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11 Dec 18
Press Enterprise
They turned 13 into five on Tuesday, and could turn five into one new county Supervisor as soon as Thursday. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors interviewed 13 candidates Tuesday for the open 3rd District seat left vacant when former Supervisor James Ramos was elected to the 40th Assembly District. After the talks, they announced that five of the 13 will come back for a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, possibly for more interviews. The final five are Bill Emmerson, Sean Flynn, William Jahn, Rhodes Rigsby and Dawn Rowe. #gallery-1342560-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1342560-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1342560-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1342560-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford vote for their top five candidates after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood listens to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, asks a candidate questions as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford listen to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)   Supervisors asked the applicants, who would fill Ramos’ remaining two years, how they would approach representing a district as diverse as the 3rd District. They also asked the candidates to share their ideas on a variety of topics, including budgeting, land use, social services and solar energy. The questions varied from applicant to applicant, depending on their experience and background. Emmerson, a former State Senator who recently retired from his position as senior vice president of state relations and advocacy with the California Hospital Association, said he would focus on public health and oral health care issues. He said he could offer expertise to the county’s hospital staff and assist the county-operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He also said he supports rail in the high desert, completion of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, and other new transportation technologies. Flynn, an economist and professor who lives in Redlands, said a lot can be done with healthcare at the county level, such as adding price tags to medical services and broader use of health savings accounts – issues that were central to his campaign for the 31st Congressional District. Though Flynn lost that bid to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, he said the experience helped him learn about issues that are key in the 3rd District, such as homelessness, infrastructure needs, jobs and education. Flynn also said the county needs to think about the type of infrastructure being built and the type of jobs it brings. Jahn, a councilman in Big Bear Lake and a retired builder of affordable housing, said the dissolution of redevelopment agencies a few years ago has worsened California’s housing crisis. He said the county needs to work with the state to get funding for more affordable housing. Jahn said he would work with High Desert officials, and those in the 1st supervisorial district, to improve transportation there. Rigsby, Mayor of Loma Linda and physician, said he supports limited government and using business-like management principals to run government. He said he would work with hospitals in the county to keep specialty medical services in the Inland Empire. Rigsby also said he’s a strong supporter of landowner rights, but that development needs to be something the community can be proud of. Rowe, a field representative for Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley and former Yucca Valley councilwoman, said she accomplished all her goals while on the council, such as fixing an underground utilities ordinance and working with  the U.S. Marine Corps and off-roaders over a land use dispute. Rowe said she would tackle land use issues, including those sparked by pending renewable energy policies in the high desert. She also prioritizes public safety, and said that social services offered by the county — which account for about one third of the county’s budget — are important. All five applicants expressed some interest in running for election in 2020. Other applicants interviewed were: Jim Bagley, former mayor of Twentynine Palms and member of the Local Agency Formation Commission board; Tobin Brinker, middle school history teacher and former San Bernardino Councilman; Ron Dailey, Loma Linda City Councilman; R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Mayor; Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Barstow mayor; Dennis Hansberger, former 3rd District supervisor; Jan Leja, San Bernardino County Republican Party chairwoman; and Chris Mann, founder of the Inland Empire Taxpayers Association. Prior to the interviews, several people spoke in support of Davis, Mann and Leja. Some residents of Joshua Tree also expressed support for Chris Carrillo, Ramos’ deputy chief of staff, who was among 48 people who applied for the job but didn’t make the list of 13 candidates to be interviewed. Ruth Musser-Lopez, recent candidate for State Senate, called the application process — in which each supervisor independently created a list of 10 finalists and then the board collectively matched up their lists to identify the 13 who were interviewed — a violation of the Brown Act. “You sent in people who you would vote for, and that’s against the Brown Act,” Musser-Lopez said. “I want to object to what you did. And, also, I want to see those votes.” Musser-Lopez and others, pointed out the conservative leanings of the final applicants. Ten of the 13 people interviewed are registered Republicans, two No Party Preference and one Democrat, according to the registrar’s office. And among the finalists, Emmerson is registered as a No Party Preference, while Flynn, Jahn, Rigsby and Rowe are registered Republicans. Republicans hold a slim advantage in voter registration within the 3rd District. Ramos is a registered Democrat.
