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Free Speech Lawsuit Settlement: $215,000

By   /  June 14, 2014  /  Feature  /  1 Comment

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The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously on Wednesday to pay a $215,000 settlement to a man who wore a Ku Klux Klan hood to a public commission meeting and then sued the city when they ejected him from the meeting. According to the Los Angeles Times, Michael Hunt wore the hood while attending a […]

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Inland California Needs to Get In the Zone

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  Opinion, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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California’s dream is shrinking inexorably, and only radical steps can prevent the condition from becoming permanent. Compared with previous economic expansions, fewer state residents and communities are benefiting from this recovery, which has largely been restricted to the small coastal zone surrounding the Bay Area, as well as certain parts of western Los Angeles, Orange […]

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INLAND: Men sentenced for sophisticated LA bank heists

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Millions of dollars were stolen from L.A.-area banks in break-ins; a Riverside man awaits sentencing. PE.com-Three Inland men who cut their way into bank vaults through the roofs and stole millions of dollars were sentenced to federal prison Monday in Los Angeles. Alceu Johnny Andreis, 46, of Banning, was sentenced to 51 months. Lucian Gabriel […]

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Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Feature, Police Blotter  /  Comments Off

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The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on June 10th, 2014. The free event will be held at the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart from 9:00 AM – Noon in the parking lot. Organized child safety seat check-up events are to provide public training about many misuse situations with child restraints. Trained […]

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Ramos Decommissions Peach As Morongo Basin Advisor

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  5 Comments

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Third District County Supervisor James Ramos has removed David Peach from his position on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council.     Municipal Advisory Councils are impaneled in the county’s unincorporated areas. As a collective of local residents, the councils, known as MACs, offer non-binding recommendations to the member of the board of supervisors overseeing […]

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Cook applauds Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Feature, Lucerne Valley, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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UNVEILING: Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument Committee member Peggy Roork, left, and chairwoman Patti Riddle, right, unveil the monument. In attendance- Rep. Paul Cook, Third District Supervisor James Ramos, and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. ———— by Peter Day Editor Just over two years ago, Lucerne Valley lost one of its own. Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, […]

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Voters Recall Mayor Tom Owings

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Feature, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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PE.Com-Moreno Valley voters swept Mayor Tom Owings out of office on Tuesday after more than a year of upheaval. Owings’ critics called the mayor, who has been linked to a corruption investigation, combative and divisive. Owings defended his record and said critics were part of an old guard that is resistant to changes he has […]

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Deadline Fast Approaching In Yucca Valley Water Quality Crisis

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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  SB Sentinel: Yucca Valley, Ca.,-(May 27) YUCCA VALLEY—The clock is ticking toward a deadline, less than two years away, by which this desert town of 20,700 must complete the first phase of a large scale wastewater treatment system. . The imposition of that deadline three years ago was intended to avert a growing water […]

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The 97% Myth

By   /  June 3, 2014  /  Entertainment, Environment, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Global warming advocates routinely toss out the statistic that 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is real and man-made. Where did that figure come from? Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, and Roy Spencer, principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville, explain the history behind the misleading number. In […]

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Cowboy to Top Cop: An Interview with Sheriff John McMahon

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  2 Comments

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Examiner.com/Sharon Gilbert-San Bernardino County has a rich western heritage. Its valley was once a thriving agricultural area filled with citrus groves, vineyards and dairies. To this day the upper desert includes farms and ranches along with sprawling Bureau of Land Management (BLM) range land that reaches all the way to the state borders. It is […]

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All About “Grover”

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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  PoliticalBoredom.com- Not a real website but a real possibility when the discussions about a candidate evolve into visions of his, or her name, striking a Sesame Street heart string. Here a is post about Grover Merritt’s campaign signs:   By David Allen (InsideSoCal.com) Posted on May 27, 2014 I can’t be the only who […]

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Brief: Bloom’s redevelopment fix clears Assembly – Santa Monica Daily Press

By   /  June 1, 2014  /  Feature, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Legislation by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), and former Santa Monica Mayor, that could free up nearly $750 million in redevelopment agency proceeds for cities has passed the Assembly floor. The bill, AB 2493, would release funds that have been held hostage by the state since redevelopment agencies were dissolved in 2011. “When the Legislature […]

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Manufacturers Having Trouble Filling Positions

By   /  May 27, 2014  /  Feature, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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American companies are trying to encourage college students to enter the manufacturing industry, reports Stateline. The average manufacturing worker in the U.S. earned $77,505 in 2012, yet companies are having trouble filling these positions. For many, manufacturing invokes images of old factories, but today’s manufacturing is modernized, and manual mills, lathes and welders have been […]

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Back-flow Thief busted

By   /  May 26, 2014  /  Police Blotter  /  Comments Off

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Daniel Casillas The Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team (SET) continued their investigation into numerous back flow valve thefts occurring within the jurisdiction of the Palm Desert Station. Information obtained from witnesses during recent thefts, led officers to focus on a suspect identified as Daniel Casillas, age 53 of Whitewater.  Following a lengthy surveillance operation, Casillas […]

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