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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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Fair housing group gets federal help

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An Inland Empire-based fair housing organization has received a grant from the federal government. The Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board received $650,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fight housing discrimination, according to a published report. That group, which has satellite offices in …

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Inland housing agencies receive HUD grants

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Two local housing agencies have received counseling grants from the federal government.    Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management and The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County were among 334 organizations nationwide that recently received assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a published report.    …

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