Historian To Make Presentation On 1846 Mexican-American War Battle Of Chino

Local historian Paul Spitzzeri next month will provide an account of the Battle of Chino, which took place in the southwesternmost corner of San Bernardino County 175 years ago this month. Spitzzeri will speak at a site not too distant from where the historical event occurred.
The Chino Hills Historical Society will host Spitzzeri’s lecture, which is to be given at 7 p.m. Monday, October 11 at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive in Chino Hills.
The Chino Hills Community Center is roughly four-fifths of a mile from the battleground, which is located on what is today the campus of Boys Republic.
In June 1846, the Bear Flag Revolt, led by a group of Americans living in California, began. The rebels defied the continuation of rule by the Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic. By the summer of 1846, the United States had a military presence in Southern California. The U.S. Military imposed martial law over the civil population in the areas it occupied, and this included a curfew. Indigenous Mexican nationals, some of whom were indifferent to the authority of the government and were not particularly committed to sustaining Mexico’s hold on California, were nonetheless resentful of the imposition of martial law. They banded together and took back authority over Los Angeles.
The Battle of Chino took place some five months after the Mexican-American War began, on September 26–27, 1846.
Prior to the battle, 24 Americans led by Benjamin D. Wilson took refuge at the adobe house of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, then owned by Isaac Williams. Williams, originally from Pennsylvania, had become a Mexican citizen – a prerequisite for owning land – and married Maria de Jesus Lugo, daughter of Antonio Maria Lugo.
The Californios doubted the loyalty of Wilson’s men and set out to arrest them.
Serbulo Varela, Diego Sepulveda and Ramon Carrillo left Los Angeles with about fifty men, while José del Carmen Lugo with another fifteen to twenty men left from San Bernardino to converge upon Rancho del Chino.
On the night of September 26, 1846, the adobe ranch house was surrounded by the Californios. At dawn, the following day, gunfire was exchanged, resulting in one Californio, Carlos Ballesteros, son of the grantee of Rancho Rosa Castilla, being killed with two other Californios and three Americans wounded. When the Californios attempted to set fire to the roof of the house, Wilson surrendered to Varela.
This brief engagement became known as the Battle of Chino.
Wilson and his men were taken prisoner and marched to Paredon Blanco in what is now Boyle Heights, the main camp of the Californio forces. The prisoners were nearly executed in retaliation for the death of Carlos Ballesteros. But because many of the Americans were related by marriage to Mexican families, Varela and others intervened. The prisoners were taken to Rancho Los Cerritos, near present-day Long Beach, where they were detained and ultimately released.
The Bear Flag Republic was short-lived because soon after the Bear Flag was raised, the U.S. military began occupying California. In 1848, the U.S. Congress presumed to form a commission to look into the validity of the existing Spanish and Mexican land grants in California, and most of those were recognized and sustained.
Also in 1848, just after the United States took legal possession of California, Mormon soldiers who had garrisoned California during the Mexican War cleared a trail that could accommodate a wagon up the Cajon Pass. In 1849 the Califfornia Gold Rush began.
California came into the union in 1850. Shortly thereafter, Mormon Settlers arrived in Southern California,
The Mormon settlers, acting under the authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, purchased the San Bernardino Rancho from the Lugo Family in September 1851 for an agreed-upon price of $77,500 based on a down payment of $7,000.

Style: Power East Meets West

Theres a lot happening in the fashion lately with fashion week, met gala, and an immersive Bill Cunningham exhibit which opened in Downtown New York.

Thinks are feeling like they’re getting back on track. What does this  moving forward and California These events which highlight designers’ collections for the next fashion season. For Californians Fashion Week New York is the global season opening for trending fashion pieces. Buying will take place and people on the streets will start shopping off the trends. Some fun things I’ve been seeing are cropped or oversized blazers with shoulder pads, cowboy boots, and hints of leather. As fashion comes west we meet it with the autumn season of colors with hints of warm greens, golden yellows, and lots goldie like browns think foliage. The idea that East-New York, meets West-California has enormous power. The power to bring back creativity, trends, and fashion to the streets adds possibilities of getting back to some normalcy. As many get back to work, school, amongst other things that empower our economy we can hopefully. You can’t have east without west that’s like only crying and not laughing. We need each other now more than ever we need to get that power of life back and it means doing it thorough fashion lets express it that way. Let’s  move forward, lets grow together and empower each other. Whether Wast or West get your blazer, boots, and leather on and hit the streets.

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” —Bill Cunningham

September 17 SBC Sentinel Legal Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
FBN 20210008080
The following entity is doing business as ROADSHOP [and] ROADSHOP AUDIO [and] KEY4U 13390 ARROW RTE FONTANA, CA 92335: DANIEL HERNANDEZ 13390 ARROW RTE FONTANA, CA 92335
This Business is Conducted By: AN INDIVIDUAL
BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
S/ DANIEL HERNANDEZ
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 8/05/2021
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. All three began transacting business on MARCH 18, 2016
County Clerk, Deputy I7122
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code). Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 8/27, 9/03, 9/10 & 9/17, 2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
FBN 20210008683
The following entity is doing business as GUMDROP PROPERTIES [and] AND1 INVESTMENTS [and] URAVERAGEJO 504 NORTH MOUNTAIN VIEW AVE #302 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92401 GUMDROP PROPERTIES LLC 504 NORTH MOUNTAIN VIEW AVE #302 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92401
This Business is Conducted By: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
S/ JO ANNE SILVA
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 8/20/2021
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. All three entities began transacting business on: JULY 23, 2021
County Clerk, Deputy I7122
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code). Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 8/27, 9/03, 9/10 & 9/17, 2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008408
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Shifted Auto Detailing, 3031 E Brookside, CA Ontario, CA 91761, Nicolas Juarez, 3031 E Brookside, CA Ontario, CA 91761
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Nicolas Juarez
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/13/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: N/A
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008118
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Perez Perez Photography, 1099 W Hill Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92407, Amilcar Perez Perez, 1099 W Hill Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Amilcar Perez Perez
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/05/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 07/14/2021
County Clerk, s/ I8311
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008346
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: RMAC Credit, 14025 Meadow Lane, Lytle Creek, CA 92358, Roy Mendez, 14025 Meadow Lane, Lytle Creek, CA 92358
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Roy Mendez
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/12/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: N/A
County Clerk, s/ I7122
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008553
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Gypsy Drilling, 622 Aspen Way, Upland, CA 91786, Carmine N. Cerchio, 622 Aspen Way, Upland, CA 91786, Lindsay M. Cerchio, 622 Aspen Way, Upland, CA 91786
Business is Conducted By: A Married Couple
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Carmine N. Cerchio
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/18/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: N/A
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008547
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Nutribio, 4577 Condor Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336, Luis A. Reyes, 4577 Condor Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Luis A Reyes
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/18/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 08/01/21
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008768
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Jagged Fab Works, 1154 W 9th St, Upland, CA 91786, Kenneth J Charles Jr, 1154 W 9th St, Upland, CA 91786
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Kenneth J Charles Jr
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/23/2021
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 07/10/2021
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210007967
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Robert F Bicher & Associates, 1220 Monte Vista Dr., Redlands, CA 92373, Mailing Address: PO Box 7010, Redlands, CA 92375, Robert F Bicher, 1220 Monte Vista Dr., Redlands, CA 92373
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Robert F Bicher
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/03/2021
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 12/15/1998
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210007772
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Eagle Fang Realty, 15389, Muscat Ave, Fontana, CA 92335, Geovanni Teon, 15389, Muscat Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Geovanni Teon
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 07/29/2021
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 01/01/2021
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

FBN20210007333
The following entity is doing business as BUENOS DIAZ INSURANCE AND REGISTRATION 17914 FOOTHILL BLVD. #A FONTANA, CA 92335: BUENOS DIAZ INSURANCE AND REGISTRATION 17914 FOOTHILL BLVD. #A FONTANA, CA 92335 This Business is Conducted By: A CORPORATION BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. S/Julie Diaz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 7/16/2021 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Began Transacting Business: JUNE 7, 2021 County Clerk, Deputy I1327 NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code). Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/06, 2021 & 08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER  CIVSB2120632
TO  ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Hariar Winston Tambunan filed with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
Hariara Winston Tambunan, aka Tambunan Winston Hariarar to Tambunan Winston Hariarar
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.
Notice of Hearing:
Date: 09/27/21
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Department: S16
The address of the court is Superior Court of California,County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this order be published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel in San Bernardino County California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing of the petition.
Dated: July 21, 2021
Lynn M. Poncin
Judge of the Superior Court.
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel 08/27/21, 09/03/21, 09/10/21, 09/17/21
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
ROBERT LUCIEN UNDERWOOD
NO. PROSB 2100564
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROBERT LUCIEN UNDERWOOD
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by NATALI UNDERWOOD MERIDA in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN BERNARDINO.
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that NATALI UNDERWOOD MERIDA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedents wills and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in Dept. No. S36 at 9 a.m. on NOVEMBER 2, 2021 at Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415, San Bernardino District.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Filed: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
SELYNA RAZO, Court Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Natali Underwood Merida:
Jennifer Daniel
220 Nordina St.
Redlands, CA 92373
Telephone No: (909) 792-9244 Fax No: (909) 235-4733
Email address: team@lawofficeofjenniferdaniel.com
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel September 3, 10 & 17, 2021
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: STEVENS RIDGWAY BROWN
CASE NO. PROSB2100580
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of STEVENS RIDGWAY BROWN:
A Petition for Probate has been filed by STEPHANIE M. BROWN in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN BERNARDINO,
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that STEPHANIE M. BROWN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held OCTOBER 7, 2021 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. No. S36 at Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415, San Bernardino District.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
Kimberly Tilley, Deputy
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Filed: September 2, 2021
Attorney for Stephanie M. Brown
R. SAM PRICE SBN 208603
PRICE LAW FIRM, APC
300 E STATE STREET SUITE 620
REDLANDS, CA 92373
(909) 328 7000
sam@pricelawfirm.com
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel September 10, 17 & 24, 2021.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN H. SUMNER aka JOHN HUBERT SUMNER JR.
CASE NO. PROSB2100582
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JOHN H. SUMNER aka JOHN HUBERT SUMNER JR.:
A Petition for Probate has been filed has been filed by ANTHONY SUMNER in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN BERNARDINO.
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ANTHONY SUMNER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
THE PETITION requests a $378,778.70 bond be fixed. The bond will be admitted by an admitted surety insuerer or as otherwise provided by law.
Decedent died on 10/07/2020 in 5659 PALOMAR AVE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404, a resident of San Bernardino County.
Decedent died intestate.
A hearing on the petition will be held OCTOBER 27, 2021 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. No. S35 at Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415, San Bernardino District.
Sabrina Felix, Deputy
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
The character and estimated value of the property of the estate is estimated at $378,778.70.
Filed: September 1, 2021
Attorney for Anthony Sumner
R. SAM PRICE SBN 208603
PRICE LAW FIRM, APC
300 E STATE STREET SUITE 620
REDLANDS, CA 92373
(909) 328 7000
sam@pricelawfirm.com
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel September 10, 17 & 24, 2021.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAMES PAUL WHITELEY
CASE NO. PROSB2100556
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JAMES PAUL WHITELEY:
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PAUL JAMES WHITELEY in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN BERNARDINO.
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PAUL JAMES WHITELEY be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s wills and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in Dept. No. S-36 at 9:00 a.m. on OCTOBER 4, 2021 at Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415, San Bernardino District.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorneys for the Petitioners: MICHAEL C. MADDUX, ESQ.
1894 COMMERCENTER WEST, SUITE 108
SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408
Telephone No: (909) 890-2350
Fax No: (909) 890-0106
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24, 2021.
T.S. No. 19-20977-SP-CA Title No. 191138141-CA-VOI A.P.N. 0218-752-18-0-000 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Carlos A Urbina and Bertha Rodriguez, husband and wife, as joint tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 01/23/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0045762 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of San Bernardino County, CA. Date of Sale: 10/14/2021 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the North Arrowhead Avenue entrance to the County Courthouse, 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $474,213.44 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2932 E Big Range Rd Ontario, CA 91761-0000 A.P.N.: 0218-752-18-0-000 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 19-20977-SP-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 09/01/2021 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 855-219-8501; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021; CPP# 351367
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008879
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Rose and Chalice; Rose & Chalice, 1153 East Highland Court, Ontario, CA 91764, Mailing Address: 305 North 2nd Ave, Unit 183, Upland. CA 91786, Serene D. Plant, 1153 E Highland Ct, Ontario, CA 91764
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Serene D Plant
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/26/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: N/A
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
09/10/21, 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008980
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: HHK Designs, 2188 Lorraine Dr, Upland, CA 91784, Mark K Fitzpatrick, 2188 Lorraine Dr, Upland, CA 91784
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Mark K Fitzpatrick
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/30/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: N/A
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
09/10/21, 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008317
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Fangear4u, 1495 W 9th St, Unit 607, Upland, CA 91786, Seung Don Kim, 14760 Moon Crest Ln, Unit B, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Seung Don Kim
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/11/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 09/01/2019
County Clerk, s/ I5199
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
09/10/21, 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO-20210007242
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: On Time Home Inspections, 10123 Hampshire St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, Mailing Address: 10123 Hampshire St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, Juan J. Tojin, 10123 Hampshire St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/Juan J Tojin
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 07/14/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 07/01/21
County Clerk, s/ I5199
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
08/06/21, 08/13/21, 08/20/21, 08/27/21 & Corrected on: 09/10/21, 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21

