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Riverside County officials to get pay hikes

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved pay raises to several elected officials. The plan was approved 3-2 Tuesday, with board members Jeff Stone and Kevin Jeffries casting the dissenting votes, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. Sheriff Stan Sniff, who currently earns $223,166 annually, will have his …

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Hemet drops its fire department

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Hemet has agreed to contract with Riverside County for its fire and paramedic services. By a 3-2 vote, the city council Tuesday put an end to the city’s 106-year-old fire department, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. Council members also agreed, by the same margin, to make its last, …

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Former city manager enters plea bargain

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Upland’s former city manager has pleaded no contest to a felony charge. Robb Quincey agreed to pay the city $50,000 in restitution stemming from conflict of interest charges in an agreement reached Tuesday in Rancho Cucamonga’s West Valley Superior Court, according to multiple reports. All parties are scheduled to return …

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City might drop its fire department

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Hemet may soon eliminate its 106-year-old fire department. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposed five-year contract with the Riverside County Fire Department, which is part of the state Forestry and Fire Protection program, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. If passed, the city’s fire …

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Local counties to receive transportation funding

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Some planned transportation projects, including several in the Inland Empire, will receive a major financial boost from Sacramento this month. The 2014 Active Transportation Program, which was adopted last month by the California Transportation Commission, will provide $115.2 million for 68 projects in Southern California, according to a release. Approximately …

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Drought dominates water conference

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Coping with with one of the worst droughts in California history is the main topic of the eighth annual San Bernardino County Water Conference. There are lots of ideas for saving water, but cutting residential use is a popular first target. San Bernardino County held its eighth annual water conference …

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