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In August 2015, the Banning Police Department began an investigation into allegations of lewd and lascivious acts involving Ronald Stuart Wansor, a forty-six-year-old from the city of Banning.

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As part of its Customer Appreciation Day, Pass Transit is providing fare-free rides today, Black Friday, on any Beaumont transit bus, including its Route 1, which hits the Cabazon outlets, Casino Morongo and Walmart.

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Russ Bogh eked out a narrow win over competitor Jeff Hewitt, based on early election results for the Riverside County Fifth District Supervisor race to succeed retiring supervisor Marion Ashley.

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A newly reorganized PassEDA, or Pass Economic Development Agency, hosted a city managers forum Wednesday morning at Morongo Golf Course at Tukwet Canyon, featuring movers and shakers of the region.

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A man was shot and killed late Tuesday afternoon in Banning and police are asking for the public’s help to aid them in the investigation.

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At the start of what would have been his fourth year with Banning Unified School District, recently promoted Dean of Students at Nicolet Middle School Charles Mayer has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest last Friday for attempting to solicit sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old boy.

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A man who is credited for having hemmed the hemorrhaging of city managers in Bainbridge Island, a city just across Elliott Bay from Seattle, has been picked as Banning’s newest city manager, and is scheduled to start in Banning on Oct. 8.

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It is not unusual at Banning school board meetings to see groups of teachers stand up to politely protest their compensation and perceived treatment.

At the April 28 school board meeting, Central Elementary School teacher David Larson accused district administration of not being honest.

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Wednesday morning, on the first day of school teachers started their workweek with an unpaid three-day unfair labor practices strike.

At an informational meeting the night before, held in a packed room of mostly concerned parents at The Farm’s House restaurant Tuesday evening, Banning Teachers Association President Anthony Garcia explained that a strike had been authorized by 70 percent of the union’s 250 or so members Monday afternoon.

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A respected former International Association of Chiefs of Police Officer of the Year in Fontana has been approached to fill in as the latest interim police chief for the city of Banning.

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Banning’s revenues are projected to climb 10.4 percent in the coming fiscal year, credited to an improving economy and planned development within the city.

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The San Gorgonio Integrated Regional Water Management Plan has received a nod of support from the city of Banning, which approved a resolution at its June 12 meeting, enabling the city to apply for grant funding from the organization.

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Retired Beaumont Police Officer Joshua Galbraith spoke to the Beaumont City Council June 5 on behalf of the Police Officers Association to let the city know that they have been waiting for more than a decade for a pay raise and full staffing while other city departments have seen salary increases and additional staff.

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There isn’t a city department in Banning that couldn’t use a helping hand, and the pressure to keep a city running seamlessly increases as a giant gap in the city’s budget widens further, to the tune of falling more than $3 million short of funding requirements.

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Tired of the startling crackle, pop and snaps of fireworks throughout the year that drive pets into a frenzy, Banning brought forth an amendment to its municipal code this week that people within the city may think twice about before celebrating its passage with fireworks, which are prohibit…

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After a decade of service to the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital board of directors, Dr. Jerilynn Kaibel resigned from the board due to health reasons, shortly before the board was scheduled to remove her.

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Sean Michael McMurray, 42, a former administrator at New Horizons High School in Banning, was arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts upon a child.

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George Lutz’s son Tony thought he could make a difference in the world, and so, despite Lutz’s misgivings, Tony signed up for the Army.

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The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District has approved imposing a one-time development impact fee on new housing in Beaumont and Cherry Valley to recover costs of providing public facilities and mitigating the impact on those developments.

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Beaumont will discuss the controversial sanctuary city law at its next council meeting on April 17 after more than a half-dozen residents voiced their opinions at the April 3 meeting.