FBN20210009200
The following persons are doing business as TED’S SHIRTS & SHYTT
13231 YAKIMA RD. APPLE VALLEY, CA 92308:
TAILOR L. TITUS 13231 YAKIMA RD. APPLE VALLEY, CA 92308 [and] DIXIE BOLAN 14466 IROQUOIS ROAD APPLE VALLEY, CA 92307
This Business is Conducted By: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
S/ TAILOR L. TITUS
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 9/08/2021
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: AUGUST 31, 2021
County Clerk, Deputy D511
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code). Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 2021.

T.S. No. 21-20339-SP-CA Title No. 210278435-CA-VOI A.P.N. 1089-201-16-0-000 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Jamal Elyazal, a single man Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 12/06/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0911247 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of San Bernardino County, CA. Date of Sale: 10/19/2021 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Main (South) Entrance to the City of Chino Civic Center, 13220 Central Avenue, Chino, CA. 91710 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $679,799.29 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 6731 Florence Place Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701-8612 A.P.N.: 1089-201-16-0-000 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 21-20339-SP-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 09/10/2021 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 855-219-8501; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CPP351412

T.S. No. 21-20046-SP-CA Title No. 210047684-CA-VOI A.P.N. 1047-191-32-0-000 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Francisco Sandoval, a single man Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 07/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0474939 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of San Bernardino County, CA. Date of Sale: 10/25/2021 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the North Arrowhead Avenue entrance to the County Courthouse, 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $672,603.71 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 959 Sycamore Court Upland, CA 91786 A.P.N.: 1047-191-32-0-000 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 21-20046-SP-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 09/10/2021 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 855-219-8501; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CPP351411

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JUVENTINO MARTINEZ SAUCEDO
CASE NO. PROSB2100503
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JUVENTINO MARTINEZ SAUCEDO :
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARIA GUADALUPE CHAIDEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN BERNARDINO.
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARIA GUADALUPE CHAIDEZ be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s wills and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in Dept. No. S-35 at 9:00 a.m. on OCTOBER 4, 2021 at Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415, San Bernardino District.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorneys for the Petitioners: MICHAEL C. MADDUX, ESQ.
1894 COMMERCENTER WEST, SUITE 108
SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408
Telephone No: (909) 890-2350
Fax No: (909) 890-0106
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 9/17 9/24 & 10/01, 2021.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME
CIV SB 2123259
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Petitioner BRUCE THOMAS GILSTRAP  filed with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
BRUCE THOMAS GILSTRAP to BRUCE THOMAS BLACK
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.
Notice of Hearing:
Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Department: S16
The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this order be published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel in San Bernardino County California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing of the petition.
Dated: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021
Lynn M. Poncin
Judge of the Superior Court.
The attorney for Bruce Thomas Gilstrap is:
Cory Briggs
Briggs Law Corporation
99 East C Street, Suite 111
Upland, CA 91786
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel September 17, 24, and October 1 & 8, 2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008140
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Motel 6 Barstow Lenwood, 2551 Commerce Parkway, Barstow, CA 92311, Mailing Address: 3237 Vista Pointe, Riverside, CA 92503, Lenwood Lodging LLC, 3237 Vista Pointe, Riverside, CA 92503
Business is Conducted By: A Limited Liability Company
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Mahendra Desai
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/06/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 07/20/2021
County Clerk, s/ I7122
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 09/03, 09/10, 09/17 & 09/24, 2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008935
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Certified Selections, 951 Feather Hollow Court, Chino Hills, CA 91709, Z&S Enterprises Inc, 951 Feather Hollow Court, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Business is Conducted By: A Corporation
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Siddique Rahman
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/27/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: N/A
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21, 10/08/21
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210008897
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: SG Metal Works LLC, 522 W. 1ST Street., Suit F, Rialto, CA 92376, Mailing Address: 8034 Alder Ave, Fontana, CA 92336, SG Metal Works LLC, 8034 Alder Ave, Fontana, CA 92336
Business is Conducted By: A Limited Liability Company
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Angelica Arellano
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/26/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 02/26/21
County Clerk, s/ I1327
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21, 10/08/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT FILE NO-20210009057
The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: XSA Investigative Services, 1535 N Third Ave, Upland, CA 91786, Mailing Address: 154 W. Foothill Blvd, STE A355, Upland, CA 91786, Kurt Donham, 1535 N Third Ave, Upland, CA 91786
Business is Conducted By: An Individual
Signed: BY SIGNING BELOW, 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 17913) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing.
s/ Kurt Donham
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 09/01/21
I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Began Transacting Business: 08/30/21
County Clerk, s/ D5511
NOTICE- This fictitious business 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 name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14400 et. Seq. Business & Professions Code).
Published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel on 09/17/21, 09/24/21, 10/01/21, 10/08/21
FBN 20210008745
The following person is doing business as: BRB TRANSPORT 9820 SIERRA AVE, H FONTANA, CA 92335 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); BRANDON RR BAER 9820 SIERRA AVE H FONTANA, CA 92335
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: AUG 16, 2021
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.
s/ BRANDON R. BAER, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/23/2021
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
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 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 CNBB33202101MT
FBN 20210008591
The following person is doing business as: RESTORATION PRO 7868 GRACE AVE FONTANA, CA 92336 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); ISIDRO ANGEL MENDOZA 7868 GRACE AVE FONTANA, CA 92336
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ ISIDRO ANGEL MENDOZA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/18/2021
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
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 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 CNBB33202102SN

FBN 20210008063
The following person is doing business as: INSIGHT BY EME 9890 ARROW RTE UNIT 2 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); EDERLYN M ENCLONA 9890 ARROW RTE. UNIT 2 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ EDERLY M. ENCLONA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/04/2021
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
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 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 CNBB33202103SB

FBN 20210008018
The following person is doing business as: EG DESIGNS 15024 ROSEMARY DR FONTANA, CA 92335 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); EDGAR GUTIERREZ MEZA 15024 ROSEMARY DR FONTANA, CA 92335
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ EDGAR GUTIERREZ MEZA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/04/2021
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
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 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 CNBB33202104MT

FBN 20210007828
The following person is doing business as: CORONADO’S TEE’S 1701 E. HIGHLAND AVE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); [ MAILING ADDRESS 3438 RAINBOW LN HIGHLAND, CA 92346]; MELINDA L CORONADO 1701 E. HIGHLAND AVE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ MELINDA L. CORONADO, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 07/29/2021
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
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 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 CNBB33202105IR
FBN 20210008062
The following person is doing business as: BEAUTIPRO 14911 MERRILL AVE FONTANA, CA 92335 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); KENDRY T ALVAREZ 14911 MERRILL AVE FONTANA, CA 92335
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: AUG 17, 2021
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.
s/ KENDRY T. ALVAREZ, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/04/2021
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
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 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 CNBB33202106MT
FBN 20210008816
The following person is doing business as: BEE ANGEL CLEANING SERVICE 2516 W 3RD AVE SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92407 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); FABIOLA DELGADO 2516 W 3RD AVE 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: AUG 16, 2021
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.
s/ FABIOLA DELGADO, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/25/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202101MT

FBN 20210008352
The following person is doing business as: BRYAN’S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 481 E LAUREL ST SUITE E COLTON, CA 92324 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); BRYAN GRANADOS RAZO 481 E LAUREL ST SUITE E COLTON, CA 92324
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ BRYAN GRANADOS RAZO, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/12/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202102MT

FBN 20210008449
The following person is doing business as: MOSHA BEAUTY BAR 8221 ILEX ST.#59 FONTANA, CA 92335 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); HEIDY S PONCE-FLORES 8221 ILEX ST.#59 FONTANA, CA 92335
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: SEP 01, 2020
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.
s/ HEIDY S. PONCE-FLORES, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/13/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202103IR

FBN 20210008446
The following person is doing business as: AMH CONSTRUCTION 8221 ILEX ST. #59 FONTANA, CA 92335 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); ALEX MONREAL HOFFMAN 8221 ILEX ST. #59 FONTANA, CA 92335
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: JAN 22, 2019
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.
s/ ALEX MONREAL HOFFMAN, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/13/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202104IR

FBN 20210008444
The following person is doing business as: RANCHO VERDE MARKET 2018 N. RIVERSIDE AVE. RIALTO, CA 92377 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO);[ MAILING ADDRESS 3796 WATKINS DR. RIVERSIDE, CA 92507]; DEEB MANSOUR MARKET INC 18957 VAN BUREN BLVD STE C RIVERSIDE, CA 92508
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ GHASSAN MANSOUR, CFO
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/13/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202105IR

FBN 20210008454
The following person is doing business as: NICK’S SMOG CHECK 291 E. HIGHLAND AVE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); JOSE O ESCUTIA GOMEZ 291 E. HIGHLAND AVE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: JUN 01, 2019
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.
s/ JOSE O. ESCUTIA GOMEZ, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/13/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202106IR

