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Inland cities to merge their fire departments

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Montclair and Upland have agreed to combine their fire departments. Both city councils on Monday approved a two-year pilot program, with both staffs expected to begin working on the merger next January, according to a report published in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The goal is for both departments to …

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Trade school buys building in Colton

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A vocational training school will set up shop in an industrial building it purchased recently in Colton. San Jose-based Center for Employment Training paid $1.4 million for the empty structure at 1099 N. Pepper Ave. said Rick Lazar, senior vice president with Coldwell Banker Commercial Sudweeks Group. Lazar represented the …

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Death by Regulation

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According to a story in the San Bernardino Sun, “Jorge Jr. jumped at the chance to work with his father…but the ports enacted a Clean Trucks program in 2008…That move pushed the cost of buying a truck from $5,000 – $15,000 to …$100,000 for port compliant trucks…” and there nearly …

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U.S. worker output up dramatically

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In another sign of a recovering economy, U.S workers increased their productivity between July and September at the fastest pace since the end of 2009. Productivity was up three percent year-to-year during the third quarter, up from 1.8 percent during the second quarter, according to data released Monday by the …

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Housing market hits a bump in the road

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Single-family home sales in Southern California fell in November, as potential buyer struggled with higher prices and a shrinking supply of homes on the market. Sales in the six-county region dropped 10.4 percent last month compared with November 2012, according to DataQuick in San Diego. While sales dropped dramatically, the …

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Local foreclosures are down

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Home foreclosures in the Inland Empire dropped last month, according to data released last Thursday. There were 2,658 foreclosure filings in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in November, down 5.3 percent compared with October and down 56 percent year-to-year, according to a report originally published in The Press-Enterprise. San Diego …

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