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Salton Sea action called for

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State officials are being called on to restore funding to clean up the Salton Sea. A coalition of private residents, elected officials and water officials spoke before the state water board Wednesday and implored its members take action before the lake turns into an environmental disaster, according to a report …

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State gets tougher with water use

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California officials Tuesday tightened restrictions on water use, limiting use by hotels and restaurants and placing an outright ban on irrigation during and immediately after measurable rainfall. The state, now in the fourth year of a drought, is completing this winter with historically low rainfall, forcing the State Water Board …

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County spent generously on lobbyists

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Riverside County spent more than $6 million on outside lobbying firms during a 10-year period, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. Since 2010, the county has also spent nearly $900,000 related to the California State Association of Counties and the Southern California Association of Governments, the report stated. County …

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Appellate court rules against Ontario in airport suit

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A judge has been ordered to take another look at her decision to require Los Angeles to release nearly 400 documents to Ontario in connection with the lawsuit between the two cities regarding control of Ontario International Airport. The Fourth State Court of Appeals in Riverside ruled this week that …

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Local workforce boards get help from D.C.

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Workforce investment boards in San Bernardino and Riverside counties have received $2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grants will be used for classroom and on-the-job training, and will also provide assistance to local businesses and people who are looking for a job, according to a report in …

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Price of jail expansion rises

Inland Empire Jail Expansion

The proposed expansion of the Riverside County Jail in Indio keeps getting more expensive. Officials now estimate that it will cost $331 million to build the East County Detention Center on the site of the existing jail, a 40 percent increase from the estimates made three years ago, according to …

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