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Airport traffic up

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May was another solid month at Ontario International Airport. Passenger activity was up 3.4 percent compared with May 2014, as the airport served 365,059 passengers last month, according to data released recently. Some of that increase can be attributed to international traffic, which has grown steadily at Ontario International during …

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Crime Rates Rise due to Prop. 47, D.A. Says

Crime Rate Increases

With Proposition 47 still new to the state, members of the Inland Empire are beginning to see the effects of its passage. Last week, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin made a presentation in front of the Board of Supervisors, urging them for 19.9 million dollars in public safety funding. …

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Walmart drops La Verne plans

WalMart Looking to Expand

Walmart will not be coming to La Verne. One year after the retail giant proposed putting a neighborhood store in the Foothill Plaza shopping center, the facility’s owner, Combined Properties Inc. in Beverly Hills, has announced that its lease agreement with Walmart has been terminated. That leaves La Verne without …

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Menifee expands major freeway exit

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As southeastern Riverside County continues to grow, local municipalities are beginning to look at expansion projects to address freeway congestion. The City of Menifee is expanding the existing interchange off I-215 at Newport Road with a $48.4 million interchange project. The project would widen Newport Road to six lanes and …

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Local housing official criticizes Supreme Court action

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A California Supreme Court decision that will allow cities and counties to require developers to sell some of their product at below-market rates will only worsen the state’s housing crisis, an Inland housing official said Tuesday. The home building industry is in “extreme disagreement” with the decision handed down Monday, …

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State questions study on major logistics project

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A state agency has dismissed Moreno Valley’s environmental study regarding a proposed mega-industrial project in the city. The California Air Resources Board called the city’s report on the World Logistics Center “fundamentally inadequate,” and declared that the study is in need of major changes before the project can be considered …

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