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Ontario PD receives traffic safety grant

Cal State University San Bernardino receives grant money

The Ontario Police Department has received a $470,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Department officials plan to use the money in several areas, including DUI checkpoints and patrols, enforcement of the state’s hands-free cell phone law, bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement, and officer training and certification, according …

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Palm Springs to spend more Measure J money

Palm Springs affordable housing project gets state grant

Palm Springs is asking residents, businesses, community organizations, and non-profits to submit applications for funding generated by Measure J. The city has set aside $1 million from Measure J, a one-cent sales tax approved by Palm Springs voters in 2011 to help pay for community services and restore downtown. Measure …

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Victorville uses federal money to help homeless

Homeless Crisis in Riverside

Victorville is accepting applications for a recovery program meant to help homeless shelters and housing nonprofits hurt by the pandemic. Awards of up to $100,000 per application are being offered through the Homeless Shelter and Housing Services Recovery Program, which the city council approved on Sept. 21. Council members approved …

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Victorville adds sheriff’s deputies, crime analyst

hiring prospects

Victorville has added five San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies and one crime analyst to its law enforcement personnel. Officials also plan to hire five new sheriff’s service specialists, all of whom are expected to begin work later this month, according to a statement on the city’s website. Victorville contracts with …

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SB County website addresses short-term rentals

San Bernardino County’s code enforcement department has set up a website that establishes the county’s regulations on short-term rentals. The site,, spells out the requirements for operating a short-term rental, tells where they’re operating, and accepts complaints regarding their operation. “Due to the popularity of the short-term rental program, …

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High Desert road widening is underway

High Desert road widening

Work has begun on the reconstruction and widening of Stoddard Wells Road in Apple Valley. As of Oct. 1, Stoddard Wells Road is closed from Interstate 15 to Johnson Road and will remain through late November, according to a statement on the town’s website. The road, now 22 feet wide, …

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