TOP BRASS IN THE COUNTY GET A 7 PERCENT RAISE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a 7 percent pay increase to county administrators and executives. An unusual change included a reduction in salary of the county clerk, now a function carried out by the assessor, to $1 a year. A county spokesman said that the county, if

…View Full Story…

CHRISTMAS IN MAY AT COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING TOMORROW

One way to know an election is near is to look at the money flowing out of San Bernardino. Yes, it’s Christmas in May. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino, the board is expected to

…View Full Story…

66TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY GRUBSTAKE DAYS NEXT WEEKEND

Some of the events in next week’s 66th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration include a golf tournament, parade, pancake breakfast, and 5K, and 10K run and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Hawk’s Landing. Call 760-365-6323 to register. Saturday, May 28, enjoy

…View Full Story…

TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN 2014 MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN DELAYED

After hearing motions Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, jury selection was scheduled to have begun yesterday for the man accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin in June of 2014. However, the district attorney turned over new evidence to Lee’s attorney yesterday, which forced a continuance of Lee’s

…View Full Story…

AFTER TWO POSTPONEMENTS, DECISION ON ALTA MIRA PROJECT EXPECTED TOMORROW

In one of the longest running meetings in recent memory, tomorrow’s 9 a.m. meeting of the San Bernardino County Planning Commission picks up where it left off at the March 24 meeting, which was already a continuation of the March 17 meeting. Continuations such as this wouldn’t normally attract much

…View Full Story…

IMMINENT COUNTY TAKEOVER OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE CAN BE PROTESTED

In February the Local Agency Formation Commission voted to move forward on a plan for county fire department to take over fire protection services from the Twentynine Palms Water District. The Commission’s decision, however, is not necessarily the last word on the matter. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… The Local

…View Full Story…

COUNTY CONSIDERS JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AGAIN

The San Bernardino County Planning Commission will try again to hold a meeting on a controversial 248-unit Housing development in Joshua Tree tomorrow morning. Last week, technical problems saw the meeting, which was supposed to be teleconferenced into the Joshua Tree County building complex, postponed. Reporter David Haldane has details…

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE HOUSING PROJECT ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

A controversial 248-unit housing development in Joshua Tree will go before the County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the session will be teleconferenced to the Joshua tree County Government building… The proposed 248-unit gated development in Joshua Tree, known as Alta Mira, is the only agenda item on

…View Full Story…

DEPUTIES ACCUSED OF ASSAULT IN VIDEOTAPED BEATING PLEAD NOT GUILTY

Three San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies accused of felony assault by a peace officer all pleaded not guilty yesterday in San Bernardino Superior Court. A new hearing was set for April 13. Nick Downey, Charles Foster, and Michael Phelps are accused of using excessive force on Francis Pusok following a

…View Full Story…

CHRISTOPHER LEE TRIAL DELAYED AGAIN

The murder trial of a former Marine accused of killing his lover has been delayed again. The trial against Christopher Lee, 26, which was supposed to have started today, was postponed to April 11 at a pre-trial hearing Friday. Lee is alleged to have killed Erin Corwin, 19, after he

…View Full Story…

SUSPECTED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT FRIDAY

Christopher Lee, the former Marine accused of killing his lover and neighbor, Erin Corwin, in June 2014, is scheduled to be in a San Bernardino courtroom Friday morning, February 26, for a pre-trial hearing. His trial date is tentatively set for Monday, February 29. On February 11, the court received

…View Full Story…