Monthly Archives: May 2012

TRANSIT: New bus route planned between Palm Desert and Riverside

New commuter bus service is scheduled to start in September between Riverside and Palm Desert under a partnership of bus systems in Riverside County. SunLine Transit Agency and Riverside Transit Agency will cooperate on the service, which replaces some Route … Continue reading

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CORONA: Stipend aims to lure bidders to toll lane project

Only one of four teams of engineering and construction firms will win the lucrative job of widening Highway 91 through Corona; but the losers stand to make some money, too. In a first for Riverside County transportation contracts, firms not … Continue reading

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REDEVELOPMENT: For Duroville residents, more waiting

Moving day for residents of a dilapidated mobile home park in Thermal will be delayed indefinitely while the state and Riverside County sort out a redevelopment money dispute, leaving more than 1,000 people stranded in a community that lawmakers and … Continue reading

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INLAND: Gas spike could be coming to a close

Sluggish gasoline production at West Coast refineries has Californians paying higher prices for gas while the rest of the nation has seen prices decline. But experts say people who have been gritting their teeth while filling the gas tank may … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Metrolink has heavy burden this summer

Southern California’s commuter rail system, with stout new cars on the tracks and other improvements pending, is safer today than it was in 2008 when 26 people died in a head-on train collision. It also is more expensive. Metrolink officials … Continue reading

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WINCHESTER: Inland terrorist included in bin Laden letter trove

Inland-born jihadist Adam Gadahn – raised on a Winchester goat farm – has resurfaced in letters released this week that were tied to the attack against al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Gadahn, 33, has been in Afghanistan and Pakistan for … Continue reading

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INLAND: Caltrans mourns fallen, urges work-zone caution

Under a cloudy sky, the crowd fell silent as officials mourned the deaths, committed their efforts to putting safety first through training and vigilance, and urged drivers to simply slow down. “A foot, an inch, a distraction or a drink … Continue reading

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