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SOC Meeting

I have come to a decision regarding the Save Our Country (SOC) Meeting. I have decided to cancel any further meetings. There are too many conflicts with schedules etc. and my hearts in a different place right now, representing my community, in a different way, since my election to council in the Town of Apple Valley.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dr. Stephen A. Colangelo, Pastor shares his inspiring Prayer

Many of you requested I post Pastor Steve's Prayer...Thank you Pastor, you are so inspiring!

Prayer Given at the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting on September 22, 2009

Lord, we come to humbly to ask you to guide this great Nation. Lord, please hear our prayers this morning. In a nation that is losing her way, a land that has forgotten you, a nation that turned away from that which is right; Lord, please forgive us.

May we never be guilty of making moral wrongs civil rights. May we never be found guilty of making what is evil seem right and making what is right seem evil. Forgive our nation that has abandoned what is right and has bowed down at the altar of political correctness. May you give us the courage to always elect leaders that would rather be statesmen rather than politicians.

Lord we ask that you place people in positions of authority who will recognize that America is great because America is good. Help us to remember that you are the Author of freedom and that In God We Trust is not just something that is stamped on our currency but should be stamped on the hearts of all true patriots.

Lord we seek your guidance in these darkened times. May your light shine brighter than ever before, for we need to see it more clearly than ever before. Lord, rescue this nation from ourselves and return her to her former glory, that if we would seek Your face, repent of our ways, and remind the government that they work for the people and not the other way around, that we would do well to remember that our laws and constitution were founded on Your precepts, then we shall prevail over the darkness that threatens to engulf this great land.

We thank you for these servants gathered here today who believe in something greater than themselves and have dedicated their lives to public service. Lord, we thank you for those that seek to lead instead of follow the crowd. We thank you for your abundant blessings. You have showered us with more blessing than we truly deserve. You have raised us up as the most powerful nation on this planet. You have raised us up from humble beginnings to towering heights. You have made us the agent of freedom to those enslaved by tyranny; and the vanguard of hope to the hopeless.

Lord, we ask for your blessings, not because we believe we are deserving of such blessing, but because we are unworthy. We need to feel your presence in a way we have never felt before. If you would shine down upon us with the grace of Your love; if You will awaken this nation of ours; if You would bring us godly men and women afraid of nothing except failing You, then we are confident that we can look toward the future and see that the greatest days of America are not behind us but are still lie ahead.

We thank you O, Lord that you are a loving and kind God, and may we as a nation remember your loving kindness throughout all generations. Lord, guard and protect these servants of our County, that your precepts shall guide their decisions. May you guard and protect this great body, and guard and protect the United States of America. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!

Dr. Stephen A. Colangelo, Pastor
Lucerne Valley Bible Fellowship

Friday, September 18, 2009



The past few weeks have been difficult for the dedicated and talented people in the Land Use Services Department. That’s why it’s my pleasure to announce that I have appointed Dena M. Smith to serve as Director of Land Use Services.

Dena, who currently serves as Clerk of the Board, is one of the county’s most talented managers, which makes her the best choice to lead Land Use Services at this time. She brings with her a proven track record of healing and revitalizing organizations, and developing leadership.

Dena is not a Land Use professional
, although, in her role as Clerk of the Board, she has developed a great deal of experience dealing with Land Use issues, documents, and processes. Land Use Services has many people who are rich in talent and experience in the areas of planning and building and safety who can assist her in these areas. What the department needs most at this time in the top position is someone who can rebuild an organization fiscally and foster unity. And, there is no one within the county who can do a better job of that than Dena Smith.

Dena was born and raised in the Bronx, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in biology, and has succeeded in a vast array of fields here in the county. Prior to becoming Clerk of the Board, Dena was the county’s Chief Learning Officer. She has also served as Human Resources Manager for the Superintendent of Schools, a labor representative for SBPEA, and has served as a Human Resources professional in the private sector.

Dena has also been a key leader in several important countywide projects including Service FIRST and the ExCL Program. As Clerk of the Board, Dena implemented the state’s first system for on-line posting of Form 700s and the webcasting of Board meetings. As Chief Learning Officer, Dena oversaw the successful design and operation of the county’s first centralized training unit, the Performance Education and Resource Centers (PERC).

I have no doubt Dena will do an excellent job as Director of Land Use Services, that the people of the department will respond well to her leadership, and that she will make the department a better place, as all managers should in their respective assignments.

