Tag: James Ramos

Big Bear Comes Together for Boys High School Soccer

Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2015 – At a reception at Jay and Heather Obernolte’s home on Saturday, April 11, a group of dedicated parents, students, and others saw their dream of a High School boys soccer team become a reality. A few months ago, some folks had the idea to create a soccer team for the boys at BBHS and started the process of raising the $25,000 needed to field a team for the 2015/2016 season. Soon the Lighthouse Project joined the effort and the word started getting out to the community. Local realtors started the ball rolling with donations totaling $3,000. The Rojas family hosted Taco Day at Sonora Cantina and raised $4,000. The soccer boys held a car wash and made $1,200 and Hacienda Grill raised $4,000 with the sale of ‘soccer balls’. $2,760 was received in mailed donations and Bruce and Kim Voight pledged $2,000 if and when they reached $23,000. Going into the evening of the reception at the  Obernoltes, there was $8,040 remaining to be raised. As people arrived at the gathering, another $3,000 was raised, leaving just over $5,000 to go. After thanking the community and those present for their generous support, Big Bear Lake Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jahn introduced Assemblyman Jay Obernolte who welcomed guests to his home and stated that he and his wife Heather would donate $1,000 to...

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County Considers Solar Energy in Rural Areas

San Bernardino County, CA, July 26, 2013 – This week, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy projects in rural communities, which affects unincorporated areas of the Big Bear Valley. County Supervisors say they have made headway in the planning process of adding a renewable energy component to the General Plan, but that they need more time to define the development code to heighten certainty for solar industry. In a press release, Supervisor James Ramos said, “Adding a renewable energy component to the County’s General Plan is crucial. The current plan is nearly silent on renewable energy and the development code permits solar projects to back up against residential areas in the unincorporated parts of the County. We need the next three to six months to properly plan for the impact these solar projects have on the rural communities of our county….Proper planning will provide protections for all.” The protections promised include preventing financial investments into a project that could later be zoned against in the new codes, and safeguarding labor against litigation if a project is challenged.   First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood said solar projects already approved or with applications on file will not be affected by the extension. “I want to be clear, San Bernardino County welcomes renewable energy project applications,” Lovingood said. “This extension is a balanced approach that will enable...

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Ramos Adds Three Key Staff Members To Team

San Bernardino, CA, December 20, 2012 – Since taking the Oath of Office on December 3rd, Third District Supervisor James Ramos has put together a team of staff members who can best serve his district which encompasses the Morongo Basin, Big Bear, Barstow, and parts of the Inland Empire. The Board of Supervisors has approved Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Carrillo, Legislative Analyst Tony Mejia, and Communications Director Molly Wiltshire as the latest members to join the Ramos staff.  Deputy Chief of Staff, Chris Carrillo will handle the Supervisor’s policy operations including transportation, social services, and land use issues.  Legislative Analyst, Tony Mejia will provide the Supervisor with a thorough understanding of proposed legislative and budgetary issues brought before the Board of Supervisors. Communications Director, Molly Wiltshire will provide updates to stakeholders through various forms of media including newsletters, social media outlets, and the Third District County Supervisor website. These three staff members join Supervisor James Ramos, Chief of Staff Phil Paule, and Executive Secretary Julianne Torres in serving the Third District. The Supervisor will announce his Field Team after the first of the...

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Democratic Club Hosts Candidate Forum

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Jim Bagley Joins Derry & Ramos in the County Supervisor Race

Big Bear, Ca, February 8, 2012, 4:00pm – Another name has been thrown into the hat for the San Bernardino County Supervisor for the 3rd district.  Jim Bagley announced earlier this week of his intentions to run for the County Supervisor seat.  Bagley will be joining current Supervisor Neil Derry, and James Ramos in the election.  According to his campaign team, Bagley has served as the Mayor of Twentynine Palms for three years, served as the president of the San Bernardino County Transportation Agency, and served on various other committees and commissions.  Bagley joins the race for Supervisor in the midst of current Supervisor Neil Derry sending out fliers to over 11,000 of his supporters stating that Ramos has links to “gang members”, and goes on to describe Ramos as a “Casino Boss.”  According to an article in the Press Enterprise, Dave Gillard, a consultant for Ramos described the mailer as gutter politics.  Ramos who is the current Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians told the Press Enterprise that the reservation is a safe community.  The election for County Supervisor along with other positions up for office will be held on November 6th.  Citizens are encouraged to educate themselves on the issues and candidates and make an informed decision when it comes time to...

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