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SB State of the County scheduled

The annual San Bernardino County Regional Business Forum and State of the County is scheduled to be held March 13 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. This year’s event – the theme is Driving the Future of Business – will study how the county is creating a strong business …

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City’s rebate program promotes alternative fuels

Fontana is offering a $500 rebate to any city resident who buys an alternative fuel/high-efficiency vehicle from an authorized dealership in the city. The Fontana Alternative Fuel Program is being sponsored by the city’s economic development division, according to a statement. Besides being a city resident, anyone eligible must have …

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Crime down in Riverside County

Violent crime in the parts of Riverside County patrolled by the county sheriff’s department dropped 8.8 percent in 2017. Property crimes also fell in those areas, which include both cities and unincorporated sectors, by 1.6 percent last year, according to data released Monday by the department. With the exception of …

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Ruling in water dispute favors Apple Valley

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge has ruled for Apple Valley in its bid to purchase the Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co., which supplies water to about two-thirds of the High Desert town. Judge Donald Alvarez on Tuesday declared that Apple Valley “fully complied” with the California Environmental Quality …

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Moreno Valley to participate in national competition

Moreno Valley is one of 35 cities named to the finals of The U.S. Mayor’s Challenge, a national competition sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies to promote good government. City officials will participate in a six-month “test phase,” during which they will develop programs designed to solve some of Moreno Valley’s most …

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Omintrans’ passenger count goes up

Omnitrans’ passenger boardings were up 1.7 percent in January, the San Bernardino County transit agency’s largest year-over-year passenger gain in more than three years. That growth was lead by an increase in freeway express routes – 14.2 percent – and the sbX bus rapid transit line, which rose 4.5 percent, …

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