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Curt Watts

Curt Watts has been named head of Cathedral City’s economic development department. Watts, who has held similar positions in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, will work with Economic Development Manager Leisa Lukes to attract new businesses to the desert city and encourage development there, according to a city statement. Watts …

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Robert Putnam

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam will speak March 11 at Riverside City Hall. Putnam, called “the most influential academic in the world” by the Times of London for his research into social capital, will discuss his latest book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” according to a statement released …

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Greg Devereaux

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux has been elected a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration. Devereaux will join a long list of national luminaries who already serve in the academy, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Attorney General Dick Thornnburgh and former Secretary …

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Michael Ramos

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos has personally thanked President Barack Obama for meeting with victims of the Dec. 2 terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, their families and first responders to the tragedy. Ramos thanked Obama during a brief meeting he had with the president during Obama’s recent visit …

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Oscar Valdez

Oscar Valdez has been chosen to serve the remainder of Larry Walker’s term as San Bernardino County’s Auditor-Controller/Treasurer /Tax Collector. Valdez, who has been an assistant to Walker since May 2011, was approved unanimously by the board of supervisors, according to a statement released Wednesday. Walker is scheduled to retire …

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Police Chief Bryan Reyes

Palm Springs has a new police chief. Acting Police Chief Bryan Reyes, a 22-year department veteran, has been named permanent chief effective immediately, according to a statement. Reyes has been acting chief since December, when Chief Al Franz retired. A Palm Springs resident, Reyes has a master’s degree in public …

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