12 Dec 18
Redlands Daily Facts
They turned 13 into five on Tuesday, and could turn five into one new county Supervisor as soon as Thursday. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors interviewed 13 candidates Tuesday for the open 3rd District seat left vacant when former Supervisor James Ramos was elected to the 40th Assembly District. After the talks, they announced that five of the 13 will come back for a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, possibly for more interviews. The final five are Bill Emmerson, Sean Flynn, William Jahn, Rhodes Rigsby and Dawn Rowe. #gallery-1674354-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1674354-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1674354-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1674354-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford vote for their top five candidates after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood listens to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, asks a candidate questions as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford listen to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)   Supervisors asked the applicants, who would fill Ramos’ remaining two years, how they would approach representing a district as diverse as the 3rd District. They also asked the candidates to share their ideas on a variety of topics, including budgeting, land use, social services and solar energy. The questions varied from applicant to applicant, depending on their experience and background. Emmerson, a former State Senator who recently retired from his position as senior vice president of state relations and advocacy with the California Hospital Association, said he would focus on public health and oral health care issues. He said he could offer expertise to the county’s hospital staff and assist the county-operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He also said he supports rail in the high desert, completion of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, and other new transportation technologies. Flynn, an economist and professor who lives in Redlands, said a lot can be done with healthcare at the county level, such as adding price tags to medical services and broader use of health savings accounts – issues that were central to his campaign for the 31st Congressional District. Though Flynn lost that bid to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, he said the experience helped him learn about issues that are key in the 3rd District, such as homelessness, infrastructure needs, jobs and education. Flynn also said the county needs to think about the type of infrastructure being built and the type of jobs it brings. Jahn, a councilman in Big Bear Lake and a retired builder of affordable housing, said the dissolution of redevelopment agencies a few years ago has worsened California’s housing crisis. He said the county needs to work with the state to get funding for more affordable housing. Jahn said he would work with High Desert officials, and those in the 1st supervisorial district, to improve transportation there. Rigsby, Mayor of Loma Linda and physician, said he supports limited government and using business-like management principals to run government. He said he would work with hospitals in the county to keep specialty medical services in the Inland Empire. Rigsby also said he’s a strong supporter of landowner rights, but that development needs to be something the community can be proud of. Rowe, a field representative for Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley and former Yucca Valley councilwoman, said she accomplished all her goals while on the council, such as fixing an underground utilities ordinance and working with  the U.S. Marine Corps and off-roaders over a land use dispute. Rowe said she would tackle land use issues, including those sparked by pending renewable energy policies in the high desert. She also prioritizes public safety, and said that social services offered by the county — which account for about one third of the county’s budget — are important. All five applicants expressed some interest in running for election in 2020. Other applicants interviewed were: Jim Bagley, former mayor of Twentynine Palms and member of the Local Agency Formation Commission board; Tobin Brinker, middle school history teacher and former San Bernardino Councilman; Ron Dailey, Loma Linda City Councilman; R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Mayor; Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Barstow mayor; Dennis Hansberger, former 3rd District supervisor; Jan Leja, San Bernardino County Republican Party chairwoman; and Chris Mann, founder of the Inland Empire Taxpayers Association. Prior to the interviews, several people spoke in support of Davis, Mann and Leja. Some residents of Joshua Tree also expressed support for Chris Carrillo, Ramos’ deputy chief of staff, who was among 48 people who applied for the job but didn’t make the list of 13 candidates to be interviewed. Ruth Musser-Lopez, recent candidate for State Senate, called the application process — in which each supervisor independently created a list of 10 finalists and then the board collectively matched up their lists to identify the 13 who were interviewed — a violation of the Brown Act. “You sent in people who you would vote for, and that’s against the Brown Act,” Musser-Lopez said. “I want to object to what you did. And, also, I want to see those votes.” Musser-Lopez and others, pointed out the conservative leanings of the final applicants. Ten of the 13 people interviewed are registered Republicans, two No Party Preference and one Democrat, according to the registrar’s office. And among the finalists, Emmerson is registered as a No Party Preference, while Flynn, Jahn, Rigsby and Rowe are registered Republicans. Republicans hold a slim advantage in voter registration within the 3rd District. Ramos is a registered Democrat.
