COUNTY SHERIFF ISSUES FITNESS CHALLENGE TO AREA WOMEN

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is holding a fitness challenge for women 21 years and older who want to see if they have what it takes to be a deputy sheriff. The event will consist of a “pursuit and rescue” obstacle course, push ups, sit ups, and a 1

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COUNTY REVISES BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT

On the day after the county supervisors passed its budget for the coming fiscal year, the county issued a press release revising some points of its initial announcement of the passage. The revision removes public safety cuts as an option in the event concessions by unions do not materialize, because

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE $4.8 BILLION BUDGET, STILL SHORTFALLS

It’s the time of year when bodies at many levels of government grapple with budgets for the following fiscal year. Tuesday, San Bernardino County announced approval of a balanced budget for 2014-2015. Reporter Dan Stork describes how that is to be achieved… The $4.8 billion San Bernardino County budget for

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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“GIVE BIG” COUNTY ON-LINE FUNDRAISER TODAY

Today, May 8th, is the San Bernardino County’s Give Big day! You can log onto www.givebigsbcounty.org, choose your local charity and donate. Give Big is a 24-hour online giving campaign for non-profit organizations that allows you to give to your favorite causes in our community.

CALWORKS PROGRAM BEING OFFERRED THROUGH THE COUNTY

There are numerous behavioral health services available to Morongo Basin residents. County Supervisor James Ramos said he doesn’t want anyone to go without help because they don’t know where to seek assistance. In a series of occasional reports, Z107.7 will present an overview of behavioral health providers and the services

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COUNTY LAUNCHES “GIVE BIG” PROGRAM

The County Board of Supervisors celebrated the launch of Give BIG San Bernardino County, a 24-hour online day of giving to local nonprofits. Give Big will be our county’s first ever dedicated give day. The idea of Give Big is to make giving easy—they are bringing information about the county’s

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SUPERVISOR JAMES RAMOS ON Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

James Ramos, the Supervisor for the Third District of San Bernardino County, will be the guest on the Up Close show tomorrow (May 2) at 10 a.m. Ramos will talk about his experiences so far as county supervisor, what he hopes to accomplish, the County’s “Give Big” campaign, and listen

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY AGREES TO ANNEX PART OF LANDERS

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Directors approved a resolution to apply to the Local Agency Formation Commission for annexation of nearly 6,000 acres in east Landers now served by County Special Districts 70W-1. So today, General Manager Marina West will go to the City of

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MIKE LIPSITZ TO BE NAMED FIELD REP FOR SUPERVISOR RAMOS

The position of local field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos has been vacant since Donna Munoz resigned to become the general manager of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Dan Stork says that a look at the Supervisors’ meeting agenda for tomorrow reveals that the expected replacement is a

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DEATH PENALY SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY CARJACKING-MURDER

The District Attorney’s office announced in court Friday that it intends to seek the death penalty against the men accused of murdering a 33-year-old Beaumont man following a carjacking in Yucca Valley. Jose Gomez, 20, and Bryan Valle, 19, both of Earlimart, are accused of stealing a car in Wasco

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COUNTY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON REWEWABLE ENGERGY

The ordinance on commercial solar facilities that San Bernardino County adopted last year is not the County’s last word on the subject. Reporter Dan Stork says that public input is being sought for a Renewable Energy Element for the County’s General Plan…

This month, the County Land Use Services Department

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO DISCUSS HELENDALE SOLAR FIELD TOMORROW

While there is nothing on the agenda of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday meeting that directly impacts the Morongo Basin, there is an item that may be a preview of coming attractions for our area. Reporter Dan Stork focuses on a solar project in Helendale that is

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR THE 2014-2015 COUNTY GRAND JURY

The County is looking for citizens interested in serving on next year’s grand jury. Assignment Reporter Katie baker tells you how to apply…

Volunteers for the 2014/2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will serve as grand jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2014

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COUNTY SHERIFF APOLOGIZES FOR CAMPAIGN ENDORSEMENT GLITCH

In yesterday’s Z107.7 news, we questioned why the names of many area residents, including mine and my wife’s, who had not endorsed him, were included on a 17 page on-line list of those endorsing San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s election. McMahon is currently serving as the appointed Sheriff and

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COUNTY GROUP SEEKS NOMINEES FOR VISIONING AWARD

The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Visioning Award. Nominees for this award should be someone who has made a positive impact on the community for a project or event held in 2013, and may include community and business leaders, teachers, pastors, industry professionals, or

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS IN SHERIFF MCMAHON’S CAMPAIGN

A 17-page list of personal endorsements for the campaign of John McMahon for San Bernardino County Sheriff was removed from the campaign’s website after questions were raised by Z107.7 News. In doing campaign research yesterday morning, I saw that my name and my wife’s name were listed as endorsers. Not

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR 2014-15 COUNTY GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are being sought; the recruiting period is open for those citizens interested in serving. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. To be eligible for selection a person must

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COUNTY APPROVES COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

The few local residents who addressed the County Board of Supervisors were cautiously approving of the new solar development ordinance. Dan Stork describes their last requests… Since it was a consent agenda item, and no Supervisor requested additional discussion, the San Bernardino County ordinance on commercial solar development was approved

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COUNTY SPERVISORS SET TO FINALIZE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

The solar energy ordinance discussed at the last Board of Supervisors meeting is on the agenda for this week’s meeting. Dan Stork tells how you can view the meeting, and be a part of it… The ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities, that was discussed at

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