Archive for November 7th, 2013

Mike Ramos

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/06/13, 9:50 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDIN0 >> In March 2011, District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and then-Sheriff Rod Hoops announced the indictment of seven current or former Sheriff’s Department employees accused of falsifying training records to gain pay raises.

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Jim Penman

James F. Penman sits in his home after the recall election in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Rachel Luna / San Bernardino Sun)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/06/13, 8:26 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Love him or hate him — and there’s no shortage of residents and officials with either opinion — James F. Penman became in many ways the defining figure of this city in the quarter century he’s been city attorney.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/06/13, 6:09 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The election results on Wednesday looked much the same as they did shortly after the polls closed Tuesday night — but City Hall was beginning to take on a different look than it had a day before the election.

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Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

November 6, 2013 by Cassie MacDuff

The recall of City Attorney James F. Penman signals a seismic shift in the politics of embattled San Bernardino.

Since he was elected in 1987, the outspoken and unconventional Penman has set the tone for contentious council meetings, often injecting his policy views and political agendas into the proceedings.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Grand Terrace

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 11/06/13, 6:02 PM PST |

GRAND TERRACE >> “We are devastated. We are numb.”

Those are the words Grand Terrace Mayor Walt Stanckiewitz used to describe the voters’ dramatic rejection Tuesday of a utility tax that would have continued the current level of city services despite falling sales tax revenues and the loss of the city Redevelopment Agency.

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Mike Soubirous

Riverside City Councilman-elect Mike Soubirous.

November 06, 2013; 05:08 PM

Voters ended Chuck Beaty’s long career in elected office, cemented the majority on Norco’s City Council and replaced a convicted felon in Moreno Valley with a former Air Force officer in local elections held Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Moreno Valley seal

Moreno Valley leaders say they are appalled by alleged $2.36 million bribe-for-votes scheme that snared one of their own

November 06, 2013; 07:20 PM

Surprise, shock, disgust, some distancing and a mayoral vow to make good out of a tainted campaign contribution were among the reactions Wednesday, Nov. 6, from Moreno Valley City Council members to revelations that one of their own had agreed to plead guilty to accepting a $2.36 million bribe.

To read story by David Danelski and Suzanne Hurt in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Wes Woods, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/06/13, 5:52 PM PST |

Election Day proved to be a good one for local incumbent school board and city council members as many retained their seats.

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California Poverty

By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 11/06/13, 8:24 PM PST |

An alternative method of looking at poverty has found that California has the highest rate of impoverished people in the nation, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. government.

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Roll Call

By Steven Dennis
Posted at 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2013

Updated 3:50 p.m. | President Barack Obama heard an earful at the White House Wednesday from Senate Democrats running for re-election next year who are fuming about the Affordable Care Act’s rocky rollout.

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