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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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City raises utility tax

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Upland residents will soon be paying higher utility bills. The City Council voted 4-1 last week to increase utility rates starting next month, hoping the extra revenue generated will help the city stabilize its budget and meet its financial obligations, according to a report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. …

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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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