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  • Brush Fire Jumps Southern California Freeway, Burning Cars

    07/17/2015 7:24:13 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 18 replies
    NYTimes ^ | JULY 17, 2015 | LIAM STACK
    A swiftly moving brush fire in Southern California forced the closing of all lanes of a crowded freeway, stranded some motorists and spurred others to abandon their vehicles as flames engulfed roughly a dozen cars and trucks. Live video broadcast by a local CBS affiliate showed firefighters moving between empty vehicles on Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, Calif., as motorists filed down the shoulder of the freeway in San Bernardino County. A black pillar of smoke rose into the sky as cars, pickup trucks, a tractor-trailer and a car carrier loaded with empty vehicles burned. The fire information line, to...
  • San Bernardino: Broken City

    06/15/2015 6:43:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | June 14, 2015 | Joe Mozingo
    San Bernardino, once a sturdy, middle class "All-America City," is now bankrupt, the poorest city of its size in California, and a symbol of the nation's worst urban woes.
  • Former ‘Blue Dog’ Rep. Joe Baca goes Republican

    06/15/2015 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Impy · 14 replies
    The San Bernadino Sun ^ | 6-12-15 | Joe Nelson
    Joe Baca, a longtime Democrat who represented San Bernardino County citizens for more than 30 years as a trustee for the San Bernardino Community College District, an assemblyman, state senator and congressman, is now a registered Republican. Baca, 68, of Fontana, changed his party affiliation on June 2, said Melissa Eickman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Elections Office. Prior to making the switch, Baca had been a registered Democrat in San Bernardino County since January 1976, Eickman said. Baca said Friday he and his wife thought long and hard about the decision, which he said reflects his “core...
  • Clowns Brawl w/(Animal Rights) Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino

    04/19/2015 2:26:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 18, 2015 | Michael Larkin
    Clowns Brawl With Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino • Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside Clowns brawled with animal rights protesters under a circus big top in San Bernardino Friday night, witnesses say. Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside after the Ramos Bros. Circus show began. Two protestors were arrested following the melee, while two circus employees were injured when the fight broke out at 8:08 p.m.,...
  • State Assembly Hopeful’s Campaign Sign Depicts Rifle-Toting Woman

    04/24/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | April 23, 2014 11:25 PM
    HESPERIA ( — A campaign sign for a 32-year-old Lake Arrowhead woman running for a state Assembly seat in the 33rd District is stirring up controversy in the high desert. Michelle Ambrozic’s sign depicts a woman holding a rifle with the message: Less Government. Lower Taxes. Liberty. “My belief [is] that the Second Amendment is very important to protect,” she said. “It’s not a gimmick. I think there are not enough people out there talking about the Second Amendment who are running for office, and I find it disturbing that somebody would say this is disturbing,” she said. Fellow candidate...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. “On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time,” said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. “We plan...
  • Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino sweep old guard from power

    02/06/2014 9:17:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/5/2014 | TIM REID
    (Reuters) - Residents of bankrupt San Bernardino, California on Tuesday voted to complete a rout of the city's pro-union old guard, electing business-friendly pragmatists who have pledged to try to reduce pension costs and take on vested interests. As San Bernardino enters into a fourth month of mediation with its creditors, the biggest of which is Calpers, California's giant retirement system, voters on Tuesday elected Carey Davis as the crisis-hit city's new mayor. Davis, a businessman and political novice, ran in part on a campaign to reduce the city's pension obligations. In an interview in November, when he became one...
  • Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate

    01/18/2014 7:22:37 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 28 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor. Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination. Donnelly has voiced strong views against illegal immigration and was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the border with Mexico to catch immigrants coming across. “Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools...
  • Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate

    01/18/2014 8:50:41 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/18/14 | CBS
    Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate January 18, 2014 12:09 AM SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor. Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination.
  • CA:SAN BERNARDINO: Jailed man freed, dead man’s accomplices arrested

