April 15, 2014 Leave a comment
April 15, 2014 Leave a comment
I recently attended a meeting of GIEMLA and Judge Michael Sachs gave an update on the progress of opening the new Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino. Here are some of the highlights:
15 Civil Courtrooms are available, of which 13 will be occupied. Civil Departments will be located on floors 7-10.
20 Criminal Courtrooms are available, 18 will be occupied. Criminal Departments will be on floors 1-7.
There will be no pillars in the middle of the courtrooms.
Civil Assignments will be:
S22 (Judge Donna Garza)
S23 (Judge Donald Alvarez)
S25 (Judge Keith Davis)
S27 (Judge Thomas Garza)
S28 (Judge Michael Sachs)
S29 (Judge Janet Frangie)
S30 (Judge Brian McCarville)
S31 (Judge John Pacheco)
S32 (Judge Pamela King)
S33 (Judge Joseph Brisco)
S35 (Judge Bryan Foster)
S36 (Judge Gilbert Ochoa)
S37 (Judge David Cohn)
Law and motion will be four days a week instead of 2
Limited Civil law and motion will be two days a week without a court reporter
Unlimited civil law and motion will be another two days a week
Judge Brisco will be the Supervising Judge for civil.
March 25, 2014 Leave a comment
As an update to this post: I saw retired A.K. Smiley Public Library Director Larry Burgess at Eureka Burger last night, and I decided to ask him how the state-named streets in Redlands got their name.
Mr. Burgess was kind enough to tell me that they were named by the developer, and at least one of them was after his home state. He subdivided the land into roughly 25 acre parcels for orange groves, the remnants of which still exist in the area. He said the information was not easy to find; he had run across it in years past.
A search of newspapers gives these references to the streets:
Iowa Street: San Bernardino Daily Sun, August 14, 1912, Pg. 9 (crop mortgage)
Alabama Street and California Street: San Bernardino Courier, April 25, 1894, Page 8 (Notice of Sheriff’s Sale on Execution).
New Jersey Street: San Bernardino Daily Sun, December 11, 1906, Page 6 (Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino responding to a petition of property owners requesting a protection district consisting of the Redlands Storm Water Channel (what appears to be known now as the Mill Creek Zanja).
Kansas Street: San Bernardino Daily Sun, July 9, 1914, Pg. 3 (Boy arrested for sandbagging).
Tennessee Street: San Bernardino Daily Sun, January 31, 1897, Pg. 3 (Petition for Mission School District to the Board of Supervisors)
Nevada Street: San Bernardino Daily Sun, May 2, 1903, Pg. 2 (Petition to have Nevada accepted as a public road to the Board of Supervisors)
New York Street: Daily Sun, January 31, 1897, Pg. 1 (House building permit).
Texas Street: Daily Courier, September 26, 1888, Pg. 3 (Redlands Cannery to be constructed)
He agreed that some were added later to keep up the theme.
Copyright 2014 Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
March 18, 2014 Leave a comment
I received a notice today from the court on one of my San Bernardino District cases. It says:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: AFTER May 12, 2014, THIS CASE WILL BE HEARD AT THE SAN BERNARDINO JUSTICE CENTER, 247 WEST 3RD STREET, SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415-0210. The above-entitled case has been reassigned for all purposes to the new court location as of May 12, 2014.
What does that mean to you, the attorney, the in pro per, the paralegal, litigant or secretary? On your captions, instead of Central District or San Bernardino District, start writing “San Bernardino Justice Center” and instead of 303 W. Third Street, write 247 West 3rd Street on Judicial Council forms or local forms.
July 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Here is a link to a photograph that I took on July 3, 2013.
I have taken a series of the photographs during construction every time I go to court (and when I remember to do so).
The construction is continuing apace. According to the Administrative Office of the Courts , the Courthouse is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2014.
One interesting fact that I did not know according to that site is that the address is actually going to be on second street – 247 West 2nd Street to be exact.
March 15, 2013 Leave a comment
I have yet to find an answer. Some clues are found in the archives of the Fortnightly Club of Redlands, Streets in Redlands, by Dr. Lawrence E. Nelson, January 1974 at the Assembly Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library. The best take-away, completely non-related to the subject of this post, from 1974:
Philip Merlan, the scholarly refugee professor at the University of Redlands and later at Scripps, once remarked that when he came to Redlands he was amazed to find how religious the people were; they even had a patron saint for torn-up streets. Everywhere he went he saw signs set up honoring St. Closed.
What states have streets named after them in Redlands? Of the north-south streets, from west to east: California Street, New Jersey Street, a very tiny Oregon Street off of Orange Tree Lane, Nevada Street, Idaho Street connecting Plum Lane and Orange Tree Lane, the solely-south-of-the-10 Iowa Street, Alabama Street, the rump Arizona Street off the anachronistic Coulston Street, Missouri Court (a cul-de-sac off of Park Avenue), Indiana Court, the cul-de-sac off of West Lugonia Avenue, Kansas Street (home of the Animal Shelter), which runs from Barton to Redlands Boulevard, Tennessee Street, the carved-up New York Street, Texas Street, the somewhat north-south Michigan Avenue, Colorado Street north of Pioneer Avenue, the northside Ohio Street, the probably-not-named after the state Washington Street, and the probably-named-after-the-daughter-of-a-developer Georgia Street. As far as east-west streets, Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware Avenue, the way-out-east-may-technically-be-in-Yucaipa Florida Street.
