Local Elections

Former movie maker Danny Malmuth announces run for mayor of San Bernardino |Jul 25, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Former filmmaker Danny Malmuth announced he’s running for mayor on Tuesday, unveiling a platform that’s part show-biz and part homage to San Bernardino’s glory days.

Mike Gallo joins San Bernardino mayor’s race |Jul 17, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> A third major contender for San Bernardino mayor threw his hat into the ring Monday: Mike Gallo, president and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology and a member of the

Councilman John Valdivia announces he’s running for San Bernardino mayor |Jul 6, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Councilman John Valdivia announced Thursday that he was running for mayor, promising an aggressive challenge to incumbent Carey Davis. Davis announced in May that he is

‘Economics for Dummies’ author is running again against Rep. Pete Aguilar |May 16, 2017

A harsh lesson in campaigning isn’t stopping an economics professor from re-entering the political arena. Sean Flynn announced Saturday, May 13 that he would run in 2018 for the 31st Congressional District seat held by Rep.

Ferguson mayor seeks third term as challenged city’s face |Apr 1, 2017

FERGUSON, Mo.>> Ferguson’s leadership has changed drastically since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown put the St. Louis suburb at the center of the debate over the treatment of blacks by the nation’s police forces.

Senior prosecutor challenges Mike Ramos for San Bernardino County DA seat |Mar 20, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> John Thomas, a 17-year senior prosecutor with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, announced Monday morning that he is throwing his hat into the ring for the 2018 DA race.

San Bernardino County DA Mike Ramos will run for re-election |Mar 14, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos pulled out of the race for state attorney general Tuesday and announced plans to run for re-election next year. He’ll have at least one challenger.

Election 2017: Wrightwood voters decide on community special district |Mar 7, 2017

WRIGHTWOOD >> The mountain community of Wrightwood isn’t an incorporated city or town. But Tuesday night, the residents voted on whether to take a step toward self-governance, in the form of a Wrightwood Community Services District.

How much Upland’s next special election on marijuana will cost |Feb 28, 2017

UPLAND >> This city has already spent $4 million in the last several years trying to combat marijuana-related uses. Come June, it will have to spend nearly a quarter-million, this time to ask the voters in a

Rancor over development, crime shadow LA mayor’s race |Feb 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate. Anxiety over taller, denser development, a jump in violent crime and the city’s notoriously fickle voters together inject a faint hue of uncertainty into what otherwise looks like a lopsided contest.

It’s official: Challenger Eddie Tejeda wins Redlands council seat |Dec 6, 2016

REDLANDS >> Final certified election results show that Eddie Tejeda has edged past incumbent John James to win the second open seat on the City Council.

When will all of California’s votes be counted? |Dec 4, 2016

It looked like democracy’s bingo hall. In the lobby of the Riverside County elections office Thursday, workers sat at foldout tables with sheets of paper and ballots. Methodically and calmly, they verified votes cast electronically in last month’s general election.

Steinorth declares victory in 40th assembly district race, but Medina has yet to concede |Nov 29, 2016

Republican Assemblyman Marc Steinorth declared victory Monday in his costly and competitive 40th District race. Soon after new vote-count totals were released late Tuesday by the San Bernardino County registrar’s office, Steinorth’s campaign sent a statement declaring victory.

Eddie Tejeda holding lead over incumbent in Redlands City Council race |Nov 23, 2016

REDLANDS >> Challenger Eddie Tejeda’s lead has widened to 168 votes over Councilman

The latest on the election: No answers in tight races in Pomona, Upland, school districts |Nov 18, 2016

Ten days after the Nov. 8 election, four local seats — from two city councils and a school board — along with two school bond measures remain very much in the air. Election officials from Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties have until Dec.

3 Redlands Unified board members step down following election |Nov 17, 2016

REDLANDS >> Three members of the Redlands Unified School District’s Board of Education took part in their last meeting earlier this week. On Tuesday, the board and district officials lauded Richard Haller, Ronald McPeck and Neal Waner for their 36 years of service between them during a brief tribute, which featured remarks from the three men, board president Patty Holohan and member Donna West.

What the Inland delegations to Washington and Sacramento look like |Nov 13, 2016

This election brought radical change to the White House. But for the most part, Inland voters sent back the same faces to Washington, D.C., and Sacramento. That said, not every incumbent won. Those who did enter a reshaped political landscape offering opportunity and obstacles to lawmakers’ influence and agendas.

