Riverside County

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    Government
    Construction Unions Win Victory in Riverside
    The Riverside County Board of Supervisors rejected an ordinance to ban "project labor agreements" that require contractors to hire only union workers on county-funded projects.
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    Education
    177 Murrieta Teachers Get Pink Slips
    A budget deficit of $14 million has forced Murrieta School District to send out notices to 177 teachers that they might not have a job in the district next year.
  • Housing
    Corona Mansion: Got Built But Nobody Came
    Manny Valencia wanted to create an enclave in Corona, California where the rich would come to play. Now, he has a beautiful mansion with a nearly $10 million price tag, and no one willing to buy it.
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    Education
    Undocumented Students Struggle Amidst Tuition Hikes
    University students across the state continue to protest against hikes in tuition and other fees. But undocumented students are feeling the pinch more acutely than most.
  • Housing
    Riverside Housing Market: A Speculators Swap Meet
    Housing prices in California are showing signs of stabilizing. Except in Riverside County, where the indicators continue to point down, down, down.
  • Economy
    Riverside Food Banks Face Rising Demand
    Food banks in Riverside are dealing with more requests from people trying to feed their families than ever. Many of those seeking assistance have never had to ask for food before, but high unemployment and massive foreclosure rates have led them to local charities for the bag or two of groceries that will help them get by.
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    Economy
    Riverside's Mission Inn Strives To Bring Business Back To Downtown
    Located in the middle of one of the most devastated regions in the United States, Riverside's Mission Inn Hotel is at the heart of an effort to disassociate the city from the housing market meltdown and bring people back to the downtown area. One step outside the hotel, however, shows that the plan is facing an uphill battle.
  • Mobility
    Riverside Train Commuters Derailed
    Low ridership and a tough economic climate means some Riverside residents who depend on Metrolink trains will be looking for alternative forms of transportation.