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Calvert lauded for retail support

Ken Calvert Applauded by Businesses

Rep. Ken Calvert has been named one of the National Retail Federation’s “Heroes of Main Street.” Calvert, R-Corona, was among 289 members of congress who were recognized for their support of the retail industry, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Washington, D.C.-based federation. All were credited with supporting …

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Ontario Airport traffic stays up

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Maybe Ontario International Airport’s slogan should be “Viva Mexico!” Passenger traffic at the airport was up 1.5 percent in June, but the real increase happened on the international side of the ledger, according to data release Tuesday by Los Angeles World Airports. International traffic increased 73 percent compared with June …

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Riverside considering new audit policy

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Riverside is considering outside audits all of its departments. The plan, proposed by city manager John A. Russo, is scheduled to be reviewed by the city council, according to a statement released Thursday. The Financial and Performance Audit Program would audit three departments each year. That would ensure that all …

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SB County gets high marks for technology

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San Bernardino County has been recognized for its use of digital technology. The county ranked eighth in the nation in the Center for Digital Government’s 2015 Digital Counties Survey, which identifies counties nationwide that implement the best digital technology practices, according to the statement. The survey found that San Bernardino …

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New homes won’t have large lawns

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State officials have adopted stricter water limits on landscaping at new houses and businesses. The restrictions, adopted Wednesday by the California Water Commission, effectively eliminates grass from new office commercial buildings, according to a statement by the California Department of Water Resources. Also, turf at new homes will be reduced …

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State water use down

Water Getting Expensive in Inland Empire

Water conservation levels in California reached a record high among residential users in May, a sign that the Brown Administration’s conservation measures could have a long-term positive impact throughout the state. State residents used 29 percent less water in May compared with May 2013, and Southern California cut its use …

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