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After a Nov. 6 election that saw unprecedented gains in Latino political power, Latino groups already are organizing voter-registration and citizenship drives aimed at further increasing their influence.
If retiring Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge’s career is looked at in terms of numbers, it’s somewhat staggering.
The San Bernardino City Council adopted an austerity spending plan on a 5-2 vote Monday, Nov. 26, after an unusual show of unity by the mayor and city attorney and an impassioned argument against the document by Councilman Chas Kelley.
Anchored by the Mission Inn, which 100 years ago introduced the area as a destination to agricultural investors and East Coast refugees, Riverside and the city block-sized hotel and resort is still a cultural subconscious for the inland region.
The passage of Prop. 30 tax increases stops the bleeding of red ink in school districts’ budgets, but it doesn’t cover their existing deficits, a Riverside schools official said.
Cal State San Bernardino and Inland community colleges say they are working to catch up with other schools in carrying out a two-year-old state law that guarantees transfers for community college students who complete required courses.
Stirred by a decade of astronomical growth, economic heartache and the rising political influence of Latinos, the Inland Empire proved treacherous territory last week for a Republican Party that just a decade ago considered it the new GOP frontier.
Parts of the Inland Empire look a lot more "blue" than "red" the day after the presidential election. Areas political observers once considered Republican strongholds gave way to a wave of Democratic newcomers.
More than a decade of studies, legal fights and millions in taxpayer dollars devoted to the fate of the endangered Santa Ana sucker have largely taken place far from the waterways where the fish lives, or once lived.
A new economic forecast says the Inland Empire is finally pulling out of its economic tailspin. Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics says a recovery is in effect and the region is rebounding — but not as fast as most other regions.
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