1) The Banning Police Officers Association plans to host a public meeting 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 7 at Russo's Italian Kitchen, "to update the community on the state of the Banning Police Department and to answer questions," according to organizers.
There is limited seating for the meeting at Russo's, 1335 W. Ramsey St. Dinner will be $8 per person, excluding tax and tip. To make a reservation email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) The Banning City Council is seeking applicants for a 21-member Community Advisory Committee and the deadline to apply is Monday Jan. 13.
Application forms are available on the City website at www.ci.banning.ca.us.
3) Lines at the Banning DMV office may be longer than usual this month due to a maintenance closure at the Hemet DMV office.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, the Hemet office at 1200 S. State St. was closed and will remain so until 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 for HVAC equipment replacement, DMV officials said.4) A wind advisory remains in effect for the San Gorgonio Pass area through 6 p.m. Monday Jan. 6.
The winds are predicted to ease by this evening. The rest of this week the Pass area can expect daytime highs in the 60s and overnight lows in the 40s, according to the National Weather Service.
5) The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival began Friday Jan. 3 and continues through Monday Jan. 13. For more info visit www.psfilmfest.org.