    12/23/2013 7:47:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 6 December, 2013 | Brian Rokos
    An investigation into a fatal shooting in San Bernardino led to the arrest of the dead man’s accomplices on Friday, Dec. 6, and the release of the man who killed Manuel Alfred Galvan. Oscar Hernandez, 30, was arrested Dec. 2 on suspicion of murder. But San Bernardino police detectives determined that Galvan had first fired at Hernandez, who then shot at Galvan in self defense, Lt. Paul Williams said.
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. ”I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this,” she wrote in an email.
  • Statue will honor sheriff’s detective slain in Dorner shooting

    09/01/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | August 26th, 2013, 4:07pm | Ashley Soley-Cerro |
    sculpture in honor of San Bernardino Sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who was slain by former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, will be revealed in Lake Arrowhead Sunday, Sept. 1. A resident of Lake Arrowhead, MacKay died February 12. He left behind a wife and two young children. Part-time resident and sculptor Khachik Khachatouryan decided to create something that would honor MacKay after meeting several sheriff deputies at a party in April. ... Khachatouryan said he didn’t want to make a sculpture just about a law enforcement officer, but also of a person, father, husband and hero. ... The bronze sculpture shows...
  • San Bernardino, deemed eligible for bankruptcy, may take knife to pensions

    08/29/2013 7:38:13 AM PDT · by redreno · 37 replies ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 | By Jennifer Medina, New York Times News Service
    LOS ANGELES — A federal bankruptcy court judge granted the city of San Bernardino eligibility for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, raising the possibility that the city will propose a plan to dig itself out of debt by cutting money promised to the public pension system. The ruling by Judge Meredith Jury came despite opposition from the powerful California Public Employees’ Retirement System, more commonly known as CalPERS. San Bernardino, a working-class city of 240,000 about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy last summer, saying it had effectively run out of money to pay for day-to-day operations, in...
  • The Tales of Three Bankrupt Cities

    08/13/2013 7:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/13/2013 | Michael Barone
    In the industrial midwest, the city government of Detroit went into bankruptcy in July. Out in California, the city governments of Stockton and San Bernardino entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2012. But the Detroit and California bankruptcies, like Tolstoy’s unhappy families, are not alike. They suffer from quite different ailments. You can see the difference by comparing their populations in the 1950 and 2010 censuses. In 1950, Detroit – then the nation’s fifth-largest city – had 1,849,568 people. In 2010, it had 713,777. Stockton and San Bernardino were not much more than small towns in 1950, with 70,853 and 63,058, respectively....
  • Ex-Nev. assemblyman arrested hours after expulsion

    03/29/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 21 replies
    Associated Press via Mercury News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS—Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature. Jail records show Barstow police arrested Brooks, 41, at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells. "We had started to discuss possible next steps," Mitchell Posin, Brooks' attorney, told The Associated Press Friday. "Next thing I know, I heard about this." Posin said he had no details about the arrest, or about why Brooks was on the interstate in Barstow. Records show the North...
  • Bankrupt California city to resume paying pension fund, but not bondholders

    04/12/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2013 | Tim Reid | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino will resume paying into the state pension fund on July 1, but the California city will continue to renege on other debts including payments to bondholders, according to a new budget released late Thursday. Nearly a year after it halted contributions to America's biggest pension fund, San Bernardino will resume payments to Calpers at the start of the new fiscal year - but continue to not pay other creditors, according to the budget. San Bernardino will not make interest and principal payments on $50 million in pension bonds issued in 2005, according to...
  • Finance Director Jason Simpson Quits Again - Leaves Bankrupt City of San Bernardino

    02/17/2013 7:17:43 AM PST · by Desert_Vortex · 6 replies
    Desert Vortex News ^ | 1/31/2013 | Dean M Gray
    After less than a year on the job, the finance director of San Bernadino has called it quits. Abandoning his high profile job in the city of San Bernardino, Jason Simpson, the soft-spoken former finance director for the city of Desert Hot Springs gave his two-week resignation notice to San Bernardino city officials. The city is seeking bankruptcy protection and has shed 200 employees from the city payroll since July this year.
  • Bankrupt San Bernardino to halt payments to Calpers, bondholders

