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SB County opens juvenile justice office

San Bernardino County has opened a facility that will supplement the county’s Juvenile Justice program. The project, which is part of the county’s behavioral health department, is expected to serve 400 to 900 families a year, according to a statement on the county’s website. It will provide health care for …

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Ontario starts infrastructure upgrades

Ontario has begun an infrastructure improvement program that is expected to save the city $75 million in utility and operating costs. “Smart Ontario”  will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10,000 tons, enough to power 1,322 Ontario homes and the equivalent of removing1,850 cars from the road, according to …

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Palm Springs street fair returns

Palm Springs VillageFest, the city’s Thursday night street fair that was suspended because of the pandemic, will resume July 1. With COVID-19 cases down, the city council voted May 27 to allow a smaller version of the popular street fair with safety protocols still in effect, according to a statement …

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County Executive Office releases 2022 budget

Federal funding will pay for major street upgrades in Riverside

Riverside County’s executive office is recommending a $7 billion budget for fiscal year 2021-2022. Programs to be funded include social services, public works, community services, healthcare, and public safety, according to a statement on the county’s website. Approximately $950 million will cover general fund expenses, with $3 million designated for …

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Riverside resumes in-person council meetings

Palm Springs to hold state of city

The city of Riverside is resuming in-person city council meetings. Seating will still account for social distancing, and masks are still required. City officials are trying to make meetings more accessible to the public while continuing to observe required and recommended guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19. “The work …

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Fuller named Rialto’s new City Manager

Marcus Fuller has been named Rialto’s city manager. Currently, Palm Springs’ assistant city manager, Fuller is scheduled to start his new duties on June 21, according to a statement on Rialto’s website. Fuller has worked in local government for 26 years, including two years as Rialto’s public works director and …

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