Dena will begin transitioning into her new role immediately. Please join me in wishing Dena much success in her newest assignment, and offering her our full support and cooperation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Undercover investigation featuring corruption and murder at ACORN in San Bernardino. View video on right and hear Acorn employee Teresa Kelke.

James Okeefe comes to San Bernardino and posed as an up and coming politician who wants to use illicit money to fund his campaign. This is unbelievable!


Julie Rynerson-Rock Land Use Services Director has been locked out of the Land Use building and sent home too enjoy a three month vacation.

Word on Rynerson-Rock is that she will be working from home until September 29th and then begin the extensive three month vacation - and many believe she may be sent on a permanent vacation.

Will Rock return?

After the shakeup within her department that showed more than six million dollars in shortfall and caused the layoff of 61 people it appears that Rynerson-Rock is being pushed out – or off the cliff…we will be listening for the thud!

On Aug. 13, County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer placed the department's administrative manager, Ruth Rice, and the heads of two divisions within the department -- Randy Rogers, deputy director for code enforcement, and Henry Roe, deputy director for building and safety -- on paid administrative leave, the trio has since returned to work. Uffer is expected to present a budget report to the Board of Supervisors with possible adjustments in the next few weeks.

San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department provides land use planning, building and safety, and code enforcement services to property owners within the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. The Department also performs weed abatement activities on behalf of fire districts throughout San Bernardino County.


Julie Rynerson Rock, director of land use services, announced her retirement today, September 16, 2009, county spokesman David Wert said. Her last day of work was not known, but Wert said she would leave by Sept. 30.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Duvall makes my point that Ethics should be under the jurisdiction of The Public Integrity Unit or the Grand Jury in San Bernardino County.
ETHICS = Each Time Honor Is Challenged Scram!


Shame on Assemblyman Mike Duvall who quit his post Wednesday after tape recordings showed the married father of two shared intimate details about having sex with and spanking one of two mistresses.

Duvall will be investigated by the Assembly Ethics Committee,the same committee he served on prior to his resignation. Alledgely one mistress is a lobbyist for the utility industry that Duvall was assigned to help regulate.

Using gutter talk and bravado including the F-word, Duvall's salacious intimate details could be herd clearly during a break in a Capitol hearing during which he apparently didn't realize a microphone was live.

"She wears little eye-patch underwear," Duvall told a Republican colleague, Corona Assemblyman Jeff Miller, while the two were at their seats, waiting for business to resume at a July meeting of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Miller can be heard chuckling and was engaged in the 'sharing.'

The audio is difficult to understand in some places and very clear in others. Duvall says, "So, the other day, she came here with her underwear. … And so, we made love Wednesday – a lot!" Duvall talked of sexual game-playing with "Eye Patch" but does not mention her name.

"So, I am getting into spanking her," he said. "Yeah, I liked it. I like spanking her. She goes, 'I know you like spanking me.' I said, 'Yeah, because you're such a bad girl.'"

The 54 year old former assemblyman mentioned on the tape that his mistress had just celebrated her birthday and was 18 years younger than he. "I said, 'Now you're getting old, I am going to have to trade you in."

The Orange Country Weekly identified her as Heidi DeJong Barsuglia, a lobbyist for the energy firm Sempra Energy.

Sempra has denied the affair and says it is investigating the matter “to ensure not only that our policies on employee conduct are adhered to, but also that our employee is treated fairly.”

Duvall served as vice chairman of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, which decides which energy-related issues reach the Assembly floor.

As vice chairman of the committee and a Republican, Duvall had little power moving bills through the Democratic-dominated Legislature. Of the 24 bills he authored this session, only one related to utilities, and it never got a committee hearing.

Duvall, in his tape recording, also referred to a second mistress he called "Shar."

"Oh yeah, Shar, Shar, Shar," he said. "Oh, she is hot! I talked to her yesterday. She goes, 'So, are we finished?' I go, 'No, we're not finished.' I go, 'You know about the (other mistress), but she doesn't know about you."

Within hours of the salacious tape being aired, Duvall was removed from two committees by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, then apologized on his Web site for "comments I made in what I believed to be a private conversation."

Shortly thereafter, Duvall announced his resignation on his Web site, without speaking to the media. His "inappropriate comments" had become a "major distraction" to the Legislature, he wrote. he described the incident as "story-telling."

"I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office," Duvall wrote. "Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work."

But the Assembly Ethics Committee is now investigating whether there were also serious ethical failings that would have influenced his legislative decisionmaking. Some watchdog groups suggest laws could have been broken, too.

Already, watchdog groups are calling it an example of the all-too-close relationship between lobbyists and lawmakers in Sacramento.

