By Joseph Turner |
Published: September 25, 2017

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors appear ready to hire a toll-lane guru to manage a High Desert transportation project at the next board meeting on Tuesday. The move signals that toll-lanes are undoubtedly in the offing for Victor Valley commuters who already have one of the worst commutes in the region.

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Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 6:55 p.m.

If you are interested in listening to the full audio replay of “The John & Ken Show” interviewing First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles, please visit the following link.

Note: We are now more than a week into this unfolding scandal and Supervisor Robert Lovingood and the entire Victorville City Council has refused to condemn the federal government’s violation of the law and they have refused to make any statements in opposition of the Syrian refugees.

Shame on Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Victorville Councilman “Lyin'” Ryan McEachron.

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Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 9:22 p.m.

The Boston Marathon bombing was carried out by Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on April 15, 2013.

The Wikipedia entry for this event states:

During an initial interrogation in the hospital, Dzhokhar alleged that Tamerlan was the mastermind. He said they were motivated by extremist Islamist beliefs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that they were self-radicalized and unconnected to any outside terrorist groups.

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Daily Press: Angela Valles Tells the Truth on Syrian Refugees in Victorville

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Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 3:53 p.m.

On Friday, the Daily Press confirmed that Syrian refugees have indeed been placed in Victorville by the federal government. On Tuesday, Angela Valles broke the news and rebuked Supervisor Robert Lovingood and the Victorville City Council for either covering it up, or being asleep at the wheel.

Officials from both agencies refused to condemn and oppose the placement of these refugees within San Bernardino County. Additionally, they took turns attacking Valles.

Lies, Corruption & Cover Ups

Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s campaign has been in a tailspin since the news broke in the very conservative High Desert district that encompasses the cities of Adelanto, Hesperia, Victorville, and the Town of Apple Valley.

He slammed Valles in an obvious effort to deflect from taking accountability for the unfolding scandal. He claimed that Valles was merely seeking headlines and unaware of the responsibilities of the office. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 10:40 p.m.

BUT THEY WERE VETTED!

Yeah, stop us if you have heard this before. Breitbart News reports a “vetted” refugee has been diagnosed with a multi-drug resistant form of tuberculosis.

One of the 3,554 refugees resettled in Ingham County, Michigan (Lansing) during the six years beginning October 1, 2010 and ending on September 30, 2016 (FY 2011 to FY 2016) has been diagnosed with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB), the Ingham County Health Department tells Breitbart News.

In case you missed it, we presented just a short list of notable refugees arrested for various crimes who were also vetted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 3:49 p.m.

By now, Victorville residents are learning that Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Victorville City Councilman Ryan McEachron support the federal government’s re-settlement of Syrian refugees in Victorville.

Angela Valles is running against Lovingood and she uncovered the secret dumping of unvetted refugees in the High Desert. Read the rest of this entry »

VVDailyPress: Valles, McEachron join Victorille’s lot-size focus group

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Victorville Mayor Pro Tem Ryan McEachron left. Council Member Angela Valles right.

SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
Posted Aug. 7, 2014 @ 5:07 pm
Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 7:03 PM

VICTORVILLE — Councilwoman Angela Valles, the most vocal proponent of increasing new single-family residential lot sizes to quell concerns linked to the city’s high-density makeup, agreed this week to be part of a joint focus group tasked with tackling the issue.

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LATimes: Grand jury report tells story of Victorville’s plunging fortunes

The city of Victorville paid $375,000 for this property in 2007, with plans to build a 500-megawatt power plant in the area. The home sits abandoned and the power plant is unbuilt, another failed project that has contributed to Victorville’s financial disaster, according to a grand jury report. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times / June 5, 2012)

 

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2012

Victorville hoped to strike it rich with a new hybrid gas and solar power plant near the old George Air Force Base, buying up homesteads for the site amid the High Desert’s real estate boom.

The city shelled out $375,000 alone to Chris Massey and his family in 2007 to buy a tiny house plopped on five desolate acres of scrub and Joshua trees — 10 times the property’s assessed value.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville council race heats up

Cabriales may be out, McEachron undecided; committee formed to back three opposing candidates

June 29, 2012 9:20 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • Three seats are up for grabs on the Victorville City Council in November — and it appears at least one of them will go uncontested by an incumbent.

Mayor Ryan McEachron, Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and Councilman Mike Rothschild will each term out this fall.

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The Sun: Grand jury findings on Victorville to be released Friday

Findings from an unprecedented three-year Grand Jury investigation into allegations of fiscal mismanagement and corruption in Victorville will be released Friday. The city is also under investigation by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission, official sources say.

 

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/26/2012 01:19:33 PM PDT

Findings from a three-year grand jury investigation into allegations of fiscal mismanagement and corruption in Victorville are expected to be released Friday.