12 Dec 18
SCNG
They turned 13 into five on Tuesday, and could turn five into one new county Supervisor as soon as Thursday. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors interviewed 13 candidates Tuesday for the open 3rd District seat left vacant when former Supervisor James Ramos was elected to the 40th Assembly District. After the talks, they announced that five of the 13 will come back for a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, possibly for more interviews. The final five are Bill Emmerson, Sean Flynn, William Jahn, Rhodes Rigsby and Dawn Rowe. #gallery-1473170-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1473170-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1473170-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1473170-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford vote for their top five candidates after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood listens to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, asks a candidate questions as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford listen to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)   Supervisors asked the applicants, who would fill Ramos’ remaining two years, how they would approach representing a district as diverse as the 3rd District. They also asked the candidates to share their ideas on a variety of topics, including budgeting, land use, social services and solar energy. The questions varied from applicant to applicant, depending on their experience and background. Emmerson, a former State Senator who recently retired from his position as senior vice president of state relations and advocacy with the California Hospital Association, said he would focus on public health and oral health care issues. He said he could offer expertise to the county’s hospital staff and assist the county-operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He also said he supports rail in the high desert, completion of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, and other new transportation technologies. Flynn, an economist and professor who lives in Redlands, said a lot can be done with healthcare at the county level, such as adding price tags to medical services and broader use of health savings accounts – issues that were central to his campaign for the 31st Congressional District. Though Flynn lost that bid to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, he said the experience helped him learn about issues that are key in the 3rd District, such as homelessness, infrastructure needs, jobs and education. Flynn also said the county needs to think about the type of infrastructure being built and the type of jobs it brings. Jahn, a councilman in Big Bear Lake and a retired builder of affordable housing, said the dissolution of redevelopment agencies a few years ago has worsened California’s housing crisis. He said the county needs to work with the state to get funding for more affordable housing. Jahn said he would work with High Desert officials, and those in the 1st supervisorial district, to improve transportation there. Rigsby, Mayor of Loma Linda and physician, said he supports limited government and using business-like management principals to run government. He said he would work with hospitals in the county to keep specialty medical services in the Inland Empire. Rigsby also said he’s a strong supporter of landowner rights, but that development needs to be something the community can be proud of. Rowe, a field representative for Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley and former Yucca Valley councilwoman, said she accomplished all her goals while on the council, such as fixing an underground utilities ordinance and working with  the U.S. Marine Corps and off-roaders over a land use dispute. Rowe said she would tackle land use issues, including those sparked by pending renewable energy policies in the high desert. She also prioritizes public safety, and said that social services offered by the county — which account for about one third of the county’s budget — are important. All five applicants expressed some interest in running for election in 2020. Other applicants interviewed were: Jim Bagley, former mayor of Twentynine Palms and member of the Local Agency Formation Commission board; Tobin Brinker, middle school history teacher and former San Bernardino Councilman; Ron Dailey, Loma Linda City Councilman; R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Mayor; Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Barstow mayor; Dennis Hansberger, former 3rd District supervisor; Jan Leja, San Bernardino County Republican Party chairwoman; and Chris Mann, founder of the Inland Empire Taxpayers Association. Prior to the interviews, several people spoke in support of Davis, Mann and Leja. Some residents of Joshua Tree also expressed support for Chris Carrillo, Ramos’ deputy chief of staff, who was among 48 people who applied for the job but didn’t make the list of 13 candidates to be interviewed. Ruth Musser-Lopez, recent candidate for State Senate, called the application process — in which each supervisor independently created a list of 10 finalists and then the board collectively matched up their lists to identify the 13 who were interviewed — a violation of the Brown Act. “You sent in people who you would vote for, and that’s against the Brown Act,” Musser-Lopez said. “I want to object to what you did. And, also, I want to see those votes.” Musser-Lopez and others, pointed out the conservative leanings of the final applicants. Ten of the 13 people interviewed are registered Republicans, two No Party Preference and one Democrat, according to the registrar’s office. And among the finalists, Emmerson is registered as a No Party Preference, while Flynn, Jahn, Rigsby and Rowe are registered Republicans. Republicans hold a slim advantage in voter registration within the 3rd District. Ramos is a registered Democrat.
12 Dec 18
INSANE SPORTS

