Armendarez Installed As First District County Supervisor Four Days Early

Less than two months after his victory over Luis Cetina, was sworn in as Second District Supervisor by San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson yesterday, December 29.
The 46-year-old Armendarez was surrounded by family members, political associates and supporters and longtime friends during the oath-taking ceremony, by which he replaced former Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, four days in advance of his assuming the Second District seat on the Board of Supervisors at noon on Monday, January 2, 2023.
“The platform I ran on to help those of you who can’t help yourself, help those of you who are struggling to have a fair wage, to have mental health, these are promises that I have not forgotten. These are things that I plan on moving forward with, with dedication and passion,” Armendarez said shortly after being administered the oath. Continue reading

Mojave Land Trust Set 6,901 Acres Aside For Preserve

The Mojave Desert Land Trust made purchases or otherwise arranged to permanently protect or preserve 6,901 acres of California’s desert in 2022. Included in those protections were 232 acres in Death Valley National Park, a 640-acre property in Mojave Trails National Monument, and 1,440 acres in the Caliente Creek watershed.
“There is increasing urgency to this conservation work,” Cody Hanford and Kelly Herbinson, the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s joint executive directors said in a collective statement. “The California desert and its immense biodiversity are under threat from development, wildfire, and species loss. Against this backdrop, climate change is now the greatest threat to our planet and all the life it contains. We need to work together to ensure the long-term prosperity of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, and the unique plants, animals, and people that rely on them. Protecting land is a direct and lasting way of addressing the threats of climate change, and habitat and species loss. Continue reading

Campbell, Whose Theft Of Car Indirectly Led To Lloyd’s Death, Denied Plea Bargain

By Mark Gutglueck
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office will not all enter into a plea arrangement with Teala Campbell, whose action in tandem with David Krough on June 16, 2020 indirectly led to the death of Erika Lloyd, which will resolve the criminal case against her by her serving a two-month jail term.
Together with Krough, Campbell attempted to steal Lloyd’s black 2006 Honda Accord from where Lloyd had left it when she became stranded in the desert, near the intersection of Shelton and Two Mile Road in Wonder Valley. After taking Lloyd’s vehicle, Krough and Campbell managed to move it less than two miles from where they had found it before the damage it had sustained led to them abandon it. That relocation would have deadly consequences.
When rescuers mounted a search effort for Lloyd the following day, they were unable to find her because the sheriff’s department helicopter crew engaged in that effort concentrated its search in the area around where the car was found by authorities as did a rescue team on the ground that sought in vain to find Lloyd after it fanned out from the point where Krough and Campbell had left the car rather than the spot where Lloyd had started out on foot. Continue reading

Ramos Appointed Chairman Of Assembly Rules Committee

Assemblyman James Ramos (D-San Bernardino) has been appointed chairman of the Assembly Rules Committee. today announced he has appointed Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) as Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee.
In announcing the statement, Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) said of Ramos: “He has an outstanding background that lends itself to the administrative functions of this key committee. The fact that he is a representative of California’s original residents has added meaningful stature to the Assembly and now he brings that important quality to this Committee.” Continue reading

Rialto City Council Approves A 45-Day Duration Truck Traffic Moratorium Across Seven Street Routes

The Rialto City Council on December 13 approved a moratorium on truck traffic on seven spans of roadway throughout the city and adopted parallel restrictions on truck parking.
The intent of the truck traffic moratorium, which is to be if in effect for 45 days, is to serve as a buffer between residential neighborhoods and those areas within the city limits where industrial and logistics uses are intensifying.
According to the urgency ordinance that was adopted on December 13, “[T]he city council observes that inter-city truck traffic on Rialto streets has substantially increased, causing congestion and safety concerns for residents and threatening the economic viability of recent commercial development. [T]he planning division and city council, upon review of the existing truck routes in the general plan, determined that certain segments previously approved for general truck traffic may no longer be appropriate for such use. [I]nadequate control of truck traffic on local streets causes congestion inconsistent with the best economic interests of the community, decreases the city’s ability to regulate traffic in a manner to protect the general public, and may adversely impact the environment, all of which pose a current and immediate threat to public health, safety, and welfare.” Continue reading

Chance For OMSD To Lose Hammond & His $750,00 Per Year Compensation Slips By

The hopes of a select group of parents in the Ontario-Montclair School District and some local reformers committed to fiscal transparency and accountability that Superintendent James Hammond would depart from the district for a position as a chancellor with a community college district in Washington State were not fulfilled last month.
Hammond has over the last several years become a lightning rod for controversy in the wake of a series of further revelations about what many consider to be the overly generous terms of his contract and financial arrangement the district made for him that augmented his total annual compensation that has approached or exceeded $400,000 for nearly a decade.
It was learned earlier this year that Hammond had applied for and was vigorously competing to become the chancellor of Pierce College/the Pierce County Community College District, which has campuses in Puyallup and Lakewood in Washington state, where he was to be provided a salary and total compensation package that is roughly one third of what the Ontario-Montclair School District is paying him. Continue reading

December 30 SBC Sentinel Legal Notices

Notice Of Sale Of Real Property [Probate Code Sec. 10300]
Case No. PROSB2100727
In re the:
Estate Of Marcus Marcell McCowen
Notice is given that Cleaferse McCowen, as Personal Representative of the Estate Marcus Marcell McCowen, will set at private sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court of San Bernardino, on or after February 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at Superior Court of San Bernardino 247 W. Third Street, San Bernardino CA Department S37, of the following real property of Estate 27981 Atlantic Avenue, Highland, CA 92346-2703
The terms and conditions of sale are: All cash, the amount of the sale is $499,000.00. The required amount of the first overbid is $514,950.00 At least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid must be paid with the offer, and the balance must be paid on close of escrow after confirmation of sale by the Court.
Bids or offers for this property must be made to the Court at the time and date shown above. The sale is subject to confirmation by the Court.
Dated: November 29, 2022
Signed: Cleaferse McCowen Jr.
Attorney for Cleaferse McCowen:
Conrad Aragon, Esq. SBN: 220413
Law Office of Marc E. Grossman
100 N. Euclid Avenue
Second Floor
Upland, CA 91786
Telephone: (909) 608-7426
Fax: (909) 949-3077
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel December 9, December 16, December 23 & December 30, 2022.

FBN 20220010413
Mailing Address: 3550 DUFFY ST SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92407
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: JANUARY 1, 2022.
By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime (B&P Code 179130. I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 11/10/2022
I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office San Bernardino County Clerk By:/Deputy G8420
Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on December 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2022.

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