A shuttered GFE Coffeee House on the Northwest corner of University Parkway and Kendall Drive next to California State University at San Bernardino.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 25, 2011 – 06:05 a.m.

Already heating up as a hot election contest for June 2012 is the race to represent the Third District on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

The Third District represents most of the conservative East Valley, Mountain and Low Desert communities.

So far, in the contest, it’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos running to unseat County Supervisor Neil Derry.


Every card is sure to be played-out in this race.

And one of the cards bubbling to the surface is the business acumen and success of Mr. Ramos, who now says he wants to talk turkey on  jobs.

Sources report that three out of four Ramos-owned business ventures have ceased operations.

A shuttered GFE Coffee House on Boulder Avenue in Highland.

Ramos, who is running with the backing of San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris, says he wants to focus on bringing jobs to the Third District. Even though he’s eliminating jobs in the Third District.

A photo of the now closed Yum Yum Coffee Shop on North D Street in Downtown San Bernardino.

The last remaining, and still operating, Ramos venture appears to be Pepito’s Restaurant on Baseline Avenue in Highland. Sources say foot traffic at the location is sparse.

The pictures speak for themselves……..