    11/27/2012 5:56:14 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Tim Reid and Jim Christie | Reuters
    SAN BERNARDINO, California (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino, California, voted on Monday to present a plan to a bankruptcy judge that seeks to balance its budget through deferring payments to the state's public employee pension fund and to the city's bondholders. ....... San Bernardino has already halted its biweekly $1.2 million payment to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) since it filed for bankruptcy protection on August 1. The city calls the halted payments "deferrals," but under the pendency plan it would not resume any payments to Calpers until the 2013-2014 fiscal year. It also wants to negotiate its...
  • San Bernardino family counselor charged with pimping girl, 15

    11/17/2012 3:56:54 PM PST · by DemforBush · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/15/12 | n.a
    A San Bernardino family counselor responsible for providing services to children and families also coerced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and sold sexual services on the Internet, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office said Thursday...
  • Calpers threatens San Bernardino over pension debt

    10/19/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 19, 2012 | Tim Reid, Reuters
    (Reuters) - In the opening skirmish of a battle over how local governments deal with soaring pension costs, America's largest public employee retirement system made clear on Friday it would not tolerate a city deciding to miss a payment. The California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) told bankrupt San Bernardino it may take legal action to force the city of 210,000 to resume its pension payments. And the $243 billion Calpers even threatened to sever its ties with the city altogether if it continues to be in arrears. San Bernardino, a city 60 miles east of Los Angeles that has...
  • Another California city scrambling to avoid bankruptcy

    09/27/2012 10:36:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 27, 2012
    Atwater, a city of roughly 28,000 in California's Central Valley, may declare a fiscal emergency as soon as next week, but it is trying to avoid becoming the fourth California city to file for municipal bankruptcy this year... Since late June, three Golden State cities-Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes-have filed for bankruptcy protection... may have to declare a fiscal emergency" on Oct. 3.
  • Two American Christian Pastors Jailed Within One Week in July

    07/19/2012 7:15:55 PM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 2 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | July 19, 2012 | Michael D. Peabody
    Last week two Christian pastors were jailed in the United States for violation of court orders involving two different types of property cases. In Phoenix, Arizona, Pastor Michael Salman of the Harvest Christian Fellowship Community Church (not affiliated with the Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA) is serving a 60-day prison sentence for violating building, fire, and zoning codes. In 2008 Salman received a permit to build a 2,000 square foot “game room” which expressly prohibited its use as a church, business or assembly because it did not meet the physical requirements that such structures were required to meet. Large...
  • City of Compton (California) may declare bankruptcy by September: officials

    07/18/2012 3:01:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2012 | Ronald Grover and Jim Christie
    The City of Compton, a city of 93,000 people located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, must decide by September 1 whether to seek bankruptcy, according to its two most senior financial officials. Such a move would see it join a growing number of deficit-hobbled California cities that have used the filing to restructure onerous debt loads. Compton, which has an accumulated $43 million deficit and has depleted what had been a $22 million reserve, will run out of cash to make its payroll on September 1 at its current cash consumption rate, city comptroller Steven Ajobiewe told the city...
  • Will LA be the next city to go bankrupt?

    07/12/2012 4:24:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KABC) -- ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | John North
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The San Bernardino City Council decided to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, making it the second largest city in the nation to ever file for bankruptcy. San Bernardino faces a $46 million budget shortfall and may not be able to pay all its employees over the next three months. Meanwhile, residents don't know what to expect. Two weeks ago Stockton, in Northern California, became the largest city in the country to ever file for bankruptcy. And the tiny town of Mammoth Lakes voted for bankruptcy last week. The city of Los Angeles has serious...
  • San Bernardino bankruptcy: Why Other California cities could be next

