James Penman speaks at a forum for the mayoral candidates in 2005. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
By Joe Mozingo
Dec. 30, 2015
- James Penman says he fought dysfunction at San Bernardino’s City Hall. His critics see his tenure as city attorney differently.
His gray hair was impeccable, as were his suits and ties, cinched into Windsor knots. With his penetrating gaze and stern, pockmarked face, James Penman made a distinctive impression as he roamed San Bernardino in his Chevy sedan.