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City Presents Environmental Award

City Presents Environmental Award

Riverside has given out its first Green Business Award. City officials, including representatives from Riverside Public Utilities, recently presented the award to UTC Aerospace Systems, according to a statement on the city’s website. With an assist from California’s Green Business Program, the city utility helped UTC Aerospace make changes to …

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Supervisors Approve JPA Overhaul

Riverside County Board of Supervisors

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to move forward with a plan that will refine and reorganize the March Joint Powers Authority, the agency that oversees March Air Reserve Base and is in charge of development there. In a 5-0 vote, the board declared that preserving and protecting …

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Mayor Comments on Scandal

Mayor Mike Lara

Beaumont is pledging its full cooperation with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office in that office’s investigation into the city’s corruption scandal. City officials are also taking action to make sure such a scandal never happens again, Mayor Mike Lara said in a statement. “We have been cooperating with all …

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Corruption Charges Filed

Corruption Charges Filed

Charges have been filed against seven former Beaumont officials. The charges stem from a public corruption case in which nearly $43 million went missing from city coffers, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced in a statement released Tuesday. Former City Manager Alan Kapanicas, former Economic Development Director David Dillon, …

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City Hiring Freeze Could Last Awhile

City of Riverside

Riverside’s hiring freeze, implemented last Friday in an attempt to help curb the city’s $7.2 million budget deficit, could be extended beyond the end of next month, a Riverside official said Tuesday. Officially, the freeze – which also includes a ban on most general fund spending – was to have …

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City Reaches Solar Power Agreement

City Reaches Solar Power Agreement

Temecula has reached an agreement to buy solar power from a company in Northern California. The transaction with SMER Research 1 LLC in Loomis, near Sacramento, will allow the city to buy electrical power that it will use at different city facilities, according to a statement on the city’s website. …

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