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  1. EDITORIAL: Canyon Lake faces getting burned on a fire departmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | The Press-Enterprise

    Canyon Lake is finding out the hard way that talking about forming your own fire department is much less difficult than actually doing it - particularly when trying to pull off an already-difficult task in a hurry, the result of a complete lack of preparation by city officials. Leaders of the city of roughly 10,000 residents have been scrambling since its contract with Riverside County for fire services expired June 30, amid a war of rhetoric about rising contract rates.

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  2. EDITORIAL: Fire service issue heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Press-Enterprise

    The challenge of providing consistent, affordable fire protection has been a major issue throughout the region this past year, characterized by sharp, sometimes polarizing debate and rhetoric. In the city of San Bernardino, a consulting firm retained by the city this week issued its assessment of proposals for fire service.

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  3. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: Curse, insult prompt calls for association president's resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | The Press-Enterprise

    One of a handful of gated municipalities in California, the community of nearly 11,000 inhabitants is run both by its city government and a property owners association. Neither agency has experienced smooth sailing in recent months.

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  4. Lake ElsinoreLAKE ELSINORE: Drought battle brings water hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Greg Morrison, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District's director of legislative and community affairs, walks on a catwalk next to the pipes that move water to the district's treatment plant near the dam at Canyon Lake in 2014. The district has approved significant rate hikes in an effort to comply with water use reductions mandated by the state.

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  5. EDITORIAL: Canyon Lake in crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    On Tuesday, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to rescind approval of a one-year contract to provide fire services to Canyon Lake. The county's agreement with the city expired June 30, capping off years of complaints over the rising cost of fire services.

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  6. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: City edges toward forming fire departmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Canyon Lake City Council is trying to quickly set up a fire department to replace county firefighters at the city's Station No. 60. Amid a state of emergency over fire protection services, the small city of Canyon Lake is forging ahead with the formation of its own fire department.

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  7. Lake Elsinore: Lake conditions cause concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Lake Elsinore's last major fish kill, shown here, came in August 2009. According to officials, millions of fish, mostly shad, died.

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  8. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: Algae plagues East Bay covesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    When: Heat wave leading into the July 4th weekend prompted the blooms; cooler weather this week has help reverse the trend in most areas Warnings: Signs warned against body contact and ingestion of the water. The blue-green algae species present in the lake has the potential to be toxic at high levels if water is swallowed; Lake officials have determined Canyon Lake had reached a moderate level in most areas and have taken down the signs in those places A week after a series of Canyon Lake coves were stricken with prolific algae blooms, the water has cleared in most areas and most of the signs warning against recreating in those areas are being taken down, officials said.

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  9. EDITORIAL: Canyon Lake goes it alone on fire servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    The prolonged conflict between Canyon Lake and Riverside County over the cost of fire services seems to have reached a point of either resolution or disarray, depending on how you look at it. After years of complaints by the city about the rising cost of fire services, the contract between the city and the county has expired.

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  10. RIVERSIDE: Residents want to ax utility taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    If you've noticed a line item on your water or electric bill denoting a "utility user's tax," welcome to the club. Nine Riverside County cities charge an extra percentage to utility customers and use the money to pay for basic city services.

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  11. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: Indio councilman named fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    City Manager Ariel Hall selected retired Cal Fire battalion chief Michael Wilson, to spearhead Canyon Lake's effort to develop an alternative to the Riverside County Fire Department. Wilson, an Indio City Councilman who will serve on a temporary basis, participated in his first Canyon Lake meeting Wednesday, July 1. "We're going to hit the ground running and we're going as fast as we can," Hall said.

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  12. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: Former CalFire chief named city's interim chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Canyon Lake has hired former CalFire chief and veteran Indio City Councilman Michael Wilson as the city's temporary fire chief. Wilson's hiring by Interim City Manager Ariel Hall was announced at the City Council meeting Wednesday, July 1, the first day on which the city is operating without a contract for fire and paramedic services with the Riverside County Fire Department after the two entities failed to negotiate an extension.

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  13. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: City spurns county fire services offerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    County firefighters and paramedics are no longer operating out of Canyon Lake's Station No. 60 after the city spurned a contract extension.

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  14. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: City's legal tactic to keep fire services quashedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    What: Canyon Lake's contract with the Riverside County Fire Department for firefighter and paramedic crews was scheduled to expire Tuesday, June 30. Riverside County: The county Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to offer Canyon Lake a one-year contract. City officials sought a shorter extension Canyon Lake: The City Council was scheduled Tuesday night to decide whether to accept the offer or go in another direction Impact: If the city rejects the offer, county firefighting crews will leave Station No.

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  15. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: City, county battle over firefighting dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    WHAT: Canyon Lake's five-year contract with Riverside County Fire for firefighter-paramedic services is set to expire Tuesday, June 30 COURT HEARING: A judge is scheduled Tuesday morning to hear the city's request for a court order requiring the county to extend services temporarily COUNTY OFFER: The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday considers offering a one-year $1.8 million contract to Canyon Lake CITY RESPONSE: Canyon Lake City Council is expected to meet Monday to discuss the situation; City Manager Ariel Hall expected to announce hiring of an interim fire chief Tuesday.

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  16. EDITORIAL: Future of public safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Despite growing revenues across the Inland Empire, city governments increasingly are strained by public safety costs. These pressures are emerging whether public safety services are provided in-house or on a contract basis, and solutions are far from obvious.

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  17. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: City to hire interim fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Canyon Lake will have an interim fire chief by July 1, the city's top administrator said Thursday, June 25. City Manager Ariel Hall, who also serves on an interim basis, said she already has received a couple of applications from former fire chiefs interested in working for the small city of about 11,000 inhabitants. Hall received permission from the City Council on Wednesday to proceed with the interim hiring and the panel also authorized firefighting positions should the city form its own department.

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  18. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: Fire contract nears expirationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Unless a deal is struck with Riverside County officials within the next nine days, Canyon Lake technically will be without firefighting responders, including paramedics, as of July 1. "I'm optimistic to the extent that we'll have fire service," City Councilman John Zaitz said. "What the cost is going to be -- I don't know and I don't care.

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  19. EDITORIAL: Unrelenting financial pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Governments in the Inland Empire are beset by the rising costs of public safety services and, generally, the challenge of employing and retaining public employees. Whether services are provided in-house or contracted out, city and county governments are in a precarious situation.

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  20. Lake ElsinoreCANYON LAKE: City to fight county threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Canyon Lake will fight Riverside County's threat to withhold nearly $2 million in property tax revenue from the city, its officials stressed this week. The two agencies are locked in a legal battle over the city's contract with the county fire department, which supplies firefighting and paramedic services to the community of about 11,000 people. 1 comment

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