BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 6, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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COUNTY SETTLES WITH BEATING VICTIM

Wasting little time, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors settled with the victim of a beating by Sheriff’s deputies that was televised earlier this month. In a closed session Tuesday morning, the supervisors unanimously approved a $650,000 settlement in connection with the arrest of Francis Pusock, 30, “to avoid

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COUNTY SETTLES QUICKLY WITH BEATING VICTIM

A man who was beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies has already settled with the Board of Supervisors. In order to avoid litigation expenses, the San Bernardino County Supervisors reached an agreement with Francis Pusock, 30, who was beaten by at least 10 Sheriff’s deputies April 9 in the

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ACLU SAYS BEATING BY COUNTY DEPUTIES PART OF LARGER PROBLEM

A spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union says a federal investigation into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been too long in coming. The FBI announced Friday it would conduct a civil rights investigation into the televised beating of a man as he was taken into custody. Thursday,

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VIDEOTAPED BEATING CAUSES COUNTY SHERIFF INVESTIGATION

A disturbing videotape of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies viciously beating a suspected horse thief near Hesperia has caused County Sheriff John McMahon to order a departmental investigation of the incident. “The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing, and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately,” McMahon said

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FORMER COUNTY SUPERVISORS REPRESENTATIVE ARRAIGNED

The former field representative for Third District County Supervisor James Ramos was arraigned yesterday on two complaints that he smuggled contraband into jail in February. Mike Lipsitz, 53, pleaded not guilty to both charges. County Sheriff John McMahon said Ramos immediately fired Lipsitz following his arrest February 4 for allegedly

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COUNTY SEEKING 2015-16 GRAND JURORS

Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Reporter Dan Stork tells who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a

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COUNTY LISTENING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY THURSDAY

San Bernardino County is revising its General Plan for renewable energy projects in unincorporated areas. Reporter Dan Stork says that the county has scheduled an event to get public input… County Land Use staff will conduct a listening session on plans for the County General Plan renewable energy element on

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CHILD ABUSE SERVICES AWARDS TAKING NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse awards. If you know someone or an organization that goes the extra mile for children, while selflessly giving in order to make a difference, or a child in the system who plans to attend college

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NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SHINE A LIGHT ON CHILD ABUSE AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse awards. If you know someone or an organization that goes the extra mile for children, while selflessly giving in order to make a difference, or a child in the system who plans to attend college

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COUNTY TAKING GRAND JURY APPLICATIONS

The county is looking for citizens interested in serving on their civil grand jury. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to find out more about the grand jury and put your name in… Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County civil grand jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will

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35-ACRE LANDERS SOLAR FARM ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

At its meeting on Thursday, December 4, the San Bernardino County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed solar project in Landers. The 3-megawatt field is planned for 35 acres south of Herdsman Road, between Sunny Vista and Summers Roads, a few blocks south of Reche Road.

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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.

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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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