FBN 20210008979
The following person is doing business as: JMG VOCATIONAL SERVICES 1020 EAST SAINT ANDREWS STREET ONTARIO, CA 91761 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); YORKAVITE, INC 1020 EAST SAINT ANDREWS STREET ONTARIO, CA 91761
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ JESSE MICHAEL GARIBAY, PRESIDENT
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/30/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/20211 CNBB35202107MC

FBN 20210008354
The following person is doing business as: TAZ.GURU 2315 STATE LN BIG BEAR CITY, CA 92314 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO);[ MAILING ADDRESS P.O BOX 416 BIG BEAR CITY, CA 92314]; TAYLA A SHEPARD 2315 STATE LN BIG BEAR CITY, CA 92314; KYLER J BULLOCK 2315 STATE LN BIG BEAR CITY, CA 92314
The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: JUN 11, 2014
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.
s/ TAYLA A. SHEPARD, GENERAL PARTNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/12/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202108IR

FBN 20210008343
The following person is doing business as: JONATHAN & ANA AND ASSOC 10681 E FOOTHLL BLVD #140 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); J & A HOLDINGS CO. 2175 FOOTHILL BLVD STE B LA VERNE, CA 91750
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ BRYAN J. BECERRA-ALBUREZ, PRESIDENT
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/12/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202109MT

FBN 20210008681
The following person is doing business as: MALDONADO MAINTENANCE 805 E WILLOW ST ONTARIO, CA 91764 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); JOSE S MALDONADO RODRIGUEZ 805 E WILLOW ST ONTARIO, CA 91764
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ JOSE S. MALDONADO RDRIGUEZ, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/20/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202110MT

FBN 20210008694
The following person is doing business as: PEAK ENTERPRISES E.V. 673 COOLEY DR SUITE #110 COLTON, CA 92324 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); KURT R LANTZ 673 COOLEY DR SUITE #110 COLTON, CA 92324
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ KURT R. LANTZ, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/20/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202111MT

FBN 20210008851
The following person is doing business as: HIGH DESSERT WOOD WORKS 1146 E. CONGRESS ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); BELEN NAVARRO 1146 E. CONGRESS ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ BELEN NAVARRO, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/25/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202101IR

FBN 20210009101
The following person is doing business as: MARISCOS LUMBRE 10269 STAFFORD ST RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91701 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO);[ MAILING ADDRESS 311 W CIVIC CENTER DR STE B SANTA ANA, CA 92701]; CHRISTIAN A MARQUEZ 10269 STAFFORD ST RANCHO CUCAMONNGA, CA 91701; SRTURO JR O MARQUEZ 10269 STAFFORD ST RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91701; REBECCA MARQUEZ 10269 STAFFORD ST RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91701
The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: AUG 25, 2021
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.
s/ CHRISTIAN A MARQUEZ, PARTNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 09/02/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202102IR

FBN 20210009073
The following person is doing business as: HANDMADE PAPER ART 10155 CLOVERDR OAK HILLS, CALIF 92344 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO);[ MAILING ADDRESS 311 W CIVIC CENTER DR STE B SANTA ANA, CALIF 92701]; ERNESTO AVINA 10155 CLOVER DR OAK HILLS, CA 92344
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: AUG 25, 2021
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.
s/ ERNESTO AVINA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 09/01/2021
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
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 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021 CNBB35202103CV
FBN 20210008851
The following person is doing business as: HIGH DESERT WOOD WORKS 1146 E. CONGRESS ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); BELEN NAVARRO 1146 E. CONGRESS ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ BELEN NAVARRO, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/25/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202101IR

FBN 20210008667
The following person is doing business as: YUNNI CLEANING SERVICES 494 S. MACY ST. SPC 51 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92410 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); EUNICE FLORES 494 S. MACY ST. SPC 51 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92410
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ EUNICE FLORES, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/19/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202102IR

FBN 20210009025
The following person is doing business as: VALLEY WHOLESALE 17921 VALLEY BLVD. STE D BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); SAMUEL CAVE 17921 VALLEY BLVD. STE D BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ SAMUEL CAVE, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/31/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202103IR

FBN 20210009024
The following person is doing business as: QIC REG 17921 VALLEY BLVD. STE D BLOOMINGTO, CA 92316 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); SAMUEL CAVE 17921 VALLEY BLVD. STE D BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ SAMUEL CAVE, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/31/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202104IR

FBN 20210009022
The following person is doing business as: ISLAS PROCESSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 8200 HAVEN AVE SUITE 210B RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); DULCE K DELGADO 8200 HAVEN AVE SUITE 210B RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ BDULCE K DELGADO, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/31/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202105MT

FBN 20210008914
The following person is doing business as: MK APPLIANCES 117 E. RIALTO AVE RIALTO, CA 92376 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); MARIO MARQUEZ VALDEZ 117 E RIALTO AVE RIALTO, CA 92376
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ MARIO MARQUEZ VALDEZ, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/26/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202106MT

FBN 20210008854
The following person is doing business as: INLAND CASH INVESTORS 1551 E MARSHALL BLVD UNIT B SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); PHILLIP R HERNANDEZ JR. 1551 E MARSHALL BLVD UNIT B SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404; JOSEPH A HERNANDEZ 1551 E MARSHALL BVD UNIT B SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92404
The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ PHILLIP R. HERNANDEZ JR., GENERAL PARTNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/25/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202107MT

FBN 20210008696
The following person is doing business as: L & M TRUCKING 6111 N GEREMANDER AVE RIALTO, CA 92377 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); LEONCIO G MONDRAGON 6111 N GEREMANDER AVE RIALTO, CA 92377
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ LEONCIO G. MONDRAGON, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/20/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202108MT

FBN 20210008788
The following person is doing business as: AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSIN, INC 7696 ALTA VISTA HIGHLAND, CA 92346 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSING INC. 7696 ALTA VISTA HIGHLAND, CA 92346
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ ERIC WOOLRIDGE, PRESIDENT
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/24/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202109MT

FBN 20210008882
The following person is doing business as: SIERRA LAKE CLEANERS 16953 SIERRA LAKE KWY #109 FONTANA, CA 92336 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); THE TRABUCO, INC 15 HIDDEN CREEK LN LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ JEAN H. CHNG, PRESIDENT
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/26/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202110MT

FBN 20210008998
The following person is doing business as: ASAP QUALITY COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES 52808 LITTLE MOUNTAIN DRIVE SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92407( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); ANTONIO GREENWOOD 52808 LITTLE MOUNTAIN DRIVE 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: N/A
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.
s/ ANTONIO GREENWOOD, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/30/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202111MT

FBN 20210008588
The following person is doing business as: SUPREME LIGHTNING 1615 W HOLLY STREET RIALTO, CA 92376 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); RUBEN A VILLANUEVA 1615 W HOLLY STREET RIALTO, CA 92376
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ RUBEN A. VILLANUEVA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/25/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202113MT

FBN 20210009029
The following person is doing business as: BETANCO CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING 9750 TULLOCK CT BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); MARVIN C BETANCO PEREZ 9750 TULLOCK CT BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316; NANCY F GARCIA SOTO 9750 TULLOCK CT BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316
The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ MARVIN C. BETANCO PEREZ, HUSBAND
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/31/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202112MT

FBN 20210009292
The following person is doing business as: GRUPO PANTERA AUTO INSURANCE & SERVICES 2816 W. RIALTO AVE RIALTO, CA 92376( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); PANAMERICA INCOME TAX AND INSURANCE SERVICES II 1175 N UNRUH AVE LA PUENTE, CA 91744
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ JORGE ANTONIO CAMPOS, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 09/10/2021
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
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 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021 CNBB36202113EM
FBN 20210008137
The following person is doing business as: MORA’S DEALS ON WHEELS 17921 VALLEY BLVD. SUITE C BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); XOCHITL J MORA 17921 VALLEY BLVD. SUITE C BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ XOCHITL MORA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/06/2021
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
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 08/20/2021, 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021 CNBB30202101IR

FBN 20210008129
The following person is doing business as: MELCHOR’S GARAGE DOORS 325 E. 3RD ST. RIALTO, CA 92376 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); CHRISTIAN J MELCHOR 325 E. 3RD ST. RIALTO, CA 92376
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ CHRISTIAN J. MELCHOR, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/06/2021
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
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 08/20/2021, 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021 CNBB30202102IR

FBN 20210008122
The following person is doing business as: AVILEZ AUTO BODY 10078 CLAREMONT AVE. BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO);[ MAILING ADDRESS 10701 CEDAR AVE SP 206 BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316]; JEREMY W FIGLEY 10078 CLAREMONT AVE BLOOMINGTON, CA 92316
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ JEREMY W. FIGLEY, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/06/2021
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
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 08/20/2021, 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021 CNBB30202103IR

FBN 20210008139
The following person is doing business as: AGUILAR’S TRUCKING 16170 OWNE ST FONTANA, CA 92335 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); CESAR I AGUILAR 16170 OWNE ST FONTANA, CA 92335
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A
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.
s/ CESAR I AGUILAR, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/06/2021
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
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 08/20/2021, 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021 CNBB30202104IR

FBN 20210008213
The following person is doing business as: RAMO’S TIRE SERVICES 1486 W. 11TH ST. #4 POMONA, CA 91766 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); JESUS R GAXIOLA 1486 W. 11TH ST. #4 POMONA, CA 91766
The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: JUL 01, 2021
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.
s/ JESUS R. GAXIOLA, OWNER
Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino on: 08/09/2021
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
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 08/20/2021, 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021 CNBB30202105IR

FBN 20210008189
The following person is doing business as: HERITAGE CUSTOM POOLS & DESIGN 8780 19TH ST. #278 ALTA LOMA, CA 91701 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); DREAMSCAPES ENTERPRIZES, INC. 8780 19TH ST. #278 ALTA LOMA, CA 91701
The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: MAR 27, 2020
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The following person is doing business as: ONE WAY CONSULTANTS 1014 N WATERMAN AVE UNIT D SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92410 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO);[ MAILING ADDRESS 1883 W ROYAL HUNTE DR. SUITE 200A CEDAR CITY, CA 84720]; NEW CREATION, LLC 1883 W ROYAL HUNTE DR. SUITE 200A CEDAR CITY, CA 84720
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The following person is doing business as: PARAMOUNT WINDOWS & DOORS 723 W MILL STREET SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92410 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); AKAL SAHI INC 1817 THOMAS CT MODESTO, CA 95355
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The following person is doing business as: GOLDEN AMERICA INVESTMENT CO 2287 LERONA AVE ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748 ( PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS SAN BERNARDINO); ESTEFANI C LIAOU 2287 LERONA AVE ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748
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Two Local Newsom Recall Rallies Today

