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Colonies case might be split in two

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The largest corruption case in the history of San Bernardino County might be divided into separate trials. Attorneys for former Supervisor Paul Biane and Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt maintain that their clients face different charges than the other two defendants in the Colonies Crossroads …

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Upland says no to more taxes

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Upland residents will not support several proposed taxes that were planned for the November ballot. The city will not move forward on a business license tax and a one-cent sales tax because a majority of residents have told a polling firm that they don’t believe either measure is appropriate, according …

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Official says drought can be fought best at home

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California can deal with the drought best by cutting outdoor water use, according to an attorney for the Santa Ana Watershed Project. Larry McKinney, general counsel, said today that there are a number of ways to combat the drought, but the best way might be for people to cut water …

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Water district buys land

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A local water district is set to buy land near a lake in Southwest Riverside County. Rancho California Water District will pay nearly $50 million for the 7,995-acre site at Vail Lake, a popular recreation site, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. The district was awarded the property earlier …

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Older houses and commercial buildings make it harder to fight the drought.

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An official with the California Building Industry Association says replacing older toilets and other water fixtures is crucial and will go a long way toward saving water, but the job won’t be easy. Robert Raymer believes he’s identified a way to help California get through the drought, now in its …

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County Uses Renewable Energy Ordinance to Kill 50 Union Jobs

Inland Employement Numbers Better Than Expected

The first time San Bernardino County applied its Renewable Energy Ordinance, the result was a loss for solar energy and skilled workers in the middle of an economic crisis. The ordinance was used to deny Clean Focus Corporation its application to build a job-creating solar generation facility on 23 acres …

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