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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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SB County receives award

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The San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency has been recognized for its recent State of the County event. The National Association of Counties awarded the county its 2014 Achievement Award in Community/Economic Development for that event, the 31st award San Bernardino County has received from the association this year, according …

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Familiar face to serve as Upland’s interim city manager

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Upland has selected an interim city manager. Martin Lomeli, La Verne’s former city manager, will serve as Upland’s top administrator for six months starting July 1, according to a report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. During a special meeting Tuesday, the city council voted unanimously to offer Lomeli the …

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