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Corruption charges remain in place

Corruption Charges Filed

A motion to dismiss the charges in the Colonies Crossroads corruption case has been denied. San Bernardino County Superior Judge Michael A. Smith acknowledged Friday that the state Attorney General’s office did not save emails it exchanged with county prosecutors that the defense considered exculpatory. However, that action did not …

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Measure E foe open to general tax

Measure E foe open to general tax

Hemet’s latest attempt to raise money for more police and fire protection might get a better reception than Measure E, the one percent sales tax that Hemet voters narrowly rejected in June, according to a Measure E opponent. The city council Tuesday asked the city attorney’s office to prepare a …

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OIA one more step towards local ownership

The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that will speed up the transfer of ownership of Ontario International Airport. The bill, which the Senate passed Wednesday with an 89-4 vote, was part of a larger bill that kept the Federal Aviation Administration operating, according to a statement released by the Ontario …

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City still wants public safety tax

Ballot Measure Aims to Increase Public Safety

Hemet hasn’t given up on passing a tax that would boost public safety. The city council Tuesday instructed the city attorney’s office to prepare a measure for the Nov. 8 ballot that would create a general tax to pay for more police and firefighters, Councilwoman Linda Krupa said. Last month, …

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Indio Residents Want More Cops, Parks

City Of Indio

Indio residents want more police protection, better infrastructure and more parks. That’s the result – so far – of a community survey the city began in January that is expected to wrap up in September, said PJ Gagajena, city spokesman for the city. About 900 people have responded so far, …

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OIA Bill Gets Second Vote

Annual “plane pull” scheduled at OIA

For the second time in less than a month, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that will help transfer the ownership of Ontario International Airport. On June 21, the House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, designed to speed up the ownership change from the …

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