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Riverside County’s property values expected to rise, but not its taxes

Home Prices Increase

Anyone who owns property or lives in Riverside County will be helped by an anticipated five percent increase in home prices during the next year, but they won’t experience an increase in property taxes during that time, according to county officials. All of the county’s real estate sectors are expected …

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Moreno Valley wins awards

Moreno Valley has once again been recognized for its governmental accounting and financial reporting practices. The city recently earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Officers Finance Association of the United States and Canada, according to a statement on the city’s website. This was …

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Riverside prepping for Festival of Lights

Applications are now being accepted for Riverside’s 25th annual Festival of Lights, the city’s yearly Christmas and New Year celebration. The applications, which are available online at www.riversideca.gov, are for horse carriage vendors, artisans and regular vendors. They’re due between July 21 and Aug. 11, depending on which activity is …

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Deadline looms for unclaimed tax refunds in Riverside County

Anyone who owns residential or real estate property in Riverside County has until Aug. 1 to file for unclaimed property tax refunds. Five hundred and twenty five refunds worth a combined $586,728.78 remain unclaimed, Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent said in a statement on the city’s website. Most of the refunds …

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Yearly blood drive scheduled

Desert Blood Drive Scheduled

Palm Springs will participate in the annual Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge. The event, scheduled for July 19, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Palm Springs Unified School District Teachers Association Building, 180 N. Luring Dr., according to a statement. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are …

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Temecula expected to approve electing its city council by district

Lawsuits Settled

The move, which is happening all over the state, is being made to avoid lawsuits related to voter discrimination. Whether district elections provide the best representation for small to medium-sized cities remains open to debate. Add Temecula to the list of California cities that elect their city councils by district …

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