    07/12/2012 9:44:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/12/2012
    San Bernardino this week became the third California city to seek bankruptcy protection in the last month, and experts say it might not be the last. "There are likely to be more in the future, but it's hard to know, since a lot of struggling cities may manage to work things out,'' said Michael Coleman, a fiscal policy adviser for the California League of Cities. "Some cities may not go into a bankruptcy, but they may dissolve. They may cease to exist.'' Once rare, turning to bankruptcy has become a painful but enticing option for cities whose labor costs and...
  • San Bernardino Is Third California City to Opt for Bankruptcy

    07/11/2012 6:16:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 07/11/2012 | Michael B. Marois and Alison Vekshin
    San Bernardino’s City Council voted to become the third California city this year to file for bankruptcy, as it struggles with declining tax revenue, growing employee costs and accounting discrepancies in its ledgers. The council voted 4 to 2, with one abstention, last night to authorize a filing under Chapter 9 of U.S. bankruptcy law. The city of 209,000, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, is so broke it can’t make its Aug. 15 payroll, interim City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller said. “If the employees are not paid on Aug. 15, on Aug. 16 there will be a...
  • Undocumented students arrested during protest (protesting police detaining undocumented students)

    07/18/2011 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fontana Herald News ^ | 7/17/11 | ALEJANDRO CANO
    Undocumented students arrested during protestBy ALEJANDRO CANO Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011 3:03 PM PDT Several undocumented students were arrested on Tuesday for blocking traffic and disobeying police orders during a demonstration against immigration policies in front of San Bernardino Valley College. Jesus Barrios, Martha Vasquez, Isaac Barrera, Jonathan Perez, Jorge Herrera, David Lemus, Ju Hong, Alma de Jesus and Estefania Lopez were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and failure to disperse after defying authorities during a protest against San Bernardino County’s 287 (g) program, which cracks down on illegal immigrants. The students also were speaking out against the...
  • Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California (Poll at link)

    07/01/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 89 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 7/1/11 | CBS Los Angeles
    Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California Link to Article and Poll New state would have no term limits, part-time legislature July 1, 2011 10:24 AM RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Is the state of California about to go “South”? Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state. Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new...
  • SoCal Experiencing Surge in Earthquake Activity

    04/13/2010 7:10:57 PM PDT · by bd476 · 87 replies · 2,009+ views
    KTLA News ^ | April 13, 2010 | KTLA News
    KTLA NewsSoCal Experiencing Surge in Earthquake Activity 70 quakes greater than a magnitude 4.0 have struck the region this year -- more than any year in the past decade. KTLA News 11:08 AM PDT, April 13, 2010 LOS ANGELES -- Southern California, along with Baja California, has seen a surge in moderate earthquake activity this year and scientists are trying to figure out what's causing the uptick. There have been 70 quakes greater than a magnitude 4.0 so far this year. That's the most of any year in the last decade -- and, it's only April. There were 30...
  • ($25 Mil To Move 25 Tortoises) 'Million Dollar Tortoises' Shed Light On State's Environmental Laws

    12/29/2009 11:18:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies · 1,471+ views
    The San Bernardino Sun ^ | December 28, 2009 | James Rufus Koren
    'Million dollar tortoises' shed light on state's environmental laws James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer 12/28/2009 They might be the most expensive tortoises to walk the San Bernardino County desert. A northern California energy company will pay $25 million to relocate and protect 25 threatened desert tortoises before it can start building a massive solar power plant in the northeastern part of the county near the Nevada border. And while calculating the environmental impact is more complicated than saying "$1 million per tortoise," the case illustrates the tremendous complexity - and high cost - of environmental laws that come into play...
  • One Hundred Phishers Charged In Largest Cybercrime Case

    10/07/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,220+ views
    informationweek ^ | October 7, 2009 | Thomas Claburn
    The FBI on Wednesday announced that it had charged 53 defendants, the largest number ever charged in a cybercrime case, following a multinational investigation into a phishing scheme that operated in the United States and Egypt. Thirty-three of the 53 defendants named in the indictment have been arrested, the FBI said, and several others are being sought. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," began in 2007. Authorities in Egypt have charged 47 defendants linked to the phishing operation. Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to convince Internet users, via e-mail or other means, to provide online credentials...
  • San Bernardino bans medical marijuana dispensaries

