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Large fines possible for excessive water use

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California officials are officially cracking down on excessive water users. The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday adopted mandatory restrictions on watering lawns that would include fines of up to $500 for each violation, according to published reports. Residences, businesses and public agencies must abide by the restrictions, which …

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Report on fireworks show expected next month

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Upland held its annual Fourth of July fireworks show on schedule this year, but it will be about one month before city officials know if the event was a financial success. City leaders considered canceling the event after 27 years due to the city’s ongoing financial crisis, but decided to …

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Possible major fines for water wasters

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California officials are considering playing hardball with residential customers who are wasting water. Next week, the state Water Resources Control Board will consider temporary water conservation rules that would include fines of up to $500 a day for serious violators, according to multiple reports. Possible violations include: *Using water to …

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San Bernardino budget cuts hit fire department

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San Bernardino has reduced its fire department budget by more than $2 million, part of $22 million in overall reductions recently approved by the city council. As a result of those reductions, Station 10 at 502 S. Arrowhead Ave. will be shut down, and a fire engine unit will be …

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Riverside County might raise its developer fees

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For the first time in eight years, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors is considering changes to the fees it charges developers. The proposed changes would help pay for parks, jail beds and other public necessities and would apply only to projects in unincorporated parts of the county, not cities, …

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Ontario passes budget

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Ontario has passed a $470 million budget for its 2014-’15 fiscal year, a $7.7 million increase compared with the city’s current budget. Council members passed the budget by a 4-0 vote during special meeting Thursday, with Councilman Paul Avila abstaining because of concerns regarding several line items in the budget, …

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