Highland voters to decide fate of Harmony development |Nov 12, 2016

HIGHLAND >> A controversial residential development approved for the eastern side of Highland is headed to a ballot. The Highland City Council has consented to putting the Harmony master planned community before voters in November 2018, reversing course on its approval of the project after opponents gathered enough verified signatures to force a recall or seek voter input.

Highland welcomes two new, two familiar faces to the City Council |Nov 9, 2016

HIGHLAND >> Two City Council incumbents were re-elected Tuesday, and with them two new faces under the city’s newly implemented district-based election system.

One incumbent re-elected to Fontana council; one is edged out |Nov 9, 2016

FONTANA >> Eleven candidates were seeking two seats on the Fontana City Council, and one incumbent got more votes than anyone else, while another incumbent was edged out of office. Jesus “Jesse” Sandoval was the top vote getter with 14,159 votes, while Jesus “Jessie” Armendarez won the second position with 9,804 votes, as of Wednesday morning results.

Rialto’s incumbent mayor, city clerk win big |Nov 9, 2016

RIALTO >> Incumbent Mayor Deborah Robertson turned back a challenge by Ed Palmer. Robertson was leading Palmer, Rialto councilman and an attorney, in the unofficial Wednesday morning results 9,410 votes to 6,355.

San Bernardino marijuana law won’t take effect right away |Nov 9, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO >> A majority voted Tuesday for a ballot measure to replace the city’s marijuana ban with a regulatory plan, but the law won’t reflect that immediately.

How San Bernardino voters empowered City Hall with Measure L |Nov 9, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO >> The national election may have been a rejection of the establishment, but here, voters overwhelmingly showed their trust of city officials by adopting a new city charter that empowers those officials.

Reyes unseats Brown in Assembly race |Nov 9, 2016

In a victory for progressives, Eloise Reyes unseated fellow Democrat and Inland Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown on Tuesday in a big-money contest that reflected a larger fight between liberal and moderate interests in Sacramento.

One Redlands City Council seat is too close to call |Nov 9, 2016

REDLANDS >> Councilwoman Pat Gilbreath has been re-elected to the Redlands City Council, but it may be too early to say the same for Councilman John James. Gilbreath held a commanding lead, with 6,031 votes, or 18.

Voters send three newcomers to Redlands school board |Nov 9, 2016

REDLANDS >> New faces will take three seats on Redlands Unified’s Board of Education, according to final unofficial results from the San Bernardino County Registrar’s Office.

Incumbents win re-election in Yucaipa’s new districts |Nov 9, 2016

YUCAIPA >> Three incumbents have been re-elected to the Yucaipa City Council, only now they will be held accountable by voters in their own districts. Mayor Denise Allen-Hoyt and Councilmen Bobby Duncan and Dick Riddell led their challengers by a wide margin in the city’s

Here’s the latest Election Day 2016 news from across the Inland Empire |Nov 8, 2016

It’s Election Day! Follow along with the Southern California News Group as we navigate the polls, check in with votes, talk to candidates and give election results as they come in from across the Inland Empire and state throughout the day and night.

High Desert residents vote for San Bernardino County supervisor’s seat |Nov 8, 2016

Incumbent Robert Lovingood was leading challenger Angela Valles in the race for 1st District San Bernardino County supervisor as of 12 a.

2 San Bernardino Mountains residents vie for 33rd Assembly District seat |Nov 8, 2016

Incumbent Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Big Bear Lake, was leading challenger Scott Markovich in the race for the District 33 seat Wednesday with nearly 62 percent of the vote.

San Bernardino charter reform Measure L winning big |Nov 8, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO >> Voters appear ready to replace a governing document that many city leaders and government analysts say has hobbled the city for years — but that defenders say offers critical checks and balances that may now be lost.

San Bernardino marijuana measures winning |Nov 8, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO >> The city is on its way to allowing marijuana, with Measure O beating out two competing plans to regulate it. In results released at 4 a.m. Wednesday, with all precincts reporting although some ballots remain uncounted, Measure O was out front, with 16,000 votes in favor, or 54.

ELECTION 2016: Prop 60 condom law for porn industry fails to win |Nov 8, 2016

A state initiative that called for enforcing condom use during all adult film production sites across California failed to win voters over, according to results released on Wednesday. Almost 54 percent of the electorate voted against

Here’s how first-time voters were taken for a ride on Election Day |Nov 8, 2016

PERRIS >> Sandra Betancourt has been living in the U.S. for decades, growing and picking grapes in the eastern Coachella valley since she was 13, and this election year she decided to vote for the first time.

