KVCR general manager resigns, no reason given
Less than two months after he was placed on administrative leave from the San Bernardino Community College District for undisclosed reasons, the president of the KVCR TV and radio stations voluntarily resigned late last week.
San Manuel Tribe
article Christmas dining provides distinct choices
(California) -- In case you’re still recovering from Thanksgiving and can’t imagine cooking another big meal, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has...
article San Manuel Band hires Teri Poust as new gaming commissioner
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California has hired Teri Poust as interim gaming commissioner. Poust is a member of the Poarch Band of Creek...
article San Manuel announces new gaming commissioner amid resignations
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced Friday that former National Gaming Commissioner Teri Poust will serve as interim gaming commissioner for...
press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Announces Interim Gaming Commissioner
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today that former National Indian Gaming Commissioner Teri Poust will serve as Interim Gaming...
press release Southern California Native American Tribe Donates $1 Million to Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Relief
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated a total of $1 million to help the people of the Philippines in the catastrophic aftermath of Typhoon...
article Higher Education A good time to thank San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
(California) -- November has been designated National Native American Heritage Month in conjunction with our annual Thanksgiving celebration.
article NYE bingo brings out big bucks
(California) -- San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino will once again have its New Year’s Eve bingo, with this year featuring a $100,000 payout. It all starts with...
article REVIEW: Margarita's music delights fans at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
(California) -- Let’s begin by clarifying one point, the concert at San Manuel Bingo and Casino in Highland on Oct. 17 was divided into two parts -- one for those...
article San Manuel hosts powwow at Cal State San Bernardino
(California) -- About 800 Native Americans from throughout North America — including those from Canada, Alaska, Montana, and the Dakotas — converge on the...
article Native American tribe contributes to Freedom Courtyard in Rancho Cucamonga
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians has contributed funds toward the completion of Freedom Courtyard, a reflection area at Central Park which...
article Tribe gives $50,000 to state Republicans
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has contributed $50,000 to the California Republican Party. The San Bernardino-area tribe, like many others in the...
article Punitive damages phase begins in San Manuel “hit for hire” civil case
(California) -- The punitive damages phase of a civil trial in which a San Bernardino man is suing two San Manuel tribal members who conspired to kill him began Monday...
article San Manuel to draw hundreds of native dancers, drummers and artisans
(California) -- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will hold the 18th Annual Pow Wow at Cal State San Bernardino Oct. 10 to Oct. 13, drawing Native American performers...
press release San Manuel to Draw Hundreds of Native Dancers, Drummers and Artisans from Across North America for Annual Pow Wow
(California) -- HONORING TRADITION: From Montana to the Dakotas and Alaska to Canada, dancers, singers and artisans from across North America will travel to...
press release California Tribes Come Together for the Native American Day Celebration with an Evening of Music and Dance
(California) -- Traditional dancers from southern, central and northern California will highlight the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ annual celebration of...
article 52 injured in tour bus crash on 210 Freeway in Irwindale
(California) -- A casino-bound tour bus overturned following a two-vehicle crash on the 210 Freeway on Thursday morning, sending 52 people to area hospitals and snarling...
article Tour bus headed to casino overturns along Southern California freeway; more than 50 injured
(California) -- A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned along a Southern California freeway after sideswiping a car, injuring more than 50 people on...
article Dozens hurt in casino bus accident on L.A. freeway
(California) -- At least 50 people were injured Thursday when a chartered casino bus overturned after apparently swerving on Interstate 210 east of Los Angeles.
article Tour bus crash: Witnesses pull victims from wreckage
(California) -- A total of 55 people were injured when a charter bus bound for a casino overturned on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale on Thursday, snarling traffic as...
article Bomb scare at San Manuel Casino a bust
(California) -- San Manuel Casino employees noticed a couple that seemed out of place which led to evacuations and a search for a possible explosive device Monday night.
article Ramos meets Morongo Basin residents
(California) -- More than 60 attendees from Twentynine Palms to Johnson Valley gave Supervisor James Ramos their views on desert issues during a public “coffee...
press release Fitch Affirms San Manuel Entertainment Authority's (CA) Bonds at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
(California) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed San Manuel Entertainment Authority's (SMEA) gaming revenue enterprise supported bonds at 'BBB+'. Fitch has also...
