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Prestiwch named Hemet City Manager

Mark Prestwich has been named Hemet’s city manager. The former city manager of Palos Verdes Estates and Nevada City was awarded a five-year contract by the city council earlier this month and will begin work Feb. 21, according to multiple reports. A Hemet native, Prestwich has worked in municipal government …

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State job market breaks even

California’s job market was flat in December, recording a 4.1 percent unemployment rate for the second consecutive month. Employers added 16,200 non-agricultural jobs during the last month of 2022, the 15th consecutive month jobs have been added in that category, the state Employment Development Department reported. Year-over-year, California’s job growth …

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Home sales perk up slightly, but remain low

Sales of existing single-family homes in California reached 240,330 in December, ending a three-month sales decline, according to data released this week. That was a 1.1 percent drop from November and a 44 percent drop from December 2021, when 429,860 homes were sold, the California Association of Realtors reported. Those …

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Grant will help build Redlands homeless shelter

Homeless Crisis in Riverside

San Bernardino County has arranged a $23.6 million grant that will help pay for Liberty Lane, a homeless shelter for veterans. The 80-unit facility will be developed at Texas Street and West Lugonia Avenue in Redlands for an estimated $50.1 million, according to a statement on the county’s website. The …

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San Antonio Heights to get street, sidewalk improvements

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved more than $7.5 million in infrastructure improvements targeted for the San Antonio Heights neighborhood. San Antonio Heights will receive more than 20 linear miles of roadway and concrete work for sidewalks, curbs, curb ramps, gutters, guard railing and painting, according to …

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Riverside drops library fines

Riverside has eliminated all fines for overdue materials borrowed from the city’s public library. The change, approved by the city council on Jan. 17, applies to adults and juveniles and covers all books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs made available by the Riverside Public Library System, according to a statement on …

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