I once answered an interrogatory speaking about Illinois Court (meaning Indiana Court), the location of a fatal motorcycle accident (outside the City limits), and the then-Public Works Director, Ron Mutter, informed me that there was no Illinois Court within the City, despite the fact that a variety of really old streets are named after Chicago streets (such as State Street) in Redlands.
The state-named streets are on the Lugonia grid, and that the original ones were California, New Jersey, Nevada, Iowa, Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas Street, New York Street, and Texas Street. California is an easy one, but why Alabama and Tennessee?
Looking at a 1939 topographical map online, we see California Street, New Jersey Street, Nevada Street, Iowa Street, Alabama Street, Kansas Street, Tennessee Street, New York Street, and Texas Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue. On the 1899 Redlands Quadrangle map, you can clearly see California and Alabama (the former because of its proximity to Bryn Mawr, the latter because it goes across the Santa Ana wash to Highland, but it doesn’t give street names. The same on the 1901 Redlands Quadrangle topographical map, available on the USGS website for download, and the Redlands Quadrangle Map of 1908 shows the same. So for now, the mystery of why certain states and not others is still a mystery.
March 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Redlands and San Bernardino share a border, but it can sometimes be difficult to travel between the two cities. San Bernardino is the older of the two cities, even if you are talking about San Bernardino’s second incorporation. San Bernardino was laid out first, on mostly a straight north, south, east, west grid. Part of Redlands is on a north, south, east, west, grid, the former Lugonia. Most of south Redlands lies in opposition to San Bernardino’s grid.
Interstate 10 connects the two cities. Redlands Boulevard, the former Highway 99, enters Loma Linda before it goes through San Bernardino. The same is true for State Route 210: You have to enter the City of Highland before it connects to San Bernardino. Though San Bernardino International Airport (formerly Norton AFB) is the border between a large swath of the two cities, the Santa Ana Wash currently prohibits direct access without going to Tippecanoe or Alabama/Palm.
The major streets with a border between San Bernardino and Redlands are Mountain View Avenue and San Bernardino Avenue; Victoria Avenue and Almond Avenue also work. Lugonia Avenue used to connect to Mountain View, but a development turned it into a cul-de-sac in the 2000s. While I was at the City of Redlands, there was some talk about a Mountain View Avenue extension across the river, but I have no idea about the status of such plans.
November 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Over on sbdpolitics.com, the results, as of about 6:05 a.m. on November 7, 2012, of the election as it pertains to San Bernardino County, with a focus on the City of San Bernardino and surrounding cities.
Here is the abbreviated version: Gloria Negrete McLeod over Joe Baca in the 35th; Gary Miller over Bob Dutton in the 31st; Cheryl R. Brown over Joe Baca Jr. in Assembly District 47; Gloria Macias Harrison, John Longville, Nick Zumbos, and Kathleen Henry for San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees; James Ramos over Neil Derry in the Third Supervisorial District, Robert Lovingood over Rick Roelle in the First Supervisorial District; City of Highland Council unchanged, Pete Aguilar reelected in Redlands, Measure Q beats Measure R, and Measure N passes handily.
Garage Sales and Yard Sales (and permits) in the Cities of Highland, Colton, Rialto, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Redlands, Yucaipa and unincorporated San Bernardino County
October 17, 2012 Leave a comment
People want to know how to get yard sale and garage sale permits in the East Valley, and they find this site because of this article about the City of San Bernardino’s yard sale ordinance. Therefore, here is a chart to give a basic (but not complete) understanding of the rules and regulations regarding yard sales in the East Valley, here defined as the Cities of Colton, Rialto, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Highland, Redlands, Yucaipa and unincorporated San Bernardino County such as Muscoy, Mentone, Oak Glen, Devore, Arrowhead Suburban Farms, Devore Heights, and Del Rosa. Per the City Clerk of Loma Linda, there is no yard sale ordinance in the City of Loma Linda as of 10/17/2012. Note also that homeowners associations (HOAs) probably have additional restrictions (particularly East Highlands Ranch) which you should look into.
