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Banning Airport: Upgrades set for local airport

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Banning Municipal Airport is about to get a new fueling station, the first of several improvements planned for the city-owned airport. The above-ground “fuel farm” will be built on the west end of the airport and will replace an underground fuel tank on the airport’s east side, said Art Vela, …

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City’s pot ban challenged

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According to a report that first appeared in the Press-Enterprise, a Temecula attorney is suing Murrieta regarding the city’s ban on medical marijuana. Ray Johnson, who is best known for filing lawsuits against developers, is challenging Murrieta’s ban on marijuana dispensaries in all parts of the city and its prohibition …

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Airport passenger traffic continues to drop

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Advocates of local control of Ontario International Airport just got more ammunition for their cause: passenger numbers there dropped dramatically in August. The rate of passenger traffic dropped 14.6 percent compared with August 2012, a worse decline than board members of the Ontario International Airport Authority were told to expect …

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City hires new top administrator

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Hemet has a new city manager. Wally Hill, who most recently served as San Diego’s assistant chief operating officer, was hired by the Hemet City Council Tuesday, according to a published report. Council members voted 4-0 to hire Hill, who served in San Diego from 2009 until January of this …

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 Water districts might take over private utility

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Two water districts in Southwest Riverside County are considering assuming control of an undercover private utility in order to provide service to a small community between two cities. The governing boards of the Elsinore Valley and Eastern Municipal Water Districts held their first-ever joint meeting Monday, in which they discussed …

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