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SB approves public improvements program

San Bernardino has approved a $107 million public improvements program for infrastructure upgrades and other projects, the largest such project undertaken by the city in years. Improvements will include replacing 200 street lights with energy efficient LED lights, new asphalt vehicles and pickup trucks for maintenance crews and slurry seal …

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Palms Springs revives downtown trolley

BUZZ, the popular downtown trolley in Palm Springs, is getting a second life. The city council Wednesday voted to operate the system starting in November through June 30, 2020, according to a statement on the city’s website. The most recent version of BUZZ ended June 30. Council members acted on …

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County candidates may start pulling papers 

Candidates for offices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties may begin pulling candidate papers today for the Nov. 6 general election. All documents must be filed by 5 p.m. Aug. 10, but if an incumbent does not file the deadline for that office is automatically extended to 5 p.m. Aug. …

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City shutters oldest power provider

Riverside Public Utilities has closed down the city’s oldest electric substation. The Magnolia substation, located between the Central Avenue off-ramp of the eastbound 71 Freeway and a set of railroad tracks, had been providing power to Riverside residents since November 1949, according to a statement on the city’s website. All …

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Riverside to help residents, businesses cut energy costs

Riverside is offering several energy-saving programs that will help cut utility bills by hundreds of dollars per year. The programs, approved by the city council, are available to residents and businesses and will be paid for through the state-mandated public benefits charge, according to a statement. The Small Business Direct …

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City to build homeless shelters on church grounds

SB County Helps Homeless Vets

Riverside will pay up to $120,000 to build four cottages at the Grove Community Church that will be used to accommodate homeless people. City council members voted unanimously Tuesday to build the structures, which will be at the southwest corner of 19900  Grove Community Drive in Riverside and remain there …

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