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SB County to get first light-rail

The first light-rail project that will cross into San Bernardino County  has received state funding. The California State Transportation Agency approved nearly $500 million July 8 for the extension of the Gold Line from Pomona and Claremont through Montclair, according to multiple reports. Funding needed to complete the project – …

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Apple Valley re-ups sheriff’s contract

Apple Valley has renewed its public safety contract with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The $18.9 million agreement is a 2.6 percent increase from the previous $18.5 million agreement, according to a statement on the town’s website. The one-year agreement, which the council passed unanimously, began July 1. Typically, …

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Riverside County establishes guidelines for ranchos

Riverside County’s redistricting public hearing

Riverside County has approved regulations regarding ranchos in the Coachella Valley. The ordinance, which the board of supervisors approved unanimously June 28, sets standards for noise, trash, access for first responders, parking, traffic and land-use, according to a statement on the county’s website. It mandates 40 percent agriculture use and …

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Fontana gets new fire station

San Bernardino County and Fontana officials recently opened Fire Station 81 on the north end of the city. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 18 at the facility, which covers 13,200 square feet at 16615 Casa Grande Ave., according to a statement on the county’s website. The $8.2 million structure …

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Riverside passes budget

Riverside has approved a $2.9 billion budget that will cover the next two fiscal years. The biennial capital improvements program assigns about $1.45 billion to each fiscal year in multiple areas, including public safety, homelessness, affordable housing, infrastructure, road maintenance, and support services, according to a statement on the city’s website. …

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