    09/23/2009 1:01:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies · 905+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | September 22, 2009 | CHRIS RICHARD
    San Bernardino became the latest Inland city to ban medical marijuana dispensaries late Monday. - The report notes that California's decriminalization conflicts with federal law. Studies by other cities show dispensaries contribute to increases in noise, traffic, burglaries and robberies, the report states.
  • Glenn Beck Takes Apart Newest Shocking ACORN Undercover Video - Videos 9/15/09

    09/15/2009 4:59:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 1,558+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 15, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Glenn Beck's show today where he took a look at the latest shocking undercover video of ACORN in San Bernardino, CA. (Videos)
  • Can anyone tell me about San Bernardino California?

    03/02/2009 10:09:53 AM PST · by mainestategop · 47 replies · 1,094+ views
    I got a friend who used to live in the city of San Bernardino. Used to work at some kind of restaurant over there. I heard different things about SB, one that it was just some valley town that supported Bush, the other that it was a liberal sewer pit with high crime and a lot of homeless. (But that would be just about any place in Cali) What do they have over there? I've only been to Bakersfield, Lancaster, LA and San Diego.
  • Secure Borders, End Sanctuaries, Deport Illegals

    01/11/2009 5:33:52 AM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 27 replies · 2,404+ views
    Red Bluff Daily News ^ | January 11, 2009 | Pete Stiglich
    What part of illegal alien is so difficult to understand? Apparently, there are those who are either too confused, too unwilling or too incapable of understanding the meaning of those simple words. Instead, they'd rather emotionalize any debate on illegal immigration with cries of racism, discrimination and an alleged lack of compassion for our fellow human beings. They choose this course rather than honestly dealing with the established fact we are a nation of laws - laws intended and necessary to preserve civility and order for our common good. I, for one, refuse to be intimidated or influenced by such...
  • (Riverside, CA.) Inland Latino Population Growth Is 4th-Highest In The Nation

    01/09/2009 5:05:31 PM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 42 replies · 3,896+ views
    The Press Enterprise ^ | October 23, 2008 | David Olson
    Riverside and San Bernardino counties added more Latino residents between 2000 and 2007 than all but three other U.S. counties, a new analysis of U.S. Census data found. The report, by the nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based Pew Hispanic Center, also found that most Latino population growth is now from new births. In the 1980s and 1990s, it was mostly from immigration. That means no matter what happens to the immigration rate, the Latino population of Riverside and San Bernardino counties will continue to grow steadily, reaching a majority within several years, experts say. Riverside County's Hispanic population surged 60 percent between...
  • Voter registration fraud alleged by California Democrats

    09/17/2008 8:55:46 AM PDT · by rface · 8 replies · 340+ views
    The Press-Enterprise (CA) ^ | 9.17.08 | MICHELLE DeARMOND and DUANE W. GANG
    San Bernardino County Democrats, who have been working aggressively to register new members accused paid signature gatherers Tuesday of fraudulently registering voters as Republican. Democrats said they complained Friday to the voter registrar after interviewing 27 people who said their registration was switched to Republican against their will. Registrar of Voters Kari Verjil said Tuesday she has no evidence of fraud but forwarded the information to the secretary of state and to the San Bernardino County district attorney. Doing so is standard practice, Verjil said, since those agencies investigate voter fraud. Susan Mickey, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Mike Ramos,...
  • Democrats cry foul as GOP surges in San Bernardino County (CA)

    09/17/2008 8:53:32 AM PDT · by rface · 14 replies · 196+ views
    Democrats are demanding an investigation into a recent surge of Republican registrants in San Bernardino County, claiming voter registration fraud belies the numbers. Members of the San Bernardino County Democratic Party are holding a news conference today to discuss their claims and urge authorities to take action. Mark Kirk, an executive committee member of the county's Republican Party, denied his party was involved in any illegal or unethical action. "Their claims have more to do with their disappointment in the registration numbers than anything," he said Tuesday. "It still wouldn't make a difference. We'd still be a red county." The...
  • Tale of Two Cities: Maywood v. San Bernardino (Video News Segment)

