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State funding slated for Coachella Valley housing program

California’s proposed budget for 2022-2023 fiscal year includes $15 million for the Coachella Valley Housing Catalyst Fund. That money will help to deliver 2,500 new units of affordable housing in the Coachella Valley during the next two years, speeding up the region’s goals of providing 10,000 affordable units by 2028, according …

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Nonprofit to fight youth violence

Palm Springs affordable housing project gets state grant

A Palm Springs non-profit has received a state grant that it will use to help stop youth violence in the city. The $2.1 million from the California Board State and Community Correction’s Violence Intervention program will be distributed to We Are One United during the next three years, according to …

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Moreno Valley to start street improvements


Moreno Valley plans to spend more than $29 million upgrading its streets. The city council recently approved the first phase of its Pavement Rehabilitation Program, the largest public works project in Moreno Valley’s 28-year history, according to a statement on the city’s website. Construction on phase one is expected to …

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SB to use state to hire young people

hiring prospects

San Bernardino has received a $4.1 million state grant that it will use to hire 70 young and early-career staff members during the next two years. Positions will be filled in parks and recreation, animal services, library, and police departments, along with jobs in some community-based organizations, according to a …

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Carousel Mall battle hits another snag

carousel mall

Mayor John Valdivia wants to level the abandoned shopping center, and he hoped a three-alarm fire on the property last month would persuade his fellow council members to take that action, on the grounds that the site has become a health hazard. But that idea went nowhere, and city officials …

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New HQ’s for SB County public defenders

San Bernardino County has opened a building for its public defenders. The new headquarters at 323 W. Court St. in San Bernardino is in the former First American Title building and is the latest addition to the city’s downtown justice district, according to a statement on the county’s website. Opened …

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