The grand jury concluded its unprecedented investigation in April, but Victorville City Manager Doug Robertson, who reviewed the report, said he signed a confidentiality agreement and cannot discuss any of the findings until its release to the public Friday.

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The PE: 2012 Elections: Wild West showdown in House race

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 01 June 2012 07:12 PM

In the western wilds of San Bernardino County’s High Desert, 13 candidates are battling to represent California’s vast new 8th Congressional District.

The field of candidates — 10 Republicans, two Democrats and one without party affiliation — is the largest in any California House race this year. And with no incumbent, the contest is seen as a free-for-all that could yield any number of potential results in Tuesday’s primary.

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VVDailyPress: Liberatore approaches $1M in campaign debt

Liberatore, McEachron, Cook, Mitzelfelt lead 8th District spending
May 31, 2012 8:42 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

Candidate Paul Cook has brought in the most donations in his run for the newly created 8th Congressional District seat, with $184,428 raised as of the latest reports on file with the Federal Election Commission.

However, Phil Liberatore has spent more than twice as much money as Cook on his campaign leading up to Tuesday’s primary election, amassing nearly $1 million in debt going back to an unsuccessful 2010 run and with nearly $400,000 spent on the current race.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 12:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 04:15 p.m.
Yes, it’s election season indeed!

This time the stupid award goes to Third District Supervisor Candidate and Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos.

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LATimes: 13 candidates turn up the heat in inland congressional race

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2012

LAKE ARROWHEAD — A hiss rose from the front row as the Republican-turned-independent took a swing at his grand old party.

Voters in Southern California’s vast frontier of mountains and desert can break from the GOP’s “tyranny of the minority” in the June 5 primary, congressional candidate Anthony Adams told the crowd. A hundred or so people, ranging from “tea party” adherents to gay-marriage defenders, had come to hear him and other hopefuls at a forum inside the Lake Arrowhead Resort.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

USPS delivery of campaign mail improves

Something must have happened at the USPS earlier this week.

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InlandPolitics: Cook, McEachron only candidates in CD-8 Mailboxes

Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

Hats off to Asssemblyman Paul Cook (R-Ycca Valley) and Mayor Ryan McEachron (R-Victorville).

Both men have actually made it into voter mailboxes in the open 8th Congressional District.

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InlandPolitics: CD-8: Valles campaign finance disclosure late

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

Victorville City Council Member Angela Valles (R-Victorville), candidate for the 8th Congressional District, is the only candidate not to have filed a campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The deadline for her filing was April 14.

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VVDailyPress: McEachron refunds improper campaign donation

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March 19, 2012 4:32 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • Mayor Ryan McEachron on Monday refunded a $1,000 contribution to his campaign for the 8th Congressional District after learning the donation wasn’t allowed under federal election code.

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InlandPolitics: Elections: CD8 a GOP battlefield

Monday, March 19, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

A plethora of candidates fill the open primary ballot for the 8th Congressional District race this June.

A whopping 13 candidates filed nominating papers by the deadline.

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InlandPolitics: Elections: CD8: Valles campaign floats poll numbers

Saturday, March 17, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

Victorville council member Angela Valles, candidate for the 8th Congressional District, is floating fresh poll numbers.

Blair-Biggs Campaigns conducted the automated poll of 364 likely voters with the following results.

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InlandPolitics: Victorville on verge of default, while leaders seek higher office

Friday, November 25, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

Victorville can’t pay its debt service payments, while some of the city’s leaders want area voters to place them into higher office.

Laugh out loud!

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VVDailyPress: McEachron forms committee to run for Congress

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October 19, 2011 11:08 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Mayor Ryan McEachron has formed a campaign finance committee to run for Congress in 2012, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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SacBee: McEachron wants city to forego rent to keep supertankers at SCLA

July 08, 2011 9:23 AM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Mayor Ryan McEachron is calling for his city to let 10 Tanker Air Carrier operate out of SCLA rent-free for the time being rather than risk losing the firefighting supertankers now based at Southern California Logistics Airport.

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VVDailyPress: Valles letters still stirring up Victorville

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June 15, 2011 2:21 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Conflict of interest charges continue popping up in the city of Victorville, this time lodged against Councilwoman Angela Valles and one of the largest law firms in Southern California.

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VVDailyPress: Feds deny appeal of EB-5 termination

City Council calls special meeting to discuss options
May 26, 2011 6:49 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The federal government rejected Victorville’s appeal of the termination of its EB-5 visa investor program, citing concerns over how the city planned to use the loans from foreign citizens and whether enough jobs would be created.

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VVDailyPress: FPPC cites potential conflict for Cabriales

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Agency urges city to consult state Attorney General; McEachron says no
May 07, 2011 8:05 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The Fair Political Practices Commission told the city there is “maybe” a conflict of interest involving Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and his connection to the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, urging the city in a letter sent this week to consult the state Attorney General’s office.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville looks to oust VVWRA attorney

April 21, 2011 5:45 PM
Brooke Edwards

Victorville is calling for the regional wastewater authority to hire a new attorney, citing conflict of interest concerns.

