Commentary: Lovingood listens . . . well maybe not quite

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood had been on a whirlwind tour of the high desert in the past nine weeks. He is calling this series of events “Lovingood Listens.”

Lovingood claims these events are a continuation of what he has been doing since taking office in December 2012. The problem is most of us cannot remember such events taking place before he filed for re-election in March of this year. As a matter of fact, Lovingood has been the most invisible supervisor in the 42 years this reporter has been watching the antics of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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From an FUSD source

Students At Risk In recent weeks the conditions at Fontana Schools have been called into question with Superintendent Boozer at the helm and this problem seems to be trickling down into each school. At Southridge Middle School it is well known by the teachers, parents, and students that the atmosphere at the school has deteriorated […]

Commentary: Fact checking Lovingood lies

Several weeks ago as this reporter sat in on a San Bernardino County Central Committee (SBGOP) meeting to observe the endorsement process, it was shocking to learn that according to San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood the high desert has already added four new deputies on the street due to his vote to increase the Vehicle License Fees (VLF) by $34 million over the next ten years. The vote only took place last year, and as a retired county employee of 30-plus years, I know things do not move that quickly.

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Complaint alleges Lovingood failed to report contribution from Lewis Homes

Another ethics complaint has been filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit against San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. According to records on the Secretary of State’s and the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters websites, Lovingood did not report a $1,500 contribution from Lewis Homes.

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Guest Editorial: Needles’ Cannabis Kingdom

At our 5-10-16 Needles City Council Meeting it was announced, in a curiously subdued fashion, that there are indeed thirty, ( yes that is the number, you know, right after twenty nine….) Medical Marijuana projects currently underway in the City of Needles.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels made the happy announcement, then went on to explain that the City of Needles is about to max out its current wholesale electric contract! But not to worry, we may apply for an additional ten megawatts to facilitate ten to twelve additional grows immediately, and there is hope for an additional fifty megawatts in the future!

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This little guy has a destiny with death

This handsome little Chihuahua boy is in the unfortunate predicament of being one of several dogs the shelter no longer has room to keep. His euthanasia date has been set for May 17, 2016. If a rescue does not step forward by Tuesday, or an adopter find it in their heart to make room in their home for this little guy, his fate is sealed.

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The face of innocence is just a baby and facing death – Just Adopted :)

This sweet little girl is only about 13 weeks old and faces a very uncertain future. As cute as she is, she has two hurdles that could keep her from being adopted.

First, she is black and black dogs have a really hard time being adopted. Second, she is a mix, and a small mix at that. The shelters are full of small mixes. A pup such as this must really stand out from the crowd.

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Join the fun at the Lucky Pup Dog Rescue golf tournament

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2016, as Lucky Pup Dog Rescue of San Diego holds its first-ever charity golf tournament. Golfers and non-golfers alike are welcome to this tournament. Even your dog is welcome.

Lucky Pup Dog Rescue was founded by Christine and Steve Haslet about five years ago once they realized the substantial need at the Devore Animal Shelter in San Bernardino, Calif. After their efforts with that shelter were repeatedly rebuffed, the Haslets went on to work with high-kill shelters throughout Southern California, including the city of San Bernardino. They specialize in small breed dogs.

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