UPLAND (3:10 p.m. September 12)The Euclid Overpass along the 210 Freeway in the City of Gracious Living is the site of a now-ongoing Recall Governor Gavin Newsom rally.
Most, but not all of those in attendance expressed a preference for Larry Elder among the 46 candidates to replace the governor if, indeed, the recall succeeds.
The Euclid Avenue event, which featured enthusiasts for Newsom’s removal displaying large and readable signs to both eastbound and westbound freeway traffic, was considered by most there to be a tune-up for an Elder rally scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at 9227 Haven Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, the headquarters for the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee. Elder, who was invited to the event by the San Bernardino County Young Republicans, is scheduled begin his speech after an introductory welcome and pitches for Newsom’s removal conclude.
Wes Burns of Rancho Cucamonga was one of those at the Upland rally.
Asked if he believed Newsom could withstand the groundswell of sentiment against him that has put the first term governor and former two-term lieutenant governor and former San Francisco mayor in the crosshairs of the recall advocates, Burns said, “It is hard to say because we anticipate a lot of corruption in the election. If there is fair voting, I believe Gavin Newsom is going to be on unemployment.”
Burns said opinion is running strong against Newsom not just locally but “across the state.” Burns, noted that he was active in making, reading and responding to internet postings in various chatrooms, and that “There is interest in taking back our government. This recall movement is important not only in California. It is important the nation and the world.
Burns said the discontent with Newsom cuts across all party lines.
“This is non partisan,” he said. “There are Democrats who want him out because of his tyrannical positions. I think he is vulnerable because of the bad decisions he has made and his policies in general.”
Burns said he is personally wary of the mail-in voting process.
“I think people should show up at the polls,” he said. “I know a lot of people vote by mail. I’m not really confident and trusting of voting by mail.”
Tony Duran, also from Rancho Cucamonga, said he was attending the rally “Basically because we just need to get Gavin Nesom out of office. What he has done in the state is a disaster. We need a change, and this recall is the only way we can do it. California has turned into a one-party state. It is very corrupt in Sacramento. The Democrats advocate policies that are wrong. They stand for abortion and welfare giveaways and everything else that is contrary to what I believe.”
Duran continued, “People are closing their eyes to what is happening, but you can’t just close your eyes to what is going on around you. The Democrats have larger numbers of people, but they have been fooled. The Democrats of today are not what they used to be. This is not the party of John Kennedy when he was president. The Democratic Party has been taken over by the socialists. If we let them continue, that is going to be the ruin of us. We will be doomed as a country.”
“Larry Elder,” Duran said, “is our last hope to save California. He represents our final chance. Look at Los Angeles, Street after street is lined with homeless. We are spending money on them. We are providing assistance to illegal aliens. We need to take care of our own citizens, not ones coming from another country. Larry Elder has taken a stand against all of that, and the only way there will be a change is for people to vote for the recall and then put Larry Elder in as governor.”
-Mark Gutglueck

 

 

 

 