  Chicago Bulls 89 – Sacramento Kings 108 Highlights:  De’Aaron Fox put together another impressive offensive display on Monday night. And all he wanted to talk about was defense. Fox scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, helping the Sacramento Kings rally for a 108-89 victory over the lowly Chicago Bulls. The speedy Fox went 8 for 11 […]

11 Dec 18
UPROXX

Puma will donate $5 to help stop gun violence for each pair of the latest colorway of the Clyde Court Disrupt sold.

11 Dec 18
NJ SPORTS BUZZER

Photo by USA TODAY Sports There’s a clear leader of the pack among the 2018 draft class, and it’s a Slovenian 19-year-old who’s professional basketball years overseas has him fundamentally on another level. The 2018 Euroleague MVP is helping bring excitement back to Dallas Mavericks basketball, and doing so with his do-it-all approach to offense, […]

11 Dec 18
The Sportaholic

           Last May a 19-year-old kid from Slovenia had just completed and unbelievable run in the Euro League playoffs, leading his injury riddled team Real Madrid to a championship, all while becoming the youngest MVP in the history of the league in the process. He impressed many across the world with […]

11 Dec 18
National Post

TORONTO — One of Canadian university’s most dominant players was a grocery cashier at a corner store in Nassau only a couple of seasons ago. U.S. visa issues had prevented Leashja Grant from returning from the Bahamas to Texas Tech to finish her NCAA career. She felt defeated. She lost interest in playing. “Tech was […]

