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President and Mrs. Obama to visit Coachella Valley

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to arrive in Palm Springs Friday evening. They’re scheduled to arrive at Palm Springs International Airport around 6 p.m., immediately after visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, according to multiple reports. On Saturday, the first couple is scheduled …

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City settles federal lawsuit

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San Jacinto has settled a housing discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice. The 2012 lawsuit claimed the city discriminated against disabled residents by restricting where group homes for the disabled could operate, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. City officials signed a consent decree, which means the …

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Upland stumped on hiring temporary city manager

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Despite three separate meetings in one week, Upland has yet to decide who will be its interim city manager, or whether it should even hire one. Council members met in a special closed session Monday before their regular meeting to discuss the matter but failed to reach a decision, according …

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City might OK food vendors

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Lake Elsinore might be on the verge of allowing food trucks on its streets. The City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance Tuesday that would permit food trucks in public areas if they get mobile vending and business licenses from the city and a health permit from Riverside County, …

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County, cities look to feds for housing funds

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Riverside County and five of its cities are trying to get extra money from the federal government that will help pay for affordable housing. Temecula, Palm Springs, Lake Elsinore, Indio and Palm Desert and the county’s Economic Development Agency are trying to get an additional $1 million from the HOME …

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City Manager steps down

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Upland is looking for a city manager. Incumbent Stephen Dunn announced at Tuesday’s council meeting that he will retire effective June 30, according to a report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Dunn was hired in 2011 after serving as interim city manager and finance director, and things went well …

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