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VVDailyPress: VVEDA shopping for new attorney

Andre de Bortnowsky

 

Split commission may oust Victorville’s de Bortnowsky over conflict of interest concerns
April 21, 2011 3:49 PM

He’s been their attorney for 20 years, since representatives from each local city formed the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority to help redevelop the area surrounding shuttered George Air Force Base.

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InlandPolitics: Victor Valley Economic Development Authority fires attorney

Thursday, April 21, 2011 – 07:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 21, 2011 – 09:05 a.m.

On a 3-2 vote the governing board of the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority (VVEDA) fired its general counsel Wednesday night.

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VVDailyPress: Rothschild reverses vote to add deputies

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March 17, 2011 9:02 AM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • In light of a looming $8.4 million budget deficit, the City Council appears poised to reverse its decision to spend more than $1 million putting additional deputies back on city streets.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville’s State of the City

March 02, 2011 6:22 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • While acknowledging the very real financial struggles Victorville is facing, Wednesday’s State of the City Address focused on maintaining essential services and long-term plans for recovery.

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VVDailyPress: City abandons solar project at SCLA

March 02, 2011 5:46 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • After eight months of negotiations and fielding bids from some of the top names in the solar industry, Victorville has decided to drop the prospect of building a large solar plant north of Southern California Logistics Airport.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 05:45 a.m.

Will the City of Victorville ever learn from its mistakes?

For a city being investigated by the San Bernardino County Grand Jury, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, it doesn’t look like it at this point.

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February 01, 2011 11:11 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Before a City Hall packed with Tea Partiers, Mayor Ryan McEachron called Tuesday night for the city to investigate what it will take to remove its 10 red light cameras.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Victorville politicos in need of reality check

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 – 12:40 p.m.

During a usually slow news cycle it’s Victorville politics to the rescue.

Victorville has its share of trouble coming on the horizon. Primarily due to financial mismanagement.

But this past week has been very interesting. Politically speaking that is.

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VVDailyPress: VV Mayor calls for closure in grand jury, SEC, USCIS probes

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Federal, county investigations cost Victorville $300,000
December 25, 2010 1:43 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The cost and strain of responding to lengthy investigations by two federal and one county agency has newly seated Mayor Ryan McEachron calling for an end to the inquiries — though he first requested the forensic audit by the San Bernardino County Grand Jury.

The cost of responding has topped $300,000 in staff time and attorney fees, city officials estimated.

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The Sun: Victorville corruption probes continue

Michael J. Sorba, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/14/2010 04:52:38 PM PST

VICTORVILLE – Federal and local investigators continue to request stacks of documents from the city as part of ongoing probes into bond sales and financial records.

Requests for information have become so intensive that three full-time workers are dedicated to processing them, said Councilman Ryan McEachron.

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Time is now to hold state’s politicians accountable

Point of View

Ryan McEachron
Created: 09/23/2010 08:07:20 PM PDT

Despite years of partisan gridlock and budget mismanagement, the politicians in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., never seem to change. Each election cycle, incumbents promise to fix the state’s problems, but then return to their respective capitals and continue feeding into the hyper-partisanship and inaction that plagues politics. Sadly, there are too many voters who want political change, but lack the ability to hold their representatives truly accountable.

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VVDailyPress: Grand jury’s auditor at work in Victorville

July 26, 2010 3:52 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • One of the top forensic auditing firms in the country now has its own temporary office at City Hall, as an investigation into Victorville’s finances by the San Bernardino County Grand Jury moves forward.

The grand jury first began probing Victorville in spring 2009, interviewing a slew of city officials regarding troubled finances, reported handshake deals and more.

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VVDailyPress: Councilman defends accepting funds from Inland Energy

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McEachron still brings in the most donations
BY BROOKE EDWARDS
STAFF WRITER

VICTORVILLE • Though he’s not up for re-election again until 2012, Councilman Ryan McEachron easily raised and spent the most money in 2009 of any sitting or challenging Victorville candidate.

McEachron brought in more than $40,000 last year. Most of those funds went to repay more than $50,000 in loans he’d taken from his own ISU-ARMAC Insurance Agency to fund his successful campaign efforts in 2008.

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VVDailyPress: Council clashes over Inland Energy

February 17, 2010 5:23 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • One council member is defending Victorville’s relationship with Inland Energy while another is calling for the city to cut all ties with the Orange County firm.

“I would request that all services being provided by Inland Energy be terminated immediately and that there would be no further involvement in city projects by Inland Energy,” Councilwoman JoAnn Almond said in a statement, read by the City Clerk in her absence from Tuesday’s meeting.

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