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The Sun: Drinking water ban lifted in Barstow

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/24/2010 06:33:51 PM PST

State and local officials on Wednesday lifted a drinking water ban in Barstow, but the county ratified an emergency proclamation and will continue monitoring the situation over the next 30 days while wells continue to be tested.

High levels of perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel, munitions and fireworks, were discovered Thursday after the Marine Corps Logistics Base near Barstow received results from tests taken from its water distribution system in August.

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The Sun: Deficits kill county’s Carousel plan

James Rufus Koren and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/24/2010 04:57:43 PM PST

Just last year, San Bernardino County leaders were seriously considering purchasing all or part of San Bernardino’s half-vacant Carousel Mall and using the land for a new county government center.

But that won’t be happening, at least not anytime soon. In April, county leaders told the mall’s main owners, Lynwood-based developer Placo San Bernardino LLC, that the county was no longer interested in the property, county spokesman David Wert said Tuesday.

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