press release California Council on Problem Gambling Thanks Supporters as Three Casinos Renew Responsible Gambling Certifications
(California) -- Recently, three California casinos have been re-certified as Responsible Gambling Facilities by the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG). Each...
article Sheriff, D.A. seek contract extensions with San Manuel
(California) -- The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office are requesting that the county extend contracts with the San Manuel...
article Casino income transforms American Indian lives in Inland Empire
(California) -- Dramatic advances that arrived on the long wave of casino income have transformed the lives of thousands of American Indians in San Bernardino and...
article University offers Serrano language class
(California) -- Cal State San Bernardino this year will begin offering courses in Serrano, the second American Indian language that will be taught at the university.
article Tribe honors nonprofit groups with Yawa’ award
(California) -- Making a positive impact on the community is never easy, but through strong partnerships with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, area nonprofit...
article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Awards HEEF $20,000
(Arizona) -- Through their charitable giving program, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) $20,000. Focused...
article Casino winner robbed
(California) -- A Highland man was assaulted and robbed shortly after leaving the San Manuel Casino on Jan. 28. His car was rearended by a man identified as Lionel...
article HIGHLAND: Collision possible ruse to steal casino winnings
(California) -- A 26-year-old man was arrested after he rear-ended a vehicle leaving the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, ransacked the car -- possibly seeking the...
article Highland robbery suspect arrested in Chino
(California) -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a San Bernardino man Wednesday on suspicion of beating and robbing a man in Highland. Lionel Wright, 26, was booked into...
article Man Accused of Hit-Run, Robbery of Victim Coming from San Manuel Casino
(California) -- A man was locked up Friday morning on suspicion of hit-and-run and robbery of a victim who was coming from the San Manuel Casino in Highland, deputies...
article Tribe gives $135,000 to Democrats
(California) -- San Bernardino County’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians this week gave $135,000 to Democrats’ main campaign fund. The contributions...
article Former San Manuel chairman ready to tackle economy, jobs as San Bernardino County supervisor
(California) -- James Ramos rose from an impoverished youth on the San Manuel Indian reservation to one of the most prominent movers and shakers in San Bernardino County.
article Unofficial results show broad Ramos support
(California) -- James Ramos defeated San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry thanks to support from both Democrats and Republicans, according to a review of...
article San Bernardino County Supes Scandal Winds Down As Derry Loses
(California) -- San Bernardino County voters ended what is likely one of the state's most colorful political eras by ousting incumbent District 3 Supervisor Neil...
article Derry concedes to Ramos for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors seat
(California) -- San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has conceded to James Ramos, former San Manuel tribal chairman, for the Board of Supervisors' third...
article LETTER: Irresponsible attack
(California) -- I read in amazement the comments made by former reporter John Berry about the San Manuel tribe and James Ramos (Oct. 29).
article Derry, Ramos continue heated campaign
(California) -- After a bitterly fought June primary campaign, San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and challenger James Ramos are ready to battle again in the...
article San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians 17th Annual Pow Wow
(California) -- In the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual Pow Wow...
article San Manuel celebrates culture, history
(California) -- Charles Tailfeathers invests his time in the future. Tailfeathers, 68, from north central Montana, coordinates cultural youth programs and workshops to...
article San Bernardino County firefighters back James Ramos for supervisor
(California) -- James Ramos announced Wednesday that he has received the endorsement of the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters in his campaign for 3rd...
article San Manuel pow wow set
(California) -- From Montana to the Dakotas and Alaska to Canada, Native Americans from across North America will travel to Southern California to celebrate their...
article Inside-Out Politics Reign in San Bernardino County Supervisors Race
(California) -- One of Southern California's most interesting local races in the runup to the election is taking place in San Bernardino's third Supervisorial...
article Super PACs bolster Congressional campaigns in San Bernardino and Ventura counties
(California) -- Southern California's best-known Congressional race may be the Howard Berman-Brad Sherman clash of Democratic titans who are facing off in the San...
article Third District Foes Continue Sparring Over Eminent Domain and Other Issues
(California) -- Opponents in the campaign for Third District, which includes Redlands and Loma Linda, continued sparring this week over the use of eminent domain as a...
article San Manuel hosts transcontinental run
(California) -- The Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 intertribal run joins the American continent in a prayer for peace for all peoples, dignity for the Native Nations...