McMahon Quit Upon Learning Postmus Had Played Him For A Chump

By Mark Gutglueck
Former Sheriff John McMahon exited as San Bernardino County‘s highest-ranking law enforcement officer earlier this year upon being presented with overwhelming evidence that former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Bill Postmus had successfully manipulated him and his department into action that was lining the pockets of a marijuana cartel controlled by Postmus and his associates.
That cartel, through an out-of-state entity set up by Postmus, has laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars to a myriad of public officials throughout the county, those associated with it have acknowledged. A significant portion of those payoffs, in the form of disclosed campaign contributions as well as ones hidden in a variety of forms, have gone to politicians in the cities of San Bernardino, Adelanto, Needles, Hesperia and Barstow, where marijuana and cannabis-related commercial establishments have been or are in the process of being permitted and licensed. Simultaneously, Postmus is spreading those bribes around to members of the board of supervisors and politicians in several county cities, where commercial cannabis and marijuana-related activity is not yet permitted but where the cartel and those politicians it is greasing have designs to liberalize regulations that will allow the cartel Postmus represents to set up a monopoly or near monopoly within the next two-to-five years.
Sources close to McMahon say that the former sheriff was taken in by Postmus’s show of religiosity. Expressing piety was a chapter in Postmus’s original political playbook, which he successfully utilized in his maiden campaign for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2000, when he was 29 years old. Boldly, on the strength of his having volunteered and worked for Republican Assemblyman Jim Brulte, Republican Assemblywoman Kathleen Honeycutt, and Republican Assemblyman Keith Olberg, as well as his status as one of the founding members of the High Desert Young Republicans, Postmus took on incumbent First District County Supervisor Kathy Davis, also a Republican, in that race.
A key element of Postmus’s campaign was the support that came his way from five of the eight largest churches in the High Desert, a Pentecostal and two Baptist congregations in Victorvillle and two Baptist houses of prayer in Hesperia. The preachers at all five were believers in Christian denominational political action, and they would not hesitate in letting their faithful know who among the candidates seeking office at any given time were worthy of support and who were not. Postmus made a point, as the 2000 election was approaching, of putting in an appearance during Sunday service, sometimes at three different churches from early morning to early afternoon, depending on the time of worship at each. The ministers did not hold back, and during their sermons and homilies as well as in between their sermons and homilies, sometimes with Bill Postmus present in any one of the first three rows and sometimes with him attending elsewhere, the subject of the upcoming election would be brought up. The worshipers should search their hearts, they were besought, and vote for the person Jesus would cast his ballot for. The message was clear: that candidate was not the liberal-leaning Kathy Davis.
Despite her GOP affiliation, from the time she was elected to the board in 1996, Davis had played political footsie with the two Democratic supervisors on the panel, Jerry Eaves and Larry Walker, and her other liberal Republican board colleague, Jon Mikels.
Postmus, assisted by his electioneering team, represented himself as a rock-ribbed conservative, family values Republican. With his clean-cut, All American youthful demeanor, which made him look like the grandson every Republican grandmother in America would love to claim as her own, together with his pro-law enforcement, anti-abortion, let’s-maintain-a-strong military stance, Postmus trounced Davis, a former Apple Valley mayor.
Having pulled off that coup, Postmus arrived in San Bernardino, the sixth youngest supervisor in county history, after Minor Cobb Tuttle in 1862, Norman Taylor in 1855, Robert McCoy in 1861, John C. Turner in 1893 and Gus Skropos in 1985. In office, Postmus proved uncommonly successful, handily achieving reelection in 2004, at which point he was chosen by his colleagues as board chairman, making him the second youngest person to hold that honorific after after John C. Turner in 1895.  At the same time, he was voted in as chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee. At the age of 33, he was the premier political entity in 20,105-square mile Republican-dominated San Bernardino County, reigning over a dominion geographically larger than Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware combined. As the leader of San Bernardino County’s Republicans, he intensified fundraising efforts on behalf of the party’s candidates and causes, succeeding in his stated goal of keeping the Democrats and liberalism at bay throughout the area, with the lone exception of the county’s Central Valley and its cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton and western San Bernardino and their heavily blue-collared and union-affiliated populations.
Of note is that as supervisor, Postmus was, as were his supervisorial colleagues, hard-edged in the rejection of requests by county residents for the county to allow, under the auspices of the Compassionate Use Of Marijuana Act passed in the form of Proposition 215 by California’s voters in 1996, medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the county. Mindful that the vast majority of the Republican voters who had put him into office were ardently opposed to the availability of marijuana, Postmus scoffed at the idea. In his view, he said, any use of marijuana, for medical purposes or otherwise, should be dealt with as a felony.
In 2006, while he was yet chairman of both the central committee and the board of supervisors, Postmus launched a campaign for county assessor. Spending just under $3 million in what remains to this day the most expensive electoral effort in San Bernardino County history, he beat incumbent Assessor Donald Williamson.
At that point, the future seemed to auger well for Postmus. He had control of the county GOP’s political machine. He held the elected position of the most powerful taxing authority in the county. The loose ethical standards normally applied in San Bernardino County allowed him to adjust the assessments on the property of the county’s wealthy elite downward and thereby save them thousands of dollars, tens of thousands of dollars or perhaps more than a hundred thousand dollars per year, leaving them disposed to make generous donations to Postmus’s political fund, to either of the political action committees he controlled or to the San Bernardino County Republican Party if he made such a request. With his own campaign coffers flush with cash and the county Republican Party structure at his command, Postmus had the luxury of having multiple options as to which office he might next successfully accede to – assemblyman, state senator or congressman – while serving as a kingmaker by being able to vector at will sufficient cash to ensure his closest allies in the primary races against other Republicans prevailed and to then commit adequate resources so that Republicans beat their Democratic counterparts in the November races.
As assessor, however, Postmus soon overreached, as when he increased from one to two the number of assistant assessor positions and installed in those posts two of his closest political associates, neither of whom had any previous experience in assessing property or real estate. He then filled 11 of the assessor’s office’s next 14 highest-paying positions with his cronies and political operatives.
For a time, Postmus continued to ride high, but by late in 2017 the manner in which he and those around him were exploiting the assessor’s office for personal gain and partisan political purposes had grown obvious to those paying attention. Things worsened in 2008, at which point the district attorney’s office detailed investigators to look at the activity engaged in by Postmus, both assistant assessors, and at least seven of the assessor’s office personnel in its management and administrative echelon. In June 2008, Assistant Assessor Adam Aleman, who was Postmus’s closest political and office associate, was arrested and charged with six felonies, including destroying public records, vandalism or purposeful destruction of an assessor’s office computer, and the production/creation/forging or public documents. From midsummer 2008 until October of that year, Postmus was absent from the assessor’s office headquarters, and his whereabouts, in the face of growing scrutiny, were publicly unknown. Three months after he surfaced, in January 2009, district attorney’s office investigators, armed with a search warrant relating to Postmus’s suspected misuse of the assessor’s office’s authority and facilities, served a search warrant at Postmus’s Rancho Cucamonga condominium, finding in the course of that action methamphetamine and evidence indicating that he was smoking the crystalline form of the drug and had also engaged in the use of inhalants, such as toluene, paint thinner, butane and aerosol sprays. In February 2019, Postmus resigned as assessor.
In July 2009, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office charged Postmus and Greg Eyler, one of Postmus’s personal/political associates who had been hired into a good-paying administrative position in the assessor’s office, with 12 felony grand theft, misappropriation of public funds and perjury counts, nine lodged against Postmus and three against Eyler. Postmus was also charged with misdemeanor drug possession.
In February 2019, Postmus and Jim Erwin, whom Postmus had hired to serve as one of his assistant assessors, were charged with a total of 15 felonies relating not to acts that took place while Postmus was assessor but rather pertaining to one of the last votes Postmus cast while he was supervisor and his acceptance of money in the aftermath of that vote from the the entity most directly impacted by his vote. The vote in question, made on November 28, 2006, conferred a $102 million settlement on the Colonies Partners development consortium relating to a lawsuit that company had brought against the county in 2002 over flood control issues at its residential and commercial subdivisions in the northeast quadrant of Upland. Erwin had been a consultant for the Colonies Partners engaged in an effort to have the lawsuit settled on terms favorable to the Colonies Partners. Postmus was charged with five felony counts including receiving a bribe in his official capacity, embezzlement by a public official, conflict of interest by a public official and conspiracy to commit a crime. Erwin was charged with nine felony counts including bribing a legislator and a public official, extortion, embezzlement, forgery, perjury and tax evasion. Both Postmus and Erwin pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Thirteen months later, in March 2011, Postmus entered guilty pleas to 14 felony political corruption charges that had grown out of his 2009 and 2010 arrests, including conspiracy, bribery, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, fraud and perjury, as well as pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor drug charge. He agreed to turn state’s evidence, and in April 2011 testified as the star witness before a grand jury which in May 2011 issued a superseding indictment of Erwin, in which were included Jeff Burum, who was a principal in the Colonies Partners; Paul Biane, who in 2006 was Postmus’s colleague on the board of supervisors who had voted to approve the $102 million settlement with the Colonies Partners; and Mark Kirk, the chief of staff to Gary Ovitt, another member of the board of supervisors who had supported the lawsuit settlement with the Colonies Partners. The 29-count indictment in large measure revolved around the Colonies Partners having conferred a $100,000 contribution upon Kirk’s Alliance for Ethical Government political action committee on May 16, 2007; a $100,000 contribution upon the San Bernardino County Young Republicans political action committee controlled by Biane and his chief of staff, Matt Brown, on June 11, 2007; and two separate $50,000 contributions provided to the Conservatives for a Republican Majority political action committee on June 28, 2007 and the Inland Empire political action committee on July 5, 2007. The Inland Empire PAC and the Conservatives for a Republican Majority PAC were controlled by Postmus, his business and political associate, John “Dino” DeFazio, and Postmus’s political and personal associate, Adam Aleman.
Postmus’s sentencing on his convictions was held in abeyance as the trials for Burum, Biane, Erwin and Kirk were pending, since he was required, as part of his plea deal, to cooperate with the prosecution in testifying against them, as well as against DeFazio, who had been separately charged with assisting the Colonies Partners in delivering what both the district attorney’s office and the California Attorney General’s Office said was bribe money to Postmus through his participation in the creation of Postmus’s political action committees. Pretrial legal sparring and appeals motions delayed by more than six-and-a-half years Burum, Biane, Erwin and Kirk going to trial, with jury selection not taking place until December 2016 and the trial starting in January 2017.
During the interim from the indictment to the trial, Postmus found himself languishing. His conviction on the public official conflict of interest charge meant that he was banned for life from holding elected public office in California. Still, he longed to get back into the political game.
On April 8, 2013, either Postmus or his father, who have the same first and last names, sojourned to Cheyenne, Wyoming and registered with the Wyoming secretary of state’s corporate division Mountain States Consulting Group LLC, based in Cheyenne, as a Wyoming domestic limited liability company. Thereafter, having learned the pitfalls of bribetaking and other forms of graft and corruption, Postmus wielded Mountain States Consulting Group as a political money laundering operation. He understood implicitly and explicitly how the political system works, the circular pay-to-play element of control and governance where politicians take in money from those with an interest in the governmental decision-making process, use that money to get into office or stay in office and vote to approve the development projects or the contracts or the franchises of those who have donated that money. He had been caught boldly and baldly doing just that. As the owner of Mountain States Consulting Group, he could offer politicians a way to engage in pay-to-play trade-offs without getting caught and being stigmatized with criminal convictions as he had been. Mountain States Consulting Group took money originating with individuals or companies with a stake in governmental decisions, laundered that money through his company and then provided that cash, either as legitimate political donations or payments in some other form to the politicians making those decisions. Postmus employs Mountain States Consulting Group as a cutout, insulating the recipients of the money – the politicians – from those who are providing the money. When Postmus properly executes on this mission, it protects the politicians from the perception that their votes are being purchased, which has political benefits, while serving to lessen to some extent the possibility that the politicians he is funneling money to will be subject to law enforcement action for engaging in what in the final analysis are quid pro quos, out-and-out bribes or kickbacks. Postmus also utilized Mountain States Consulting Group to employ politicians or those considered to be up-and-coming in politics, such as Jeremiah Brosowske, an energetic and enthusiastic Republican Party volunteer who eventually landed an assignment as the executive director of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee and who was considered by many to have the hallmarks of the young Bill Postmus and embodied the same potential of achieving election to the board of supervisors when he was yet in his twenties.
In this way, Postmus managed to remain as a power broker in San Bernardino County political circles.
The trial for Burum, Biane, Erwin and Kirk took place over the course of nine months in 2017, during which Postmus was called as a prosecution witness. Burum, Biane and Kirk were acquitted. Erwin’s jury deadlocked, and was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the charges against him. The failure of prosecutors to gain convictions against any of the defendants was in some measure considered to be a reflection of Postmus’s lack of credibility brought on by the scandal he had immersed himself in. Following the trial, prosecutors, highly conscious of Postmus’s credibility issue, forsook seeking a conviction against DeFazio on charges of assisting Postmus in laundering the bribe money he had admitted to taking from the Colonies Partners.
While Postmus was yet awaiting sentencing, he moved toward fully re-immersing himself into San Bernardino County politics. He started in Hesperia, a community with which he was intimately familiar. In 2014, he succeeded in getting his longtime political associate, Paul Russ, elected to the city council. In 2016, he strengthened his hold on Hesperia by successfully working, through Mountain States Consulting, in getting another political affiliate, Rebekah Swanson, elected to the city council.
After Hesperia Mayor Russ Blewett died in May 2018, Postmus acted rapidly to promote Brosowske as the appointee to fill the gap on the council Blewett’s passing had created. Indeed, Brosowske gained that appointment and then in November 2018, with the advantage of running as a council incumbent, Brosowske was elected to the council in his own right.
Prior to Postmus’s sentencing by Judge Michael A. Smith, the same judge who had presided over the trial of Burum, Biane, Erwin and Kirk, Postmus and his attorney, Jeffrey Lawrence, sought to withdraw Postmus’s 14 guilty pleas on political corruption charges entered in 2011. Judge Smith denied that motion and ultimately sentenced Postmus to three years in state prison.
Postmus reported to begin his sentence on November 30, 2018.
He was initially incarcerated within the state prison system, but because of so-called prison realignment codified in Assembly Bill 109 and passed by the California Legislature in 2011, he was returned to the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Because of the non-violent nature of Postmus’s crimes, a positive evaluation of Postmus’s behavior in custody and his expressed attitude, as well as his assertion of having undergone a religious conversion, Sheriff John McMahon released him in August 2019.
Postmus immediately picked up where he had left off. Having established himself as a successful political operative in the 2014, 2016 and 2018 election cycles, he was even more active during the 2020 election.