    09/03/2006 11:57:49 AM PDT · by SaveSanBernardino · 10 replies · 419+ views
    "California Connected," a weekly news magazine which is broadcast statewide on PBS ^ | July 21, 2006 | By Leo Juarez, Laura Cavanaugh, David Eisenberg
    Two cities, two very different climates for illegal immigrants. In San Bernardino, what began as a one-man crusade has turned into a movement pushing for one of the strictest anti-illegal immigrant laws in the country. Sixty miles away, officials in the tiny, working-class community of Maywood have declared the city a "sanctuary" for undocumented residents. In the highly charged national debate over illegal immigration, both cities have made headlines -- and inspired other cities -- with their divergent stances. The common thread between them is a shared frustration with a lack of immigration reform at the federal level.
  • Three new fires in San San Bernardino.Mountains (San Bernardino.pulls firefighters from Malibu)

    10/22/2007 11:29:32 AM PDT · by Smogger · 163 replies · 379+ views
    SB Fire & Wind Coverage Blog ^ | 10/22/2007 11:15 AM | Jason Pesick
    Tracey Martinez, a spokeswoman with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, said officials believe the Rim Forest fire is related to a 1.5 acre blaze that firefighters dealt with Sunday. Winds are soaring at 60-to-70 miles per hour late this morning. "Resources are very strained," Martinez said. "We cannot use air attack right now. We have a lot of fires in California." The county cannot bring its entire force to bear in the mountains because firefighters must be stationed around the county in case any more blazes ignite elsewhere, she said. But the county did pull back its firefighters from...
  • {CA Attorney General Jerry "Moonbeam"} Brown settles San Bernardino global-warming lawsuit

    08/21/2007 4:28:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 867+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/21/7 | Shane Goldmacher and Andy Furillo
    California Attorney General Jerry Brown settled his global warming lawsuit Tuesday against San Bernardino County, working out an agreement on what had been a stumbling block to obtaining a deal on the state budget. Under the terms of the deal announced by Brown in a Los Angeles news conference, the fast-growing county in the heart of the Inland Empire of Southern California will amend its general plan within 30 months to include a greenhouse gas reduction policy. The process will include an inventory of all "known, or reasonably discoverable, sources of greenhouse gases" in the county. In addition, the county...
  • CA: Day laborer made false kidnapping claim, San Bernardino County investigator says

    05/31/2007 6:35:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 454+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/30/07 | Sharon McNary
    A day laborer's claim that he was hired under false pretenses, kidnapped and abandoned in Tijuana was false, an investigator for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Wednesday. Jose Felix Gutierrez left for Mexico on his own May 9 but told his sister he and others had been kidnapped, handcuffed and forcibly removed from the country, said a statement by Detective Jesse Venegas. Gutierrez had been upset over the death of a fellow day laborer in a traffic accident last month at a popular informal day-labor pickup place at Arrow Route and Grove Avenue in Rancho...
  • CA: Anti-illegal immigrant activist runs for SoCal school post (Founder of 'Save Our State')

    08/16/2006 5:12:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 321+ views
    The sponsor of a failed measure that targeted illegal immigrants is running for the city's school board and says he will campaign to abolish bilingual education in the city's schools. Joseph Turner, 29, said he is running for the San Bernardino City Unified School District board to "aggressively target the policies that aid and abet illegal immigration." His girlfriend, Alexis Ashley, is running for the San Bernardino County Board of Education and is seeking the same seat as Gil Navarro, a pro-immigrant activist who campaigned against Turner's ballot measure. Turner and Ashley, both political novices, turned in their candidacy papers...
  • County spending millions on illegal immigrants(San Bernardino County)

