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Pipe Dreams

Turning a San Bernardino neighborhood into a lake? Building Branson West in Moreno Valley and RogersDale in Temecula (or Murrieta)? Here are 5 projects that never made it past the drawing board.

Published: June 11, 2016
Updated: June 12, 2016 – 8:52 a.m.

They were grand plans.

Plans that, if you believed the cheerleaders, would have created a sparkling water-themed paradise in a dangerous city, transformed a recession-battered bedroom community into Branson West, brought world-class sporting events to relatively boring Riverside and revived the dying Salton Sea with salty ocean water piped in from 160 miles away.

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The Press-Enterprise: REGION: Cities still pursuing own police force

Riverside County Sheriff

Twelve Riverside County cities seeking to save money on law enforcement costs.

Published: Jan. 15, 2016 – Updated: 10:45 p.m.

Twelve Riverside County cities looking to save money on law enforcement costs could decide next month whether to pursue a feasibility study on forming their own police force.

To read article by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Riverside County Sheriff

Thirteen Riverside County cities, including Temecula, are exploring the possibility of creating a regional police force. Their study is sparked by the rising cost of contracting with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. (Frank Bellino / File)

Published: Oct. 2, 2015
Updated: Oct. 5, 2015 – 8:11 a.m.

  • Frustrated by rising costs, they are studying the idea of ending their Sheriff’s Department contracts and forming a new agency.

A group of 13 Riverside County cities are looking into whether they can save money on law enforcement costs by pooling their resources to form their own police force.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The P-E: TRANSPORTATION: Rail link from L.A. to Coachella Valley explored


Regional agencies are studying the idea of expanding passenger rail service to the San Gorgonio Pass and Coachella Valley.

Published: March 6, 2015 – Updated: March 8, 2015 11:02 p.m.

A longtime idea to expand passenger rail service to the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass is picking up speed.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: ELECTION 2014: Assemblyman to run for Coachella City Council

V Manuel Perez


August 7, 2014

Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez has set his sights on another public office in wake of his unsuccessful campaign for Riverside County supervisor.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Tax Reform

Published: July 31, 2014 Updated: 1:03 p.m.

Coachella could become the third Riverside County city to raise its sales tax rate above 8 percent if residents approve a ballot measure in November.

To read story by Luke Ramseth in the Press-Enterprise, click here.