“The blatancy and the arrogance of this instance is a wake-up call to get much tougher limits on lobbying,” says Judy Dugan of Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based advocacy group. “It’s not a new problem.”

If it turns out that Duvall was having a relationship with a female lobbyist – and that relationship had any influence on his committee votes – then ethics rules were probably violated, says Derek Cressman of Common Cause, a government watchdog group.

One group, the progressive Courage Campaign, wants the California attorney general to investigate to see if Duvall can be “prosecuted for selling his votes.”

Common Cause said that Sempra was lobbying on 170 pieces of legislation in California and, at least in once case, Duvall voted no on a bill that Sempra campaigned against. Sempra has donated more than $822,300 to a variety of California legislatures since January 2009.

The group noted that there have been other instances of energy companies using unorthodox methods to win influence.

“There is a track record of energy sector lobbyists using sex, drugs, and alcohol to unduly influence decision-makers,” it said in a statement, citing a 2008 Interior Department report that found that Chevron, Shell, and other energy lobbyists had provided gifts as well as sex and cocaine with 12 employees of the Minerals Management Service.

The probe into Duvall’s comments may be broadened to look into other alleged affairs between lawmakers and lobbyists, says California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D).

Assemblyman Miller stripped of Ethics Committee spot

The legislator who lent an open ear to ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall's graphic descriptions of sexual trysts has been removed from the Assembly Ethics Committee, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass' office has confirmed.

Assemblyman Jeff Miller, R-Corona, was taken off the committee, which is investigating Duvall's actions. T

Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, has replaced Miller on the panel

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has 14 days to call a special election to fill Duvall's Orange County Assembly seat, representing Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, and parts of Anaheim, Orange, Yorba Linda and La Habra.

The earliest that a primary election could be held is Nov. 3, with a runoff, if necessary, on Jan. 5, officials said.



Wednesday, September 2, 2009


In an early morning meeting,lead by Gerry Newcombe and Jessica Brown from the CAO's office, officials in the San Bernardino County Land Use Division handed out the bad news, laying off 61 employees. Building and Safety lost 47; Code Enforcement lost 7; Weed Abatement lost 7.

A stunning turnaround for the county which has professed they have been able to meet their budget cutbacks while maintaining staffing levels.

Last month three high placed employees from the planning department were placed on administrative leave. Randy Rogers, Henry Roe and Ruth Rice were unexpectedly removed from their desks, Rogers and Roe have returned while Rice remains missing in action.

Julie Rynerson-Rock the department head is rumored to be leaving her post in some sort of squeeze play, that scenario is yet to be played out.

The shakeups continue within San Bernardino County government. Unfortunately for those line employee's who most likely have done nothing more than 'their jobs' they today find themselves looking for other jobs. There is the possibility that employees with seniority can bump others with less seniority and from other departments so the final shakeout is undetermined.

Employee's are assuming that the insult to injury will be those being replaced by those with seniority may have to train the person who is sending them to the employment line!


We're taking Back America - Notice is served

The Mojave Cross has been torn down again!

As expected, the Mojave National Preserve employees removed the cross erected the day prior. The seven foot cross made of PVC pipe was erected as a War Memorial on Monday, May 31, 2010 during a celebration of Memorial Day and the Mojave Cross. At noon today a call came from the site that the cross has been removed again!

Most of the small wooden crosses inscribed with the name of a fallen American hero were wedged into crevices of the rock and are still there today.


Taliban Video of Captive Soldier Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl - Family Pleads for His Release

The family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl speaks out. Bergdahl was captured in eastern Afghanistan in June and his location is undetermined. The family is pleading for the release of their son, and urging him to "stay strong." Lt. Col. Tim Marsano of the Idaho National Guard issued a statement Friday from the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. airborne infantryman who was taken by the Afghan Taliban in Paktika province. In their statement, the family is urging the captors "to let our only son come home." And to their son, the family says, "We love you and we believe in you. Stay strong." Bergdahl, is the only known American serviceman in captivity. Marsano met with the family Friday morning at their home outside Hailey, Idaho.

U.S. Soldier Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Soldier Pfc. Bowe  Bergdahl
Bergdahl captured by the Taliban and held hostage since June




The Nevada Development Authority released this flier today as part of a campaign to attract California businesses to Las Vegas.




Governor makes 'Stand For California' pitch - says "No Tax Hikes"




Newspapers, public must take more responsibility for election of public officials

By Charles Roberts, Editor, Highland Community News

“They didn’t become scalawags the day they were elected,” said San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales as she addressed the Democratic Luncheon Club Friday.