|City/Unincorporated||Permit Required||Permit Cost||Where?||Duration|
|Colton||Yes||$2, except charity, nonprofit, religious||Finance Department||3 d, 8am-8pm|
|Grand Terrace||Yes (Except Exemptions)||$5||Finance Department||3 d, 8am-8pm|
|Highland||Yes||$7||Finance Department||3 d, 8am-8pm|
|Redlands||Yes||$2.50||Treasurer||3 d or 2d each over consecutive weekends; 8 am-8pm|
|Rialto||Yes (Except Exemptions)||$5.40||Finance Department||3d, daylight|
|San Bernardino||No (anomoly regarding Estate Sales)||N/A||N/A||3d, daylight|
|Yucaipa||After 1st sale||$2.50 (sales 2-4)||Front Desk, City Hall||3d, 8am-8 pm|
|Unincorporated San Bernardino County||No (See SBCC section 84.25.030(e) unless exceed standards of 84.10.||N/A||N/A||3d, 8am-5 pm|
|Colton||1/quarter||Not in PROW||During, onsite||Court sales||Ord 1483 (1975); 0-3-1989 (1989)||Colton Municipal Code Chapter 5.45||Misdemeanor|
|Grand Terrace||2/yr||Not in PROW||2 onsite, unlit, 4ft area, 5 day limit, not on PROW, trees, fences, utility poles, removed at end||Court sales, charitable, nonprofit, religious||Ord 35 (1980)||Grand Terrace Municipal Code Chapter 5.40||Infraction|
|Highland||3/12 mo||Safety||1 onsite doublesided, 6 ft area, 5′ tall, 24 hours before until end.||Court sales||Ord 239 (1998)||Highland Municipal Code section 5.04.370||Infraction|
|Redlands||3/12 mo||Not in PROW, safety, only during sale||Court sales||Prior Code secs 24001-10; Ord 2684 (2007), 2779 (2012),||Redlands Municipal Code Chapter 5.68||Infraction|
|Rialto||4/calendar yr only first weekend in March, June, September and December||Not in PROW, front or side yards||2 onsite, 4ft area, 4directional signs, prohibited in PROW, >864 sq in., with permission of property owner.||Nonprofits,||Ord 1416 (2008)||Rialto Municipal Code Chapter 5.69||Infraction; misdemeanor for <3/yr|
|San Bernardino||12/yr only on 3rd weekend of mo||Not in PROW, safety, only during sale||3 onsite unlit 24 hr prior until end; 4 Directional 2 sq ft on private property w/consent||Estate sales as to frequency nonprofits as to frequency||Ord MC-1344 (2011)||San Bernardino Municipal Code Chapter 8.14||Infraction/misdemanor (woblette)|
|Yucaipa||4/12 mo||Not in PROW||1 onsite, not in PROW||Court sales||Ord 102 (1992)||Yucaipa Municipal Code Chapter 5.22||Infraction|
|Unincorporated San Bernardino County||4/yr||Not in PROW||2 onsite, 4ft area, 4 directional signs, prohibited in PROW, 864 sq in., w/permission of property owner.||None||Ord. 411 (2007)||San Bernardino County Code Chapter 84.10||Infraction; misdemeanor for >3/yr|
The information you obtain at this blog is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by reading or commenting on this blog. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE INVOLVED CITIES FOR CURRENT LAW AND FEES.
October 9, 2012 Leave a comment
If you ever wondered the legal basis for measures being assigned letters, here is a release from the Registrar of Voters showing both the measures, and their assigned letters for November 6, 2012:
In accordance with California Election [sic] Code §13116(b), the San Bernardino County
Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters has designated the measures below with the
letters N through V. To determine what letter was assigned to each measure, a random
drawing was held at 10:00 a.m. on August 13, 2012.
Letter Jurisdiction Measure Description
Q San Bernardino Proposed Charter Amendment by the Board of Supervisors to
enact a permanent cap on compensation and mandatory
transparency for members of the Board of Supervisors
R San Bernardino Proposed Charter Amendment by SEBA to enact
compensation limits and budget reductions for members of
the Board of Supervisors
Letter Jurisdiction Measure Description
S Needles Proposed Marijuana Business Tax
T Needles Proposed Utility User Tax
U Yucca Valley Proposed 1 cent sales tax for 30 years
V Rialto Proposed business tax on items related to petroleum
Letter Jurisdiction Measure Description
N San Bernardino City Unified Proposed Bond Measure to promote student safety and
O Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified Proposed Bond Measure to repair and upgrade local schools
P Chaffey Joint Union High School Proposed Bond Measure to improve neighborhood schools
What does California Elections Code section 13116 say?:
(a) In an election at which state, county, city, or other local measures are submitted to a vote of the voters, all state measures shall be numbered in numerical order, as provided in this chapter or division. All county, city, or other local measures shall be designated by a letter, instead of a figure, printed on the left margin of the square containing the description of the measure, commencing with the letter “A” and continuing in alphabetical order, one letter for each of these measures appearing on the ballot.(b) An elections official may commence designating local measures with any letter of the alphabet following the letter “A,” and continuing in alphabetical order, in order to avoid voter confusion that might result from different local measures carrying the same letter designation in successive elections.(c) Where two or more counties or cities submitting measures to the voters are in close proximity, the elections officials of those counties or cities may mutually agree to use letter designation for ballot measures that will not conflict or confuse the voter.
The information you obtain at this blog is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by reading or commenting on this blog. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.