11 Dec 18
Daily Bulletin
They turned 13 into five on Tuesday, and could turn five into one new county Supervisor as soon as Thursday. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors interviewed 13 candidates Tuesday for the open 3rd District seat left vacant when former Supervisor James Ramos was elected to the 40th Assembly District. After the talks, they announced that five of the 13 will come back for a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, possibly for more interviews. The final five are Bill Emmerson, Sean Flynn, William Jahn, Rhodes Rigsby and Dawn Rowe. #gallery-1730607-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1730607-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1730607-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1730607-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford vote for their top five candidates after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood listens to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, asks a candidate questions as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, left, Chairman and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford listen to one of the candidates as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors holds interviews for the vacant 3rd District seat, formerly held by James Ramos, at the San Bernardino County Government Center in Pomona on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)   Supervisors asked the applicants, who would fill Ramos’ remaining two years, how they would approach representing a district as diverse as the 3rd District. They also asked the candidates to share their ideas on a variety of topics, including budgeting, land use, social services and solar energy. The questions varied from applicant to applicant, depending on their experience and background. Emmerson, a former State Senator who recently retired from his position as senior vice president of state relations and advocacy with the California Hospital Association, said he would focus on public health and oral health care issues. He said he could offer expertise to the county’s hospital staff and assist the county-operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He also said he supports rail in the high desert, completion of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, and other new transportation technologies. Flynn, an economist and professor who lives in Redlands, said a lot can be done with healthcare at the county level, such as adding price tags to medical services and broader use of health savings accounts – issues that were central to his campaign for the 31st Congressional District. Though Flynn lost that bid to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, he said the experience helped him learn about issues that are key in the 3rd District, such as homelessness, infrastructure needs, jobs and education. Flynn also said the county needs to think about the type of infrastructure being built and the type of jobs it brings. Jahn, a councilman in Big Bear Lake and a retired builder of affordable housing, said the dissolution of redevelopment agencies a few years ago has worsened California’s housing crisis. He said the county needs to work with the state to get funding for more affordable housing. Jahn said he would work with High Desert officials, and those in the 1st supervisorial district, to improve transportation there. Rigsby, Mayor of Loma Linda and physician, said he supports limited government and using business-like management principals to run government. He said he would work with hospitals in the county to keep specialty medical services in the Inland Empire. Rigsby also said he’s a strong supporter of landowner rights, but that development needs to be something the community can be proud of. Rowe, a field representative for Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley and former Yucca Valley councilwoman, said she accomplished all her goals while on the council, such as fixing an underground utilities ordinance and working with  the U.S. Marine Corps and off-roaders over a land use dispute. Rowe said she would tackle land use issues, including those sparked by pending renewable energy policies in the high desert. She also prioritizes public safety, and said that social services offered by the county — which account for about one third of the county’s budget — are important. All five applicants expressed some interest in running for election in 2020. Other applicants interviewed were: Jim Bagley, former mayor of Twentynine Palms and member of the Local Agency Formation Commission board; Tobin Brinker, middle school history teacher and former San Bernardino Councilman; Ron Dailey, Loma Linda City Councilman; R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Mayor; Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Barstow mayor; Dennis Hansberger, former 3rd District supervisor; Jan Leja, San Bernardino County Republican Party chairwoman; and Chris Mann, founder of the Inland Empire Taxpayers Association. Prior to the interviews, several people spoke in support of Davis, Mann and Leja. Some residents of Joshua Tree also expressed support for Chris Carrillo, Ramos’ deputy chief of staff, who was among 48 people who applied for the job but didn’t make the list of 13 candidates to be interviewed. Ruth Musser-Lopez, recent candidate for State Senate, called the application process — in which each supervisor independently created a list of 10 finalists and then the board collectively matched up their lists to identify the 13 who were interviewed — a violation of the Brown Act. “You sent in people who you would vote for, and that’s against the Brown Act,” Musser-Lopez said. “I want to object to what you did. And, also, I want to see those votes.” Musser-Lopez and others, pointed out the conservative leanings of the final applicants. Ten of the 13 people interviewed are registered Republicans, two No Party Preference and one Democrat, according to the registrar’s office. And among the finalists, Emmerson is registered as a No Party Preference, while Flynn, Jahn, Rigsby and Rowe are registered Republicans. Republicans hold a slim advantage in voter registration within the 3rd District. Ramos is a registered Democrat.
11 Dec 18
West Coast Bias

BY JACK PARODI Holy shit — what a day of games Monday was. You’re gonna want to catch yourself up on all of Monday’s action: NFL Seahawks take care of Vikings in push for Wild Card spot. Seattle’s 21-7 victory over Minnesota was absolutely monumental for the Seahawks’ playoff hopes. Now with just three games […]

11 Dec 18

Merry War on Christmas, everybody! Anger drives ratings, as Fox News is well aware. And that’s why they created the War on Christmas. Those poor Christians, being attacked and persecuted and treated terribly — how awful it must be to be a discriminated against majority. All those laws requiring people to never say “Merry Christmas” […]

11 Dec 18
KCDZ 107.7 FM

The County Board of Supervisors selected 13 applicants as finalists for possible appointment to the vacant Third District seat yesterday. They will be interviewed during a special Board meeting at 9 a.m. today. They include two local candidates, Jim Bagley of Twentynine Palms and Dawn Rowe of Yucca Valley. Rounding out the list is Tobin […]

11 Dec 18
Cyn Bagley's Shadowland

Koenigstadt Davi Dracson Davi pulled the covers off his body, and leaped out of bed. He looked across the room to see if Kayla was awake. She was already up and dressed, standing at the window. He grabbed his clothes that were lying across a chair and opened a door to a small closet. He […]

11 Dec 18
Shawn Miller

Sen. Hatch: Allegations against Trump are irrelevant because the economy is surging. Bad data make tracking homeless populations difficult, report says. New group says Legislature’s replacement of Prop 2 is a constitutional crisis. Happy Tuesday. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has been an effusive supporter of President Donald Trump, says it doesn’t matter if the president […]