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Riverside cuts spending by 10 percent

Riverside has agreed to cut spending by 10 percent, and hire nurses and other medical professionals rather than two police officers who would have worked with homeless people. The 2020-2021 budget, which the city council approved this month, goes into effect July 1 and will be reviewed every three months …

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Rental assistance program starts

United Lift, a rental assistance program started this week with the goal of keeping 10,000 families and residents in housing. The program, a partnership between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise, will provide $33 million in rental assistance between the months of June and …

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Moreno Valley to provide free WiFi

Moreno Valley is providing free WiFi at some city facilities. The free WiFi areas – collectively known as WiFi Gardens – convert WiFi at city hall, the main and mall Library branches, employment resource center, and other facilities to free public access, according to a statement on the city’s website. …

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Perris helps local students knocked off the internet

Perris has approved an internet assistance service program that will help local students who have lost internet access because of school closures related to COVID-19. The program, approved by the city council this month, will last no more than three months per student and is restricted to Perris residents, according …

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Palm Springs cancels annual Fourth of July event

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Palm Springs has canceled its annual Fourth of July celebration. “Due to the fact that the state of California is prohibiting large gatherings there will be no fireworks this year,” said Cynthia Alvarado- Crawford, director of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation in a statement posted …

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COVID-19 test site established in Blythe

COVID-19 tests are again available in Blythe. Residents of eastern Riverside County may get tested at 445 N. Broadway  Ave., where tests will be available through June 24, according to a statement on Riverside County’s website. In April, county health officials conducted tests at the Colorado River Fairgrounds.  They’re returning …

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