Most notably, Postmus moved to become a central player in the effort to assist those seeking permits and licensing to engage in the sale of marijuana in San Bernardino County and who were accordingly willing to generously reward the elected officials whose votes are needed to ratify the granting of those commercial cannabis licenses and permits.
Among the various county and municipal jurisdictions in California, the San Bernardino County government structure and most of its 24 cities/incorporated towns were among the most resistant to the liberalization in the law pertaining to medical marijuana availability that occurred with the 1996 passage of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use of Marijuana Act, and the 2016 passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. It was only relatively recently that first the City of Needles, then Adelanto, thereafter San Bernardino, and now Hesperia and Barstow have consented to permitting commercial marijuana or cannabis-related activity within their confines.
Postmus, in conjunction with DeFazio and Brosowske and a handful of others, through Mountain States Consulting Group, has picked up as major clients well-financed cannabis industry heads who have obtained or are seeking to obtain permits and licenses to operate in Adelanto, San Bernardino, Needles, Hesperia and Barstow. In both Adelanto and San Bernardino, several of the operations obtained those permits by out-and-out bribing elected city officials. Postmus has begun filtering money from that set of cannabis entrepreneurs to politicians to grease the way for the companies he represents to take command of a lion’s share of the marijuana and cannabis-based product market in San Bernardino County.
Postmus has had, the Sentinel has learned, either or both public and private meetings with Supervisors Curt Hagman, Paul Cook and Dawn Rowe. These meetings have in major measure revolved around money, primarily money that Postmus is able to dig up for them. As a fundraiser, Postmus has begun funneling tens of thousands of dollars originating both from the cannabis industry and elsewhere to Hagman, Cook and Rowe for use in their future election campaigns. Simultaneously, he has put together a timetable by which the county will move to allow “established reliable growers” who have already obtained clearance to operate in Needles, Adelanto, Hesperia and San Bernardino to set up operations in the unincorporated portions of the county as well as within the eleven other municipalities in San Bernardino County other than Needles, Hesperia and Adelanto for which the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department provides contract law enforcement service.
Part and parcel to Postmus’s game plan was the election of Thurston “Smitty” Smith to the California Assembly in 2020.
Smith, a concrete pumper by trade who served two terms on the Hesperia City Council from 2006 to 2014, including having been rotated into the position of mayor, was considered by Postmus to be intellectually challenged enough to be easily manipulated. Shortly after Smith assumed his position in the California Legislature, he was bombarded with complaints about the proliferation of illicit marijuana farms in the desert, and thereafter induced by Postmus and his agents to take up a “legislative effort to reform Proposition 64,” one that is aimed at elevating unlicensed marijuana cultivation from an infraction/misdemeanor to a felony, subject to steep penalties, including hefty monetary fines and mandatory prison sentences for such transgressions.
It is Postmus’s, Brosowske’s, and DeFazio’s calculation as well as that of others involved with Mountain States Consulting Group that the legislative program Smith is pursuing will fail in the Democratic-controlled legislature. Thereupon, the stage will be set for the members of the county board of supervisors Postmus is bankrolling to throw up their arms, lament that seeking to eradicate marijuana cultivation in the desert and other unincorporated areas of the county is futile, and call for a change in policy in which the raising of marijuana is permitted, pursuant to a permitting, licensing and taxing regime. Those to be provided with permits are to be limited exclusively, or almost exclusively, to those who have hired Postmus and Mountain States Consulting Group to represent them and who are amenable to becoming a part of a cartel headed by DeFazio, who has already established a cannabis cultivation facility in Needles. Other members of the cartel being assembled include those who have already, in league with Postmus and Mountains States Consulting Group and acting independently of Postmus and Mountain States Consulting Group, demonstrated a willingness, in order to jumpstart their marijuana and cannabis-related business enterprises, to provide bribe money to former Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr, former Adelanto Councilman Jermaine Wright, former Adelanto Councilman John Woodard, San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia and San Bernardino City Councilman Juan Figueroa.
Third District San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe has demonstrated her willingness to sign onto Postmus’s game plan by vociferously decrying the recent uptick in unlicensed marijuana farms in the desert and calling for intensified eradication of the crops.
In January 2021, almost as if he were following through on a New Year’s resolution, Sheriff McMahon had his department became far more aggressive in locating and uprooting unlicensed marijuana plantations. Indeed, over the next several months, deputies and detectives assigned to the sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served search warrants or carried out eradication operations in Adelanto, Lucerne Valley, Johnson Valley, El Mirage, Twentynine Palms, Desert Heights, Landers, Yucca Valley, Daggett, Helendale, Yermo, Rancho Cucamonga, Phelan, Newbury Springs, Bloomington, Piñon Hills, Victorville, Hesperia, western Mojave and other outlying desert areas, all as a part of what has been dubbed “Operation Hammer.”
On May 18, 2021 at a workshop pertaining to the county’s proposed 2021-2022 budget, the board of supervisors telegraphed their intention to put $10.4 million into the spending plan for the upcoming year to address nettlesome land use and code enforcement issues in the county’s unincorporated areas, which primarily consist of unlicensed marijuana farms.
Public scrutiny of Operation Hammer intensified, inviting not only local news coverage but that from Los Angeles television and radio stations and those from as far away as Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego. Some of that coverage focused on the advantage the stepped-up enforcement efforts against unlicensed growers of marijuana provided to those entrepreneurs who had managed to get permits for marijuana and cannabis-related operations. Implied in a smattering of the broadcasts and press accounts was that government officials and law enforcement agencies, which had until only recently before assiduously worked to prevent marijuana availability, were now embracing the use of the drug as long as those selling it were paying tribute, in the form of permit and licensing fees and excise levies to local government, essentially filling government coffers and lining the pockets of government officials.
On June 8, McMahon went before the Apple Valley Town Council, intent on justifying his department’s intensified marijuana eradication effort. In the face of the criticism of law enforcement’s apparent assistance in clearing the decks of the competition the licensed marijuana providers were facing, McMahon doubled down, using language he soon regretted.
Referencing the City of Adelanto, where dozens of marijuana and cannabis-related businesses had been established based on payoffs provided over the course of more than four years to former Mayor Rich Kerr, Councilmen John Woodard and Jermaine Wright and several of their successors, McMahon said, “Adelanto has … illegal grows as well. That’s in direct conflict and competition with the legal growers that are paying taxes and paying fees to the city to operate. It is obviously impacting their business, as well. Needles sees the same thing.”
McMahon went on to advocate that other cities and the county adopt an ordinance similar to one on the books in Needles, which levies $10,000 a plant fines on anyone growing marijuana without a license.
Immediately, McMahon found himself figuratively immolated in a firestorm of controversy.
At issue was his insistence on having his department focus intense manpower and other resources on eradicating marijuana being grown by unlicensed and unpermitted farmers, while ignoring the graft – in the form of bribes and kickbacks – being provided by Postmus and Mountain States Consulting Group along with others to elected officials in the county who were granting commercial marijuana and cannabis-related operating permits to those who were paying them off. It was noted that in Adelanto, where the most intensive marijuana-involved graft was taking place, the sheriff’s department was the contract provider of law enforcement services.
Looming into sudden focus was the manner in which McMahon in August 2018 had freed Postmus from custody 22 months prior to his then-scheduled release date, after the disgraced former supervisor/assessor had served fewer than nine of the 36 months of his sentence, and more than eight months prior to the half-way point in his sentence, which under normal circumstances would have been the earliest Postmus could have been released. The circumstances led to a widespread assumption that McMahon himself was in on the graft.
McMahon was angered, but before taking any precipitate action, he had investigators with the sheriff’s department’s intelligence division and those attached to the department’s command echelon look into the situation. In short order those investigators determined:
* While Postmus was awaiting sentencing from 2013 until 2018, he was indeed taking in money originating with individuals or companies with an interest in the outcome of governmental decisions, laundering it through Mountain States Consulting Group and then funneling that money to elected decision-makers in county and local government;
* That Postmus had wangled early release from incarceration by being on his best behavior while in a prison and jail setting and representing to those assigned to evaluate him for parole that he had undergone a spiritual transformation and religious conversion;
* A standard element within Postmus’s political approach when he held office was to mimic the position of law enforcement holding that marijuana use is antithetical to an orderly society and that the liberalization of marijuana laws was plain wrong, and that he advocated fully recriminalizing marijuana use and possession to felony status, while maintaining that in no way should the County of San Bernardino or any of its cities allow medical marijuana to be sold;
* That while he was supervisor and assessor, he frequently engaged himself in the so-called party and play subculture, utilizing an online service by which he would schedule sexual hookups with other homosexual men that included the use of drugs – extending to methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana – and the arrangements for those encounters included specifying which of the participants was to host the get-together and supply the drugs to be used;
* That immediately upon his release in 2018, Postmus reinstituted Mountain States Consulting Group’s money and political fund laundering activity involving elected officials and candidates;
* That Postmus, while militating on behalf of actual or prospective cannabis industry figures or individuals with applications for marijuana or cannabis-related commercial licenses, was engaged in both direct and indirect efforts to convince officials such as Assemblyman Smith or McMahon and his officers that efforts to eradicate illicitly cultivated marijuana were necessary;
* That Postmus’s business associate DeFazio had established a marijuana cultivation operation in Needles;
* That Postmus had already begun filtering money originating with those elements of the cannabis industry seeking commercial marijuana or cannabis-related permits and licenses to Supervisors Curt Hagman, Paul Cook and Dawn Rowe.
From the time he had been sworn in as a deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 1985, McMahon had been an upholder of the law and a crusader against marijuana. In his time as a law enforcement officer, he and his colleagues with the sheriff’s department had made tens of thousands of marijuana-related arrests, with tens of thousands of those offenders briefly seeing the inside of a jail cell as part of society’s effort to convince them to end their dalliance with marijuana. There were thousands of others who were arrested on marijuana related offenses in San Bernardino County during those three decades who were incarcerated or imprisoned for longer periods of time. John McMahon stood by that record.
As it dawned on McMahon what Postmus had pulled off so far and what the politician-turned-political boss is yet purposed to achieve, he saw his life and career flash in front of him, the prospect that he would forever go down in San Bernardino County history as another corrupt law enforcement officer who had enabled the corrupt politicians within his milieu. He was particularly dismayed with Cook, a Marine colonel who had run for and was elected to the town council and mayoralty of Yucca Valley, the California Assembly, U.S. Congress and, most recently, county supervisor. Cook was, as he was, a Republican, who had professed, and seemed to embody, conservative, pro-military and pro-law enforcement values. McMahon had supported Cook in his political campaigns and Cook had endorsed him. Similarly, McMahon had taken for granted that Rowe, who had once been employed on Cook’s congressional staff, and Hagman, who had been an assemblyman and the chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee, shared his goals of preventing the liberalism that was overrunning the rest of California and bringing with it an avalanche of marijuana that would bury San Bernardino County. Learning that Postmus was pouring marijuana industry money into Cook’s, Rowe’s and Hagman’s coffers and pockets, and that the three were on board for allowing the cartel that Postmus represents and DeFazio heads to muscle in on the county’s marijuana trade overwhelmed McMahon. This was compounded by his realization that he himself had been manipulated by Postmus into using his department to assist in entrenching the Postmus/DeFazio/Brosowske cartel, and that the reputation he had built over a 35-year law enforcement career crowned by eight-and-a-half-years as sheriff was about to be utterly besmirched. On June 9, it first crossed his mind that the only way out was to resign. Nine days later, on June 18, McMahon did just that, announcing he would leave as sheriff on July 16.
In the weeks and months prior to McMahon’s announcement of his resignation, the Sentinel sought to engage with the sheriff on his personal knowledge and his department’s institutional knowledge of Postmus’s political money laundering activity vis-à-vis Mountain States Consulting Group. In making those inquiries, the Sentinel was explicit in referencing Postmus’s/Mountain States Consulting Group’s provision of money to a host of the county’s politicians, including Cook, Rowe and Hagman. The Sentinel also inquired as to whether the sheriff recognized that Operation Hammer was assisting Postmus, either deliberately or inadvertently, in his effort to manipulate the county and several of its cities into granting the cartel headed by DeFazio which Postmus and Mountain States Consulting Group represents a virtual monopoly or near-exclusive franchise over commercial marijuana activity in their jurisdictions.
Over an extended period earlier this year, McMahon did not respond to the Sentinel’s inquiries. On June 10, then-Sergeant/now Lieutenant Mauricio Hurtado told the Sentinel the sheriff would respond the following week. On June 18, McMahon announced his resignation as sheriff. More recently, the Sentinel renewed its efforts to have McMahon go on the record with regard to Postmus’s seeming success in cutting out a niche in San Bernardino County for the cartel he and DeFazio have created as well as his decision to grant Postmus an early release from custody in 2018; the investigation the sheriff’s department had undertaken into, and the information obtained regarding, Mountain States Consulting Group; his feelings about Postmus’s and Mountain States Consulting Group’s efforts to influence politicians with the application of campaign contributions and bribes/kickbacks; along with his views on the societal change ongoing in which marijuana is transitioning from its once banned status into a legally available and permitted intoxicative substance.
McMahon did respond to those inquiries.
An individual close to McMahon’s told the Sentinel that the decision to have the sheriff’s department engage in an intensified program to eradicate the proliferating illicit marijuana cultivation operations in the county’s desert areas had nothing at all to do with any lobbying effort by Postmus or Mountain States Consulting Group, and that it was an organic and earnest effort to bring under control a problem that has existed since shortly after the passage of Proposition 64, and which has been steadily worsening.
The sheriff’s position is an independently elected one, which gave McMahon autonomy and the ability to use his own judgment in directing the sheriff’s department, he said. That the initiation of Operation Hammer began around the time that Postmus began slipping money to Cook, Rowe and Hagman was “a complete coincidence” that had “absolutely no meaning” and “no effect” on the sheriff’s department, he said.
McMahon was “disappointed” to learn about Cook accepting money from Postmus, he said.
Furthermore, he insisted, any suggestion that McMahon was taking money from Postmus or could be influenced by money was completely off the mark. “You cannot print anything like that,” he said. “That is not only untrue, you would be seriously misleading your readers to even suggest anything like that. You would damage your newspaper’s credibility with anyone who knows John or anything about him. John was a good sheriff. He is honest. He was never a politician. He had some friends who were, but he was never a politician himself.”
Assailing McMahon for Postmus’s early release was unfair, he said. “John’s a Christian,” he said. “He believes in giving people a chance. That’s all that was.”
McMahon was not overly familiar with Postmus and what his criminal history consisted of, nor was he aware of Postmus’ political activity in the years after he left office. It was less than two months before McMahon left as sheriff that he learned about Postmus’s activities. “He was completely, 100 percent blindsided by that,” he said. “He was sickened by it. He had no idea. It has a lot to do with why he’s not sheriff anymore.”