Incumbent mayor, city clerk off to solid leads in Rialto |Nov 8, 2016

RIALTO >> Incumbent Mayor Deborah Robertson turned back a challenge by Ed Palmer. Robertson was leading Palmer, Rialto councilman and an attorney, in the 12 a.m. returns 6,270 votes to 4,039. Robertson said in her second term as mayor she wanted to seek out other revenue streams, as the city utility user tax sunsets in 2017.

Rep. Paul Cook leads Rita Ramirez in 8th Congressional District race |Nov 8, 2016

Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, appeared to have sewn up a third term. As of 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, the California Secretary of State’s office was reporting Cook easily leading Democratic challenger Rita Ramirez, 63.

Here’s how the Yucaipa council race is shaping up |Nov 8, 2016

YUCAIPA >> Voters returned two incumbents to the City Council and appeared poised to re-elect a third incumbent in the city’s first district-based election, according to

Here’s the latest on the Redlands Unified race |Nov 8, 2016

REDLANDS >> Unofficial early election results show challengers in the lead for three open seats on Redlands Unified School District’s Board of Education.

Two incumbents, two newcomers take leads in Highland council district races |Nov 8, 2016

HIGHLAND >> Two incumbents and two newcomers held the lead in Highland’s first district-based election, according to early election results posted by the

Here are the early results in the Redlands council race |Nov 8, 2016

REDLANDS >> Early election results showed the incumbents holding onto their seats on the Redlands City Council.

Fontana City Council race shows incumbents leading |Nov 8, 2016

FONTANA >> Eleven candidates are seeking two seats on the Fontana City Council and the incumbents are leading. Jesus “Jesse” Sandoval was the top vote getter by midnight, with 76 percent of precincts reporting.

Incumbents lead in Colton City Council races |Nov 8, 2016

COLTON >> Incumbent Frank Navarro leads former Mayor Kelly Chastain for the District 3 seat, which represents the northeast part of the city. The midnight update, shows the vote was 736 to 448.

2 incumbents, 2 new faces vie for 3 Grand Terrace City Council seats |Nov 8, 2016

Incumbent Grand Terrace council members William “Bill” Hussey and Sylvia Robles captured 30.

From loyal to lost? Vietnamese voters and the California GOP |Nov 6, 2016

In Florida, it’s Cuban Americans. Within one generation, the children of a loyally conservative immigrant group don’t feel the same attachment to the Republican Party that their parents did.

Meet the man who started the porn world’s condom wars |Nov 6, 2016

When Mike Stabile first moved to Los Angeles in 2011, he was struck by a billboard he saw along the freeway. It showed a line of cocaine and a turned-over shot glass, with the caption: You know why.

Here’s everything San Bernardino County voters need to know about Tuesday’s ballot |Nov 5, 2016

The battle between presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be the marquee event Tuesday, but it’s just one of many local contents that will be decided on Election Day. Voters will weigh in on congressional, state Senate and Assembly, school board and special district races, as well as numerous statewide propositions.

Redlands City Council candidates still seeking votes |Nov 4, 2016

REDLANDS >> With only a few days until Tuesday’s election, candidates running for Redlands City Council are making their final push for votes. Candidates will be out canvassing neighborhoods, meeting with residents and attending events in town, hoping to get their message to the remaining poll and mail ballot voters.

More money flows into Redlands City Council campaigns |Nov 4, 2016

REDLANDS >> Redlands City Council candidates have continued to raise money for their campaigns during the final weeks of the election. Since the previous filing deadline at the end of September, candidates have received donations from the Redlands Police Officers Association, employee unions, business owners and residents.

Rialto mayor, city council and city clerk seats up for election |Nov 4, 2016

RIALTO >> In her bid for a second term, incumbent Mayor Deborah Robertson faces a challenge by City Council member and Rialto attorney Ed Palmer. And that’s just part of the election drama in this city of about 100,000.

Eleven candidates vie for two seats in Fontana City Council |Nov 3, 2016

FONTANA >> Eleven candidates are seeking two seats on the Fontana City Council. Lydia Salazar-Wibert will be seeking her second term as an elected council member. In 2010, she was appointed to the council to fill a vacancy.