article Dedication for recreated Serrano village set
(California) -- It takes a village to build a village and after a full weekend of work that began Aug. 25, members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will join...
press release Big Bear Museum to host formal dedication for recreated Serrano village
(California) -- It takes a village to build a village and after a full weekend of work that began on August 25, members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will...
press release San Manuel Transcontinental Prayer Run for Peace and Dignity
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted a leg of the Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 intertribal run that joins the American continent in a prayer...
article San Manuel hosts Transcontinental Prayer Run
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted a leg of the Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 intertribal run that joins the American continent in a prayer...
article Tribe helps hospital purchase equipment
(California) -- A contribution from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has enabled the Mountains Community Hospital ED, which serves approximately 7,000 patients...
article San Manuel’s animal rescue is a sure bet for lost pets
(California) -- Several years back, officers at the San Manuel reservation started noticing an influx of strays wandering onto Tribal land. Many of the officers,...
article Ramos gains narcotics officers endorsement
(California) -- Former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos received an endorsement from the California Narcotics Officers’ Association in his bid for San...
press release Fitch Upgrades San Manuel Entertainment Authority Bonds to 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings upgrades approximately $130 million of San Manuel Entertainment Authority's (SMEA) gaming revenue enterprise supported bonds to 'BBB...
article Derry supporter switches to Ramos
(California) -- A key supporter of San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry in the June election is switching sides and backing former San Manuel tribal Chairman...
article LETTER: Casino isn't to blame
(California) -- After reading the letter "San Berna-Vegas?" (May 19), I'm compelled to set the record straight. The deterioration of San Bernardino began...
article Ramos strong in valley areas, Derry in outlying areas
(California) -- In his attempt to unseat county Supervisor Neil Derry, former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos won strong support from east San Bernardino Valley...
article FNX TV Network Expands Leadership Team
(California) -- In line with its expansion into new global media markets, FNX: First Nations Experience Television recently announced the addition of Chancellor Bruce...
press release FNX TV Network Expands Leadership Team as Native channel plans global launch for 2013
(California) -- In line with its expansion into new global media markets, FNX: First Nations Experience Television is pleased to announce the addition of Chancellor...
article Bitterly fought race to continue until fall
(California) -- Get ready for the sequel. San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and former San Manuel tribal chairman James Ramos will face each other again in...
article Ramos and Derry in runoff
(California) -- San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos and San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry will head to a November runoff after Tuesday’s election.
article Early returns show Ramos leading
(California) -- Early results show former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos leading against San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry in Tuesday's election.
article Hotly contested San Bernardino County supervisor's race defined by political scandal and government ethics
(California) -- One of the big local races on Tuesday is for Third District Supervisor in San Bernardino County. Neil Derry, the incumbent, is running again, but he...
article Derry and Ramos in brouhaha over campaign sign
(California) -- An unusual encounter between San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and opponent James Ramos on Wednesday, May 30 prompted another round of...
article Gaming Committee: Indian representation change; sheriff’s boat approved
(California) -- Four members of the San Bernardino Gaming Local Benefit Committee waited 20 minutes for a representative of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to...
article OP/ED: Third District Challenger James Ramos Emphasizes Positive Change for County
(California) -- Ramos, former tribal chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is running against incumbent Supervisor Neil Derry and fellow challenger Jim...
article KVCR general manager resigns, no reason given
(California) -- Less than two months after he was placed on administrative leave from the San Bernardino Community College District for undisclosed reasons, the...
article LETTER: Ramos has integrity
(California) -- I am writing in response to Ms. Michele Derry's point of view ("A supervisor with courage and guts," April 22) concerning the candidacy of...
article Nasty mailers provoke response
(California) -- Usually in an election contest, it’s the challenger who attacks the incumbent to gain the upper hand with voters.
article Complaint against James Ramos goes nowhere
(California) -- The state Fair Political Practices Commission will not investigate a complaint filed against James Ramos, who is running for a seat on the San Bernardino...
article Fair practices commission finds Ramos filed proper forms
(California) -- The California Fair Political Practices Commission announced Wednesday that it does not plan to investigate a complaint against Third District...
article Complaint alleges reporting violations for San Bernardino County supervisor candidate James Ramos
(California) -- A complaint has been filed against San Bernardino County supervisor candidate and former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos, alleging he failed to...
