help Republican lawmakers influence how the state spends its climate change funds, claiming that misleading language written by the state’s Democratic attorney general will confuse voters so they oppose the measure in June.

Proposition 70 stems from a hard-fought deal between Mayes and Gov. Jerry Brown last year. In exchange for Mayes delivering Republican votes to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, which puts a price on planet-warming emissions, Brown and Sacramento Democrats agreed to a statewide vote that could change how funds generated by the program are spent. If Prop 70 passes, the Legislature will be required to approve some of that spending in a two-thirds vote, rather than the majority vote that’s needed now.

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Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
Published: March 9, 2018

  • Nonfarm payrolls rose by 313,000 in February while the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, the lowest since December 2000.
  • Wage growth was muted, however, with average hourly earnings up 2.6 percent on an annualized basis, 0.2 percentage points below expectations
  • The stock market rallied after the report.

The economy added 313,000 jobs in February, crushing expectations, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, according to a Labor Department report Friday that could help quell inflation fears.

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Joe Turner
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 11:07 p.m.

Earlier tonight I exposed AD-42 candidate Gary Jeandron’s campaign manager for the incompetent albatross that he is — highlighting how he did not even know his own candidate’s history of being elected to the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Well, the Jeandron camp has been reeling ever since the Redlands Tea Party Patriots (RTPP) opted to endorse San Jacinto Councilman Andrew Kotyuk to replace “Cap and Traitor” Chad Mayes. Jeandron lambasted the group as a collection of “fringe” activists in a Press Enterprise column.

It gets even worse. Jeandron’s aforementioned campaign manager, Michael Santa Cruz, had an epic meltdown all across the Facebook social media platform.

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Joe Turner
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 6:13 p.m.

When it comes to Gary Jeandron the political candidate, many people have described him and his campaign as lacking credibility and a real pathway to victory.

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Gov. Jerry Brown and state Attorney General Xavier Becerra. ( Photo by Laurel Rosenhall for CALmatters)

By Dan Morain | March 7, 2018 |

Most out-of-state politicians come to California to raise money. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew into Sacramento bearing a gift, in the form a lawsuit targeting this so-called sanctuary state.

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Joe Turner
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 8:41 a.m.

AD-42 candidate Gary Jeandron is lashing out like a petulant child against the Redlands Tea Party Patriots (RTPP) because they did not endorse him in his quest to unseat Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley).

In fact, RTPP didn’t just endorse his opponent, Andrew Kotyuk, they consolidated their support behind the San Jacinto Councilman and urged Jeandron to drop out of the race so as not to dilute the anti-Mayes voting bloc.

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InlandPolitics: Did Mayes Get Burned by the Dems on Cap & Trade Deal?

 

 

Joe Turner
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 1:24 p.m.

Yesterday, over at American Children First, I wrote about a tip I had received concerning a lawsuit filed by Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) against the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the state printer.

Initial speculation suggested it might be related to the ballot title of one of his opponents. I am now receiving word that it may in fact be related to Proposition 70.

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By Brian Whitehead | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 6, 2018 at 3:29 pm | Updated: March 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm

The chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce filed a public claim against San Bernardino on Monday, March 5, alleging his civil rights were violated by several city officials at a recent City Council meeting.

The claim is a precursor to a civil lawsuit.

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