Once Rock Steady Managerially, Fontana Now Rudderless

Departure Of Denny As City Manager Shifts
Focus Again To Warren & Her Trade-Offs For
Campaign Cash

Fontana, which for two decades ending in 2019 exhibited the most managerial and administrative stability of any of San Bernardino County’s 24 municipalities, is scrambling to replace its city manager for the third time in just over two years.
The disarray at City Hall comes as questions mount over whether the three senior administrators who served in succession since July 2019 were too accommodating of the city’s political leadership, in particular Mayor Acquanetta Warren, in allowing outside financial, investment and developmental interests to dictate policy.
In the meantime, Phil Burum, who was plucked from the private sector seven months ago to serve as deputy city manager, has taken the helm in the 217,237-population city.
Ken Hunt, who had been elevated to the acting city manager post in 1997 and dropped the qualifier from his title in 1999, remained a solid 20 years as the head honcho over a municipal workforce that at present has grown to more than 1,200. During those two decades, the city, with a population of some 137,000 when Hunt came in, grew substantially, leapfrogging past Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga to become San Bernardino County’s second largest city in terms of population.
Hunt was seen as a steady-as-you-go captain of Fontana’s ship of state and a capable manager, who kept one eye on the bottom line, ran the city day-to-day and had enough of a concept of urban planning to guide the former steel town away from its status as an industrial wasteland as it moved through the first two decades of the Third Millennium.
Others were mindful that Hunt had succeeded and functioned in the shadow of Greg Devereaux, whose run as Fontana city manager began in 1993 as the city was foundering financially. Devereaux, who was promoted into the city manager’s spot after having spent two years as Fontana’s redevelopment and housing director, came into a situation in which the city was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and disincorporation as a consequence of the graft-encrusted giveaways to developers and others that had flourished under the direction of Fontana’s city manager from 1973 to 1987, Jack Ratelle. Fontana’s financial situation in the late 1980s and early 1990s overwhelmed each of the three city managers succeeding Ratelle – John O’Sullivan, Russ Carlsen and Jay Corey. Devereaux mapped out a strategy to lift Fontana out of the financial abyss that it had slid into.
In four years Devereaux not only succeeded in extracting Fontana from its intractable economic circumstance, but made strides in putting the city on firm financial footing that would persist for two decades. In this way, the success Hunt enjoyed is perceived by some to have been less Hunt’s skill in management than his ability to execute the game plan Devereaux had formulated for him.
During the last eight-and-a-half years of his tenure as city manager, Hunt had coexisted with Acquanetta Warren while she filled the role of Fontana’s mayor. She had been elected to that post in 2010, after having been appointed to the city council in 2002, elected as councilwoman in 2004 and reelected in 2008. As mayor she had been reelected in 2014 and again in 2018, largely on the strength of her incumbency, name recognition and richly-endowed campaign war chest, which at this point exceeds $350,000.
It is no secret that Warren has been able to accumulate that overwhelming electioneering fund total through accommodation of developer upon developer by means of not only her votes in support of their projects but by delivering the votes of her council colleagues in support of those builders’ project proposals as well. Hunt was able to live within this pay-to-play milieu at least in part because continuing development in the city was not out of sync with the formula that Devereaux had devised to bring about economic sustainability for the city.
This symbiosis between Hunt and Warren was evident in the way in which Hunt cruised along as city manager, and the council, led by Warren, continuously renewed Hunt’s contract. In 2011, after Warren had settled in as Fontana mayor, a salary and benefit package was conferred upon Hunt, consisting of $264,596.80 in salary, $58,909.52 in other perks and pay and $36,184.72 in benefits for a total annual compensation of $359,691.04, making him the highest paid city manager in San Bernardino County. In 2016, when his salary escalated to $291,928, his other pay reached $71,857.31 and his benefits equaled $84,591.36 for a total annual compensation of $448,376.67, Hunt was logged as the third highest paid city manager in California. With Hunt’s contract set to expire in 2021, the ink on it was not dry when already Warren and her three allies on the council in 2018 were publicly discussing extending Hunt’s contract three years beyond 2021 to 2024 or perhaps even four years to 2025, so pleased with his performance were they and concerned that some other city might lure him away.
Precipitously in 2019, however, Hunt upped and departed. Mystery surrounded his exit, as Warren, who had previously been so laudatory about his talent as a city manager and how he was virtually indispensable to the city’s operations, uttered a barely audible “The city is grateful for Ken’s dedicated service to our city,” through clenched teeth in announcing his leaving. She would go no further. Hunt offered no explanation as to the reason for the sudden change at City Hall. It remained unclear whether he had been fired or he had quit, whether he had been pushed out the window or had jumped. Warren dissembled, first implying and then stating that Hunt’s departure was his own idea. “He resigned,” she said. But that was contradicted by the consideration that Hunt, whose managerial skills were so highly valued, did not immediately move into another position. Moreover, the claim that Hunt had voluntarily departed did not jibe with the disclosure made at that time that Hunt was being kept on the city’s payroll until the end of January 2020 and was collecting a severance on top of that, as Hunt’s contract did not provide for any continuation of pay or a severance if he left the city of his own volition. Warren continued to stonewall when asked again and again what had really occurred, and when the questions persisted, she evinced anger as a ploy to resist having to clarify what the deal with Hunt was. During a break at one city council meeting, when she was approached on the matter, she said that the question was purposefully disruptive, and implied that she would have one of or both of the Fontana police officers present at the meeting deal with the questioner harshly if the inquiry did not end.
Not until earlier this year was it disclosed that Hunt had not only been kept on the payroll until January 2020 after his July 2019 departure, for which he was paid $153,558.25 in salary over those six months plus benefits of $31,104.23, but that he had been kept on the payroll until January 2021, such that he was provided another $307,116.51 plus benefits of $62,208.46 for those 12 months of not working. On top of that, Hunt was provide with “settlement pay” and a “leave payoff” that together came to $511,182.54.
In this way, Hunt was provided with $1,127,378.45 after he left in July 2019, none of which he was due if he had in fact quit. Tacitly acknowledged was that Hunt had been asked to leave, by Warren no less, and that the $1,127,378.45 was intended to buy his silence over what had precipitated his leaving.
While Hunt, in compliance with the confidentiality clause put into the separation agreement with the city he agreed to and signed in July 2019, is not talking, reliable sources close to him have told the Sentinel that he and Warren in May 2019 veered onto a collision course with one another that fully manifested the following month when Hunt let it be known that he had come to recognize Warren was on the take and he would no longer tolerate her bribetaking. Those bribes, the Sentinel is informed, originated with developers as well as Alliance Building Solutions, which was given, at Warren’s insistence, a no-bid contract to render several Fontana municipal buildings more energy efficient.
Upon Hunt’s departure, the city arranged with G. Michael Milhiser, who had previously worked as Montclair city manager, Ontario city manager and Upland city manager and, after his retirement, as interim city manager in Adelanto for two different spans of time, to serve as interim city manager in Fontana, overseeing its roughly 1,200 municipal employees.
In April 2020, the city council settled upon Mark Denny to serve as city manager. Denny, a one-time aide to California Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle, the director of marketing and strategic planning for Allergan, Inc., the chief of staff for Orange County Supervisor William J. Campbell and the city manager of Dana Point, was considered by Warren to represent a good bet to serve as city manager. Denny was pro-development in his orientation and not terribly fastidious about adhering to ethical or legal constraints.
In 1996, when he was working for Pringle, the then-27-year-old Denny had been charged by the Orange County District Attorney and subsequently convicted of engaging in political skullduggery along with several of Pringle’s other political associates, including Jeffrey Christopher Gibson, Rhonda Carmony, Jeff Flint, Maureen Werft and Richard Martin. Denny’s convictions on campaign documentation falsification charges before Judge Marjorie Laird Carter came in close conjunction with the recording of similar or related convictions of the five others, all of whom had been involved in an effort to prevent Pringle from losing his tenuous hold on the leadership of California’s lower legislative house. Working with Flint, who was Pringle’s deputy chief of staff, Denny set about interesting Laurie Campbell in running as a decoy candidate to weaken the candidacy of Linda Moulton-Patterson who was vying against Pringle’s political ally Scott Baugh in the specially-held 1995 election to replace one-time Assembly Speaker Doris Allen, with whom Pringle had sharp political differences.
Ultimately, Denny was among a nest of political operatives convicted of election fraud. In Denny’s case, he admitted to participating in a scheme to siphon votes from Moulton-Patterson, the more established candidate in the Assembly race against Baugh. While suspicion fell on Baugh, Pringle and then-Congressman Dana Rohrbacher over their involvement in masterminding and directing the ruse, Gibson, Carmony, Martin, Flint, Werft and Denny proved good soldiers, fell on their swords and did not turn state’s evidence on the elected officeholders who employed them.
It was perhaps Denny’s demonstrated loyalty to his boss in a political context which convinced Warren he was her man, and she relied upon the three votes on the city council she controlled at that time – those of Councilmen John Roberts, Phil Cothran, Jr. and Jesse Armendarez – to bring Denny into the Fontana fold.
Denny, like Hunt had for so many years before him, seemed to mesh well with Warren. Yet even as someone willing to not only allow aggressive development to take place hand-in-hand with speculative investment, augmented with taxpayer-assisted subsidizations that defray the cost of infrastructure to jumpstart the development process and increase investor and developer profit, Denny saw that Warren’s attitude toward land speculators and project proponents had crossed the line from accommodation into outright affiliation, ones in which her own interest had become indistinguishable from the undertakings of those applying with the city for permits and project approval. The baldly pay-to-play ethos was most strikingly apparent in the accelerated pace of warehouse development in Fontana, a frenzy so intense that Warren was known, both derisively by her detractors and admiringly by her supporters, as “Warehouse Warren.”
In July of this year, California Attorney General Rob Bonta sued the City of Fontana over the April 20, 2021 Fontana Planning Commission approval of, and the June 22, 2021 Fontana City Council denial of an appeal against, Duke Realty’s proposal to build a 205,949-square foot warehouse on an 8.61-acre seven-parcel piece of ground at the southwest corner of Slover Avenue and Oleander Avenue.
Bonta took issue with the project, which is to feature 22 truck docks, 40 truck parking spaces, and 95 standard parking spaces, being immediately adjacent to a public high school. The city allowed the planning commission to utilize one of the least exacting forms of environmental certification for the project, a mitigated negative declaration.
In the lawsuit, Bonta argued that the city’s limited environmental review of the project and its failure to appropriately analyze, disclose, and mitigate the project’s environmental impacts violates the California Environmental Quality Act.
“Under the California Environmental Quality Act, the City of Fontana is required to implement all feasible mitigation measures to reduce harmful air pollution and other significant environmental impacts of the Slover and Oleander Warehouse project,” Bonta said.
While the civil action by the California Attorney General’s Office at this point merely stands as a procedural challenge to the project’s approval, Denny, already convicted once for having gone along with the criminal activity of a political personage above him in the governmental chain of command, cannot be confident that the state’s top prosecutor will not assign investigators who routinely ferret out evidence relating to criminal activity to look much more closely at the corners he and the city cut to assist Warren in accomplishing a highly questionable favor for one of her campaign donors. Indeed, questions have already been raised about monetary inducements provided to Warren in the form of political contributions and through other means, and how explicit the mayor and her donors were in arranging what might be demonstrated to a jury as quid pro quos. Denny, who is acutely conscious of the suspension of standards that took place in approving the Duke Realty Warehouse Project and others similar to it, does not want to face scrutiny on his decision-making process and the degree to which he was aware of untoward action by Warren, which he did not properly report or otherwise subject to proper protocol in his role as city manager.
The city’s version of the reason for Denny’s exit does not differ much from the initial false narrative put out with regard to Hunt’s departure.
Warren, as she said of Hunt, has indicated that it is Denny’s desire to leave.
“Mark arrived in Fontana in the midst of the COVID-19 shutdown and has shown extraordinary poise and leadership in guiding our City Hall team through some very difficult months,” Warren is quoted as saying in a press release issued on September 8. “We’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a dedicated professional and look forward to staying in contact with him as (he) takes this next step in his career journey.” According to Warren, Denny requested that he be permitted to leave so that he can take a position in “the private sector nearer his home and family in Orange County.”
The city gave no indication of whether or not a severance has been conferred upon Denny.
Deputy City Manager Phil Burum was elevated to acting city manager.
Burum, whose prior experience and line of expertise falls exclusively within the realm of the building industry, is even more unabashedly pro-development than Denny. For that reason, he may be for Warren a better fit as the city’s senior staff member.
In 2018, Burum was president of the Southern California chapter of the Building Industry Association. From September of 2000 until December of 2018, he was an executive vice president of Rancho Cucamonga-based Diversified Pacific, a homebuilder. From January of 2001 until December of 2019, he was a minority participant and vice president in Colonies Crossroads, Inc., a commercial developer. From early 2018 until February 2021, when he left to become Fontana’s deputy city manager, Burum was a vice president with homebuilder DR Horton in its Southern California/Inland Empire office.
As deputy city manager in Fontana, which has been his only professional position in the public sector, Burum has been assigned virtually exclusively to issues relating to development. Burum heads the city’s development services division, which encompasses the community development, engineering and public works departments.
Though the city has already begun a search for Denny’s replacement, the city has the option of elevating Burum to the actual city manager’s post, which would allow him to continue to oversee development issues in the city, and hiring a deputy city manager who might be assigned to administrative tasks and overseeing other city departments. Given Warren’s reach and political control of three of the city’s current council members – John Roberts, Pete Garcia and Phil Cothran, Jr. – she can essentially dictate how City Hall’s hierarchy is to be structured.
-Mark Gutglueck