Speaking of elected officials, she advised, “Look at how they treat their families, their neighbors.”

She said questionable candidates should be culled out well before the election, and blamed the electorate for putting crooks into office.

“You are the beneficiaries of bad government,” she said. “And you are the beneficiaries of good government.”

She also took a swipe at County Supervisor Neil Derry for his choice of staff members, but added that supervisors have control over staff member choices, and her job is to work with everyone to get things done for the good of her constituents.

“I will work with anyone to deliver the services you need,” she said.

It’s worked well for her. She is now in the sixth month of her second term, and “so far, everything I put forward has been accepted.”

Noting that District Attorney Michael Ramos has not completed the investigation of former Assessor Bill Postmus, Gonzales said she asked Ramos point blank if he (Ramos) had been involved in anything illegal or extramarital, and he assured her he had not.

She urged him not to defraud and “do not bend to pressure.

She said she has continued to support Ramos, and still does until she is proved wrong in her trust.

She had high praise for County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer (“a good man, says it like it is”) and economic consultant John Husing (“honest, straight shooter”).

On the subject of the Grand Jury, she said one year is too short a term for members, and they should be given more power.

On campaign contributions, she said she works to be transparent, and criticized shadow committees that operate just inside the boundaries of the law and take little or no responsibility for questionable mailers and other mudslinging activities, and urged better investigation of political activities.

“There was a time when newspapers did that, but they have fallen by the wayside,” she observed. “Where are the reporters who have the tools and the right (to investigate)?”

Still, she sees no need for an ethics commission, calling it “baby sitting in disguise.”

While agreeing that ethics should be taught in school, she said adults should know what is right and wrong and do what is right.

From FlashReport


Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

June 15, 2009

[Publisher's Note: As part of an ongoing effort to bring original, thoughtful commentary to you here at the FlashReport, I am pleased to present this column from Jon Coupal. Coupal is the President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Flash]

If you are new to the FlashReport, please check out the main site and the acclaimed FlashReport Weblog on California politics.

A great line from Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain is “you probably think this song is about you.” Well, if you are reading this, Anthony Adams, rest assured that this column is not about you. It is about reasonable taxpayer expectations.

Some brief history: Anthony Adams is the Assemblyman who represents parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties who, along with two others in the Assembly, broke ranks with GOP colleagues to provide the votes needed to approve a $12 billion tax increase in February. That increase was part of a package that included putting Proposition 1A on the ballot which would have dealt taxpayers another $16 billion blow.

Since casting votes which inflicted irreparable harm to already overburdened taxpayers, Adams has taken the position that those votes were actually courageous because they prevented California from “going off a cliff.” For the record, there are those who describe Adam’s actions in more colorful and less flattering language.

Adams is a first term legislator who was elected to office by ordinary folks who work hard to look after their families, keep a roof over their heads and put food on the table, while at the same time generously paying high taxes to support others who cannot, or will not, support themselves. In this economy, many of these same voters now have a new challenge – holding on to their jobs and homes. So, after Adams voted to increase taxes that were already the highest in the nation, it is no surprise that many of his constituents now support an effort to remove him via recall. They cannot, they say, afford to take the chance that Adams will remain in office long enough to cast any more of his “courageous” votes.

Now in survival mode, Adams has abandoned his base of working taxpayers and sought the protection of the governor and the financial support of the “tuxedo class” to preserve his office.

Some argue that any recall of legislators who violated their written pledges to voters is a waste of time and money. What’s the point anyway when Adams can be challenged in the primary election just 12 months away? Is the recall effort just an over the top response by reactionaries seeking revenge, or is there a legitimate basis for resort to this tool of direct democracy?

First, it would be difficult to argue that Adam’s own actions would not provide substantial grounds for immediate dismissal from a private sector job. His foremost transgressions would clearly constitute “job fraud,” which is described as “fraudulent or deceptive activity or representation on the part of an employee…toward an employer.” There can be little debate that Adams misrepresented his views to his employer – voters – prior to the election.

Want proof? A mailer Adams sent out asking for votes states “I will oppose any attempt to raise taxes.” Additionally, Adams signed the following, “I Anthony Adams, pledge to the taxpayers of the 59th Assembly District of the State of California and to all the people of this state, that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

And there is absolutely no evidence that enhanced interrogation techniques were used to compel Adams to make these declarations. The principal of “no new taxes” was clearly represented by Adams as a core belief and commitment and was presented to the public as a reason to elect him to office.

