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May 12, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Eight inmates of the San Bernardino County Jail, assisted by lawyers of the American Civil Liberties Union, sued in U.S. District Court here Monday to force relief from jail overcrowding and alleged mistreatment of prisoners. Spokesmen for the San Bernardino County sheriff's office declined to comment on the legal complaint, which they said they had not yet seen. But they did acknowledge that the inmate population is running at about 1,200, almost twice the jail's designed capacity of 664.
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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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May 24, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You look around Joe Marino's place here, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and there is no doubt he lives in the desert. There is sand everywhere. It isn't just that the sand has filled up his toolshed so that he cannot get inside it, or that it has settled so high around the big tree out back that he can now walk into the treehouse. The sand is in his house. On the windowsills, on the floors, in the cupboards, in the furniture, in the clothes hanging in the closet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as defense attorneys labeled some of the evidence "garbage," lawyers for a 13-year-old who was molested by a counselor at his foster shelter two years ago asked a jury Monday to award the boy $2.5 million. The boy is one of nine teenagers who say they were raped or molested while living in San Bernardino County group homes--most of them by counselors who are there to protect and help them.
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January 9, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began on a hot summer morning in 1988, when authorities responded to a complaint about an all-night party in a front yard in an otherwise quiet Victorville neighborhood. When it was over, six San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies had used batons, elbows, fists and chokeholds to restrain five Mexican citizens. The men claimed police brutality.
NEWS
April 14, 1988
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade and the Black United Fund Inc. filed a $2-million civil rights lawsuit against San Bernardino County supervisors, claiming the board's vote last April to quash a proposed camp for minority youths near Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains was racially motivated. Supervisors rejected plans, claiming noise and activity at the camp would be incompatible with the area's residential character.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989
The city of Diamond Bar has agreed to remove wooden barricades blocking entrance into the city from San Bernardino County, ending a bitter dispute over traffic. On Monday, Diamond Bar and San Bernardino ratified an agreement reached last week, when city officials announced that they no longer oppose the extension of a six-lane road through the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1989
San Bernardino County has filed suit to force Los Angeles County officials to remove a fence and other barriers placed across Grand Avenue in Diamond Bar. Supervisor Pete Schabarum ordered the installation of a chain-link fence and barricades Feb. 24 at the boundary of the two counties, where an extension of the road is scheduled to open next month into Chino Hills, a rapidly growing community in San Bernardino County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1990
A Los Angeles federal judge ruled Friday that five Mexicans whose civil rights were found to have been violated by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies may seek damages against Sheriff Floyd Tidwell. Moreover, U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said Tidwell can be held personally liable for the damages if the jury determines that he has perpetuated a policy of misconduct among his deputies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against San Bernardino County Supt. of Schools Charles S. Terrell Jr. involves a payment of $235,000, officials said. Terrell, who admitted no liability, was charged by school/community liaison officer Linda Frost with repeatedly phoning her at home and making lewd comments. Frost, who said that about half the payment would go to pay her legal bills, agreed to resign from her five-year post with the superintendent's office as part of the settlement.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into allegations by San Bernardino County that Citigroup Inc.'s Salomon Smith Barney and a broker bribed officials to win as much as $7.5 billion in bond and other business, a lawyer for the county said Tuesday. David Romanski, of the Steinhart & Falconer firm in San Francisco, said the SEC asked the county for further information on a 45-page lawsuit the county filed last month against Salomon broker Peter L. Morrison and others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County has sued a sitting county supervisor and 21 other defendants in an effort to recoup millions of dollars lost in the county's unfolding bribery scandal. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses county Supervisor Gerald R. Eaves of breaching his fiduciary trust by accepting gifts of trips to Canada, Mexico, England and Hawaii from a company that sought contracts with the county.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
San Bernardino County said it plans to sue one of its municipal bond underwriters, alleging the firm provided gifts to county officials who recommended it for bond assignments. The lawsuit against Minneapolis-based Miller & Schroeder will be filed within a month, said Alan Marks, San Bernardino County counsel. "Basically, the concern we have is there were various gratuities provided by Miller & Schroeder, either directly or indirectly, to certain county officials," Marks said.
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May 24, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You look around Joe Marino's place here, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and there is no doubt he lives in the desert. There is sand everywhere. It isn't just that the sand has filled up his toolshed so that he cannot get inside it, or that it has settled so high around the big tree out back that he can now walk into the treehouse. The sand is in his house. On the windowsills, on the floors, in the cupboards, in the furniture, in the clothes hanging in the closet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was motivated by anti-black bias when he helped scuttle plans to open a mountain camp and retreat that would have been used by African-Americans, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William M. Byrne Jr. also found the County of San Bernardino liable in a case that sparked wide controversy in the overwhelmingly white communities southwest of Lake Arrowhead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against San Bernardino County Supt. of Schools Charles S. Terrell Jr. involves a payment of $235,000, officials said. Terrell, who admitted no liability, was charged by school/community liaison officer Linda Frost with repeatedly phoning her at home and making lewd comments. Frost, who said that about half the payment would go to pay her legal bills, agreed to resign from her five-year post with the superintendent's office as part of the settlement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was motivated by anti-black bias when he helped scuttle plans to open a mountain camp and retreat that would have been used by African-Americans, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William M. Byrne Jr. also found the County of San Bernardino liable in a case that sparked wide controversy in the overwhelmingly white communities southwest of Lake Arrowhead.
NEWS
October 14, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Linda Frost says the obscene calls from her boss, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Charles S. Terrell Jr., began shortly after she went to work for his office five years ago. Late at night, Frost charges in court documents, Terrell would telephone her at home and make lewd comments. Once, she says, he called from a Sacramento hotel, informing her he was watching a dirty movie and asking her "to masturbate while he did."
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A person who is picked up by police without a warrant is entitled to a hearing within 48 hours to assure that the arrest was justified, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. No longer may authorities in California hold arrested people in jail over weekends and holidays simply because the courthouse is closed, the justices said.
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