Monday , January 18 2021

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SB County seeks local control of COVID-19 regulations

San Bernardino County has asked the state Supreme Court to rule that the state’s stay-at-home orders violate the California Emergency Services Act. County officials are asking permission to “exercise local control” in dealing with COVID-19, rather than be restrained by the state’s “regional approach” to battling the pandemic, according to a …

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Utility pays SB County $1.4 million

San Bernardino County has received a $1.4 million property tax payment from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for the second half of 2020. The San Francisco-based public utility is paying $268 million in property taxes to the 50 counties where it owns property that provides gas and electric service to …

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Riverside County anticipates first COVID-19 vaccines

The first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Riverside County as early as Friday, according to county health officials. The recently approved vaccine is expected to arrive at several hospitals and at Riverside University Health System-Public Heath facilities, where they will be kept until they’re moved to …

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Moreno Valley accepting grant applications

Moreno Valley is accepting applications for federal grants meant to help low and moderate-income residents or neighborhoods.  City officials expect to receive a little more than $2 million in community development block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a statement. They are also …

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Palm Springs puts breaks on food delivery fees

Palm Springs has placed limits on third-party food delivery fees. An ordinance meant to prevent those companies from overcharging during COVID-19 prohibits more than a 15 percent delivery fee on the purchase price of an online order, according to a statement on the city’s ordinance. Also, no more than five …

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