May 27 SBC Sentinel Legal Notices

TO  ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner:  Dora Garcia filed with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
Genesis Danielle Garcia to Genesis Danielle Aguilar THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Continue reading

SB 2nd Ward Candidate Elliott’s History Of Grand Theft, Fraud & Fund Diversions

By Mark Gutglueck
Terry Elliott, who is seeking election to the San Bernardino City Council in the Second Ward on June 7, has an extensive history involving fraud, theft and financial misdealings that have resulted in the loss of at least two of his pastorships, civil judgments against him, a bankruptcy and criminal convictions.
Despite his checkered past, Elliott remains as a preacher with the Ship of Zion, a church in San Bernardino, and the San Bernardino Police Department has allowed him to serve in the capacity of a police chaplain. Earlier this year, Elliott was able to leverage his status as a chaplain with the department into an endorsement by the San Bernardino Police Officers Association in his run against incumbent Councilwoman Sandra Ibarra to represent the city’s Second Ward. Continue reading

DA Has Neglected Monitoring Of RE Fraud Prosecution Program Funding

By Carlos Avalos and Mark Gutglueck
For the nearly three-and-a-half years San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson has been in office, he and the prosecutor’s office he oversees have remained out of compliance with California Government Code § 27388, San Bernardino County Treasurer/Tax Collector/Auditor/Controller Ensen Mason has acknowledged.
Mike Ramos, who was district attorney from 2003 until Anderson succeeded him in January 2019 after Anderson prevailed in the June 2018 election, similarly evaded the California Government Code § 27388 requirements. Continue reading

Resumption Of Count Shows SBC Homelessness Up Over The Last Two Years

After foregoing taking a survey of San Bernardino County’s homeless numbers in 2021, county officials reinstituted the count this year, ascertaining that there are nearly 7 percent more destitute people within the county’s confines than two years ago.
The results, released Wednesday, May 18, indicate there were 3,333 dispossessed throughout the county, an increase of 6.656 percent in the number of homeless over 24 months ending in February.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, citing concerns over the potential of the spreading of the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus to a vulnerable population, called off the counting Continue reading

Biane Associate Johnson Said To Have Inside Track On RC Berth

Nearly two decades after Paul Biane left the Rancho Cucamonga City Council to move up the political evolutionary chain to become San Bernardino County’s Second District supervisor, there are reports that his one-time political associate who served as his district representative, assistant chief of staff and then his acting chief of staff will succeed him as a member of the Rancho Cucamonga City Council.
Rancho Cucamonga officials say it is premature to declare Tim Johnson as the successor to Sam Spagnolo, who died at the age of 80 two weeks ago, less than two years into his fifth four-year term on Continue reading

Orange County Corruption Figure Ament Hid Pay-Off Pass-Through In $1.65M Big Bear Home Purchase

One of the leaders of a self-described “cabal” of politicians and political operatives exploiting the extended and exclusive reach they wield from their respective positions of influence and power in Orange County utilized opulent property in one of San Bernardino County’s primary resort communities to hide and launder some of the ill-gotten profits he accumulated as a consequence of his underhanded networking, according to the FBI.
An affidavit for an arrest warrant of Todd Arment completed by an FBI agent which became publicly available this week alludes to information culled from preexisting search warrants and surreptitious communication interceptions that offer a window on the inner workings of Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu,

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Teaching & Non-Teaching Employees In Trona Schools Rebuke Superintendent & BoardOrange County Government Corruption Figure Hid Graft Proceeds In Big Bear Estate Investment

Both teachers and non-teaching personnel at one of the more remote school districts in San Bernardino County are revolting against the district’s elected and staff leadership.
This week, the Trona Teachers Association and the Trona Classified Employees Association joined to issue votes of no confidence against the Trona Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Jairo Arellano.
Arellano assumed the role of superintendent in July 2000, coming to the district after having been assistant superintendent with the Alisal Union School District near Salinas in Monterey County, where he also oversaw what was termed whole child education. Prior to that he was the executive director, a position under the superintendent, in the Oxnard School District, overseeing English language services. Continue reading

Big Bear Residents Seizing Authority Over Short Term Rentals From The City Council

The long-simmering clash of wills over how aggressive the City of Big Bear Lake will prove in regulating vacationers and the elements of the tourist industry and landowners who cater to and profit off of them has recontexted itself, placing the city’s residents in a power position over its elected officials, a reversal of what the situation was previously.
The Big Bear Lake City Council has found itself caught between on one side the full-time residents who want tough restrictions imposed on both tourists and the owners of vacation rental units and on the other side the often-absentee landlords who are making a substantial amount of money by renting their properties on a temporary basis and want nothing in place that will discourage renters from coming to Big Bear Lake. Continue reading