article OP/ED: A supervisor with courage and guts
(California) -- I have stood by long enough while my husband is misrepresented by James Ramos and his gambling special interests. Enough is enough.
article No major changes with new tribal chairperson
(California) -- James Ramos has retired after a two-term chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the tribe has elected Carla Rodriguez to replace him.
article New chairwoman-elect has vision for future of San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians
(California) -- Carla Rodriguez, chairwoman-elect for the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, has a vision for the pahi'kow - that's Serrano for "...
article Mission: Charitable
(California) -- In the native Serrano language of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, yawa’ is a word and concept that calls for one to act on one’s...
article Tribal chair expects “smooth transition”
(California) -- Carla Rodriguez expects a smooth transition as she prepares to take over as chairwoman of the San Manuel Tribe of Mission Indians next month.
press release San Manuel Fourth Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians held its fourth annual Forging Hope Luncheon at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino today. The luncheon...
article Judge rules against Derry in ballot issue
(California) -- Judge Brian McCarville ordered the county Registrar of Voters to change Derry’s ballot designation from “Supervisor/Businessman” to...
article New San Manuel tribal leader elected
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has elected a new tribal leader. Carla Rodriguez, the aunt of current tribal Chairman James Ramos, has been...
article San Manuels to present philanthropic awards
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosts the fourth annual Forging Hope Luncheon at the National Orange Show today.
article Ramos leads fundraising, spending for 3rd District supervisorial race
(California) -- In collecting and spending campaign money for the San Bernardino County 3rd District supervisor race, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians tribal Chairman...
article Ramos funds legal action against opponent Derry, seeking removal of term 'businessman'
(California) -- A supporter of Board of Supervisors candidate James Ramos has asked a judge to order incumbent Neil Derry to strike the word businessman from Derry's...
article Ramos, Derry dispute “businessman” title
(California) -- San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos is funding a legal challenge against election opponent and San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry’s use...
article Cooperation needed to help economy, Ramos says
(California) -- Board of Supervisors candidate James Ramos told Barstow voters Wednesday evening that his election would send a signal that the county was rising above...
article Third District race to be fiercely contested
(California) -- The June election for San Bernardino County supervisors officially kicked off with the close of filing last week but the race between Supervisor Neil...
article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Come to Aid of the Hopi Tribe
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Solid Waste Program is operational again, thanks to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians who supported the Hopi Solid Waste Refuse Collection...
article Candidate Forum Moves Ahead Minus Ramos
(California) -- The Redlands Tea Party Patriots are gearing up for Thursday night’s candidate forum, which will proceed without San Manuel Band of Mission Indians...
article List of city and town council members supporting James Ramos grows to 25
(California) -- James Ramos announced receiving the endorsements of multiple new city and town council members in his campaign for 3rd District Supervisor today,...
article Tribal chairman of San Manuel James Ramos will not seek re-election
(California) -- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Chairman James Ramos will not seek re-election to his chairman position. He announced that he will instead be...
article Future is Bright for FNX: First Nations Experience TV
(California) -- At the ceremonial unity launch of FNX: First Nations Experience TV, held on February 10, Cherokee actor Wes Studi confessed he didn’t see this...
article LETTER: Derry's accusations have no merit
(California) -- I served as chief deputy district attorney for the District Attorney's Office Central Division between October 2006 and June 2009. The city of San...
article LETTER: Ramos gets things done
(California) -- Re: San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry's Feb. 10 "opinion." He claimed The Sun would defend political candidate James Ramos. The...
article DERRY: Crime ties are a serious issue
(California) -- As a U.S. Marine, I proudly defended our country in the Persian Gulf War. As San Bernardino County supervisor, I am a strong supporter of law enforcement...
article LETTER: False allegations
(California) -- Re: James Ramos. I served as commander of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Central Station from 2001 until 2007. In that role, I developed and...
article Gang allegations show gloves off in S.B. County race
(California) -- Fun time is over in the increasingly rough race between San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos for the...
article Campaign finances reported
(California) -- San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry used his campaign account to pay almost $10,000 in fines for a campaign finance violation to which he pleaded...
article Derry attacks Ramos in mailer
(California) -- The race between San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos for the 3rd District seat is starting off on a...
article Supervisor Derry accuses opponent of gang, drug ties
(California) -- San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has launched an assault on the character of his major opponent, San Manuel tribal chairman James Ramos, in a...
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