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December 10, 1985
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors moved to have a Los Angeles-based black fund-raising group revise its application to build a retreat and youth camp at Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains. The Brotherhood Crusade's application was denied Oct. 10 by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission when neighbors of the proposed site objected that the retreat would create excessive noise in the residential mountain area populated mostly by retirees in mobile homes. U.S.
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September 16, 2011 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
FBI and IRS agents executed nine federal search warrants Thursday that appeared to be related to an ongoing public corruption investigation of a Rancho Cucamonga development and its handling by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Among the offices searched were those of Jeffrey Burum, a managing partner at Colonies Partners of Rancho Cucamonga, and of O'Reilly Public Relations in Riverside. One of the properties is associated with GOP operative and former state Sen. James L. Brulte.
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May 10, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has ended its participation in Southern California Edison's program of discounts on utility bills if the county agrees to shut down power at Edison's request. Because of the energy crisis, officials said, that program is no longer cost-efficient. The county has been in the program for nearly a decade--taking home $4.5 million in discounts without ever having to cut its power.
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August 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved placing two county charter amendments before voters in November: one to impose term limits on supervisors and another that would bar the county from using eminent domain for economic development projects that end up in private hands. The term limits amendment would preclude supervisors from serving more than three consecutive four-year terms.
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July 26, 1988
A Latino leader called on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to seek a grand jury investigation into an alleged beating of five Mexican nationals by sheriff's deputies in Victorville on June 30. The request was one of a host of recommendations by Armando Navarro, president of the Congress for United Communities, aimed at ending what he called a "history of police brutality" in the county.
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February 2, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has the power to remove the sheriff or any other elected official with a four-vote majority, a state district court of appeal has ruled. The ruling is a defeat for Sheriff Gary Penrod, who had challenged a county ordinance that allows the board, with the support of at least four of the five members, to remove any elected county official under certain circumstances. The law was part of the county's original 1913 charter.
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August 4, 2004 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
The Sierra Club on Tuesday sued the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the county's transportation agency to stop a half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot that is designed to fund new roads. "This will do nothing to stop gridlock," said Sierra Club San Gorgonio chapter chairman Allen Bartleman. The environmental group charged that passage of the measure would contribute to sprawling new development, reduce air quality and jam freeways.
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October 6, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to retroactively waive the permit fees charged to property owners who wanted to rebuild homes and businesses that were damaged or destroyed in last year's wildfires. The Old and Grand Prix fires that swept through the region last October destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses, mostly in the San Bernardino Mountains and foothills.
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May 28, 2001
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors last month voted to sweep so-called morning-after pills from the shelves of county clinics, an action that will test just what limits on reproductive rights the Bush administration will allow. The move came despite the fact that the two drugs at issue are licensed for use by the federal Food and Drug Administration and have been used in San Bernardino's 12 publicly funded clinics for the past three years.
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January 12, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
With crowded jails forcing law enforcement officials to release about a hundred felons per day, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to lease a private jail in Adelanto that will hold up to 800 inmates. However, some county officials complained that the lease would not solve a long-term problem: The county is growing so fast that it will need to make room for 3,000 more prisoners by 2010.
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April 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Supervisors on Tuesday sent back to county planners a controversial proposal to build a Christian-sponsored boys camp on 50 acres in the San Bernardino Mountains. The planning commission in August rejected a proposed Royal Rangers camp planned to include a conference center, archery and gun ranges and an amphitheater. The group appealed the decision.
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April 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Board of Supervisors set aside nearly $2.4 million Tuesday for landscaping, roofing and other renovations at Glen Helen Regional Park and Hyundai Pavilion in Devore. The 1,340-acre park is the former home of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which ended its lease early last year because it could not meet a requirement to make improvements to the park. Parks staff is expected to ask for an additional $4.
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December 14, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved creation of an identity-theft unit in the county district attorney's office. The board's unanimous vote authorized more than $970,000 over the next 18 months to pay for one investigator and three deputy district attorneys, each of whom will focus on a different part of the county. Dist. Atty. Michael A. Ramos told supervisors that his office had filed 313 identity-theft cases this year, compared with 68 cases five years ago.
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October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved hiring a mediator to broker a contract with about 300 county prosecutors, public defenders and child support lawyers who had protested stalled salary talks by clogging the court system with a deluge of legal proceedings. Joseph Gentile will intercede between county officials and the San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Assn., which wants its members to be paid akin to administrative lawyers in the San Bernardino County counsel office.
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August 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
County Supervisors Tuesday reiterated their privacy policy after two memos were leaked to the media this summer. "No individual board member has the right to determine which communications from this office are intended as confidential ... and which are not," Deputy County Counsel Daniel Haueter said in a memo made public by the board.
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July 22, 2005 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino County's chief administrative officer suggested Thursday that Supervisor Dennis Hansberger's beleaguered chief of staff step down because investigations into the aide's land deal are sullying the county's image. "This embarrasses the county," Mark Uffer said. "It raises questions about our commitment to ethical behavior."
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November 19, 2003 | Hugo Martin and Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writers
Supervisors in Riverside and San Bernardino counties scrambled on Tuesday to protect their mountain communities from fire and its aftermath. As the San Bernardino County board dealt with the effects of recent blazes near Lake Arrowhead -- denuded hillsides prone to mudslides -- their colleagues to the south voted to take steps to protect Idyllwild from devastating wildfires.
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August 1, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing a campaign to recoup public funds lost to kickbacks and other corruption, San Bernardino County reached a $400,000 settlement Tuesday with a firm accused of providing gifts to officials in exchange for public contracts. Minneapolis-based Miller and Schroeder Financial Inc. agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a county lawsuit against the company and one of its executives, James R. Iverson. John R. Larson, an attorney who represented the company, agreed to pay $50,000.
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February 2, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has the power to remove the sheriff or any other elected official with a four-vote majority, a state district court of appeal has ruled. The ruling is a defeat for Sheriff Gary Penrod, who had challenged a county ordinance that allows the board, with the support of at least four of the five members, to remove any elected county official under certain circumstances. The law was part of the county's original 1913 charter.
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January 12, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
With crowded jails forcing law enforcement officials to release about a hundred felons per day, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to lease a private jail in Adelanto that will hold up to 800 inmates. However, some county officials complained that the lease would not solve a long-term problem: The county is growing so fast that it will need to make room for 3,000 more prisoners by 2010.
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