And that is what distinguishes his situation from all the Democrats who voted for the tax increases. That is precisely the behavior we expect from the majority party. And we are aware of no Democrat legislator in California who has signed the no tax pledge.

Some argue that all Republicans who voted for the tax increases should be recalled. While there is some merit behind that position, the other Republicans who voted for the “grand deal” either did not sign the pledge or are termed out of office. Adams situation, when taken as a whole, is different: A first termer who is now equally strident about defending his anti-taxpayer vote as he was strident about being a defender of taxpayer interests before the election.

There is another reason why the current Adams recall is wholly justified: Those Californians who do not live off the public dime want to make sure that those legislators who claim to represent the interests of taxpayers will continue to do so. Every member of the California Legislature is now constantly being pressured to save this or that program by the conga line of special interests now testifying in budget committees. Quite frankly, those who pay the bills don’t have time to travel to Sacramento to engage in this mindless dance. Recalling a legislator who stabbed us in the back is a good way to remind other legislators that there are certain acts which are unforgivable and punishable by the political death penalty known as recall.

The mission statement of the
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assocation reads:

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers' rights including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.

Accomplished taxpayer advocate and prominent attorney Jon Coupal, as President of the HJTA, heads up an organization that plays a critical role here in the Golden State . Beginning with the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, the HJTA has consistently been the lead organization looking out for the rights of California taxpayers. In literally EVERY major battle that occurs in Sacramento, where the forces of irresponsible government growth are trying to figure out another scheme to raise taxes or fees to redistribute taxpayer funds to the latest 'must fund' program, Jon and the HJTA are there to ask the tough questions, and to wave a big stick. You see, the HJTA doesn't just talk the talk. Whether leading efforts to get their many, many grassroots members to lobby their elected officials, going to court to fight illegal tax increases, or marshaling resources to take tax-protection measures to the electorate, HJTA has been there. But not just on a statewide level, but also at the local level -- fighting against local bond measures and fee-increase schemes that seek to unduly and unfairly burden taxpayers.

Traci Dean Rally


Thank you to Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt who clarified his association with Assemblyman Anthony Adams and Adams recent fundraiser which featured the Governor.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt clarified the information on a printed invitation which is shown below this article. The invitation stated that the supervisor was on the Host Committee and in support of Assemblyman Anthony Adams fund raising activities.

In a phone call today the Supervisor stated, “I did not agree to be on the Host Committee.”

Mitzelfelt went on to say that the original event he was involved in was a fundraiser in Victorville with Steve Poizner as guest speaker. Mitzelfelt said, “I had agreed to be on the Host Committee. Post that event it changed to the governor event. Adams used me on the host committee without permission.”

“I would have preferred to be asked again,” Mitzelfelt stated. “I did not go to the event. Anthony is my friend but I did not agree with his vote on the budget.”

Mitzelfelt mentioned the recalls that have been filed against 59th District Assemblyman Anthony Adams, “The recall is between him and the voters. I think this is an unfortunate situation, but we will just have to see how it goes.”



This bogus information was posted on Victorville's Website....thousands of jobs?

Victorville, CA - The City’s recently approved $568 million budget reflects funding for essential city services such as police and fire, as well as continued investment in job development.

According to City Manager Jon Roberts, the City currently invests in economic development to bring jobs and new services to Victorville.

Through the City’s efforts, thousands of manufacturing and logistics jobs have been created in town and at Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA), as well as countless retail and service related jobs throughout the High Desert.

Last year, Newell-Rubbermaid opened its distribution center at SCLA creating some 150 jobs. This month Dr Pepper Snapple is set to begin construction on its west coast distribution facility creating 200 new jobs.

In addition to the creation of new jobs, the City’s investment into infrastructure has increased the City’s ability to offer new services such as paramedic service, crime reduction programs, and new road projects . This year the City will complete construction of a new park and fire station at Eucalyptus and Topaz.

“In these tough economic times, the City is reinvesting taxpayer dollars back into the economy,” said Roberts. “All of our economic development efforts come down to one simple concept, job creation.”

It is hard to understand the direction Victorville is going in. So far the majority of jobs created have been low paying and substandard. I certainly don't see the thousands of jobs that are mentioned in this article that was posted on their website.

A message to the City: 'You can fool some of the people...aw you know where I'm going with this one'
By the way: retail sales are down 15% in Victorville and up 35% in Apple Valley. Oh, Hesperia reports an 8% increase.....Barb

The Treasury Dept. has issued a new dollar bill to reflect the state of the economy.

The Treasury Dept. has issued a new dollar bill to reflect the state of the economy.
Oh my God!