Spooked By Lawyer, Redlands City Council Balks At Rubberstamping Subdivision

Forced by an environmental rights attorney to take stock of what were alleged to be shortcomings in the environmental certification documents prepared for the proposed conversion of the England Grove Estate’s 130-year-old orange orchard into 28 homes, the Redlands City Council this week held off on giving the project go-ahead.
The England Grove Estate is located at the southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Alvarado Street in the southern portion of Redlands.
Jeff Burum and Matt Jordan of Rancho Cucamonga-based Diversified Pacific have proposed bulldozing roughly six of the England Grove Estate’s 8.8 acres to make way for a residential subdivision consisting of 2,000-square foot-to-2,600-square foot homes on what are mostly 6,200-square foot lots. Diversified Pacific would leave intact the home on the property facing Palm Avenue initially built by Thomas Y. England in 1893 in the Victorian Style and altered into a prairie style abode in 1914 by Guy Hunter, as well as the carriage house behind the England home and the England Queen Anne cottage built on another part of the property facing Alvarado Street.
Several nearby residents, other city residents and preservationists have taken exception to Diversified Pacific’s development proposal altogether, maintaining that the estate should be fully preserved, so that the structures on the property remain in the context of the citrus operation, which includes a grove of navel oranges and a gravity-fed irrigation system, the only remaining such facility in Redlands and among the last in the state.
Of note is that Diversified Pacific was able to purchase the property for $2.35 million in June 2019. Previously the Redlands Conservancy offered the property’s owners, Christopher and Jacquelyn Brumett, $3 million for the estate, which was rejected, as the couple expressed the belief the property would fetch twice that. The Brumetts then spurned another offer of $4 million from preservationists who said they were committed to protecting the entirety of the land from development.
For many of those who have gone on record as being opposed to the development project and the destruction of the grove, the fashion in which Diversified Pacific outmaneuvered the preservationists in being able to purchase the property for less money than they were willing to put up is an issue. Project opponents further object to the city permitting the environmental certification on the project to be done via a mitigated negative declaration, one of the least exacting types of environmental analyses used to deem a project as being in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
A group of Redlands residents, who banded together under the name Save The Grove, retained attorney John McClendon.
McClendon prepared a document presented to the council which put forth the assertion and marshaled support thereto that a mitigated negative declaration for the project would not stand a legal challenge and that under the California Environmental Quality Act the city was required to conduct a full environmental impact report to let the development take place. The city was in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act because it had not consulted with nor included other agencies in determining what type of environmental document to prepare, McClendon maintained, and he said the city should have touched base as well with those agencies during the preparation of the so-called initial study for the mitigated negative declaration, even if an environmental impact report was not completed.
Furthermore, McClendon maintained, disagreements among experts and analysts who had examined the development proposal with regard to environmental impacts necessitated that a comprehensive environmental report be compiled. To make a negative declaration of no significant impacts and bypass the requirement for a full environmental impact report, McClendon said, the city had to consult with all agencies in the state with responsibility pertaining to the issues at play in the development. He asserted that the city had failed to make such consultations. The documentation upon which the mitigated negative declaration was based, “was not sent to the state clearing house,” McClendon said. “It was not properly distributed.”
Advocates for Diversified Pacific maintain that the company is the owner of the property free and clear, and that the company’s property rights entitle it to proceed with the project on any terms it wants as long as it adheres to the city’s zoning and building codes.
Diversified Pacific’s architect, Peter Pitassi, emphasized that the company had made a diligent and sincere effort to plan for and to eventually create a residential subdivision that will enhance Redlands.
“We’ve gone to some significant effort to be as sensitive as we can be to the conditions around our property,” Pitassi asserted. “We think we have a project that will be very beneficial to the community and the neighborhood.”
The lawyer for Diversified Pacific, Mark Ostoich, said the mitigated negative declaration prepared for the project was based on available and substantial evidence, and constituted an adequate environmental certification of the project. He pointed out that Diversified Pacific had participated in the effort to preserve the two residences and the carriage house. The preservationists in Redlands should content themselves with what they are getting out of the project, Ostoich said.
“The cultural resources that are being lost [i.e., 90 percent of the the grove and the irrigation system and a wall around the grove] are less significant than the highly visible cultural resources that are being retained [the two homes and the carriage house],” Ostoich said.
The city council was scheduled on Tuesday, September 7 to consider the proposal and vote on whether to make the mitigated negative declaration and allow Diversified Pacific to proceed with the project. In deference to input from City Manager Chares Duggan and City Attorney Dan McHugh, who expressed a concern that McClendon would initiate a lawsuit against the city if the project were approved before an inventory of the historical resources the estate entails were not first sent to the state clearinghouse or repository for such data, the city council deferred taking up the consideration of the project, and postponed further consideration of the matter until the inventory of historic resources is properly lodged with the state.
-Mark Gutglueck

Hesperia Approaching Five Years W/O Pocket H2O Facility Running

When Hesperia and Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority officials broke ground on the Hesperia Subregional Water Recycling Facility in March 2015, there were confident predictions that once the plant came on line two years hence, it would generate some million gallons of water per day that would be used for irrigation at various places around the city, and that the operation could be expanded to treat as much as 4 million gallons daily.
The facility involves storm water pump stations, reclaimed water pump stations, influent screens, two aeration basins, inline ultraviolet disinfection, hybrid membranes involving the use of permeate and backwash pumping, a recirculating aquaculture system pumping station and percolation ponds. The facility is designed to function as a “scalping plant,’ meaning it sucks liquid out of the sewage line leading from Hesperia to the main regional treatment plant operated by the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority near the Mojave River in Victorville. At the subregional plant the foul water is skimmed, filtered through two sets of membranes and then subjected to ultraviolet light to kill bacteria.
The water the facility delivers is not intended to be potable – that is, it is not to be used for drinking, cooking or bathing – but it will be suitable for use at the city’s golf course and to maintain the fields and landscaping at various schools around the city. This would replace groundwater that would otherwise be pumped from the city’s wells.
Nearly five years after the $40 million plant was completed, it has not recycled a drop of water.
Hesperia officials over the last four-plus years have not offered much in the way of an explanation as to why the waterworks has lain fallow, and little in the way of an effort has been made to bring it on line. Nor has the Hesperia City Council nor other city officials pushed the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, which technically owns the facility and serves as its operator, to make it functional.
Instead the liquid in the city’s effluent has gone to the main water treatment plant, and the water derived there has been used in Victorville for irrigation purposes.
Had the Hesperia Subregional Wastewater Reclamation Facility been functioning over the last several years, the recycled water produced there would have been pumped to a large storage tank managed by the City of Hesperia and then piped to ponds at the Hesperia Golf Course, as well as to school campuses to irrigate landscape and grass covered fields.
According to Hesperia City Councilman Bill Holland, who serves as his city’s representative on the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority and is currently the chairman of that entity’s board, the facility will be up and running at full capacity no later than January of next year, and will likely be partially on line as early as the second week of November.
At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Holland read a narrative prepared by Darron Poulsen, the general manager of the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority.
According to Poulsen, as voiced by Holland, “The issues that are causing delays in the delivery of recycled water in the City of Hesperia from the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s Hesperia Subregional Facility began five years ago when for financial reasons the facility [was] not put on line after construction was completed. Revenue shortcomings at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority attributed to diversion matters caused the organization to have a layoff of 33 percent of staff, staff that was meant to operate the facility. The plant sat idle for almost four years until January of 2020, when staffing levels were slightly increased.”
Holland said technical glitches compounded by poor management decisions more than four years ago prevented the Hesperia facility from going on line some 20 months ago.
“At that time it was assumed,” Holland, reading from Poulsen’s narrative, continued, “the facilities could simply be turned on and operations would be fine. That was not the case. Sitting idle for three, almost four years, start-up was not smooth. Filter membranes had been sitting in stale water for years and both membrane trains were fouled to the point of needing to be completely replaced. Due to COVID-19 measures, manufacturing was significantly delayed. To date, one train has been replaced, and the other train is scheduled for replacement the second week of October 2021. In February of 2021, the Victor Valley Waste Water Reclamation Authority was close to starting operation [of the plant], with the one replaced train. At that time the regional water quality board informed the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority staff that when the plant was shut down, previous Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority leadership did not perform the final operational performance testing on the ultraviolet disinfection system, and that we could not start the plant until the test was completed. During initial testing of the ultraviolet system we found that the three years plus of sitting stagnant, with recycled water in the ultraviolet system, [it] was not operating correctly. The entire ultraviolet system needed to be rebuilt. All of these delays in starting the plant are attributed to actions taken five years ago, and could not have been foreseen by current staff as necessary steps to restart the plant.”
Holland said, “The materials to repair the ultraviolet system are being installed this week. The team performing the ultraviolet operational performance testing will start the work on Monday, September 13. The work will take two weeks to complete. The second set of membranes are now ready to be installed They’re scheduled to be installed in the middle of October. The work will take two weeks to complete.”
Holland said, “The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority will send the performance testing paperwork to the regional board by the end of October. “
Again reading from Poulsen’s narrative, Holland said, “The newly updated ultraviolet system has a potential to deliver a temporary operating requirement of a double ultraviolet dose, which will allow Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority to deliver recycled water at 250 gallons per minute within a week of the new membranes’ installation.”
Holland predicted a “best case delivery date of November 8, 2021. If there is a delay in the membranes’ installation [there will be a] wait to deliver recycled water until after the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 29.”
As the current board chairman at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, Holland was unwilling to lay responsibility for the four year-plus delay at the feet of the troops he leads.
“I don’t want folks to blame the current staff, because it’s not their fault,” Holland warranted. “They’ve done the best they can with what they have had to inherit.”
Holland was confident the facility will soon be doing what it has been kept from doing for too long.
“Once the regional board approves the testing, the facility will be able to ramp up to full delivery mode, which should be over 500 gallons per minute,” Holland said. “The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority staff will push hard to have this review completed, so that full operations can start by January of 2022.”
Holland said that at that time, the operation “should be able to deliver reclaimed water to at least the golf course, which is already set up for it, and possibly other sites that have been set up for it.”
Holland said he had prompted Poulsen to provide him with the narrative so he could inform Hesperia’s residents about “the reason why we have gotten to this point and haven’t gotten any further along.”
-Mark Gutglueck