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Open Primary California and Some Confusion

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 6, 2012, 7:00pm – There has been a lot of discussion about the new open primary system for California voters and perhaps some confusion.  Previously the election ballot a voter received was determined by party affiliation.  But now the new ballots include all candidates regardless of their declared party affiliation.  The primary included elections effecting the Big Bear Valley for the United States Congress, the California State Assembly and the Third District County Supervisor. The voter turnout was low across the state and in San Bernardino County was determined to be 22.52%.  With that the Congressional 8th District winners were Paul Cook and Gregg Imus who took the top spots and will move on to the General Election in November.  In the 33 State Assembly District Tim Donnelly, an incumbent, and John Coffey will be on the ballot in fall.  Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Jahn said “he put his heart and soul into his campaign”, for State Assembly and that he “worked very hard and has no regrets”.   In the race for The Third District County Supervisor candidates James Ramos and Neil Derry will be on the ballot on November 6th. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31542.mp3|titles=Election June 6 2012 – Cathy Herrick reporting]...

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Postal Service Announces No Changes To San Bernardino Mail Processing Operations

Redlands, CA, February 24, 2012, 1:00pm – As a result of a study that began five months ago at the San Bernardino Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) in Redlands, the Postal Service has determined there was no significant opportunity to improve efficiency or service through consolidation of mail processing operations, that means no changes will be made at this time. It has also been determined as a result of studies of eight other facilities in California that the Postal Service has decided to move all mail processing operations at these facilities to other locations. Once the transfers are completed, the mail processing operations at the eight other facilities will be terminated. Specific dates have not been set for the transitions and there will be no changes to any retail, business mail entry, or vehicle maintenance operations at those locations at this time. Last December, the Postal Service agreed to impose a moratorium on closing or consolidating Post Offices and mail processing facilities prior to May 15, in order to give Congress and the Administration the opportunity to enact an alternative plan. A list of mail processing studies and their status is available at usps.com/ourfuturenetwork. Specific information about individual studies, including public meeting summaries and summary briefs, is posted on the website usps.com/areamailprocessing as it becomes available. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31374.mp3|titles=USPS...

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Jerry Lewis Announces Retirement From Congress

Big Bear, Ca, January 12, 2012, 1:00pm – Representative Jerry Lewis announced this week that he will retire at the end of this term after 46 years in elected office and 33 years representing San Bernardino and Riverside County in Congress. Lewis is the longest-serving Republican member of Congress from California, and the first member from the state to be Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  Lewis issued the following statement on his retirement plans: “I will not seek re-election to the Congress in 2012. After months of consultation with loved ones and family, my wife Arlene and I have decided to retire from public life. We are deeply grateful to so many who have provided their support over the years. I have worked hard to justify that support. Thank you all and may God continue to bless America.”   Lewis has done a great amount of work in the last 46 years, and locally helped contribute to the elimination of more than a million dead trees to reduce fire danger in and around the San Bernardino National Forest. He worked with Sen. Dianne Feinstein to secure $500 million more to eliminate fire dangers throughout Southern California. As a result of the work with San Bernardino County and forest service officials, fire danger has been dramatically reduced in the past few years.  With elections just around the corner for...

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