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Some California agencies weak on water data

Inland Empire Nursery to Reduce Water Use

Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown asked everyone in California to cut their water use, most state agencies are unable to report how much of a reduction they’ve made. No state agencies are required to compare how much water they’re using this year with last year, and few have made …

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Judge declines to dismiss charges

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Criminal charges against the four defendants in the Colonies Crossroads corruption trial will remain in place, at least for now. Defense attorneys failed to prove that the statue of limitations had expired on bribery and corruption counts, according to a ruling today by San Bernardino County Super Court Judge Michael …

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La Verne says OK to Walmart

WalMart Looking to Expand

Despite protests from some residents, the La Verne City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a Walmart Neighborhood Market in the city. The vote came after a five-hour meeting in the La Verne Community Center that was attended by about 300 people, many of whom came to voice concerns about …

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Judge Postpones Ruling in Colonies Corruption Case

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The second day of motion hearings in a prominent public corruption case continued Thursday. The day ended with the judge deciding to postpone his ruling regarding a prosecution request and a proposed evidentiary hearing until Monday. San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Smith heard both sides of the …

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Tax would help library

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Pomona voters this fall will decide whether to approve a tax that would benefit the city’s library. The $42 parcel tax would generate $1.3 million a year for operations at the Pomona Public Library, according to a report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. On Monday, the city council voted …

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Defense wins early round in corruption trial

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A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge today dismissed a conspiracy count against four defendants in a prominent public corruption case. Judge Michael A. Smith ruled that the three-year statute of limitations regarding conspiracy charges had expired against developer Jeffrey Burum, former Supervisor Paul Biane, former assistant assessor Jim Erwin …

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