Archive for June 15th, 2010

SBSun: Upland councilman: City, staff are not targets of FBI investigation

By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/14/2010 10:11:34 PM PDT

UPLAND – The city and staff are not targets of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Mayor John Pomierski, several local businesses and business owners, said some city officials during Monday’s City Council meeting.

Councilmembers also commended city employees’ cooperation during the raid by FBI and IRS agents Thursday at City Hall.

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SBSun: Nuaimi planning to resign as Fontana mayor


By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 06/15/2010 12:28:15 PM PDT

Fontana Mayor Mark Nuaimi plans to step down from his seat on the City Council because he is being hired as a city manager elsewhere, he said today.

Nuaimi, who has served on the council 14 years, made the announcement during the council meeting Monday evening. He said it would be his last meeting as Fontana mayor.

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Grand Terrace Councilwoman Bea Cortes, who has become a figure of some controversy in recent months, this week filed for and was granted a restraining order against one of her constituents. The incident that precipitated the filing grew out of an apparent misunderstanding on the councilwoman’s part or otherwise her belief that a citizen’s disapproval of the way in which she has conducted herself in office constituted a threat to her safety and well being.

The Sentinel has learned that on June 1, Cortes was seated at the bar at JB’s Bar and Grill. That evening, seated across the bar was another Grand Terrace resident, Kay Moore, who resides with her husband, Steve, in the 23000 block of Westwood Avenue. Kay Moore, who was familiar with who Cortes was and her position with the city, remarked upon Cortes’ presence to another patron. Moore made further note of her disagreement with Cortes’ politics.

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