• Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    San Bernardino County closed its offices and novel coronavirus testing sites early Monday, June 1, because of civil unrest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
  • The Press-Enterprise
    San Bernardino shed $7.3 million in personnel and operational costs last week to narrow an estimated $10.3 million deficit ahead of the fiscal year beginning July 1. City Manager Teri Ledoux, in the meantime,
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and District Attorney Jason Anderson are among the latest law enforcement officials to publicly oppose the California Judicial Council’s emergency order granting $0 bail in misdemeanor and lower-level felony cases in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus among inmates by decreasing ...
  • KTLA
    San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says state officials recent decision to reduce bail to zero for misdemeanor and many felony arrests in an effort to reduce jail crowding is threatening public safety in his jurisdiction. The Judicial Council of California decided earlier this month to reduce bail to zero for misdemeanor arrests ...
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    San Bernardino will not spend $50,000 at this time on an attorney to defend Mayor John Valdivia against claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment by former and current city employees. But it could at some point in the future. While voting Wednesday, April 15, to table Valdivia’s request for outside legal representation ...
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    San Bernardino could spend up to $50,000 on an attorney to defend Mayor John Valdivia against claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment by two former and one current city employee. City leaders will discuss the item Wednesday, April 15. According to state law, an elected official can seek city-funded legal defense of civil claims ...
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    San Bernardino will pay former City Manager Andrea Miller $750,000 to settle a suit filed last year accusing elected officials of retaliating against her for exposing a “hostile” work environment created by Mayor John Valdivia and his staff. The City Council unanimously approved the pact during a closed session meeting April 1. Hired in ...
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    Kimberly Calvin is holding on to her lead in San Bernardino’s close race for the 6th Ward, the latest election results show. Calvin now leads City Councilwoman Bessine Richard by 22 votes, according to results posted Tuesday, March 10, by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. Calvin had 1,365 votes, compared to Richard’s 1,343 ...
  • The Press-Enterprise
    A similar panel was used in 2011 redistricting. Veto means county leaders can keep drawing districts in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino counties Bills could change the way voting maps are drawn within California Tsunami of young and Latino voters in the Inland Empire shows heightened civic engagement, researchers say Gerrymandering?
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    I want to thank the people of San Bernardino for their trust and support and for giving me this most wonderful opportunity to serve them.
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    Ellars and Whitehead could not be reached. The district includes Inyo and Mono counties along with the High Desert, Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs in San Bernardino County. The field of candidates grew in the wake of Rep. Paul Cook’s decision to run for San Bernardino County supervisor, making him one of nearly two dozen House Republicans ...
  • The Press-Enterprise
    Smith, a Canyon Lake city councilman who owns a hotel in Wrightwood along with other properties in Riverside County and the San Bernardino mountains, said he can use his business mindset and experience working for Rep. Paul Cook, state Sen. Mike Morrell and former assemblyman Brian Nestande to help the district. “Government needs to get back ...
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    Crystal Escalera felt both a sense of duty and trepidation as she typed out a four-page letter to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office detailing the alleged misdeeds of her boss, General Manager Clarence Mansell Jr., and other officials at the embattled West Valley Water District in Rialto. “I would like to request ...
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    Hard lessons in the art of navigating government bureaucracy led Dawn Rowe to the job she has today as San Bernardino County supervisor for the Third District. She has proven in myriad ways she should stay there and has our endorsement.
  • The Press-Enterprise
    Samuel Martinez, executive officer of the Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County, said he doesn’t know where Colton is in the process, or “whether it will actually be submitting a proposal.” Colton Mayor Frank Navarro did not return requests for comment, but in August the city council discussed a proposed moratorium ...
  • The Press-Enterprise
    Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to the November election. Here’s the final list of candidates on Riverside County ballots in March 2020 primary Here’s the final list of San Bernardino County candidates in the March 2020 primary 6 candidates to appear on March ballot for 2 Orange County supervisor seats Will the Women’s March ...
  • The Press-Enterprise
    Snow on vehicles piles up, but are there laws in California that prevent driving with it? Could the 210 Freeway through San Bernardino County get wider with only restriping? Can bald or worn out tires get you a traffic ticket? These new driving laws start Jan. 1, 2020 Q: Lorna Burckel, who lives in Yucaipa, often drives her neighbor to the ...
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    President Trump’s new housing czar has said building large shelters, not homes, is the first priority for getting homeless people off city streets.
  • The Press-Enterprise
    The story: Residents and governments across the Inland region and California say homelessness is a crisis — but can’t agree on how to solve it What could happen in 2020: Cities, groups of cities and Riverside and San Bernardino counties have plans to help get people off the streets. Many focus on the Housing First model of finding a stable ...