    07/01/2006 10:14:58 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 16 replies · 661+ views
    Daily Press Newspaper ^ | July 01 2006 | TRACIE TROHA
    SAN BERNARDINO — San Bernardino County is spending an estimated $38 million annually on health, child care and legal services for illegal immigrants, according to the county grand jury’s new report. The final report, released on Friday, calls for the Board of Supervisors to require all county departments and agencies to begin tracking and publishing the cost of providing services to illegal immigrants. Publishing these costs, the report stated, might encourage state and federal governments to “finally take action to solve this issue.” Of the county’s 58 departments and agencies, at least 20 provide some type of service to illegal...
  • After Action Report--San Bernardino City Hall Flag Day Protest Rally

    06/15/2006 6:38:21 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 31 replies · 1,689+ views
    After Action Report | 6/14/2006 | self (former screen name Blurblogger)
    What a Flag Day it was! Some would ask, 'Lyman, aren't you and others over-reacting, about the display of just one more flag?' That's the question I had to ask--and answer. The answer: an emphatic No! Apathy, shrugging the shoulders, passivity, lethargy, failure to take a stand about symbolism, intangibles and a slippery slope. We're living in a world where there is constant pressure to be 'politically correct' so as not to offend with genuine appropriate American patriotism, here in these United States. We had about 30 patriots show up during work hours, with people driving from as far...
  • Protest Rally

    06/13/2006 12:19:13 PM PDT · by kyecal · 33 replies · 1,039+ views
    June 13, 2006 | Lacey A. Kendall
    "I am FURIOUS! The City of San Bernardino has voted to NOT DISPLAY AMERICAN FLAGS on national holidays since it might offend somebody. It took two votes--the final one was 4 to 3. Along with others, I am organizing a rally at San Bernardino City Hall for Wednesday beginning at 3pm. WITH AMERICAN FLAGS.
  • PROTEST RALLY to fly American Flags on FLAG DAY - San Bernardino City Council won't!

    06/11/2006 1:05:00 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 123 replies · 4,267+ views
    Self ^ | 6/11/2006 | Self
    <p>Next Wednesday, June 14 is FLAG DAY.</p> <p>I am FURIOUS!</p> <p>The City of San Bernardino has voted to NOT DISPLAY a large AMERICAN FLAG previously flown at City Hall, on national holidays since it might offend somebody. It took two votes--the final one was 4 to 3.</p>
  • San Bernardino council considers illegal immigration measure

    05/15/2006 10:25:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 363+ views
    AP ^ | 5/15/6
    San Bernardino, Calif. -- Illegal immigrants and their supporters vowed to defeat a proposed measure that would prohibit the city's landlords from renting to the undocumented and force day laborers to prove legal residency to work. The measure, which qualified for a special election earlier this month, goes before the City Council on Monday. The council can approve it without any changes — making it law — but it is more likely council members will allow voters to decide the issue at a special election. If passed, it would be one of the most sweeping local ordinances in the nation...
  • San Bernardino To Vote On Tough Immigration Law

    05/17/2006 4:26:10 AM PDT · by Man50D · 6 replies · 319+ views
    NBC4.TV. ^ | May 16, 2006
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Mayor Patrick J. Morris on Monday lambasted a proposal that will prohibit landlords from renting to undocumented residents and will force day laborers to prove legal residency if voters approve it. The measure, which has qualified for a special election after failing to be ratified by the city council, will cost the city more than $1 million in enforcement and lost business, and the election alone will cost $300,000, Morris told a press conference before the council meeting, which ended with a 6-1 vote in favor of referring the initiative to a special election. City Clerk...
  • County subpoenaed in probe of congressman, lobbyist - San Bernardino Co., Jerry Lewis-R

    06/01/2006 7:30:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 315+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/06 | Erica Warner - ap
    San Bernardino County, Calif., has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury for records connected to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, and a lobbying firm with strong ties to Lewis, a county official said. The subpoena asked for all records of the county's correspondence with Lewis and his staff and with the lobbying firm, Copeland, Lowery, Jacquez, Denton, & White, which employs former California Republican congressman Bill Lowery, said San Bernardino County's chief deputy counsel, Daniel B. Haueter. Haueter said that the county, which hired Copeland, Lowery in 2002, was complying. Lewis represents portions of the inland Southern...